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Follow this blog for daily posts about films made by Black directors that are important or noteworthy in the evolution of Black cinema. Read more

Andra Day Channels Billie Holiday In New Biopic

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Billie Holiday died at the age of 44 in 1959. She leaves behind a legacy of great songs rendered in her uniquely evocative vocal style. But the new film "The ... Read more

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Farm & Ranch Composting Series

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Virtual

Free Virtual Workshop: Mid-Scale Composting With Windrows

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Virtual

Tech Talk: Energize Your Waste

Thursday, March 11, 2021 Virtual

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San Diego's Spike In Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Mirrors National Trend

March 4
By Claire Trageser

There were at least 29 reports of racist incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in San Diego County in 2020, according to a national advocacy group.

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San Diego Zoo Apes Receive Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

March 4
By City News Service

Nine apes at the San Diego Zoo were the first non- human primates to receive a version of the COVID-19 vaccine designed for animals, zoo officials announced Thursday.

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Bobcat Kitten Released Into Wild Near Borrego Springs After 3 Months Of Care

March 3
By City News Service

A young bobcat that spent more than three months at the San Diego Humane Society's Ramona Wildlife Center was returned to the wild Wednesday — World Wildlife Day.

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San Diego Latino Film Festival Will Be Online And At The Drive-In

March 3
By Beth Accomando

The 28th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off March 11. It was the first local film festival forced to cancel its in person event because of COVID-19. The festival founder shares what the pandemic has been like.

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Dogs Arrive in California After Record-Breaking Texas Storm

Feb. 24
By City News Service

Twenty-seven dogs from the Lone Star state arrived at Helen Woodward Animal Center Wednesday, seeking warmer weather and a second chance at a forever home.

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Common Ground Theatre Celebrates Late Playwright Douglas Turner Ward

Feb. 24
By Beth Accomando

Common Ground Theatre's mission is “to produce classics and new works by and about people of African descent.” This weekend it showcases "Day of Absence" by Douglas Turner Ward, who died last Saturday.

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Chula Vista Wildlife Refuge Builds Custom Wetsuit To Help Sea Turtle Regain Its Buoyancy

Feb. 23
By John Carroll

A 200-pound loggerhead turtle at the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista was having problems with her buoyancy. One of the center's animal care specialists had the answer. A custom wetsuit.

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Close Out Black History Month With 'Spittin' Truth To Power'

Feb. 22
By Beth Accomando

You can fittingly close out Black History Month with an intergenerational poetry piece called "Spittin’ Truth To Power While Light Leaping For the People."

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FilmOut Monthly Screening Highlights 'Jumbo'

Feb. 18
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBTQ film festival, has been on hiatus since the pandemic hit. But it has restarted its monthly film series online and this month's selection is "Jumbo."

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What Can We Learn About Community From Animals?

Feb. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Academic, author and photographer Caitlin O’ Connell is out with a new book that explores this. It’s called “Wild Rituals: 10 Lessons Animals Can Teach Us About Connection, Community, and Ourselves.”

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