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Helping First Responders Deal With The Trauma They've Seen

Oct. 27
Midday Edition
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Police officers, paramedics and firefighters all are trained and ready to respond when emergencies and tragedies occur. The first responders are a community's first line of defense. But who defends them against the memories of what they've seen and dealt with?

Encinitas Monks Carve Giant Pumpkins For Halloween Party

Oct. 27
Promise Yee
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Monks from the Self-Realization Fellowship are carving more than 100 pumpkins that will line the downtown portion of Coast Highway 101 for the Safe Trick-or-Treat walk on Halloween night.

Mountain Men Recreate 1800s Fur Trading Camp North of Julian

Oct. 24
By Katie Schoolov
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Once a year, a group of self-proclaimed "mountain men" camp out on Mount Laguna to live like authentic fur traders from the 1800s.

San Diego's McKamey Manor Takes Haunting To Extremes

Oct. 24
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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A new trend in extreme haunts offers people the chance to have the “victim experience” and be made a participant in your own horror movie for up to eight hours. San Diego is home to McKamey Manor, one of the top-rated extreme haunts in the nation.

Judge Rules In Favor Of Eviction Lawsuit Against CHE Café at UCSD

Oct. 21
By KPBS , City News Service
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UCSD filed suit after the student collective refused to vacate the 1940s-era building on campus. University officials said the building needs $700,000 in repairs to stay open.

San Diego Writer Jim Ruland Discusses New Novel, 'Forest of Fortune'

Oct. 21
Midday Edition
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"Forest of Fortune" by Jim Ruland follows the lives of three people who are haunted by their past and desperate to turn their luck around at an Indian-owned casino in a remote region of Southern California.

Swami’s Surfing Association Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Oct. 20
Promise Yee
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The surfing association’s 300 plus members carry on the club’s aloha spirit by riding waves together, participating in community service events, and leading ocean preservation efforts.

Zombies Versus Real Science: Which Is Scarier?

Oct. 17
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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Zombies are reanimated corpses that crave human flesh. But is that scarier than the real disorders that can affect the human brain?

San Diego Hip-Hop Artists Teaming Up To Get Out The Vote Among Ex-Offenders

Oct. 17
By Megan Burks
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The San Diego ACLU and local hip-hop artists are hosting a show Friday in Barrio Logan to get out the vote among the formerly incarcerated.

San Diego Author's 'Full Measure' Explores Devastation Of War, Wildfire

Oct. 16
Midday Edition
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We speak to Fallbrook resident and award-winning mystery writer T. Jefferson Parker about his first literary novel called, "Full Measure," which is set in San Diego County.