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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.

Black History Month Local Heroes Jones & Wooten Strengthen Bonds Between Fathers and Children

Black History Month 2015 Honorees

Jan. 26
By Monica Medina
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Andre Jones and Aaron Wooten know first-hand the important role fathers play in the lives of their children. Jones grew up with his father, Wooten did not; and though their lives took different paths because of it, the two have come together to run Father2Child. The program has one goal: to strengthen the bonds between African-American fathers and their children.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: What To See

Jan. 22
By Rebecca Romani
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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which promises at least one story with a local angle, starts Thursday night at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Here's a rundown of the film schedule.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival At Museum of Photographic Arts Aims To Make A Difference

Jan. 22
Midday Edition
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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts for its fifth year Thursday night.

USS Carl Vinson Crew Member Advises Aspiring Blue Angels (Video)

Jan. 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Blue Angels are hiring new crew members. But exactly what does it take to make the Navy's elite flight demonstration squadron? One former Blue Angel now serving aboard the USS Carl Vinson has some words of advice for those aspiring to make the team.

Glass Pool Enclosure At New Mid-City YMCA Poses Problem For Muslim Swimmers

Jan. 21
By Megan Burks
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Mid-City's new YMCA boasts an impressive glass-enclosed swimming pool. The problem for this largely-immigrant community? It doesn't offer much privacy for Muslim women who want to swim and keep modest.

Camp Pendleton's Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green Chosen As Top Enlisted Marine (Video)

Jan. 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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I Marine Expeditionary Force Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green, who is based at Camp Pendleton, will serve as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. The promotion will make Green the top enlisted leader of the Marines.

Marines Honor Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr. (Video)

Jan. 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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Marines are paying homage to the "example of courage, leadership, and integrity" displayed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday that honors his memory.

Pope: El Cajon Priest Does Not Have To Return To Iraq

Jan. 8
By Megan Burks
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In a rare decision, Pope Francis had sided with a local bishop in his appeal against a church patriarch.

'Hot Guys Dancing' Delivers What The Title Promises And More

Jan. 6
By Beth Accomando
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"Hot Guys Dancing" (continuing through this weekend at Diversionary Theatre) is a perfect advertising come on to reliably pack a house with gay men and straight women.

Philippine Government Charges US Marine With Murder Of Transgender Woman (Video)

Dec. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, 19, now faces murder charges in the Philippines in connection with the Oct. 11 drowning death of transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude in a motel bathroom.

'Wild' Offers Artistically Tame Journey Of Self-Discovery

Dec. 11
By Beth Accomando
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"Wild" is the story of one woman’s journey to find herself and as such, there's a lot of introspection and internal dialogue.

San Diego Arab Film Festival Returns for Third Year

Nov. 20
By Rebecca Romani
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The San Diego Arab Film Festival promises a diverse line-up. It starts Thursday at the Museum of Photographic Arts.