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First Person: San Diego Stories

NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe shares stories told by the people who live them

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    First Person: San Diego Stories
    Greg Bledsoe
    First Person: San Diego stories told by the people who live them

    The ones who live and work in San Diego, and make it unique, share their stories in their own words:

    The Typewriter Repairman
    Mitchell Vassiliou says he's as busy as ever.

    The Typewriter RepairmanThe Typewriter Repairman

     One of the last typewriter repairmen says he's as busy as ever.

    (Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017)

    Talking Turtles with Kevin Eastman
    Artist talks about the night in 1983 he tried to make his friend laugh, and changed their lives forever.

    FIRST PERSON: Kevin Eastman Talks TurtlesFIRST PERSON: Kevin Eastman Talks Turtles

     Kevin Eastman talks about the night he sketched his first ninja turtle

    (Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017)

    Fishing for Peace
    Thousands of veterans find common ground on the water.

    Fly Fishing Helping Heal VeteransFly Fishing Helping Heal Veterans

     Fly fishing is helping treat thousands of disabled veterans in the U.S.

    (Published Friday, June 16, 2017)

    The One Arm Bandit
    John Payne says his key to life is coming back from the dead.

    First Person: One Arm BanditFirst Person: One Arm Bandit

     John Payne says his key to life was coming back from the dead.

    (Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

    Along the Pacific Crest Trail
    Woman hikes 2,650 miles despite losing the use of her legs.

    2,650 Mile Hike Is Not Her Toughest Challenge2,650 Mile Hike Is Not Her Toughest Challenge

    Stacey Kozel is hiking 2,650 miles despite losing the use of her legs. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe reports.

    (Published Friday, April 14, 2017)

    Stormi's Story
    Using her challenges to inspire others.

    Stormi's StoryStormi's Story

     A woman born with an incredibly rare genetic disorder does not let it stop her from doing whatever she wants, and inspiring others to do the same.

    (Published Monday, April 3, 2017)

    Historic Desert Bloom
    The wet winter of 2017 created a desert bloom for the ages

    2017 Rain Brings Historic Desert Bloom2017 Rain Brings Historic Desert Bloom

     The flowers in Anza Borrego are in full bloom, and some people say they haven't seen it like this in years.

    (Published Thursday, March 16, 2017)

    Urban Beekeeping
    Hilary Kearney sets up backyard beekeeping for people, and explains why it's so important.

    The Art of Backyard Beekeeping in San DiegoThe Art of Backyard Beekeeping in San Diego

    Native San Diegan Hilary Kearney works as a beekeeper, maintaining hives in people's backyards. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe profiles her unique calling, and why backyard beekeeping is gaining popularity in San Diego County.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 17, 2017)

    Helping Homeless Kids Through Art
    The David's Harp Foundation helps homeless kids tell their stories through art.

    David's Harp in San DiegoDavid's Harp in San Diego

    NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe has this story about a local group working to change kids one note at a time.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 10, 2017)

    Trapeze is The Fountain of Youth for 84-Year-Old Woman
    Betty Goedhart inspires people to think about age in a different way.

    Trapeze is Fountain of Youth for 84 year old WomanTrapeze is Fountain of Youth for 84 year old Woman

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017)

    The Art of Autism
    Jeremy Sicile-Kira puts other people's emotions into color.

    Jeremy's Vision: Artist With Autism Finds himselfJeremy's Vision: Artist With Autism Finds himself

    This local artist sees the world differently than most people, as he has autism. And now he's able to show the world his perspective. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe has the amazing story.
    (Published Sunday, April 24, 2016)

    A Public Piano with a Private Story
    A man named Bernard and an old piano have a lot in common.

    Old Pianos Bring New Life to City StreetsOld Pianos Bring New Life to City Streets

    Street pianos are popping up more around San Diego, and for one man, it's his joy. Watch NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe's report.
    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015)

    Photos Capture the Memories of Fallen Heroes
    Remembering the Fallen Exhibit honors 710 California men and women who died for their country.

    Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit Opens in AlpineRemembering Our Fallen Exhibit Opens in Alpine

    A new exhibit traveling around California shows that a picture is worth a thousand words. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe has the story.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017)