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Meet Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Patricia Rincon

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She's on ballet stages and in tribal villages. And her hunger for great performance is boundless. She's Patricia Rincon, KPBS' new Local Hero. Read more

Meet Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Robert Rivas

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Robert Rivas aims to make the choice easy for young Latinos: college or prison. He's started a San Diego organization committed to a strong Latino future. Read more

Heritage & Cultural Events

Rendezvous Poway

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 Old Poway Park

Lunch And Learn: The Ethics Of Diversity And Inclusion

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

The Men's Event

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 San Diego Jewish Academy

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El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

Sept. 28
By Jean Guerrero

Jama Mohamed, who researches mental health issues in San Diego's community of East Africans, says grief, trauma and fear may have collided in an encounter with police.

Moxie Theatre's 'Peerless' Riffs On 'Macbeth'

Moxie Theatre's 'Peerless' Riffs On 'Macbeth'

Sept. 22
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

The playhouse strives to showcase female playwrights and plays with dynamic women characters. Its current production "Peerless" offers a reimagining of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth."

Podcast Episode 90: Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Wrap-Up And Mexpl...

Podcast Episode 90: Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Wrap-Up And Mexploitation Cinema

Sept. 16
By Beth Accomando

The seventh annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival wrapped this past Sunday. Here are interviews with filmmakers from around the globe who came.

San Diego Native Tribes Rally Against North Dakota Oil Pipeline

San Diego Native Tribes Rally Against North Dakota Oil Pipeline

Sept. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A rally is scheduled for Saturday across the street from Belmont Park in Mission Beach.

Disability Advocates Want To Raise Awareness Of New Voting Rights Law

Disability Advocates Want To Raise Awareness Of New Voting Rights Law

Aug. 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

They're pushing California courts and nonprofits to spread awareness of a 2015 law that can restore the right to vote to those who have lost it in court proceedings.

Backpacks Help San Diego Refugees Head Back To School

Backpacks Help San Diego Refugees Head Back To School

Aug. 19
By Megan Burks

Hundreds of backpacks will go to refugee schoolchildren at a back-to-school celebration Saturday.

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Aug. 18
By Jean Guerrero

Thousands of refugees and immigrants were genitally mutilated as young girls in their home countries. Years later, they can suffer life-threatening medical complications.

Haitian Migrants Find Shelter In San Diego

Haitian Migrants Find Shelter In San Diego

Aug. 2
By Jean Guerrero

Haitians are flowing into San Diego in record numbers. Now, a church in Normal Heights is giving them temporary shelter.

Latino Groups To Lead Memorial Service For Orlando Victims

Latino Groups To Lead Memorial Service For Orlando Victims

July 8
By Jean Guerrero

Latino groups are joining religious and LGBT leaders Saturday evening at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral to remember the victims of last month's Orlando shootings.

LGBT Seniors Await New Affordable Housing In North Park

LGBT Seniors Await New Affordable Housing In North Park

July 7
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego’s first affordable housing development for LGBT seniors breaks ground next week. It aims to help a community wounded by bigotry, job discrimination, isolation and loss of family.

Tijuana Shelters Help With U.S. Immigration Backlog Of Haitians

Tijuana Shelters Help With U.S. Immigration Backlog Of Haitians

June 17
By Jean Guerrero

Overwhelmed San Ysidro customs officials are relying on Tijuana's migrant shelters for help while they catch up processing a rising tide of mostly Haitian migrants.

San Diego Groups Celebrate World Refugee Day

San Diego Groups Celebrate World Refugee Day

June 17
By Tarryn Mento

The topic of refugees has been a contentious talking point lately in the U.S., but World Refugee Day aims to celebrate and welcome displaced people.

Bodhi Tree Concert Presents 'Brundibar,' A Children's Opera With A ...

Bodhi Tree Concert Presents 'Brundibar,' A Children's Opera With A Devastating History

June 10
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Bodhi Tree Concerts is a nonprofit organization that performs “random acts of kindness” through music and art. It will be presenting "Brundibar," a charming children’s opera with a devastating history Saturday.

Haitian, African Migrants Stream Into Tijuana

Haitian, African Migrants Stream Into Tijuana

June 2
By Jean Guerrero

Dozens of migrants from Haiti and Africa are sleeping outside the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the Tijuana side. Some plan to apply for political asylum in the U.S., while others come for economic reasons.

City Heights After-School Program Teaches Golf To Low-Income Kids

City Heights After-School Program Teaches Golf To Low-Income Kids

May 30
By Jean Guerrero

Founded by former Chargers player Ernie Wright in 1994, Pro Kids has been using golf to help low-income students — including refugees and immigrants — excel in school.

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