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‘It’s Not A Thing!’: Bill Simmons, Tony Hawk Knock Chargers ‘Convadium’

Oct. 20, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

In the latest episode of the HBO show “Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons,” the sports commentator and skateboarder make their case against Measure C.

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'Gilmore Girls' Fans Flock To Luke's Diner Pop-Ups In San Diego

Oct. 5, 2016
By Kristina Bravo, Neiko Will

Industrial Grind Coffee in Hillcrest and Cafe Virtuoso in Barrio Logan on Wednesday transformed into Luke's Diner, a restaurant on the TV show, and served free coffee.

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Here Are Some Awesome Little Free Libraries In San Diego

Aug. 31, 2016
By Erik Anderson, Kristina Bravo

Maybe you've spotted them in your neighborhood: tiny boxes that contain books for anyone to take. From a Pokémon GO stop to a mini-ghost town schoolhouse, here are some of the best ones we've seen around.

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New Mosaic Artwork May Be Coming To Moonlight Beach In Encinitas

Sept. 13, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

Local nonprofit Surfing Madonna Oceans Project has submitted a proposal to install a glass mosaic artwork at the Marine Safety Center.

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Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered, Experts Say

Sept. 5, 2016
By Associated Press, Kristina Bravo

Their population has grown thanks to conservation efforts, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. But they're not in the clear yet.

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Red Flag Warning Issued For San Diego County Mountains, Deserts

Sept. 2, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for San Diego County's mountains and deserts Friday through Saturday evening.

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Stone Brewing Taps POM Wonderful President For CEO Role

Sept. 1, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

The Escondido craft brewer has named Dominic Engels as chief executive officer after a year-long search.

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North County's LGBT Community Looks Forward To Pride Parade

July 15, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

Among the crowds expected to brighten the streets of San Diego at Saturday’s LGBT Pride Parade are representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from North County.

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San Diego Police Chief, Local Activists Respond To Dallas Police Attack

July 8, 2016
By Brooke Ruth, Kristina Bravo

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said the department watched Thursday night’s news in disbelief.

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The Lafayette Hotel Celebrates 70 Years

June 30, 2016
By Kristina Bravo, Marissa Cabrera

The historic hotel became a hideaway resort to Hollywood stars like Bob Hope and Ava Gardner.

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3 Ways To Help You Stay Safe This Wildfire Season

June 22, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

Wildfire season has arrived in Southern California, and there's no better time to make sure you have a plan in place in case disaster strikes.

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Watch: San Diego Police Show Off '90s Dance Moves

June 15, 2016
By Kristina Bravo, Megan Burke

The San Diego Police Department takes part in an international law enforcement dance-off inspired by the "Running Man" challenge, the latest dance trend to sweep the internet. The goal: get some recruits.

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Vote In June 7 California Primary

May 19, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

Worn out from the political rabble-rousing and election mailers? Cheer up: The California primary is right around the corner.

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SDSU President Meets With Students About Anti-Muslim Fliers

May 2, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

Members of the Muslim Student Association and Students for Justice in Palestine spoke Monday to SDSU President Elliot Hirshman and other university officials at a closed-door meeting.

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10 San Diego Shops To Visit On Independent Bookstore Day

April 29, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day. Here's where San Diegans can get their literary fix.

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Survey: 15% Of SDSU Students Report Unwanted Sexual Contact Or Violence

April 28, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

San Diego State University on Thursday released the results of a survey it conducted last year about sexual violence on campus.

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SDSU President Apologizes To Students Protesting His Response To 'Islamophobic' Fliers

April 27, 2016
By Kristina Bravo, Quinn Owen

About 70 students surrounded the police car San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman was in, demanding an apology for his response to fliers that circulated on the campus two weeks ago.

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San Diego Named 6th Best City For Coffee Fanatics

April 26, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

Seattle may still be king when it comes to coffee, but San Diego isn’t too far behind in the latest ranking of the best cities for java fanatics. A local coffee connoisseur says the region's location makes its java culture unique.

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DA Won't File Criminal Charges Against Supervisor Dave Roberts

April 19, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts was accused last year by former staffers of misusing his office and mistreating employees. The county settled three civil claims for $310,000.

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San Diego Ranked Fourth Most Dog-Friendly City In America

April 5, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

The city ranks behind San Francisco, Las Vegas and Denver. Factors include the number of dog parks, dog-friendly shopping areas, walkability and housing costs.

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A San Diego Native Remembers The Legacy Of Cesar Chavez

March 31, 2016
By Kristina Bravo

Thursday is Cesar Chavez Day. San Diegan Carlos LeGerrette tells his story of being part of the labor rights movement Chavez championed.

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1920s Hillcrest House Driven To San Ysidro For Reuse

March 28, 2016
By Kristina Bravo, Maya Trabulsi

Reduce, reuse, recycle. That was the idea behind the big undertaking Monday in Hillcrest, where a house was loaded on to a truck and relocated to San Ysidro.

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Bernie Sanders To Hold Rally In San Diego

March 21, 2016
By Kristina Bravo, Steve Walsh

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally at the San Diego Convention Center on Tuesday night, but it looks like it's already filled to capacity.