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Stories by Marissa Cabrera

Famed Animator Ron Campbell Brings Art Show To San Diego

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He will be painting, exhibiting and talking cartoons during his “Beatles Cartoon Pop Art Show” this weekend.

San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald Reflects On Her Time At City Hall

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Emerald was elected to the council in 2008. The beginning of her time in office coincided with the Great Recession. She also changed districts and dealt with the resignation of former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

Learning About The History Of Pearl Harbor Through Comics

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“Pearl Harbor And The Day of Infamy” is a 24-page comic book by historian Jay Wertz being released Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

‘Gross And Unlikable’: An All-Female Anthology Of Horror Stories

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So Say We All, a literary and arts nonprofit in San Diego, releases the latest edition in its collection of literary horror and dark fiction.

Mexican Consulate Of San Diego Announces Program To Support Immigrants

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Mexican Consul General in San Diego discusses the new "We Are With You Campaign." It includes 11 initiatives to educate immigrants about their rights and answer immigration questions.

Proposition 58 Passed, Now What?

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California voters overwhelmingly supported Proposition 58 on the November ballot, which ended the 18-year mandate of English-only instruction in public schools.

First Person: Young And Locked Up

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A San Diego man talks about what life was like serving time in an adult prison as a juvenile.

Turkey Talk: How Not To Burn Your Biscuits, Make Gritty Gravy Or Dry Out Your Turkey

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Chef Bernard Guillas, executive chef at the Marine Room restaurant in La Jolla, will answer questions about how to plan a Thanksgiving Day dinner with all the fixings.

Former Ocean Beach Theme Park The Backdrop For New Novel 'San Diego Land'

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A new historical novel focuses on Wonderland Park, a large amusement park in Ocean Beach that had to compete with the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

Report Explores How Doctors Can Help Patients Fight Food Insecurity

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A recent report by the San Diego Hunger Coalition identifies how health care providers can screen patients for food insecurity and refer them to resources during a routine visit.

Acclaimed Biographer Discusses Kafka’s Life And Work

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Dr. Reiner Stach has written five books about literary figure Franz Kafka. He will give two presentations Tuesday at San Diego State University.

San Diego’s Transportation Funding Up In The Air After Tax Measure's Defeat

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County voters last week rejected a half-cent sales tax increase that would have paid for transportation, infrastructure and open-space projects.

Election Roundup: The Results And What They Mean For San Diego County

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The 2016 election is over. The nation has a new president, California gets a new senator and recreational marijuana is legal. KPBS Midday Edition breaks down how the results could affect San Diegans.

‘Whose Live Anyway’ Comedians Take San Diego Stage

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Fans of the Emmy-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” can experience the improv show live at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday.

Ahead Of Election, San Diego Bishop Discusses Role Of Catholic Church In Public Policy

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In a message to local parishes, the head of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said the Church should not get involved in partisan politics.

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SDSU Stages All-Female 'Julius Caesar'

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Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Shakespeare's political play is re-imagined just in time for the 2016 presidential election.

USD Professor Explores Violence In America’s Poorest Neighborhoods

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In his new book, “The Neighborhood Has Its Own Rules” sociology professor Cid Martinez reveals the ways in which urban institutions — churches, local government and street gangs — manage conflict.

Border Surf Contest Aims To Raise Awareness About Ocean Pollution

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The San Diego and Baja chapters of the Surfrider Foundation are hosting the first binational surf contest this Sunday.

5 Ways To Have (A Little) Fun With The November Ballot

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Doing your homework for next week’s election doesn’t have to be boring. There are haikus and catchy songs to help you remember the 17 statewide propositions on the ballot.

Chula Vista District 3 Candidates Discuss Key Issues

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Former Councilman Steve Padilla faces city staffer Jason Paguio on Nov. 8, to represent the southeast region of Chula Vista.

San Diego Writers 'Reclaim' Their Stories

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Authors living in City Heights, Barrio Logan and other neighborhoods tell their stories in a new anthology that includes 19 narratives about identity, resilience and empowerment.

Monday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In San Diego County

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Online registration forms must be completed by midnight. Paper forms must be postmarked Monday or dropped off at the registrar's office by 8 p.m.

Chula Vista District 4 Candidates Discuss Key Issues

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Former councilman Rudy Ramirez faces retired firefighter Mike Diaz in November to represent the southwestern area of Chula Vista.

District 3 Supervisor Candidates Roberts And Gaspar Discuss Key Issues

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San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts and his challenger Kristin Gaspar speak with KPBS reporter Alison St John about the issues in the race.

Native American Rock Opera Comes To San Diego

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The new production "Something Inside Is Broken" about the Nisenan Indian tribe in Northern California and how it was affected by the gold rush comes to the California Center for the Arts this weekend.

First Person: I Was Kicked Out Of The Marines Under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

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It’s been five years since the end of the ban on gay men and women from serving openly in the military. We check in with a Marine veteran who was discharged under the policy.

San Diego Author Recounts Uncle’s Vietnam War Stories

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In his new book, “Midair," author Craig Collins talks about his fighter pilot uncle who flew more than 300 combat missions in the Vietnam War.

California Gets New Police Shooting Database

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With the ongoing debate over policing in America, the new database “URSUS” will record all police shootings and use of force incidents in the state.

Encinitas Voters To Choose New Mayor

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Mayoral candidates Catherine Blakespear and Paul Gaspar join KPBS Midday Edition to discuss their positions on the major issues facing Encinitas from new housing development to transit.

Film Explores Life And Work Of Latino Activist Willie Velasquez

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"Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice" airs on KPBS television Monday, October 3 at 9 p.m.

First Person: Why I Became A Police Officer

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Kofi Agyeman, 30, shares his experience as a young black police officer in San Diego County.

Renters, Homebuyers Feeling Squeezed In San Diego

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San Diegans are spending a larger share of their paychecks on housing, whether they're renting or looking to buy a home.

South Bay Roundup: Chula Vista Wants To Crack Down On Illegal Pot Shops

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Robert Moreno, reporter at The Star News joins us for an update on the issues making headlines in San Diego's South Bay.

New Center Aims To Curb School To Prison Pipeline

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The Center for Community Cohesion is a partnership between the San Diego-based National Conflict Resolution Center, local law enforcement and the San Diego Unified School District.

San Diego Native Tribes Rally Against North Dakota Oil Pipeline

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

Event Brings Baja Wines North Of The Border

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Admirers of Mexican reds, whites and blends are often unable to find any bottles on this side of the border. But that's changing.

‘What The F’: UC San Diego Professor On Why People Swear

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Linguist and cognitive expert Benjamin Bergen breaks down profanity into four categories: religious, sexual, bodily functions and slurs. His new book is titled “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.”

Why Rape Kits Go Untested In San Diego

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The San Diego Police Department says it has about 2,400 rape kits that have not been sent to the crime lab to be analyzed.

First Person: How I Became A First-Generation College Student

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Daniel Noriega, 18, will be the first person in his family to go to college. He's attending San Diego State University this fall.

San Diego Philanthropist Malin Burnham On Putting 'Community Before Self'

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The real estate developer, philanthropist and sailor is opening up about his life in a new book.

More Boys Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about half of teen boys received at least one of the recommended human papillomavirus vaccines as of 201 – up 8 percent from the previous year.

Should We Switch To A 5-Hour Work Day? This Local CEO Thinks So

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Stephan Aarstol, founder of Tower Paddle Boards in Mira Mesa and winner of the reality TV show "Shark Tank," says moving to a shorter work day transformed his business and the lives of his employees.

'Adnan's Story' Goes Beyond 'Serial'

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Rabia Chaudry brought the story of Adnan Syed to "This American Life" producer Sara Koenig, leading to the popular podcast "Serial." Now, Chaudry has written a book that she says paints a fuller picture of the 1999 Baltimore murder case that sent Syed to prison.

Talking Trash: Reducing Food Waste Starts At Home

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Up to 40 percent of the U.S. food supply goes to waste. A panel discussion on Tuesday night focuses on the environmental impacts of food waste and ways to cut back on how much food is thrown away.

UC San Diego Professor Examines The Cuban Economy

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In the new book “Open For Business: Rebuilding the Cuban Economy,” UC San Diego professor Richard Feinberg explores where Cuba's economy is today and what the future may hold.

Lofty Plans To House San Diego’s Homeless Gaining Traction, Officials Say

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The city of San Diego aims to house 1,000 homeless veterans by March 2017, while the county is working to house 1,250 homeless individuals with severe mental illness in the next three years.

What San Diego Can Learn From Utah About Tackling Chronic Homelessness

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In the last decade, Utah has reduced its population of chronically homeless individuals by more than 90 percent. How did the state do it?

Four Years Into DACA, Focus Is On Asian Youth

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Alliance San Diego, a community advocacy group, is launching a campaign to enroll Asian youth. It says Asian Pacific Islanders have the lowest rate of enrollment.

Acclaimed Pianist Aruán Ortiz Performs In San Diego

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The Cuban-born musician is in San Diego for a solo performance Sunday at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan.

Crossing The Railroad Tracks In North County Could Cost You $500

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More than 50 people have been ticketed since Aug. 1 by the North County Transit District for crossing the railroad tracks. Trespassers can be fined up to $500.

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