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Women’s History Month Local Hero Shara Fisler Helps Youth Become Scientific Leaders

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Shara Fisler thrives at her job. She is the executive director for the Ocean Discovery Institute, an educational program she founded 15 years ago, in order to empower young people ... Read more

Women’s History Month Local Hero Starla Lewis is a Champion for Love

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Children love pretend games and Starla Lewis was no different. She remembers when she was a child living with her grandmother in Springfield, Missouri, playing a game with her cousins ... Read more

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San Diego County Population Grows To 3.3 Million Residents

March 26
By City News Service
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San Diego County added 41,000 residents between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

California Attorney General Moves To End Anti-Gay Initiative

March 25
By Associated Press
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Kamala Harris said that she plans to ask a state court for permission to not authorize a proposed ballot initiative that advocates putting to death anyone who engages in sex with a person of the same gender.

California's First Latino Supreme Court Justice To Address 'Role Of Latinos In A Changing America'

March 24
Midday Edition
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Former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso is in San Diego Tuesday for a lecture at UC San Diego in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.

'Selma '65' Looks At The Voting Rights Act And Famous Civil Rights March

March 23
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the last leg of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March. To celebrate that historic event, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice will present a performance of Catherine Filloux's play, "Selma '65."

UCLA Study Shows Decrease In San Diego Gay Population

March 20
By City News Service
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About 3.9 percent of residents in the San Diego metro area identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and Gallup.

San Marcos Couple Shares The Secrets Of Their 81-Year Marriage

March 17
Deanne Goodman
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A San Marcos couple is celebrating its 81st wedding anniversary this week. Sam and Blanche Weiss share the secrets of their long lasting love affair.

FilmOut Presents High Art And Low Camp With Karen Black Double Feature

March 17
By Beth Accomando
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Actress Karen Black died in August 2013. FilmOut San Diego on Wednesday night will pay tribute to her great range with a double feature at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas.

Big Changes At 22nd Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 11
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh
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The 22nd annual San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off Thursday at the AMC Fashion Valley Theaters. The festival has a new home base and some new programmers at the helm, so change is in the air.

ACLU Searches For Deportees Denied Immigration Hearing

March 7
By Jean Guerrero
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The American Civil Liberties Union has started searching for deportees in Mexico who may be eligible to return to the United States as part of a class-action lawsuit against the federal government.

Globe's 'The Twenty-Seventh Man' Finds Inspiration In Soviet History

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh, Katie Schoolov
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For the Globe’s new production of "The Twenty-Seventh Man" (running through March 22), playwright Nathan Englander found inspiration in an incident known as the Night of the Murdered Poets that took place under Stalin’s regime.

Comedian Maz Jobrani Discusses 'Memoirs Of A Middle Eastern Funnyman'

Feb. 17
Midday Edition
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Iranian-American actor and comedian Maz Jobrani tells his story about growing up as an Iranian immigrant in Southern California.

Aztec Printing Owner Shares His Memories Of The Chicano Movement

Feb. 13
By Marielena Castellanos
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As Aztec Printing closes its doors, the pictures on its walls tell a story of struggles, protests and victories in the Chicano Movement in San Diego.

Warning: 'Avenue Q' Contains Full Puppet Nudity

Feb. 6
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Coronado Playhouse just extended its run of the musical "Avenue Q" through March 7. But don't be fooled by the cute puppets, this show is not for kids.

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