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LGBT Pride Month Local Hero Terry Cunningham Dedicates Life to Fighting AIDS

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As Cunningham recalls the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the 30 years he dedicated to combating it, the experience deeply affected him. Seeing so many around him die ... Read more

LGBT Pride Month Local Hero Christine Kehoe Improves Quality of Life for San Diegans

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Becoming a politician was the last thing on Christine Kehoe’s mind when she was growing up in Troy, New York. She didn’t even run for student government at her high ... Read more

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Heritage & Cultural Events

'Maletas Migrantes/Migrant Suitcases'

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 New Americans Museum

'Maletas Migrantes/Migrant Suitcases'

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 New Americans Museum

'Maletas Migrantes/Migrant Suitcases'

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 New Americans Museum

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Hot Guys And Homophobia Fuel 'Drown'

Aug. 27
By Beth Accomando
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"Drown" premiered in San Diego earlier this year at FilmOut where it won six awards including Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack and Outstanding Artistic Achievement. "Drown" (opening Friday at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) is a difficult film to watch but for all the right reasons.

Syrians Could Soon Be Next Refugee Group To Call San Diego Home

Aug. 26
By Megan Burks
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More than 4 million Syrians are fleeing a violent civil war. The U.S. State Department has agreed to bring some of them into the country.

Barrio Logan Education Program Sends More Immigrants To College

Aug. 20
By Jean Guerrero
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A college-preparation program for low-income, mostly immigrant families has been trying to meet rising demand for its services. The Barrio Logan College Institute starts preparing children for college in third grade.

Roundtable Looks At Terminal 1 Re-Do, ICE Detention Case, Downtown Loos

July 31
By Pat Finn, Alison St John
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It's only 48 years old, but Lindbergh Field's Terminal One is approaching the end of its life. Being detained by ICE means entering an alternate legal universe. And should downtown public toilets stay? Or should they go?

San Diego Improves Language Access For Renters Seeking Help With Problem Landlords

July 23
By Megan Burks
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A plan to beef up housing code enforcement and better reach renters is now underway in the city of San Diego.

Roundtable: Same-Sex Marriage, Health Care, California Budget

June 26
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The Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage is historic. The decision on the Affordable Care Act is significant. The California budget for fiscal 2016 — on time and not contentious — may be both.

UC San Diego Extension Aims To Promote College To Native Americans

June 25
By Claire Trageser
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A new UC San Diego Extension initiative wants to create a college-going culture on the Viejas and Sycuan reservations. Its summer classes are aimed at helping Native American students not only feel prepared for college, but making them eager to go in the first place.

World Refugee Day Event Moves To A Changing El Cajon

June 19
By Megan Burks
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The majority of refugees coming to the San Diego region now settle in El Cajon.

Preview: '1913: Seeds of Conflict'

June 15
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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J Street, the self described political home for pro-Israeli, pro-peace Americans, is hosting a screening tonight of "1913: Seeds of Conflict," a documentary that explores how the seeds of today’s Middle East conflict were sown in Palestine during the Ottoman Empire.

San Diego's Crawford High School Pilots Halal School Lunches

May 20
By Megan Burks
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Crawford High School in City Heights has been piloting a new lunch menu to reach out to its Muslim students. Once a week, students can pick up a special halal meal.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Local Hero Azim Khamisa Teaches Principles of Non-Violence

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2015 Honoree

May 6
By Monica Medina
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Six weeks before Tariq Khamisa's 21st birthday, on a cold Saturday night in January 1995, the San Diego State University sophomore was gunned down while delivering pizza. It was part of a gang initiation, called "Jacking the Pizza Man," and Tony Hicks, the one being initiated, fired the fatal bullet. He was 14 years old.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Local Hero Daniel Hoang Makes a Difference Through Martial Arts

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2015 Honoree

May 5
By Monica Medina
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Daniel Hoang had set his dreams on becoming a physician. He volunteered at hospitals, and studied biochemistry at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in 1994. He worked three years at Scripps Research Institute Department of Neurobiology, where he received an Excellence Award for Research and Development.

Half Asleep In The Blue Light Lounge

May 5
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The Blue Light Lounge has become a place where Kurt Kalbfleisch found himself waiting and thinking about his impending homecoming from Operation Desert Storm.

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