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Disability Awareness Month Local Hero Travis Ricks Helps Challenged Athletes Thrive

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When Travis Ricks learned he had cancer in his right leg, he was a star football athlete in high school. Sports were his life. Later, when he had to make ... Read more

Disability Awareness Month Local Hero Alex Montoya ‘Swings for the Fences’

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It began with a simple twist of fate: a chance encounter between Alex Montoya's uncle, Frank Callahan, and Harvey Fitzhugh, a man wearing a red fez. Read more

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Food Events

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

One Book For Kids: Storytime Of 'Cora Cooks Pancit' At Alpine Library

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 Alpine Branch Library, 2130 Arnold Way, Alpine, CA 91901

Wine Wednesdays At Marina Kitchen

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 Marina Kitchen

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Gardening Events

Happy Healthy Harvest

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, 2525 N Ave, National City, CA 91950

Free Garden Tours

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College

University Heights Urban Harvest Festival

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 Willie Serrano Joint-Use Field at Birney Elementary, 4345 Campus Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

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San Diego Food Writer Opens Up About Diabetes Diagnosis

Sept. 24
Midday Edition
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Since being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago, San Diego food writer Caron Golden is staying healthy by exercising and watching what she eats -and its not all green salads.

Young Refugees In City Heights Learn Weaving From Their Elders

Sept. 16
By Megan Burks
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About 1,800 refugees from Burma live in San Diego County. For older refugees, who have a harder time learning English, they can become isolated. A class called Homespun, where elders teach the traditional art of weaving, helps the young and old bond.

Local Hero Myra Curiel Helps Aging Out Foster Youth with Move-in Kits

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 Honoree

Sept. 15
By Monica Medina
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When Myra Curiel aged out of the foster care system and enrolled in Casa de Amparo’s New Directions transitional housing program in Oceanside, she received a welcome basket.

Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Carmen Kcomt Advocates for Immigrant Families

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 Honoree

Sept. 12
By Monica Medina
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Carmen Kcomt is filled with pride. On June 25th, this 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero who hails from Peru, finally became a United States citizen. The journey to citizenship was filled with challenges and setbacks that included 11 years of struggling to maneuver through the system in her quest for political asylum—and spending five of those years as an undocumented immigrant.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Takes Pride In Lion Cubs' First Foray

Sept. 11
By City News Service
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Animal keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park said the cubs generally followed their mother, Oshana, around their new home but veered off occasionally to play in tall grass or climb logs and rocks.

Bulldog Puppy PFC Smedley Butler Becomes A Marine

Sept. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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He might have been the youngest and smallest Marine at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony at Camp Pendleton Thursday morning, but he certainly attracted the most attention.

Marine Veteran Reunites With Military Dog, Thanks To California Group (Video)

Sept. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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They ate every meal together, slept next to each other each night. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Robert Hulsey forged an unbreakable bond with his military working dog Jjoe while the two served together in Afghanistan. When Jjoe retired, Hulsey was able to adopt him, thanks to the California nonprofit group Mission K9 Rescue.

One Man's Quest For Good Bread Turns Into An Adventure In Baking Around The World

Sept. 10
Midday Edition
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A journalist turned award-winning baker and author is sharing his secrets about making the perfect loaf of bread in a new memoir, "In Search of the Perfect Loaf — A Home Baker's Odyssey."

Small Venues Pay Off Big: A Roundup Of Local San Diego Theater

Sept. 10
By Beth Accomando
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What better way to escape the summer heat than with some local theater productions that might be flying under the radar.

Baked French Fries For Crew Of USS America - San Diego's Newest Ship

Sept. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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As the USS America makes its way to its new home port of San Diego, the crew's dining options have been quite different from what other sailors usually experience during deployment - no free soft drinks, and french fries that aren't actually fried.