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Local Hero Daniel Calac, MD, Addresses Health in American Indian Community

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As a child growing up on the Pauma Indian Reservation, Daniel Calac, M.D., remembers the dirt. Literally. Read more

Educator Roy Cook selected as 2014 American Indian Heritage Month Local Hero

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He is a tribal writer, self-published author, journalist, and a Native singer and American Indian artist. He’s also an educator, one who carries the teachings of his elders and passes ... Read more

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Food Events

City Heights Farmers Market

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 Wightman St. and 43rd St.

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

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Gardening Events

Rose Parade Tour

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 Palomar Trolley Station, 745 Industrial Ave, Chula Vista, CA at 4:00 AM

7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Of Interfaith Service

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 Balboa Park Marston House, 3525 Seventh Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

Winter Orchid Show & Sale

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado (Room 101) 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA

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Murder Complaint Filed Against US Marine In Transgender Filipino Killing (Video)

Oct. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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Police in the Philippines have filed a murder complaint against U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton in connection with the killing of Jennifer (Jeffrey) Laude, a 26-year-old transgender Filipino. Pemberton is in custody in the San Diego-based USS Peleliu's brig.

Baja California's Culinary Boom Reaches Beyond Borders

Oct. 14
Midday Edition
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There is a culinary boom going on in Baja California that's being experienced on both sides of the border. We take a look at the impact and how chefs will face off this week at the Tijuana Innovadora conference.

Third Edition Of 'Innovadora' Event Showcases Best Of Tijuana And Beyond

Oct. 14
Midday Edition
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Tijuana Innovadora, will focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and binational economies. The biennial conference features 200-plus speakers, exhibits, workshops and special events about technology, food and fashion.

US Marine Held In Killing Of Transgender Filipino ID'ed (Video)

Oct. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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The media in the Philippines has identified Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton as the prime suspect in the killing of a transgender Filipino named Jennifer Laude. Pemberton is being detained in the San Diego-based USS Peleliu brig.

US Marine Held In USS Peleliu Brig Allegedly Tied To Death Of Transgender Filipino

Oct. 13
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Diego-based USS Peleliu is acting as a brig for an American Marine being held in the Phillipines, following the killing of a transgender Filipino.

San Diego's Love For Its 'Little Italy'

Oct. 7
Midday Edition
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San Diego's Little Italy is the go-to destination for visitors and locals alike who are looking for great things to eat. KPBS Midday Edition looks at a new book that highlights Little Italy's past and present by San Diegan Maria Desiderata Montana.

Experts From Around World Flock To San Diego For Flamingo Symposium

Oct. 6
Evening Edition
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Scientists and zookeepers from around the world gathered at the Bahia Resort Hotel as the third International Flamingo Symposium in more than 40 years got underway.

Bulldog Puppy Marine PFC Smedley Butler Sidelined By Broken Toe

Oct. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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Just weeks after he made the transition from recruit to full-fledged Marine, PFC Smedley Butler has been sidelined from his duties as Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego's mascot. The 7-month-old English Bulldog puppy broke his toe and must refrain from public appearances for at least four weeks.

Lion Cubs Get Face Time With Father At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Oct. 2
By City News Service
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Four African lion cubs at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park played with their father for the first time Thursday.

Disability Awareness Month Local Hero Travis Ricks Helps Challenged Athletes Thrive

Oct. 1
By Monica Medina
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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 the decision whether or not to amputate the leg because his treatment options were dwindling, he said, "Let's cut it off. It's time to move on." Yet, if he could do it all over again, keep his leg and be cancer-free, he wouldn't change a thing. In losing his leg, he received something far greater: his relationship with his mother.