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

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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. Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Carmen Kcomt Advocates for Immigrant Families

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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 ... Read more

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Food Events

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Restaurant Week Brunch Cruise

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 Hornblower Cruises and Events, 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101

The Good Food Factory Presents: 'Italian Cuisine' Cooking Series For Young Chefs

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 Center for Healthy lifestyle, 533 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075

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Gardening Events

Free Garden Tours

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College

Soil Testing, Preping and Planting at The Water Conservation Garden

Saturday, Oct. 4, 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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Roundtable Tackles Migrant Crisis, Congressional Politics, For-Profit Colleges

Aug. 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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On the Roundtable: House conservatives block Obama's funding request; Carl DeMaio runs against the Republican platform; and the state says for-profit colleges target vets.

San Diego Religious Leaders Host Spiritual Summit for LGBTQ Community

Aug. 1
By Claire Trageser
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A first-of-its-kind LGBTQ Spiritual Summit on Saturday in Hillcrest aims to connect the gay and lesbian community with churches.

San Diego Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr (Photos)

July 31
San Diego Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr (Photos) Tease photo

Young photographers from The AjA Project, a community arts nonprofit, captured in images local celebrations that marked the end of Ramadan.

Roundtable: Reflecting On Filner, No Shelter In Escondido, Padres And Chargers

July 25
Midday Edition
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Irene McCormack Jackson reveals what it was like to work for Mayor Bob Filner. Escondido reveals it doesn't want to shelter migrant children. The Padres reveal trades, and the Chargers reveal hopes for 2014.

Female MCAS Miramar Marine Named To 2015 Blue Angels Team

July 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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Women are breaking new ground — in the air — making history on the newly chosen 2015 Blue Angels team.

Baby Okapi At San Diego Safari Park Getting Bigger

July 23
By City News Service
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Jackson, the 2-week-old okapi calf, is walking and getting comfortable with his barn at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Military Commissaries Get Temporary Reprieve From Budget Ax

July 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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Congress has voted to restore $200 million in cuts to the taxpayer subsidies that help fund military commissaries.

James Garner Served In Korean War, Awarded Purple Heart Twice

July 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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James Scott Bumgarner, a.k.a. James Garner, served in the Merchant Marines, the Oklahoma National Guard, and the U.S. Army. Garner was injured in the Korean War and twice awarded the Purple Heart before being discharged in 1952.

Endangered Black Rhino Born At San Diego Safari Park

July 18
By City News Service
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A critically endangered black rhinoceros was born at the San Diego Safari Park on Sunday.

Tony Gwynn Mural Rises Above San Diego's East Village

July 18
By Nicholas McVicker
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The memory of San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn endures in a painting being unveiled Saturday.