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Diversionary Theatre Launches 34th Season

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Artistic director Matt Morrow previews Diversionary Theatre's 34th season and explains its theme of "We Are." Read more

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

Food Events

Virtual How-To Festival

Saturday, May 30, 2020 Virtual

Rosé All Day

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Virtual

Intro To Blind Tasting Series - For Intermediate Tasters

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Virtual

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Gardening Events

Virtual How-To Festival

Saturday, May 30, 2020 Virtual

Free Webinar: Smart Ways To Fight Food Waste

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Virtual

Free Webinar: Smart Ways To Fight Food Waste

Saturday, June 20, 2020 Virtual

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Chicano Park Mural Remembers Anastasio Hernandez Rojas

May 29
By Beth Accomando

Ten years ago San Diego resident Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was brutally beaten and shot with a Taser by border agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He died two days later. Now a mural at Chicano Park pays tribute to his memory and to the continued battle for justice.

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Business Report: Summer Travel Season Shaken By COVID-19

May 29
By Bennett Lacy

Major job cuts hit businesses at the heart of the travel industry, and regional destinations like theme parks and casinos prepare to slowly reopen in the coming weeks.

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San Diego Acts To Fight Discrimination Against Asians, Pacific Islanders

May 27
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

During the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been a startling rise in discrimination and harassment against members of the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

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Trump Administration's 'Unprecedented' Asylum Restrictions Could Outlast Pandemic

May 26
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

While major parts of the economy are reopening amid relaxing health measures, policies along the border — first put in place during the pandemic — remain extended indefinitely.

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Memorial Day Weekend Serves As A Trial Run For Restaurant Reopenings

May 25
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Many restaurants and outdoor areas opened over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. While residents are excited to enjoy the outdoors, business owners acknowledge it will take awhile for people to get used to the new normal.

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New Coffee Shop Brews Up Business In The Midst Of Pandemic

May 24
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

It took Marlyn Gonzalez over three years to line everything up for her business. All she needed to do was open — which was scheduled for late March. And then the pandemic hit.

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PacArts Hosts Online Discussion For 'The Paradise We Are Looking For'

May 22
By Beth Accomando

Pacific Arts Movement is closing out its May Madness celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Sunday, May 31 with a live Q&A event with the filmmakers from "The Paradise We Are Looking For."

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Border Patrol Begins Sending Mexican Border Crossers On Flights To Mexico City

May 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Border Patrol has announced that it has begun flying some Mexican citizens caught crossing the border illegally straight from San Diego to Mexico City.

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San Diego County Supervisors Revive Human Relations Commission Amid Rise In Hate Incidents

May 19
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who pushed for the revival of the commission, said that racial tensions in the county had been further exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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California To Start Sending Relief To Undocumented Immigrants

May 18
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Thousands of undocumented immigrants will receive up to one-thousand dollars from the state government starting Monday. The payments are drawn from a $75 million cash assistance program launched by Gov. Newsom last month.

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