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'The White Snake' Conjures Up Some Magic At The Old Globe

April 10
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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"The White Snake" (continuing through April 26 at the Old Globe Theatre) is an ancient tale about two snake spirits that learn how to transform into beautiful women and live on earth. It provides the perfect foundation for playwright and director Mary Zimmerman, who sees theater as a playground for the imagination.

14 Films In 4 Days: My Experience At TCM Classic Film Festival

April 2
By Beth Accomando
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This past weekend I watched 14 feature films and a handful of shorts in less than four days at the TCM Classic Film Festival, and it reminded me why I fell in love with movies in the first place.

'The Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode' Turns '80s Sitcom Into A Drag Spoof

April 1
By Beth Accomando
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Playwright Jamie Morris likes to take mainstream American sitcoms and turn them into R-rated gay romps with a male cast in drag. Morris’ “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” had a sold out run at Diversionary Theater in 2012 and returns Thursday night for an encore engagement.

San Diego Cabbies Brace For An Open Taxi Market

March 31
By Megan Burks
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The city says Wednesday's change will create opportunity in the taxi industry. But taxicab owners predict financial ruin.

Older Sister Of Gov. Jerry Brown Dies

March 30
By Associated Press
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Cynthia Kelly was 81. She was the second-born daughter of former Gov. Pat Brown and his wife, Bernice.

San Diego County Population Grows To 3.3 Million Residents

March 26
By City News Service
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San Diego County added 41,000 residents between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

California Attorney General Moves To End Anti-Gay Initiative

March 25
By Associated Press
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Kamala Harris said that she plans to ask a state court for permission to not authorize a proposed ballot initiative that advocates putting to death anyone who engages in sex with a person of the same gender.

California's First Latino Supreme Court Justice To Address 'Role Of Latinos In A Changing America'

March 24
Midday Edition
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Former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso is in San Diego Tuesday for a lecture at UC San Diego in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.

'Selma '65' Looks At The Voting Rights Act And Famous Civil Rights March

March 23
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the last leg of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March. To celebrate that historic event, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice will present a performance of Catherine Filloux's play, "Selma '65."

UCLA Study Shows Decrease In San Diego Gay Population

March 20
By City News Service
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About 3.9 percent of residents in the San Diego metro area identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and Gallup.

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.