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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

Gardening Events

Nan Sterman Lecture And Book Signing

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 La Jolla Community Center

Day Of Play 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center

Coastal Habitat Restoration

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Dog Beach Parking Lot

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Del Mar's Horse Racing Season Begins In The Shadow Of Santa Anita Deaths

July 17
By Matt Hoffman

The summer racing season kicks off Wednesday in Del Mar after 30 horses died earlier this year at Los Angeles' Santa Anita Park track.

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Lulu Wang's 'The Farewell' Is Based On An Actual Lie

July 15
By Beth Accomando

“The Farewell” was a hit at Sundance earlier this year. The film's director, Lulu Wang, stopped by the KPBS studios to explain how a lie is the basis for a true story.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast Episode 173: Lulu Wang's 'The Farewell'

July 12
By Beth Accomando

Lulu Wang's "The Farewell" was a hit at Sundance earlier this year and now opens in theaters. It draws on the director's own life for inspiration.

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Lambda Archives Stores San Diego's LGBTQ History

July 11
By Claire Trageser

Part of the challenge of running an LGBTQ archive is when it comes to older photos and memorabilia, there aren't that many, due to the closeted past.

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'Be Natural' Celebrates Pioneering Filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché

July 10
By Beth Accomando

A new documentary (opening July 19 at Digital Gym Cinema) called “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché” introduces audiences to the first woman filmmaker.

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Examining The Racial Stereotypes Of 1932's 'The Mask Of Fu Manchu'

July 2
By Beth Accomando

"The Mask of Fu Manchu" screens as part of the Breaking the Commandments: Pre-Code Hollywood film series at Digital Gym Cinema. It stars Boris Karloff as the evil Asian title character and that raises issues of racial stereotypes that need to be considered in a broader context.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 172: The Female Perspective

June 28
By Beth Accomando

A two-part Cinema Junkie podcast focuses on the female perspective in film by speaking with the director of programming at Etheria Film Night as well as the director of the new film "Ophelia" and the author who created the young adult book about seeing Shakespeare's "Hamlet" through the eyes of a young woman.

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'Paris Is Burning' Returns In New Digital Restoration

June 27
By Beth Accomando

The digital restoration of "Paris is Burning" (opening at Digital Gym Cinema) offers a perfect companion to the Legendary Drag Queens exhibit at the San Diego History Center and a great way to get ready for Pride.

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Retired Astronaut Charles Bolden Jr. Talks About America's Space Exploration

June 25
By Jade Hindmon

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing a new film series called "Summer of Space" is coming to KPBS television to tell the story of the race to outer space and all of the research that has come from that exploration.

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'Last Black Man In San Francisco' Is Cinematic Poetry

June 20
By Beth Accomando

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco" won accolades at Sundance earlier this year. Now it opens in select San Diego theaters and you need to see it.

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