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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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Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Sombrero’s 3rd Annual MDA Fundraiser

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 Sombrero Mexican Food

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

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Chelsea Manning To Start Treatment For Gender Dysphoria In Army Prison

July 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, will begin treatment for gender identity disorder while in military custody at Fort Leavenworth's prison. The Army had requested Manning be sent to a civilian prison for more sophisticated treatment, but the Bureau of Prisons denied that request.

5 Cool Summer Suppers To Beat The Heat In San Diego

July 16
Midday Edition
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When the temperatures rises, turn to these cool summer recipes by San Diego food writer Caron Golden and Blind Burrito executive chef Sara Polczynski.

How Animals With Mental Illness Can Help Humans Heal

July 15
Midday Edition
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A growing consensus on animal behavior is leaning toward the theory animals have complex emotional lives more similar to our own than realized. "Animal Madness" takes its cue from the problems of one disturbed dog and examines what we can learn about ourselves from the emotional problems of animals.

Crowned Crane Chicks Take A Walk At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

July 11
By KPBS
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Some say exercise is for the birds. In this case, they'd be absolutely correct.

Happy Ending For Soldier Whose Ex Sold His Dog While He Was Deployed?

July 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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Soldier Robert Gabbert entrusted his beloved dog Baxter with his former girlfriend when he deployed to Afghanistan in March. His ex-flame then sold Baxter on Craigslist to another military family. A group of strangers who learned of Gabbert's plight on Facebook have now successfully negotiated Baxter's return to his original home.

Help Pick Name For California Condor Chick At Safari Park

July 9
By City News Service
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park officials announced Wednesday that it will let its fans choose a Chumash name for a California condor born there two months ago.

Refugee Teens Learn San Diego Culture By Playing Outdoors

July 9
By Matthew Bowler
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A day at the beach is more than just a routine jaunt for a group of teenage refugees from El Cajon Valley High School.

San Marcos Cat Diagnosed With 'Rabbit Fever'

July 8
By City News Service
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San Diego County health officials said a cat in San Marcos has tested positive for tularemia — or "rabbit fever" — a potentially dangerous bacterial disease.

Baby Orangutan At San Diego Zoo Switching To Solid Foods

July 7
By City News Service
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Zoo officials said that although the playful youngster continues to nurse, her emerging teeth are leading her to experiment with solid foods like apples, mangos and bananas.

Fireworks Send Nearly 100 Dogs Running For Shelters During Fourth Of July Weekend

July 7
By KPBS
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Nearly 100 dogs were brought in to county animal shelters after running away from home this Independence Day.