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LGBT Pride Month Local Hero Terry Cunningham Dedicates Life to Fighting AIDS

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As Cunningham recalls the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the 30 years he dedicated to combating it, the experience deeply affected him. Seeing so many around him die ... Read more

LGBT Pride Month Local Hero Christine Kehoe Improves Quality of Life for San Diegans

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Becoming a politician was the last thing on Christine Kehoe’s mind when she was growing up in Troy, New York. She didn’t even run for student government at her high ... Read more

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Daybreak At Del Mar

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 Del Mar Fairgrounds

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Craft & Draft Makers Market

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 Coronado Brewing Co. Tasting Room , San Diego, CA, 92110

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San Diego Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe

May 20
By City News Service
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A female Masai giraffe born at the San Diego Zoo on Tuesday is healthy and interacting with other members of her herd.

New Series Brewing About San Diego Craft Beer Scene

May 18
Midday Edition
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"Kings of the Craft,” a new television series exploring San Diego's craft beer industry and the unique stories behind it, debuts May 21 on KPBS.

Rare San Diego Rhino Dealing With Medical Issue

May 11
By Erik Anderson
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A rare rhinoceros is getting medical care at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Local Hero Azim Khamisa Teaches Principles of Non-Violence

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2015 Honoree

May 6
By Monica Medina
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Six weeks before Tariq Khamisa's 21st birthday, on a cold Saturday night in January 1995, the San Diego State University sophomore was gunned down while delivering pizza. It was part of a gang initiation, called "Jacking the Pizza Man," and Tony Hicks, the one being initiated, fired the fatal bullet. He was 14 years old.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Local Hero Daniel Hoang Makes a Difference Through Martial Arts

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2015 Honoree

May 5
By Monica Medina
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Daniel Hoang had set his dreams on becoming a physician. He volunteered at hospitals, and studied biochemistry at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in 1994. He worked three years at Scripps Research Institute Department of Neurobiology, where he received an Excellence Award for Research and Development.

Half Asleep In The Blue Light Lounge

May 5
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The Blue Light Lounge has become a place where Kurt Kalbfleisch found himself waiting and thinking about his impending homecoming from Operation Desert Storm.

My Redeployment Packing Checklist

May 5
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On an April evening in 2007, Pfc. Brooke King was packing her bag at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. She was preparing to return home after serving as a wheel vehicle mechanic, machine gunner and recovery specialist in Iraq for the last year.

Gill Sotu: American Pirate

May 5
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It was Dec. 31, 1999. Prince’s voice could be heard from every radio in the world. The party had begun, yet Gill Sotu was missing the celebration. Not only had Gill missed the boat, he got on the wrong one.

San Diego Zoo's California Condor Breeding Program To Continue

May 4
By City News Service
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The program will continue despite the death of Almiyi, a female euthanized after suffering from cancer for several months. Almiyi laid 49 eggs, of which 38 hatched, with 28 of the majestic birds being released into the wild.

Jewish American Heritage Month Local Hero Virginia Gordon is a Lifelong Activist

Jewish American Heritage Month 2015 Honoree

May 4
By Monica Medina
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Throughout her life, Virginia Gordon’s passion for activism has been front and center. She remembers how her grandmother Sadye was deeply involved in Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and served as an organizer for Youth Aliya, an organization that was founded during World War II to bring Jewish children out of Germany and relocate them to England and Palestine.