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Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Instit...

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imperial Beach Sues Big Oil

July 21, 2017
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The number of temporary work visas increases, as does the number deportations. Three women scientists have now filed gender discrimination suits against the Salk Institute. And tiny Imperial Beach sues global conglomerates.

Cal State San Marcos Offers Guaranteed Admission To Some ...

Cal State San Marcos Offers Guaranteed Admission To Some Tribal School Graduates

June 29, 2017
By Megan Burks

Cal State San Marcos has the largest American Indian student population in the California State University system, and it is poised to grow.

Day On The Bay Helps Refugee Students Adjust To Life In S...

Day On The Bay Helps Refugee Students Adjust To Life In San Diego

June 23, 2017
By Ebone Monet

Several San Diego refugee high school students hit the water Friday to participate in a youth outreach program.

Skateboards For Syrians: Students Help Classmate Make Goo...

Skateboards For Syrians: Students Help Classmate Make Good On Decade-Old Promise

June 15, 2017
By Megan Burks

Students at High Tech High in Point Loma are wrapping up their school year — and a special gift for Syrian refugees.

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marin...

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

June 8, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Megan Leavey is a U.S. Marine corporal veteran who worked with a bomb sniffing dog during her tour in Iraq. Her story is now the basis for the film opening Friday and bearing her name and directed by "Blackfish's" Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

Podcast Episode 119: Queer Horror

Podcast Episode 119: Queer Horror

June 8, 2017
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut San Diego is hosting its first-ever block of gay horror shorts and it highlights how LGBT filmmakers are turning more and more to genre filmmaking. So I felt it was time to pay tribute to queer cinema and talk to some filmmakers about why they choose to work in the genre.

FilmOut Kicks Off 19th Year With Docs, Rom-Coms And A Blo...

FilmOut Kicks Off 19th Year With Docs, Rom-Coms And A Block Of Horror

June 7, 2017
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBT film festival, kicks off on Friday at the Observatory North Park. Here’s a preview.

Roundtable: City Heights' La Maestra And SoccerCity

Roundtable: City Heights' La Maestra And SoccerCity

May 26, 2017
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The SoccerCity initiative easily qualified for the ballot. But the San Diego city attorney does not like it that much, and SDSU has left the building. Meanwhile, critical funding to help human trafficking victims almost disappears.

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US A...

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US At San Ysidro

May 10, 2017
By Jean Guerrero

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is holding a group of nearly 80 asylum seekers who want to raise awareness about challenges faced by people escaping violence in Latin America.

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

May 1, 2017
By Jean Guerrero

The migrant rights activist who disappeared for five days in Mexico after pleading for help on Facebook Live told KPBS he recalls very little of what transpired while he was missing.

San Diego Black Film Festival Celebrates 15th Year

San Diego Black Film Festival Celebrates 15th Year

April 27, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Black Film Festival officially launches its 15th year Thursday night at the Reading Grossmont Cinemas.

Pac-Arts' Spring Showcase Kicks Off 7th Year Of Asian Cinema

Pac-Arts' Spring Showcase Kicks Off 7th Year Of Asian Cinema

April 20, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Pac-Arts' Spring Showcase kicks off its seventh year Thursday night at Ultrastar Mission Valley (formerly Ultrastar Hazard Center) with the New Zealand documentary "Poi E: The Story Of Our Song."

Mexican-American Biologist Speaks On Science's Continued ...

Mexican-American Biologist Speaks On Science's Continued Diversity Problem

March 30, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff was one of the first Mexican-American women to get a Ph.D. in science. She helped discover how to make synthetic insulin in 1978.

City Heights Initiative Tackles Health Disparities While ...

City Heights Initiative Tackles Health Disparities While Providing Job Skills

March 28, 2017
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit’s free training program teaches participants how to prevent chronic diseases that ail communities of certain ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Women's Film Fest Expands To New Location For Third Year

Women's Film Fest Expands To New Location For Third Year

March 23, 2017
By Beth Accomando

For the third year the Women’s Museum is hosting a film festival and this year it is expanding to a new location.