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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

11th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Of Interfaith Service

Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 Balboa Park

Hawthorne Country Store Celebrates Annual Homesteading Arts Faire

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 Hawthorne Country Store

All About Worms Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 The Water Conservation Garden

Check out more gardening events →

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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Is One Of The Best Of 2018

Dec. 31, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Forget about the effects-driven worlds of "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Aquaman" and experience the true cinematic magic of Barry Jenkins’ "If Beale Street Could Talk."

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'La Ronde' Provides Inspiration For The New Dance Cabaret Show 'Tryst'

Dec. 28, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

The controversial 1897 play "La Ronde" provides the inspiration for the dance anthology show "Tryst" that opens Jan. 10 at Diversionary Theatre.

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Journalist’s Book Explains Severe Barriers Cambodian Refugees Face In California

Dec. 26, 2018
By Mark Sauer

A new book delves into the complicated picture of what can happen to refugees after arriving in America. “Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back” is by California author and former San Diego journalist Katya Cengel.

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Chef Bernard Shares Recipes For Ideal Holiday Meal

Dec. 20, 2018
By Ebone Monet

Holiday food preparation tips from the executive chef of San Diego's The Marine Room in La Jolla.

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Volunteers Pledge To Help Migrants Seek Asylum For At Least 40 Days And 40 Nights

Dec. 19, 2018
By Matt Hoffman

Volunteers with the New Sanctuary Coalition will be working in San Diego and Tijuana over the next few weeks.

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San Diego Solar Company Shines Light On Job Opportunities

Dec. 13, 2018
By Ebone Monet and Anica Colbert

African-American community leaders team up with nonprofit solar companies to help communities affected by pollution.

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Only At Digital Gym Cinema: 'Roma' And 'Snowflake'

Dec. 13, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Digital Gym Cinema will be the only place in San Diego to see Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" — which just garnered an armload of awards nominations — and the crazy German import "Snowflake."

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

Dec. 1, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
By Katie Schoolov

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