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Behind The Scenes: DNA New Works Series

Feb. 20
Evening Edition
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Developing new works is in the La Jolla Playhouse’s blood. Perhaps that’s why its DNA New Works Series is so appropriately named. Last year's inaugural series was a success and now begins the second season of this innovative play development program. 

Montford Point Marines Jackson, Inge & Reavis: The Story Continues

Black History Month 2014 Honorees

Feb. 4
By Monica Medina
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The Montford Point Marines are a little known part of U.S. military history. Born out of necessity, when African American men were first drafted to serve in World War II, the legacy of the Marines who trained at Montford Point in North Carolina is a mirror of the times, back when segregation and discrimination were par for the course.

In the Presence of Greatness: Montford Point Marines Jackson, Inge & Reavis

Black History Month 2014 Honorees

Feb. 3
By Monica Medina
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True heroism. You can see it in their hands, brown and weathered. Their long fingers, slightly bent from the weight of the load they've had to carry. It's in their faces too, which exemplify a quiet dignity, and in their eyes, which glisten like gems from beneath the Pacific. An homage perhaps, to their time in Hawaii, Saipan, Guam and Okinawa. The crevices that line their faces and their somber, knowing smiles reveal a measure of the life they've lived.

Cosmetologist Tessie Bonner Saves Lives Through Breast Cancer Prevention

Black History Month 2014 Honoree

Jan. 31
By Monica Medina
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Tessie Bonner considers herself a "church lady," given that her religious beliefs are at the core of who she is and how she lives her life. But Bonner, whose friends and close associates tend to also think of her as "the little engine that could," seems to be so much more than any one label.

Court Won't Revisit California 'Gay Therapy' Ban

Jan. 29
Associated Press

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that barred mental counseling aimed at changing a minor's sexual orientation.

Preview: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Jan. 23
By Beth Accomando
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Human Rights Watch wants to use film to make a difference in the world. The organization’s film festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts tonight for the fourth year.  

San Diego Woman Named Navy Medical Sailor Of The Year

Jan. 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SW/AW) Monica M. Reeves is the 2013 Navy Medicine Sailor of the Year. Reeves works at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Behind The Scenes: 'Hot Guys Dancing'

Jan. 9
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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Diversionary Theater wanted dance on its program but couldn’t risk losing money. That’s when organizers came up with "Hot Guys Dancing" (the latest edition opens tonight and runs through Sunday).

Former Eagle Scout Says New Gay Policy Doesn't Go Far Enough

Jan. 6
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The Boy Scouts of America's new policy to allow young gay men and boys to become Scouts went into effect Jan. 1. But the change remains controversial.

Supreme Court Puts Utah Same-Sex Marriage On Hold

Jan. 6
Associated Press

The Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue.

Vista Nonprofit Trains Service Dogs To Help Wounded Veterans, Children With Autism

Dec. 27
By Claire Trageser
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Service dogs trained by Tender Loving Canines can do physical tasks, like picking up dropped phones and credit cards, but also learn to help their owners emotionally.

California Schools Prepare For Transgender Rights Law

Dec. 26
Associated Press

California's law comes amid legal challenges across the country involving transgender students filing actions for the right to use facilities that match their expressed identities.

Congress Extends Visa Program For Iraqi And Afghan Interpreters

Dec. 20
By Jill Replogle
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On December 19, Congress extended the special visa program for Iraqi and Afghan interpreters and mandated improvements.

Impostor Service Dogs On The Rise In San Diego

Dec. 19
By Claire Trageser
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Impostor service dogs are becoming more common, even as San Diego dog owners find many local businesses welcome their canine companions.

Survey: Majority Of San Diego Latinos Feel Some Discrimination

Dec. 11
By Jill Replogle
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A recent survey commissioned by KPBS and San Diego Magazine finds many Latinos feel they are targets of discrimination and stereotyping.