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2017 San Diego Fringe Awards

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San Diego International Fringe Festival closed its fifth year Sunday night with an awards ceremony at the Spreckels Theatre. Read more

Meet American Indian Heritage Month Local Hero Joely Proudfit

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Joely Proudfit is a Luiseño professor who wants American Indians to control how they're represented in media. She heads the largest Native peoples film festival in the state. Read more

Heritage & Cultural Events

Summergrass San Diego

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Chula Vista HarborFest

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 Bayside Park

2017 ¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 Embarcadero Marina Park North

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Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' Tells The True Story Of The Algiers Mot...

Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' Tells The True Story Of The Algiers Motel Incident

Aug. 4
By Beth Accomando

Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Detroit” looks to the tragic events at the Algiers Motel during the 1967 riots in the Motor City. For five days in 1967, Detroit was rocked by violent unrest that would leave 43 dead, hundreds injured, thousands arrested, and neighborhoods burned to the ground.

Carlsbad Students Get Lesson In Media Literacy On Trip To Greece

Carlsbad Students Get Lesson In Media Literacy On Trip To Greece

July 31
By Megan Burks

Fifteen students from the Pacific Ridge School traveled to Greece in May to get to the truth of the migrant crisis there.

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imper...

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imperial Beach Sues Big Oil

July 21
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The number of temporary work visas increases, as does the number deportations. Three women scientists have now filed gender discrimination suits against the Salk Institute. And tiny Imperial Beach sues global conglomerates.

Cal State San Marcos Offers Guaranteed Admission To Some Tribal Sch...

Cal State San Marcos Offers Guaranteed Admission To Some Tribal School Graduates

June 29
By Megan Burks

Cal State San Marcos has the largest American Indian student population in the California State University system, and it is poised to grow.

Day On The Bay Helps Refugee Students Adjust To Life In San Diego

Day On The Bay Helps Refugee Students Adjust To Life In San Diego

June 23
By Ebone Monet

Several San Diego refugee high school students hit the water Friday to participate in a youth outreach program.

Skateboards For Syrians: Students Help Classmate Make Good On Decad...

Skateboards For Syrians: Students Help Classmate Make Good On Decade-Old Promise

June 15
By Megan Burks

Students at High Tech High in Point Loma are wrapping up their school year — and a special gift for Syrian refugees.

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

June 8
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Megan Leavey is a U.S. Marine corporal veteran who worked with a bomb sniffing dog during her tour in Iraq. Her story is now the basis for the film opening Friday and bearing her name and directed by "Blackfish's" Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

Podcast Episode 119: Queer Horror

Podcast Episode 119: Queer Horror

June 8
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut San Diego is hosting its first-ever block of gay horror shorts and it highlights how LGBT filmmakers are turning more and more to genre filmmaking. So I felt it was time to pay tribute to queer cinema and talk to some filmmakers about why they choose to work in the genre.

FilmOut Kicks Off 19th Year With Docs, Rom-Coms And A Block Of Horror

FilmOut Kicks Off 19th Year With Docs, Rom-Coms And A Block Of Horror

June 7
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBT film festival, kicks off on Friday at the Observatory North Park. Here’s a preview.

Roundtable: City Heights' La Maestra And SoccerCity

Roundtable: City Heights' La Maestra And SoccerCity

May 26
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The SoccerCity initiative easily qualified for the ballot. But the San Diego city attorney does not like it that much, and SDSU has left the building. Meanwhile, critical funding to help human trafficking victims almost disappears.

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US At San Ysidro

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US At San Ysidro

May 10
By Jean Guerrero

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is holding a group of nearly 80 asylum seekers who want to raise awareness about challenges faced by people escaping violence in Latin America.

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

May 1
By Jean Guerrero

The migrant rights activist who disappeared for five days in Mexico after pleading for help on Facebook Live told KPBS he recalls very little of what transpired while he was missing.

San Diego Black Film Festival Celebrates 15th Year

San Diego Black Film Festival Celebrates 15th Year

April 27
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Black Film Festival officially launches its 15th year Thursday night at the Reading Grossmont Cinemas.

Pac-Arts' Spring Showcase Kicks Off 7th Year Of Asian Cinema

Pac-Arts' Spring Showcase Kicks Off 7th Year Of Asian Cinema

April 20
By Beth Accomando

Pac-Arts' Spring Showcase kicks off its seventh year Thursday night at Ultrastar Mission Valley (formerly Ultrastar Hazard Center) with the New Zealand documentary "Poi E: The Story Of Our Song."

Mexican-American Biologist Speaks On Science's Continued Diversity ...

Mexican-American Biologist Speaks On Science's Continued Diversity Problem

March 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff was one of the first Mexican-American women to get a Ph.D. in science. She helped discover how to make synthetic insulin in 1978.

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