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Stories by Nicholas McVicker

Mayor Names New President To Head Civic San Diego

Reese Jarrett, former head of the defunct Southeastern Development Corp., was picked Friday to lead Civic San Diego, which oversees major development projects in the city.

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Comic-Con Begins!

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Wednesday night the 45th San Diego Comic-Con kicks off with preview night. Comic-Con began in a hotel basement and now takes over the entire San Diego Convention Center, sprawls out into the Gaslamp Quarter, attracts 125,000 attendees and pours more than $135 million into the San Diego economy.

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Batman, Zombies And Whovians To Descend On Comic-Con

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Preview night for Comic-Con is Wednesday, but vendors are arriving already with the bigger, more elaborate booths beginning to be unloaded Monday at the San Diego Convention Center.

Tony Gwynn Mural Rises Above San Diego's East Village

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The memory of San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn endures in a painting being unveiled Saturday.

Priceless Gems Make San Diego Stop

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The world's largest faceted sapphire rolled into San Diego on a tour of the West Coast.

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The Globe's 'Othello' Tackles Race, Gender, And The Mystery Of Iago

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With “Othello” (running through July 27), The Old Globe proves that Shakespeare’s 400-year-old plays are timeless because the themes he dealt with are human and universal.

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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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AAAHHHRRRTTT!!!: A Star Wars Art Show

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George Lucas' "Star Wars" films have inspired a diverse array of fan art and merchandise. Tuesday night Thumbprint Gallery serves up a one-night exhibit of 'Star Wars"-inspired works from San Diego artists.

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'Chasing The Song' Musical Goes 'Page To Stage' At Playhouse

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Last year La Jolla Playhouse debuted a play development program called DNA New Works Series. "Chasing the Song" was given a concert reading through that workshop and now it returns to the Playhouse for a Page-to-Stage production.

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Santee Brush Fire Flare-Up Fully Contained

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The fire, which started Tuesday afternoon in the dry bed of the San Diego River on the east end of the Carlton Oaks Country Club, reignited Wednesday morning and threatened about a dozen homes.

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Museum Of Making Music: The Banjo

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The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad says its ultimate purpose is to make the world more musical. Visitors can get their hands on an electric banjo and make music as loud as they want at the museum’s new exhibit The Banjo; A New Day for an Old Instrument.

San Diego Students Learn About Endangered Birds

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The "Share Our Shores" program is part of a pilot curriculum to help students learn about the environment

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Behind The Scenes: San Diego Opera's 'A Masked Ball'

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Verdi’s "A Masked Ball" is an opera famous for its finale and -- SPOILER ALERT -- I'm going to tell you how it ends.

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Behind The Scenes: DNA New Works Series

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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. 

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Behind The Scenes: The Globe's 'The Winter's Tale'

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Barry Edelstein assumed the artistic directorship of the Old Globe at the end of 2012. But tonight marks the opening of the first play he has directed for The Globe, Shakespeare’s"'The Winter’s Tale."

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Behind The Scenes: 'Hot Guys Dancing'

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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).

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Behind The Scenes: 'Sideshow'

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The musical “Sideshow” just opened at La Jolla Playhouse. It takes its inspiration from the 1932 film "Freaks" and the real life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton.

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'Evil Dead The Musical' Reanimates For Halloween

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The dead don’t always like to stay dead, which is why “Evil Dead The Musical” has reanimated itself for the Terror on Tenth program at the Tenth Avenue Theater downtown through November 2.

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Armored Knights Face Off In Poway At Tournament Of The Phoenix

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Dust off your armor and pick your finest steed because beginning Friday, the Tournament of the Phoenix kicks off three days of jousting, equestrian display and pollaxe combat at the Poway Rodeo.

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Review: 'Blackfish'

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In 2010, a Sea World trainer was killed by a killer whale. That incident sparked the documentary “Blackfish” (opening July 26 at Landmark's Hillcrest and La Jolla Village Theaters). Watch Evening Edition tonight at 5:00pm for more on the film and Sea World's reaction to it.

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Artist In Residence: Robert Brill

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From hunting Moby Dick on the high seas to battling Pink Robots, designer Robert Brill has been creating breathtaking work for San Diego audiences for decades. Now he’s the La Jolla Playhouse’s new Artist in Residence.

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Review/Interview: 'The East'

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Corporations that refuse to be held accountable for their actions are taken to task by an anarchist group in the new indie film, “The East," which opened June 14 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas and AMC La Jolla.

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Behind The Scenes: 'His Girl Friday'

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When the La Jolla Playhouse decided to stage “His Girl Friday,” they had to ask how could they make a play about reporters in 1939 Chicago connect with an audience in San Diego today? The solution involves a clever set design and plenty of doors.

Veterans And Their Stories Take Off With San Diego Honor Flight

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More than 90 veterans took off for Washington D.C. today with San Diego Honor Flight to mark Memorial Day.

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Warehouse 1425 Serves Up One-Night-Only Art Party

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If you’re a street artist and you’re handed a 6000 square foot warehouse, you don’t ask any questions, you just start painting. Warehouse 1425 (Friday, May 17 at 1425 E Street, 6:00 to 10:00pm) is a one-night-only art party.

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San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival Hosts Moscow School

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The 8th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival (April 27 at noon in Balboa Park) proves the international appeal of the Bard with a school from Moscow joining the lineup.

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Behind The Scenes: 'Parallel Lives'

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The Oceanside Theater Company offers a world premiere, a kid’s musical, and a sketch comedy in its second season of productions. The company’s creative team as well as a pair of supreme beings talk about how they are redefining community theater.

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Video: San Diego Derby Dolls

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The San Diego Derby Dolls provide the inspiration for the new play "Derbywise" (running through April 27 at the 10th Avenue Theater) from Circle Circle dot dot. Take a visit with us to the Dollhouse to get to know the real players before checking out the play.

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Interview: 'Bless Me, Ultima'

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“Bless Me, Ultima” has been cited as the best-selling Chicano novel of all time but it took more than 4 decades for it to reach the screen. The film version of "Bless Me, Ultima" opened in select San Diego Theaters on February 22. Watch my video interview with two of the actors.

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Behind The Scenes: 'The Daughter Of The Regiment'

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The San Diego Opera kicks off it's 48th season next weekend with "The Daughter of the Regiment." KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando sat in on a rehearsal to get the low down on singing the high C's in the opera's famous aria.

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Kickstarter For 'Styria'

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A pair of filmmakers who graduated from the SDSU Television, Film, and New Media program have completed production of a feature film -- "Styria" -- shot in Hungary. Now the filmmakers are in the final week of an online fundraiser to pay for post-production.

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Behind The Scenes Of 'Allegiance'

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George Takei calls "Allegiance" his "legacy project." Listen to the Star Trek actor and social media superstar talk about why he has so much invested in this new musical at the Globe about the Japanese American internment.

Agriculture Sees Modest Gains, Driven By Avocados

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The San Diego County Department of Agriculture released the 2011 crops report today and also issued a warning.

Shark Expert Reveals What's Lurking Off San Diego's Shores

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This is the second summer in a row that a San Diego beach has been closed due to a great white shark. Some researchers say sightings of the top predators are on the rise.

San Diegans Join International Organ Donation Chain

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Two San Diegans are part of an international organ donation chain. It started last December when a woman in Oklahoma gave her kidney to a man in Greece.

City Heights Class Cautions Girls About Falling Prey To Sex Trafficking

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Teen girls with a history of trouble and low self-esteem often fall prey to sex traffickers. A youth organization in City Heights is working to prevent girls from becoming victims.

New Central Library Taking Shape

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Take a tour of the new building rising up above Petco Park downtown, the New Central Library.

San Diego Providers Having Problems With Anthem Blue Cross

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San Diego's largest private providers of psychiatric care complain Anthem Blue Cross frequently refuses to pay for emergency hospitalizations.

Uncertain Fishing Season Ahead For San Diego-Based Boats

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This year's San Diego Sport Fishing season will be different from any that have come before. That's because huge swaths of ocean are off limits to anglers creating uncertainty among those who make a living from the ocean's catch.

Program Helps Turn Veterans Into Working Engineers

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Transitioning from the strict regimen of military life to a civilian education or career track is a daunting challenge for many veterans. San Diego State University is building on its reputation as a veteran-friendly campus with a program that tries to smooth the road from the military to civilian work.

Lawsuit Aims To Elect More Latinos In Escondido

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A lawsuit working its way through the court system alleges the city's current system for electing city council members disenfranchises Latinos. Proponents want the city to implement district-wide elections.

Vets Find Mantram Repetition Helps PTSD Symptoms

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The VA Medical Center in San Diego is testing an ancient meditation technique called “Mantram Repetition” to see if veterans from around the country with PTSD are willing to try it.

Jazz Avenue In Germany

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Not many teenagers get excused from school in order to play a gig in Germany. But 5 students from the School of Creative and Performing Art along with 1 alumnus did just that. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando stopped by SCPA for an after school jam session with Jazz Avenue.

Otay Ranch Has A New Kind of Home

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Builders of "Village 2" in Otay Ranch respond to a changing home market with smaller homes and innovative designs.

New Program Teaches Athletes To Save Athletes

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A new program in San Diego is teaching high school athletes some skills that could help them save a teammate's life.

Paddling For Wildlife In The San Diego River

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Once a year a group of volunteers are given permission to clean up a unique stretch of the San Diego River. You can't tell from the shoreline, but the area is packed with an amazing amount of garbage.

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Interview: 'Act of Valor' Stuntmen-Turned-Directors

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"Act of Valor" (opening February 24 throughout San Diego) is a fictional film directed by a pair of former stuntmen and using active duty Navy SEALS instead of actors. Watch my video feature or listen to my interviews.

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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.

San Diego Woman In Her Early 20s Battles Breast Cancer

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Nakita Garcia, a 24-year-old San Diegan, is battling breast cancer, a disease that's almost unheard of in women her age.

San Diego Looks For A Place To Park All The Cars

San Diego's rising population will bring with it hundreds of thousands more cars, more concerns about finding place to park and a fear that parking lots will overtake the city's landscape.

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