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Local Hero Vickie Turner Dreams With Her Eyes Open

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For Vickie E. Turner, becoming a lawyer wasn’t a childhood dream, but as an accountant for the Las Vegas Gaming Commission, she felt that something was lacking and wanted more. ... Read more

Child of Nature, M. Eloise Battle, Works to Preserve Tecolote Canyon

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Most people seem to have a phobia about rats, and that's just what the boys in M. Eloise Battle's school were counting on the day they tossed a large, dead ... Read more

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Culinary Events

TechTonic

Thursday, April 17, 2014 Emerald Plaza San Diego, 402 W Broadway San Diego, CA 92101

DJ Fresh One At Barleymash

Thursday, April 17, 2014 Barleymash, 600 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Super Nacho Happy Hour

Friday, April 18, 2014 Belly Up Tavern

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Gardening Events

'Understanding Japanese Gardens'

Sunday, April 27, 2014 Vista Buddhist Temple, 150 Cedar Rd, Vista, CA 92083

11th Annual River Days

Saturday, May 10, 2014 San Diego, CA

11th Annual River Days

Sunday, May 11, 2014 San Diego, CA

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Kidnapped Service Dog Returned To Iraq War Veteran (Video)

March 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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Iraq War veteran Blanka Stratford was catching a quick bite with friends Saturday when someone snatched her service dog, Spencer, from her car. Fortunately, Spencer and Stratford have been reunited after she offered a $2,000 reward for his return.

PETA Calls For Petco To Stop Selling Rodents

March 4
By City News Service
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According to a lawsuit filed by a boy's family against Petco, one month after getting the rat at Petco, the boy awoke to severe pain, fever and stomach problems. He died June 12.

Study: Bird Strikes Pose Serious Threat To Military Helicopters

March 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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Bird strikes pose a serious threat to the safety of military helicopters, according to a first-of-its-kind study by the National Wildlife Research Center.

Gluten: The Marketing Versus The Science

Feb. 27
By David Wagner
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Gluten-free foods have been claiming more and more space on grocery store shelves lately. But the commercial take on gluten doesn't always square with science.

Transgender Rights Opponents In California Fail To Get Issue On Ballot

Feb. 24
Associated Press
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If the referendum to overturn a California law that gives transgender students protections including the right to use the public school restrooms of their choice had made the ballot, the law would have been put on hold until after the election.

Some In San Diego's LGBT Community Not Embracing DeMaio's Same-Sex Partner Ad

Feb. 24
By Claire Trageser
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Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio made national headlines with a recent commercial. But some members of San Diego's LGBT community are not embracing the ad.

Behind The Scenes: DNA New Works Series

Feb. 20
Evening Edition
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Developing new works is in the La Jolla Playhouse’s blood. Perhaps that’s why its DNA New Works Series is so appropriately named. Last year's inaugural series was a success and now begins the second season of this innovative play development program. 

Nestle Recalls Some Of Its Hot Pockets As Part Of Larger Meat Recall

Feb. 18
Associated Press
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Nestle said Tuesday that it is recalling an unspecified number of "Philly Steak" and its "Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese" Hot Pockets in certain sizes. No illnesses have been reported.