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San Diego Transgender Teen's Happy Outcome

April 22, 2016
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The stories of teenagers feeling trapped inside bodies that are not theirs often have unhappy endings. But the case of San Diego's Sam Moehlig is different.

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San Diego Jewish Film Fest Celebrates A Quarter Century

Feb. 4, 2015
By Beth Accomando

Fifty shorts, 48 features and documentaries, 10 days and five venues — the 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival promises lots of choices and diversity.

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Review: 'Nebraska'

Nov. 27, 2013
By Beth Accomando

“Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and ”The Hobbit 2" might be getting most of the media attention but little films like Alexander Payne's “Nebraska” refuse to be eclipsed by these Hollywood behemoths.

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And, The 2013 One Book Selection Is…

May 14, 2013
By Monica Medina

The verdict is in. The new One Book, One San Diego selection has been chosen. Starting in October, this will be the book that the entire community will come together to read for one extraordinary purpose—to enrich our lives through reading, and discover new worlds while sharing a common experience.

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Yale Strom, A Champion for Klezmer

Jewish Heritage Month 2013 Honoree

May 1, 2013
By Monica Medina

Listen to klezmer music and it will harken you back to another time. Rich with tradition, the haunting melodies are a testament to the Jewish people and all they’ve endured throughout the course of history. To me, klezmer has the capacity to reach into our hearts and stir us to feel its beauty and soul.

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San Diego Cooks: El Borrego

April 3, 2013
By Monica Medina

When Rodnia Novarro and her mother Rosario Sotelo opened El Borrego, a restaurant in the heart of El Cajon Boulevard nearly eight years ago, it was with one purpose in mind: to bring to San Diego the traditional cuisine of Southern Mexico, from barbacoa to green pozole.

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Review: 'Bless Me, Ultima'

Feb. 22, 2013
By Nate John

"Bless Me, Ultima" opens in San Diego February 22. It is far too evident that the script was chopped up from the original novel. But the story and themes are timeless.

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The Museum That Chuck Ambers Built

Black History Month: 2013 Honoree

Jan. 30, 2013
By Monica Medina

Take a walk down Congress Street in Old Town and you’ll pass shops selling souvenirs, jewelry, and postcards. You may see a restaurant or two. But, walk too quickly and you’ll probably miss the little house near the corner of Congress and Conde Street.

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Tom K. Wong on Life as an Undocumented Youth

Jan. 9, 2013
By Monica Medina

Tom K. Wong is haunted by a childhood memory. It is of being awakened in the middle of the night by his mother, and being taken into the hallway, along with his older brother. There, she held them both tightly and sobbed while helicopters hovered overhead.

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San Diego Cooks: ‘Mexillent’ Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Jan. 2, 2013
By Monica Medina

Margo Porras is on a health mission, of sorts. As a San Diego-based blogger, she wants Latinos, particularly those of Mexican descent, like her, to eat healthier.

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Seniors Often Forgotten During The Holidays

Dec. 27, 2012
By Kenny Goldberg

The Christmas holidays can be an especially rough time for the elderly who are in poor health and live alone.

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San Diego Cooks: Orange Stuffing

Dec. 20, 2012
By Deanna Mackey

I didn’t know stuffing was “supposed” to be brown until I was 8-or 9 years-old and realized the bready, lumpy dish on my paternal grandmother’s Christmas table was ALSO stuffing. I say “also” because until that point, to me, stuffing had only been one color…an earthy shade of orange.

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San Diego Cooks: German Rouladen

Dec. 19, 2012
By Monica Medina

Susan McBeth grew up, the daughter of an Air Force father and a German mother. For her, living on a base, there was nothing like her mother’s cooking.

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Happy Birthday, El Cajon

Dec. 12, 2012
Consuela Steward

The children waited patiently for the recreation leader to announce the next activity. He pulled out two brightly colored, round parachutes. Once untied, each one billowed, revealing colors of red, green, yellow and blue. There were not enough handles on the parachutes for every child, but that didn’t matter. They listened carefully to the leader’s instructions. It was apparent in their faces of anticipation that they all knew exactly what to do.

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Stephanie Bergsma Leaves Her Imprint

Dec. 10, 2012
By Monica Medina

When I think of the people who personify KPBS, who’ve given so much of themselves to make the station what it is today, two come to mind. Two powerful and remarkable women, that is.

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