First Person: San Diego Stories

NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe shares 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.

One of the last typewriter repairmen 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stacey Kozel is hiking 2,650 miles despite losing the use of her legs.

Stormi's Story
Using her challenges to inspire others.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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