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Women’s History Month Local Hero Starla Lewis is a Champion for Love

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Children love pretend games and Starla Lewis was no different. She remembers when she was a child living with her grandmother in Springfield, Missouri, playing a game with her cousins ... Read more

Dr. Gail Knight Inspires as First African-American Woman Chief of Staff at Rady Children’s Hospital

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In Dr. Gail Knight’s office is a wall of photos of patients she has treated. They are mementos of childhood milestones—birthday celebrations, family vacations and graduations. Though she hasn’t treated ... Read more

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Food Events

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Charity Golf / Dinner & Silent Auction For A Night To Remember Prom For Kids With Special Needs

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 Salt Creek Golf Club, 525 Hunte Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91914

City Heights Farmers Market

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 Wightman St. and 43rd St.

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Gardening Events

Worm Composting Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 Mira Mesa Presbyterian Church: 8081 Mira Mesa Boulevard San Diego, CA 92126

Food And Farm Family Fun Day

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center: 2525 N Avenue National City, CA 91950

Vineyard Management Seminar At Curds And Wine

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 Curds and Wine, LLC: 7194 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92111

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Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 2

Feb. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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The force of the explosion knocked Carlos unconscious. When he came to, he had momentarily lost his hearing. The chaotic world before him was silent, but the facial contortions of the Marines who had survived told him that they were screaming in horror.

San Diego Jewish Film Fest Celebrates A Quarter Century

Feb. 4
By Beth Accomando
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Fifty shorts, 48 features and documentaries, 10 days and five venues — the 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival promises lots of choices and diversity.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 1

Feb. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos Cruz was part of a three-vehicle convoy patrolling the scorching, silent Iraqi desert. Carlos, a Marine lance corporal at the time, was in the rear of the convoy, lying down in the back seat of a Humvee. The only protection he had from outside attack was a Kevlar blanket covering his body, and sandbags pushed against the window. The Humvee itself had no armor.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Prologue

Feb. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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Dogs are helping troops coming home from war through their darkest days. Home Post's multi-day series called "Even the Devil Can't Fool a Dog" will focus on how a Yellow Labrador Retriever named Logan is helping Camp Pendleton Marine Corps veteran Carlos Cruz battle post-traumatic stress disorder.

Blind Camp Pendleton Marine Vet Competing In Marathon Via Wheelchair (Video)

Feb. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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In 2009, Marine veteran Staff Sgt. James Carey lost his sight and his ability to walk when he almost drowned during training at Camp Pendleton. Carey has already competed in three marathons, with the help of his fellow Pendleton Marines. Now Carey has moved to Phoenix, where he plans to participate in that city's marathon.

5,000 Pizzas Headed To Afghanistan For Super Bowl Sunday (Video)

Jan. 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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The nonprofit group Pizza 4 Patriots is sending 5,000 pies to troops stationed in Afghanistan, so they can enjoy a slice or two (or five) while watching the Super Bowl. And despite Pizza 4 Patriots' name, service members who are Seahawks fans will get their fair share of the pies, too.

First Women's Studies Department Founder On A Life Committed To Feminism

Jan. 29
Midday Edition
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Carol Rowell Council co-founded the first Women's Studies Department in the world at San Diego State University in 1970.

Could Your Dog Be The 2015 Military Pet Of The Year?

Jan. 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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Time is running out to enter Dogs on Deployment's "2015 Military Pet of the Year" contest. Dogs on Deployment is a non-profit group that helps find temporary homes for the beloved canines (and kitties) of troops during their deployments.

US Marine's Bid To Get Murder Charges Dropped In Death Of Transgender Filipina Rejected

Jan. 27
By Beth Ford Roth
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An attempt by U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton to get murder charges against him dropped in the death of a transgender Filipina has failed. A Department of Justice panel in the Philippines rejected Pemberton's appeal in the murder case of Jennifer Laude.