People & Profiles
- Oct. 1
California has long provided interpreters to defendants in criminal court, but not always for those in civil court.
- Sept. 30
The 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival will hand out its tribute awards on Saturday, with Brit Marling receiving its Auteur Award.
- Sept. 24
More than three decades ago, Vietnamese began fleeing in tiny boats after their country fell to communist rule. Seeing their community's story in the plight of those boarding boats for Europe, some Vietnamese Americans in California are reaching out.
- Sept. 23
Pope Francis canonizes Junípero Serra amid mixed feelings. Some San Diegans think the missionary deserves to be named a saint, while others think the canonization ignores abuses against Native Americans.
- Sept. 22
Girl Scouts have gotten a lot more diverse since the first troop formed in 1912 Georgia — especially in San Diego.
- Sept. 18
Diversionary Theatre has a new artistic director who wants to showcase new works. But "Amazons and Their Men," the first play of the 30th anniversary season, looks to the past to find insights into the future.
- Sept. 15
Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says that while "Learning to Drive" (opened this weekend in cinemas around San Diego) is largely predictable, it's the little moments that make a gorgeous late summer film.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 Honoree
- Sept. 15
Free legal consultations for deported immigrants on the border. This is just one of the dozens of ideas engineered by human rights activist, Enrique Morones.
- Aug. 27
"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.
- Aug. 26
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.
- Aug. 20
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.
- July 31
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?
- July 23
A plan to beef up housing code enforcement and better reach renters is now underway in the city of San Diego.
- June 26
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.
- June 25
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.
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