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Block Proposes Giving Grants To California Students Who Finish College In 4 Years

April 1
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State Sen. Marty Block is proposing a bill that would invest millions into the University of California and California State University systems. The plan includes giving students money for finishing school on time.

Ex-SeaWorld Trainer Responds To Video Of Him Using Racial Slurs

April 1
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John Hargrove, an ex-SeaWorld trainer who released the book "Beneath the Surface," said the company is attempting to hurt his reputation by releasing a video of him using a racial slur.

San Diego Zoo Says New Baby Jaguar Is Boy

March 30
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The jaguar, born on March 12 at the Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey exhibit, is the third cub for mother, Nindiri.

The Latest In Cancer Research And Treatment In San Diego

March 30
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The first part of a documentary based on the book "The Emperor of All Maladies" will air Monday on KPBS television. The series traces the history of cancer treatment and research.

Our Wild San Diego: Animals And Their Superpowers

March 27
By Dwane Brown
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KPBS Evening Edition anchor Dwane Brown gives a preview of "SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super Powers," an exhibit that opens March 28 at the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista.

What's Behind Sea Lion Pups Stranded On California Beaches?

March 26
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More than 2,000 sea lion pups have been stranded along California beaches. Is it lack of food or the changing weather patterns? KPBS takes a look.

AAA: Distracted Driving A Factor In 58 Percent Of Teen Crashes

March 25
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Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.

San Diego City Council Approves Plan for New Homeless Shelter

March 24
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The new shelter will be located in an existing building and offer 100 beds beginning April 1. An additional 250 beds will become available over the next couple of months, for a total of 350 by July 1.

San Marcos Teen Convicted Of Starting Cocos Fire

March 24
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After a two-week non-jury trial, Judge Howard Shore ruled that the girl, now 14, intentionally set a fire in her backyard last May 13 then set another blaze the next day in her neighbor's backyard that sent an ember nearly a half- mile to spark the Cocos fire.

Councilman Kersey Is San Diego’s Open Data, Infrastructure Guy

March 24
By Claire Trageser
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Councilman Mark Kersey's fast-rising status has some predicting he will run for higher office, but he said he’s not thinking about that now.

Mission Valley Celebrates Grand Opening Of Affordable Housing Apartments

March 23
By Dwane Brown
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The apartments offer people living on limited incomes a chance to live in one of San Diego's newest neighborhoods.

Little Enthusiasm Among Aztecs For San Diego State's March Madness Game

March 20
By Dwane Brown
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San Diego State may be going to the NCAA tournament but there's little excitement among its community.

Tijuana-Based Band Nortec Collective Calls It Quits

March 20
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The Grammy Award-winning group Nortec Collective is disbanding after releasing what they're calling their final album, "Motel Baja."

San Diego Drone Manufacturer Talks Regulations, Uses

March 20
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Just this week the Federal Aviation Administration gave retail giant Amazon the green light to begin testing its air-delivery drones. KPBS Evening Edition spoke to the CEO of a Vista company that manufactures drones and drone parts.

Wireless Sensors Help Scientists Map Staph Spread Inside Hospital

March 20
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Over four months of tracking and testing, French researchers mapped the hops that bacteria made from one person to another. Within a month, a third of patients were newly colonized with staph.

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