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Stories by Hilary Andrews

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'El Henry' Gives Shakespeare A 'Mad Max' Spin

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Shakespeare goes "Mad Max" as part of the La Jolla Playhouse/San Diego Rep Without Walls site-specific program. Go to the post-apocalyptic San Diego of “El Henry” (running through June 29 at SILO in Makers Quarter).

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Rants And Raves: Scream Zone

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Last year Halloween sales reached a record-setting $8 billion, making it the second-largest commercial holiday, topped only by Christmas. This also means opportunities for seasonal jobs. I'll take you out to one business for an afternoon of job interviews. I highly recommend listening to this piece.

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Weekend Preview: Bike the Boulevard, Kinetic Art, Carlsbad Music Fest And Barrio Art Jam

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Music, bikes and a dash of wonderfully bizarre art — it's all what's in store for this weekend.

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Weekend Preview: Latin Food Fest, Butcher Dinner, Picasso & San Diego Music Thing

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From festivals to music and art, here's a look at what's happening around San Diego County this weekend.

Councilmembers Focus On Strengthening Border Relations

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San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria, elected officials and business leaders met in Tijuana Wednesday with Mexico leaders in an overall effort to maintain their binational relationship.

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San Diego's Food Network Star Stacey Poon-Kinney

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Running The Trails Eatery is tough work but being a finalist in a reality TV show can be even more challenging. Stacey Poon-Kinney prepares for her Sunday debut as one of 12 finalists for Food Network Star.

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Dr. Entomo's Palace Of Exotic Wonders Now Open

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TheNAT just opened a new bug exhibit called Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders and it may not be what you expect to find in a museum setting. I'll take you up close and personal with some creepy crawlers. Watch the video.

Behind The Scenes At The Nat

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Most people have been to a museum to marvel at fossils and diorama. But not many people get a backstage tour to see the work that goes on behind the scenes. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando talks with one of the curators at the San Diego Natural History Museum about the work we don't see. Check out the video.

Step Into Spring Gardening By Starting Seeds

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Spring gardening tips from garden expert Nan Sterman, followed by a live chat at 1 p.m.

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Behind The Scenes: 'Moby-Dick'

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The opera "Moby Dick" kicks off it's west coast premiere on February 18. I went backstage to talk with UCSD and Sledgehammer alumni Robert Brill to find out how one brings a whaling ship into the San Diego Civic Theater.

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Video: Behind The Scenes At 'Salome'

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Babes, boobs, and blood are not what you normally expect to find at the opera but you'll find all three at the San Diego Opera's production of "Salome" (opening tonight and playing January 31, February 3 and 4 at the Civic Theater).

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Entertainment News: San Diego Filmmakers Head to Sundance

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Today, 2 films with San Diego ties will have world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. I met with two of the filmmakers before they left for Park City, Utah.

What Can Riders Do To Stay Safe On Two Wheels?

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As gas prices rise, more people are turning to motorcycles and scooters as an economical mode of transportation.

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Cellphone Adventure Brings San Diego History To Life

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In an effort to give visitors a new way to see the park, the Balboa Park Online Collaborative created the Giskin Anomaly - a cellphone adventure that's part scavenger hunt, part walking tour. We'll talk about the game, a new contest designed especially for Steampunk lovers, and other ways technology is being utilized in the park.

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Where Do Your Representatives Stand On Pot?

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Elected officials in San Diego are either opposed to Proposition 19 or don’t want to make their position public, according to the results of a KPBS survey. Find out where they stand.

What Are Your City Leaders Making?

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Months ahead of state efforts to post municipal employee’s salaries online, KPBS has gathered salary data for the mayors, city managers and City Council members of all 18 cities in San Diego County.

What City Leader Annual Salaries Cost Per Resident

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Following revelations that the city manager of the small city of Bell in Los Angeles County was paid almost $800,000 a year, KPBS surveyed the salaries of city managers in cities around San Diego County. Officials’ salaries weigh more heavily on the pocketbooks of taxpayers in the county’s smaller cities.

These Days

Linking Pollution And Bacteria To Coral Reef Health

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San Diego State University professor Dr. Forest Rohwer's recent book "Coral Reefs In the Microbial Seas" gives evidence linking pollution and bacteria to coral reef health.

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How Is Urbanization Affecting Mountain Lions?

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Researchers from the University of California Davis's Wildlife Health Center have been working to monitor mountain lions as they navigate a southern California landscape increasingly fragmented by roads, housing developments and the border. As the Puma Project enters its second decade, new data is revealing the challenges facing wildlife in the region.