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San Diego Asian Film Festival In Full Swing

San Diego Asian Film Festival In Full Swing

Nov. 4
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Asian Film Festival kicked off its 17th season Thursday night.

Podcast Episode 97: San Diego Asian Film Festival — Extreme And Ove...

Podcast Episode 97: San Diego Asian Film Festival — Extreme And Overachieving

Nov. 3
By Beth Accomando

The 17th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival runs through Nov. 12 at multiple venues with its home base at the UltraStar Mission Valley.

San Diego Italian Film Festival Continues Through Sunday

San Diego Italian Film Festival Continues Through Sunday

Oct. 12
By Rebecca Romani

Women directors are dominating the screen in the closing days of the festival.

'Lizard Boy,' A Coming-Of-Age Comic Book Superhero Musical

'Lizard Boy,' A Coming-Of-Age Comic Book Superhero Musical

Oct. 6
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

It started as a one-man show at Seattle Repertory Theatre and has since evolved into a three-person comic book rock musical now on stage at Diversionary Theatre.

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

Sept. 28
By Jean Guerrero

Jama Mohamed, who researches mental health issues in San Diego's community of East Africans, says grief, trauma and fear may have collided in an encounter with police.

Moxie Theatre's 'Peerless' Riffs On 'Macbeth'

Moxie Theatre's 'Peerless' Riffs On 'Macbeth'

Sept. 22
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

The playhouse strives to showcase female playwrights and plays with dynamic women characters. Its current production "Peerless" offers a reimagining of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth."

Podcast Episode 90: Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Wrap-Up And Mexpl...

Podcast Episode 90: Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Wrap-Up And Mexploitation Cinema

Sept. 16
By Beth Accomando

The seventh annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival wrapped this past Sunday. Here are interviews with filmmakers from around the globe who came.

San Diego Native Tribes Rally Against North Dakota Oil Pipeline

San Diego Native Tribes Rally Against North Dakota Oil Pipeline

Sept. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A rally is scheduled for Saturday across the street from Belmont Park in Mission Beach.

Disability Advocates Want To Raise Awareness Of New Voting Rights Law

Disability Advocates Want To Raise Awareness Of New Voting Rights Law

Aug. 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

They're pushing California courts and nonprofits to spread awareness of a 2015 law that can restore the right to vote to those who have lost it in court proceedings.

Backpacks Help San Diego Refugees Head Back To School

Backpacks Help San Diego Refugees Head Back To School

Aug. 19
By Megan Burks

Hundreds of backpacks will go to refugee schoolchildren at a back-to-school celebration Saturday.

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Aug. 18
By Jean Guerrero

Thousands of refugees and immigrants were genitally mutilated as young girls in their home countries. Years later, they can suffer life-threatening medical complications.

Haitian Migrants Find Shelter In San Diego

Haitian Migrants Find Shelter In San Diego

Aug. 2
By Jean Guerrero

Haitians are flowing into San Diego in record numbers. Now, a church in Normal Heights is giving them temporary shelter.

Latino Groups To Lead Memorial Service For Orlando Victims

Latino Groups To Lead Memorial Service For Orlando Victims

July 8
By Jean Guerrero

Latino groups are joining religious and LGBT leaders Saturday evening at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral to remember the victims of last month's Orlando shootings.

LGBT Seniors Await New Affordable Housing In North Park

LGBT Seniors Await New Affordable Housing In North Park

July 7
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego’s first affordable housing development for LGBT seniors breaks ground next week. It aims to help a community wounded by bigotry, job discrimination, isolation and loss of family.

Tijuana Shelters Help With U.S. Immigration Backlog Of Haitians

Tijuana Shelters Help With U.S. Immigration Backlog Of Haitians

June 17
By Jean Guerrero

Overwhelmed San Ysidro customs officials are relying on Tijuana's migrant shelters for help while they catch up processing a rising tide of mostly Haitian migrants.