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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.

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

Women's History Month 2015 Honoree

March 3
By Monica Medina
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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 to explore San Diego’s coastal habitats and become scientific and environmental leaders of tomorrow. For someone who started out in life living hundreds of miles away from the nearest ocean, her passion for studying natural habitats actually began in the desert.

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

Women's History Month 2015 Honoree

March 2
By Monica Medina
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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 that they called “Pretend White.”

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.

San Diego Jewish Film Fest Celebrates A Quarter Century

Feb. 4
By Beth Accomando
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Fifty shorts, 48 features and documentaries, 10 days and five venues — the 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival promises lots of choices and diversity.

Blind Camp Pendleton Marine Vet Competing In Marathon Via Wheelchair (Video)

Feb. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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In 2009, Marine veteran Staff Sgt. James Carey lost his sight and his ability to walk when he almost drowned during training at Camp Pendleton. Carey has already competed in three marathons, with the help of his fellow Pendleton Marines. Now Carey has moved to Phoenix, where he plans to participate in that city's marathon.

Dr. Gail Knight Inspires as First African-American Woman Chief of Staff at Rady Children’s Hospital

Black History Month 2015 Honoree

Feb. 2
By Monica Medina
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In Dr. Gail Knight’s office is a wall of photos of patients she has treated. They are mementos of childhood milestones—birthday celebrations, family vacations and graduations. Though she hasn’t treated most of them in years, Knight's pride in them shines through. The pride in knowing that through her work these children are thriving.

First Women's Studies Department Founder On A Life Committed To Feminism

Jan. 29
Midday Edition
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Carol Rowell Council co-founded the first Women's Studies Department in the world at San Diego State University in 1970.

US Marine's Bid To Get Murder Charges Dropped In Death Of Transgender Filipina Rejected

Jan. 27
By Beth Ford Roth
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An attempt by U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton to get murder charges against him dropped in the death of a transgender Filipina has failed. A Department of Justice panel in the Philippines rejected Pemberton's appeal in the murder case of Jennifer Laude.