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Stories by Anica Colbert

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Virtual Vista Viking Festival For 2021

Aug. 20
By Anica Colbert

The annual Vista Viking Festival will remain online this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Carmen Favela (left) and Esthela Davila (right)...

Sexism In San Diego’s Craft Brew Scene

May 21
By Anica Colbert

San Diego’s craft brew industry responds after an Instagram page about sexism in the industry goes viral.

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TwitchCon Returns To San Diego Convention Center This Weekend

Sept. 26, 2019
By Anica Colbert

TwitchCon returns to San Diego bringing million dollar gaming tournaments, cosplay, and timely panel discussions.

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Business Report: Trump Says He'll Revoke California's Auto Emission Standards

Sept. 23, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Bennett Lacy

This week in business: Trump says he will revoke California’s right to set vehicle emission standards, an attack on a Saudi oil field shocks global gas prices, and SeaWorld’s CEO is stepping down.

UC San Diego Extension in La Jolla, San Diego, ...

UCSD Extension Tests New Way To Pay For School

July 30, 2019
By Anica Colbert

The pilot program for Income Share Agreements is an alternative way to help students finance college.

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Alpine Animal Rescue Raising Awareness About Big Cats

June 11, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Lions Tigers & Bears big cat animal rescue takes in exotic animals unsuited for zoo conservation programs, and they’re calling for public awareness and support about exotic big cats.

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Teaching Refugees, Instant Smoothies Garner Top Awards At Innovation Challenge

May 10, 2019
By Anica Colbert

In what was like a sustainable version of "Shark Tank," USD students pitched business ideas that address societal or environmental issues facing the world today.

Traders Michael Urkonis, left, and Gregory Rowe...

Business Report: S&P 500 And NASDAQ Break Records On Closings

April 26, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

"Avengers: Endgame" is expected to smash the box office this weekend, Samsung's foldable phone blunders, and there have been record-breaking closings this week on Wall Street.

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Business Report: Live Nation Buys North Park Observatory

April 22, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Music promoters Live Nation buys the Observatory In North Park, Lyft is using San Diego Airport travelers to test a new app feature, and Apple and Qualcomm have settled their patent licensing dispute.

Graduating seniors who are part of the Blue Hea...

San Diego Mentorship Program Helps Boys Go To College

April 11, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

The Blue Heart Foundation celebrated its graduating seniors as part of its mission to help underserved youth make it into college.

Authors Judy A. Bernstein and Alephonsion Deng ...

'Lost Boy' Shares Refugee Experience And New Life In San Diego

April 8, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

One of the "Lost Boys of Sudan" resettled in the San Diego City Heights neighborhood and shares his story in a new book, which he co-authored with his mentor.

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San Diego Zoo Giant Pandas Moving To China

April 2, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Giant pandas Bai Yun and Xiao Liwu at the San Diego Zoo are set to leave on April 27 to be repatriated to China as part of the terms of a loan agreement.

Palomar College Film Shines Light On Sex Trafficking Survivors

March 28, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Local student film crew earns awards of excellence ahead of the debut of their documentary featuring three survivors of sex trafficking.

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Padres Fans Hopeful About New Season At Opening Day Block Party

March 28, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Kris Arciaga

Baseball fans celebrated San Diego's opening game in San Diego's East Village.

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Alex Trebek Thanks Fans Following Cancer Diagnosis

March 14, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Dr. Andrew M. Lowy of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center talks with KPBS Evening Edition Ebone Monet about the statistics of pancreatic cancer.

Filmmakers Focus On Migrant Voices At San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 12, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

The San Diego Latino Film Festival named 15 finalists who explored immigration stories through film as part of this year's Migrant Voices Film Challenge.

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San Diego Civic Leaders Honored For Making History

March 11, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Former State Senator Christine Kehoe and State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins were chosen to be San Diego History Center's "2019 Makers Of San Diego History."

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How To Enjoy The Anza-Borrego Desert Super Bloom

March 6, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Tips for going out Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and KPBS Evening Edition Host Ebone Monet takes a flower tour with A Growing Passion Host Nan Sterman.

KPBS Rountable Host Mark Sauer meets with Meteo...

Winter Showers Help Anza-Borrego Super Bloom

March 6, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Mark Sauer

KPBS Roundtable Host Mark Sauer checks in with Alex Tardy from the National Weather Service to talk about the weather science behind the desert bloom in Anza-Borrego.

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From STEM To STEAM: San Diego Science And Engineering Festival Now Includes Art

March 4, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Kris Arciaga

Artists join this year's festival aimed at inspiring kids and adults about STEM education and careers.

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Chelsea Clinton Visits San Diego Foster Youth

Feb. 11, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton learned more about the challenges facing San Diego kids in the foster care system.

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Research Vessel That's Sailed The World Calls On San Diego Ahead Of Major Expedition

Sept. 19, 2019
By Shalina Chatlani

The ship is likely going to leave port this weekend, and it's headed for the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, heading into cour...

Duncan Hunter Corruption Trial Pushed Back Till Late January

Oct. 7, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

A federal judge on Monday pushed Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter's corruption trial further back in January.

Julian Union High School District may be forced...

Longer Wildfire Season Could Mean Extended Academic Year For Some San Diego Schools

Oct. 30, 2019
By Joe Hong

As wildfire-related closures become more common, one superintendent expressed concern that the district may not meet state requirements for the minimum number of school days.

U.S. Marine Veteran Patrick Cagas meets with em...

New Vet Takes On Challenge Of Finding Civilian Career At Job Fair

Nov. 7, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

Dozens of veterans showed up to an Oceanside career center Thursday for the "Honor a Hero, Hire A Vet" job fair.