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34th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District

24th Annual Kuumba Fest

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 Lyceum Theatre

San Diego Tet Festival

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 Mira Mesa Community Park

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San Ysidro Christmas Shopping Hurt By Weaker Mexican Peso

Dec. 22
By Jean Guerrero
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Tijuana shoppers who typically cross the border to do their Christmas shopping in San Ysidro are holding back as the Mexican peso hits record lows.

San Diego, Tijuana Residents Have Cross-Border Christmas Celebration

Dec. 21
By Jean Guerrero
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People gathered at Border Field State Park and Playas de Tijuana for a binational posada, a Latin American celebration of Joseph and Mary's search for lodging ahead of Jesus's birth.

On Human Rights Day, San Diegans Rally For Refugee Rights

Dec. 10
By Megan Burks
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Refugees and refugee advocates plan to gather downtown Thursday "to stand up against hateful rhetoric" and ask elected leaders to welcome those seeking asylum.

Podcast Episode 50: Cynthia Nixon On Acting And 'James White'

Dec. 4
By Beth Accomando
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This year is turning out to be a good one for older actresses. Cynthia Nixon talks about her role in the new independent film “James White” (opened Dec. 4 at Arclight La Jolla).

Isabel Allende Discusses Aging, Memory And Refugees

Nov. 30
By Jean Guerrero
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Isabel Allende was the guest at the annual Author's Luncheon hosted by Words Alive, a San Diego-based nonprofit that promotes literacy for low-income youths. She discussed her new book and more.

A John Waters Christmas Promises To Be Naughty

Nov. 27
By Beth Accomando
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John Waters – the self-proclaimed "Pope of Trash" and "People’s Pervert" – returns to San Diego (Nov. 30 at The Observatory North Park) for the John Waters Christmas Tour 2015.

University Of San Diego Forum Examines Global Refugee Crisis

Nov. 4
Midday Edition
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The situation in Syria and Europe is considered the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. A public forum asks whether the world should be more prepared for the population upheavals that come with war.

Podcast Episode 42: Feminist Western And Horror Film List

Oct. 29
By Beth Accomando
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Feminist western barely qualifies as a subgenre since there are so few entries but "The Keeping Room" (opening Oct. 30 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) offers a strong entry.

Transgender In Prison: How California's New Guidelines Will Be Implemented

Oct. 26
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California will now pay for transgender inmates who meet certain criteria to have sex-reassignment surgery.

California Working To Bring Interpreters To Civil Courtrooms

Oct. 1
By Megan Burks
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California has long provided interpreters to defendants in criminal court, but not always for those in civil court.

Podcast Episode 33: SDFF Auteur Award Recipient Brit Marling

Sept. 30
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov
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The 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival will hand out its tribute awards on Saturday, with Brit Marling receiving its Auteur Award.

Vietnamese Refugees Reach Out To Syrians Fleeing By Boat

Sept. 24
By Associated Press
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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.

San Diegans React To Sainthood Of Father Junípero Serra

Sept. 23
By Jean Guerrero
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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.

East African Girl Scouts In San Diego Learn Heritage, Female Leadership

Sept. 22
By Megan Burks
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Girl Scouts have gotten a lot more diverse since the first troop formed in 1912 Georgia — especially in San Diego.

Controversial German Director Leni Riefenstahl Inspires 'Amazons And Their Men'

Sept. 18
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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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.