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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Beyoncé To Beethoven

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Beyoncé To Beethoven

May 12
By Nina Garin

Beyoncé's in town. San Diego Art Institute presents a treat for your ears and your nose. La Jolla Music Society performs a Beethoven marathon concert.

Assemblywoman Atkins Tries Again To Get Medical Interpretation Covered

Assemblywoman Atkins Tries Again To Get Medical Interpretation Covered

May 4
By Megan Burks

San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins and other lawmakers have tried and failed three times to pass bills that would increase access to language interpretation at doctors' offices and hospitals.

San Diego Transgender Teen's Happy Outcome

San Diego Transgender Teen's Happy Outcome

April 22
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The stories of teenagers feeling trapped inside bodies that are not theirs often have unhappy endings. But the case of San Diego's Sam Moehlig is different.

Navy Secretary Visits Camp Pendleton To Sell Marines On Women In Co...

Navy Secretary Visits Camp Pendleton To Sell Marines On Women In Combat

April 12
By Susan Murphy, Associated Press

The secretary told more than 1,200 Marines and sailors that the decision is final. Marine Corps leaders had sought to keep certain infantry and combat jobs closed to women.

Podcast Episode 69: Mexican Cinema, Old And New

Podcast Episode 69: Mexican Cinema, Old And New

April 1
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie speaks with a veteran filmmaker and a newcomer whose works were featured in this month's San Diego Latino Film Festival.

New Film 'Remember' Is Unforgettable

New Film 'Remember' Is Unforgettable

April 1
By Beth Accomando

The film "Remember" closed the San Diego Jewish Film Festival in February. Now it returns for a limited run at The Lot in La Jolla starting April 1.

'Bleak Street' Gets Encore Engagement After San Diego Latino Film F...

'Bleak Street' Gets Encore Engagement After San Diego Latino Film Festival Screening

March 22
By Beth Accomando

“Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura)” screened at the San Diego Latino Film Festival last week and now it’s playing at the Digital Gym Cinema so more people will have a chance to see this great film.

San Diego Gay And Lesbian Community Leader Dies

San Diego Gay And Lesbian Community Leader Dies

Feb. 23
By City News Service

San Diego gay and lesbian community leader Bill Beck died this week of Parkinson's disease.

Podcast Episode 63: Oscar Nominee 'The Look Of Silence'

Podcast Episode 63: Oscar Nominee 'The Look Of Silence'

Feb. 22
By Beth Accomando

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer talks about making documentaries from a subjective point of view in "The Act of Killing" and "The Look of Silence," which is up for a Best Documentary Oscar this Sunday.

Special San Diego Screenings Of Oscar-Nominated Documentary 'The Lo...

Special San Diego Screenings Of Oscar-Nominated Documentary 'The Look Of Silence'

Feb. 22
By Beth Accomando

"The Look of Silence" is up for a Best Documentary Oscar. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer will be at UCSD Monday night and SDSU on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to discuss the film, one of the best from last year.

San Diego Mom Writes Book On Raising Transgender Child

San Diego Mom Writes Book On Raising Transgender Child

Feb. 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the book "Raising Ryland," Hillary Whittington opens up about the emotional decision to transition her child Ryland from girl to boy.

Why The 'Poet Of The Black Revolution' Thinks 'We Did Not Get A Lea...

Why The 'Poet Of The Black Revolution' Thinks 'We Did Not Get A Leader' In Obama

Feb. 17
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Nikki Giovanni, who's been documenting the struggle of African-Americans since the civil rights movement, shares her opinions on Barack Obama's leadership and the death of Antonin Scalia in a provocative interview.

Podcast Episode 60: Celebrating Blaxploitation Cinema

Podcast Episode 60: Celebrating Blaxploitation Cinema

Feb. 12
By Beth Accomando

David Walker, writer of the new "Shaft" comic books, loves the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s and says we're due for Blaxploitation 2.0.

San Diego Heirs Of Jewish Art Collector Get California Attorney Gen...

San Diego Heirs Of Jewish Art Collector Get California Attorney General's Support

Feb. 5
By City News Service

California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a case brought by San Diego heirs of a Jewish art collector forced to give up a valuable Pissarro painting by Nazi functionaries.

Women's Professional Cycling Making Headway

Women's Professional Cycling Making Headway

Feb. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The most famous event in cycling, the Tour de France, is for men only. Now women are trying to move up from the back of the pack to increase their presence, number of events and prize money.