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.
Talking Turtles with Kevin Eastman
Artist talks about the night in 1983 he tried to make his friend laugh, and changed their lives forever.
Fishing for Peace
Thousands of veterans find common ground on the water.
The One Arm Bandit
John Payne says his key to life is coming back from the dead.
Along the Pacific Crest Trail
Woman hikes 2,650 miles despite losing the use of her legs.
Using her challenges to inspire others.
Historic Desert Bloom
The wet winter of 2017 created a desert bloom for the ages
Hilary Kearney sets up backyard beekeeping for people, and explains why it's so important.
Helping Homeless Kids Through Art
The David's Harp Foundation helps homeless kids tell their stories through art.
Trapeze is The Fountain of Youth for 84-Year-Old Woman
Betty Goedhart inspires people to think about age in a different way.
The Art of Autism
Jeremy Sicile-Kira puts other people's emotions into color.
A Public Piano with a Private Story
A man named Bernard and an old piano have a lot in common.
Photos Capture the Memories of Fallen Heroes
Remembering the Fallen Exhibit honors 710 California men and women who died for their country.