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First African-American Commander US Navy Aircraft Carrier Honored In San Diego

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San Diego County’s Urban League hosted a salute to African-American military leaders. One of those leaders, who made naval history, is retired Admiral Larry Cleveland Chambers. He commanded the USS ... Read more

Juneteenth: An American Holiday

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Juneteenth is an American Holiday, often overlooked. But what's also called African American Independence Day is as significant to our history as the Fourth Of July. Read more

Food Events

KPBS On-The-Go: Books & Brews

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 Amplified Ale Works

Little Italy Wednesday Market

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 Piazza della Famiglia

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 SeaWorld San Diego

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Gardening Events

Master Composter Course (5-week Class)

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 San Diego Botanic Garden

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Longtime Gender-Equity Proponent Kim Sontag-Mulder Selected As A KPBS Community Hero

Dec. 1
By Linda Ball

Gender-equity champion credited with restarting San Diego chapter of National Organization of Women

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Business Report: Auto Industry Job Cuts

Nov. 30
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

GM announces a restructuring plan that will eliminate thousands of jobs, Aetna and CVS complete a major merger, and San Diego's cruise market rebounds.

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Mama's Kitchen Sells 4,000 Pies To Feed The Critically Ill

Nov. 21
By Katie Schoolov

One local charity sells 4,000 pies before Thanksgiving, hoping to raise $140,000 for those in need.

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Talking Turkey: Chef Bernard Shares Recipes For Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 21
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Chef Bernard Guillas, the executive chef of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club's The Shores Restaurant and the Marine Room, joins KPBS Midday Edition Wednesday to answer your Thanksgiving dinner questions. Tweet your questions to @kpbsmidday or call us at 1-888-895-5727.

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Business Report: Gas Prices Drop

Nov. 16
By Bennett Lacy

Local gas prices are trending downward, Uber offers new incentives for repeat customers, and Amazon announces the winning cities in its search for a new headquarters.

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Podcast Episode 154: From Raymond Chow To Current Asian Cinema

Nov. 8
By Beth Accomando

Legendary Hong Kong producer Raymond Chow died earlier this month. This podcast pays tribute to his legacy with San Diego Asian Film Festival artistic director Brian Hu. Plus we get a preview of the 19th annual festival.

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San Diego Asian Film Festival Kicks Off 19th Year

Nov. 8
By Beth Accomando

The 19th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival serves up a delicious pair of films followed by food for its opening and closing nights.

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San Diego Zoo Bids Farewell To Giant Panda Gao Gao

Oct. 30
By City News Service

The San Diego Zoo said goodbye Tuesday to a giant panda named Gao Gao, sending him back to his homeland as part of a research loan agreement with China.

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Few Central Americans Win Asylum in the US — Here’s How One Man Did it

Oct. 30
Maya Srikrishnan/Voice of San Diego

Only about 22 percent of Central Americans who requested asylum in the U.S. last year were granted it. Vladimir Cortez was one of them.

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Marijuana On The Ballot For Three San Diego County Cities This November

Oct. 30
By Matt Hoffman

This November voters in La Mesa, Chula Vista and Vista will see cannabis-related measures about legalizing retail sales and taxing marijuana.

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