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Maya Madsen, owner of Maya's Cookies, helps a c...

Pandemic Profile: San Diego Baker Puts Heart And Soul Into Her Cookies Despite COVID-19

Dec. 16, 2020
By Roland Lizarondo

A former foster-kid-turned baker is giving back to the community as her cookie business soars.

Ty Figuero, center, a nurse in the Urgent Care ...

Fewer Patients Visiting Urgent Cares, Emergency Departments During Pandemic

April 17, 2020
By Roland Lizarondo, Tarryn Mento

Data has shown San Diegans are taking fewer trips to locations like stores and parks, but urgent care centers are also seeing a decrease in visits.

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August Wilson's 'Jitney' Depicts The Mundane And Finds Something Profound

Jan. 28, 2020
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

"Jitney" was the first play August Wilson wrote but the last to make it to Broadway. It now comes to the Old Globe stage with a director and cast that are part of Wilson’s extended theater family.

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Flesh-Eating Bugs At The Nat's New Living Lab Exhibit

Dec. 30, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

Have you ever wanted to see flesh-eating beetles at work? You now have your chance as the San Diego Natural History Museum serves up the Living Lab where the public can meet the creepy and the crawly, the slimy and slithery up close.

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Derby United Builds Its Own Home In Encanto

Dec. 20, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

Roller derby is coming to Encanto thanks to the determination and passion of the women behind Derby United.

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Diversionary Theatre Creates Winter Wonderland For 'Santaland Diaries'

Dec. 4, 2019
By Andi Dukleth, Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

The forecast at Diversionary Theatre is for snow through Dec. 22. Find out how the creative team behind "Santaland Diaries" is creating a winter wonderland that goes beyond what's onstage.

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Vanguard Culture's Breakthrough: The Future Features Cutting Edge Science

Nov. 1, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

This weekend you don’t have to choose between events because Vanguard Culture brings together an eclectic mix of treats as it hosts Breakthrough: The Future.

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Let 'Toxic Avenger' Rip Your Heart Out At New Village Arts

Oct. 25, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Kurt Kohnen, Roland Lizarondo

This weekend music lovers can choose between San Diego Opera’s "Aida" and New Village Arts’ "Toxic Avenger The Musical."

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OnStage Playhouse Brings 'Carrie: The Musical' Back To Life

Oct. 7, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

October is the month of Halloween and OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista has a production of "Carrie The Musical" to fit the season.

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Audrey II Comes To Carnivorous Life In 'Little Shop Of Horrors'

June 26, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

Roger Corman's 1960 B-movie "Little Shop of Horrors" became a popular musical in the 1980s. Now it arrives at New Village Arts in Carlsbad with a slightly different look. The carnivorous plant Audrey II is usually a puppet voiced by a man but in this production African American actress and singer Eboni Muse takes on the role.

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Join KPBS For A Weeklong Look At San Diego's Climate Crisis

Sept. 16, 2019
By David Washburn

When many of us think of climate change, we still too often think of polar bears and the year 2100 — things far away and long into the future. But climate change is impacting us here and now.

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Study: California Could Lose Millions As Immigrants Begin Disenrolling From Healthcare Programs

Sept. 26, 2019
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

California could lose more than $500 million in federal funding if the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule goes into effect next month.

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Protesters Take Over San Diego Congressman Peters' Office

Sept. 26, 2019
By Erik Anderson

Environmental activists disrupted work at the San Diego office of Congressman Scott Peters on Friday to protest his refusal to back the Green New Deal.