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Stories by Angela Carone

Group Marches To Protest CHE Café Eviction

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The protesters delivered a petition to UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla to save the CHE Café. Last week a judge ruled in favor of UCSD after it sued the collective that runs the café for refusing to vacate the building.

Fraternity Culture Linked To College Sexual Assault Problem

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The attention paid to rape on campus has brought fraternity culture under a microscope. Sexual assault at fraternities is a serious problem that some universities and even some Greeks are starting to confront.

Sexual Assault Reports Increase At UCSD, USD

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The numbers were released under the Clery Act, which requires federally funded colleges and universities to publish statistics on campus safety.

DNA Test Exonerates CSU San Marcos Frat House Rape Suspect

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The Oceanside Police Department say a CSU San Marcos student accused of raping a female student at a fraternity house party has been cleared by a DNA test.

SDSU Student Reports Sexual Assault At Campus Apartment

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Saturday's reported sexual assault is the third attack involving a San Diego State University student this semester.

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San Diego Jazz Great Daniel Jackson Dead At 77

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Daniel Jackson, saxophonist, pianist, composer, and music teacher with a decades long career in the San Diego jazz scene, died Wednesday of a prolonged illness.

SDSU Beefs Up Sexual Assault Policies; Critics Ask Why It Took So Long

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While San Diego State University’s incoming freshman class spent the summer saying goodbye to high school friends, the school’s administrators were scrambling to react to a state investigation critical of the university's policies on sexual assault.

Proposed Law Says You've Got To Say 'Yes' Before There's Sexual Consent

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A bill making its way through the California Assembly aims to establish a new standard for consent and create uniform sexual assault policies at publicly funded California colleges and universities.

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The Wild True Tale Behind La Jolla Playhouse's 'Ether Dome'

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The La Jolla Playhouse’s new play "Ether Dome" shows how ambition, betrayal and drugs played a part in the discovery of anesthesia, which changed the course of medical history.

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New Timken Director Will Run Museum From New York

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The new director of the Timken Museum of Art will be based in New York City. He replaces John Wilson, who abruptly resigned two weeks ago after six years at the helm. KPBS looks at what this might mean for the future of this small but cherished museum in Balboa Park.

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San Diego Opera Settles With Ian Campbell

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The San Diego Opera reaches an employment settlement with former general and artistic director Ian Campbell.

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The Battle To Save CHE Café

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CHE Café, a UC San Diego underground music venue and hotbed for progressive politics for more than 30 years, might have to close because university officials say it's unsafe. The student volunteers who run it are putting up a fight.

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City Finds More Money For San Diego Opera

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The San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture replenishes its funding of the San Diego Opera in light of the company's restructuring.

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Opera Veteran Appointed New Artistic Adviser At San Diego Opera

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William Mason, former general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, will lead San Diego Opera through transition.

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Ex-San Diego Opera Chief Didn't Stand To Gain Financially If Company Closed

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An amendment to Ian Campbell's contract with San Diego Opera challenges claims that the former general director tried to shut down the company for personal gain.

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State Attorney General Investigating San Diego Opera

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Letters were sent last week to the San Diego Opera's board asking for documents and data, including information about the "transfer of charitable assets" and material related to accounting and billing matters.

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San Diego Opera Will Not Close, Announces 2015 Season

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The opera board of directors rescinds a vote to close and moves forward with three operas next season.

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Campbell Out At San Diego Opera

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The opera officially ends relationship with its longtime leader, Ian Campbell.

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San Diego Opera Announces Matching Gift Challenge

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The San Diego Opera has announced a $500,000 matching gift campaign as the company draws closer to reaching a crowd funding goal of $1 million.

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City Funds For San Diego Opera Cut, Revised Plans For 2015 Underway

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The commission voted to recommend the San Diego City Council reduce funding for the San Diego Opera to $160,000, or less than half of what the company was set to receive in fiscal 2015.

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San Diego Opera Chief Placed On Leave

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Embattled opera director Ian Campbell has been placed on leave while the company restructures in a push to stay open and produce a 2015 season.

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San Diego Opera Members Plan To Have Say In Company's Future

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A special meeting will allow more than 800 members of the San Diego Opera Association a chance to vote on whether the opera company closes or forges ahead.

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San Diego Opera Postpones Closure Until May 19

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The closure date for San Diego Opera has been postponed until May 19 to give organizers more time to fundraise for a 50th season.

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Board Meeting Leads To Shake Up In San Diego Opera Leadership

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A San Diego Opera board meeting in La Jolla brings the resignation of Board President Karen Cohn. Other top members also walked out of the meeting.

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Board May Not Have Final Say In San Diego Opera Shutdown

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The San Diego Opera's board of directors may need the support of 850 members of the opera association to get the final OK to shutter the 49-year-old organization.

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'Generous' Contracts Could Be San Diego Opera’s Biggest Liability

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San Diego Opera board meets Friday to either wrestle with the company's future or stick to its proposed death sentence on April 29. KPBS and media partner inewsource reviewed the leadership's compensation packages to determine what kind of liability they present when it's time to pay debts.

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Much Handwringing, Slow Progress On San Diego Opera’s Future

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Ian Campbell, the opera company's general director, was heckled and booed at Saturday night's performance of "Don Quixote." Meanwhile, questions about board governance remain.

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San Diego Opera Receives $1M Gift To Explore Future

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The San Diego Opera, set to shut down at the end of April, received the gift from board member Carol Lazier "to encourage us to rescind the dissolution vote as soon as possible."

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San Diego Opera Board Off To Slow Start

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With only one month left to right the ship, sources tell KPBS the board needs to show more progress.

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San Diego Opera Extends Final Act

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Opera closure postponed by two weeks and board opts to salvage 2015 anniversary season.

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Drama At San Diego Opera Enters Second Act

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Directors of the San Diego Opera meet Monday to reexamine their vote to shutter the venerable arts institution. Some board members say they didn't have all the information they needed, including an internal investigation into management's tactics.

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Balboa Park Centennial Committee Members Apologize For Failure

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The committee in charge of planning a yearlong party in 2015 at Balboa Park spent $2.6 million that came from taxpayers, and now the group is out of business. KPBS interviewed committee members, museum leaders and community members to find out what went wrong.

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MCASD La Jolla Chooses Architect For Expansion

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MCASD has chosen New York-based Selldorf Architects to design an expansion planned for the La Jolla museum.

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Del Mar House Provides Artists Sanctuary, For Now

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In an enclave in Del Mar, a group of artists have transformed a dated, rundown home into an artist community and gallery space. But they don’t own the house, and the house has a date with the wrecking ball.

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UC San Diego Researchers Try To Quiet Noisy Hospitals

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Hospitals can be noisy places, which makes it tough for patients to sleep and heal. At a UCSD lab, researchers are using technology to cut through the clamor and create some peace and quiet in clinical settings.

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Ayad Akhtar's Muslim-American Culture Clash Comes To La Jolla Playhouse

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A play about clashing generations in a Muslim family opens at the La Jolla Playhouse. “The Who and the What” was written by Ayad Akhtar, who won last year’s Pulitzer Prize for drama.

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Critics Honor Best In San Diego Theater

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A musical that premiered in San Diego and is now on Broadway took home top honors at the 2013 Craig Noel Awards, which celebrates the best in San Diego theater.

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Leonard Knight, Creator of Salvation Mountain, Dies At 82

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Leonard Knight devoted his life to painting a desert mountain that carried the message 'God is Love.' He died Monday in El Cajon.

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Art Rescued By 'Monuments Men' At San Diego Museum of Art

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"The Monuments Men," staring George Clooney, opens this weekend. The true story of how these men rescued artwork looted by the Nazis in World War II has a San Diego connection.

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Christo Talks About His Artwork, Jeanne-Claude And Garlic

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A conversation with the artist Christo, about his career, working without his longtime collaborator and wife, Jeanne-Claude, and the new exhibit at MCASD La Jolla.

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Christo Lectures At MCASD To Open Exhibit

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The artist Christo, known for large scale works like The Gates in Central Park, will lecture at MCASD in conjunction with a new exhibit of his work.

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Brother Artists Exhibit Craft And Memories At Mingei

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The work of two brothers who make obsessively detailed art is now on view at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. The artists tap their shared family memories for inspiration.

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Homegrown Musician Performs With Daft Punk At Grammys

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A musician who grew up in San Diego will be on stage this weekend at the Grammy Awards. The bass guitarist had a role in one of the biggest hits of the year.

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Artist David Adey's Ambitious New Solo Exhibit At La Jolla Gallery

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If artist David Adey has an idea, he's going to figure out how to execute it; Adey’s new show at the Scott White Contemporary Art gallery in La Jolla offers more big ideas brought to life.

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Tim Mays Talks 25 Years Of Running The Casbah

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For fans of alternative rock music, The Casbah on Kettner Boulevard had been a promised land for 25 years. We talk to co-founder and owner Tim Mays about The Casbah's anniversary.

Year In Review 2013: Top San Diego Arts & Culture Stories

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KPBS arts and culture reporter Angela Carone looks back on one of the biggest stories of the year: The opening of the new central library in downtown San Diego.

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The 'Nutcracker' Meets The Streets

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'Tis the season for "Nutcracker" productions, but there's a fresh take on the classic with a hip-hop twist.

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San Diego Catholics Weigh In On Pope Francis

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Pope Francis is one of the most talked about religious leaders in the world today. We spoke with local Catholics to see how they feel about the pope and how he's led the Catholic church so far.

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San Diego Symphony CEO To Step Down Next Year

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San Diego Symphony CEO Edward "Ward" Gill will step down when his contract ends in September 2014.

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San Diego Symphony Composing Music Inspired By Crowdsourcing

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The San Diego Symphony asked everyday San Diegans to send in videos of their music to help inspire an original orchestral composition about San Diego.

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