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CURIOUS GEORGE: Happy Valentine's Day, George!/Oh Deer

Feb. 6
By Jennifer Robinson
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George wants to make his friends the best Valentine's Day card ever, but even with four paws, it takes a long time to create homemade cards for everyone. With a little help from sponge shapes, red paint, and a waffle iron, George creates the first ever monkey Valentine's Printing Press! Then, when a hungry deer keeps nibbling on the flowers in George and Allie's garden, George uses all of his five senses to keep the deer out. But a scarecrow, loud noises, sticky tape, and stinky rotten eggs don't work, leaving George with one last sense -- taste! Will George's recipe keep the deer away or make them hungry for more?

Was Navy Jet's UC Berkeley Fly-By A Brotherly Shout-Out? (Video)

Feb. 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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A Navy jet's fly-by the UC Berkeley campus last week left babies crying, dogs barking, and a baffled community in its wake. Now, it turns out the pilot may have been trying to give his brother a shout-out before moving to Texas.

Could Your Dog Be The 2015 Military Pet Of The Year?

Jan. 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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Time is running out to enter Dogs on Deployment's "2015 Military Pet of the Year" contest. Dogs on Deployment is a non-profit group that helps find temporary homes for the beloved canines (and kitties) of troops during their deployments.

Boy Goes Home After Getting San Diego's First Pediatric Heart Transplant

Jan. 27
By City News Service
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Eric Montaño suffered from restrictive cardiomyopathy, which stiffened the walls of his heart and kept the organ from filing with blood properly.

Military Commissaries Facing Budget Axe Once Again?

Jan. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Military commissaries might be forced to shut their doors to shoppers by up to two days a week, under a draft budget proposal for fiscal 2016.

San Diego's First Pediatric Heart Transplant Performed At Rady Children's Hospital

Jan. 22
By Kenny Goldberg
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Eric Montaño, 11, is the recipient of the first pediatric heart transplant ever performed in San Diego. But his twin brother is still waiting for a donor.

No-Cost Tax Filing Service For Military Families

Jan. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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Does the mere thought of having to do your taxes fill you with dread? Well, if you're part of a military family, there's a way to make tax season less painful. The Department of Defense and H&R Block are teaming up to offer no-cost tax preparation for service members and their families.

Prisoner Swap For Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran Held In Iran?

Jan. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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Amir Hekmati, a Marine Corps veteran who served at Camp Pendleton, has been held against his will in Iran for more than three years. Now his Michigan-based family says Iranian officials want to free him as part of a prisoner swap - an idea they oppose.

Military Families Stationed Overseas Find Commissary Shelves Empty

Jan. 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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Military families stationed in Europe and the Pacific are finding it difficult to get the food and supplies they need from their local base commissaries.

San Diego County To Give Car Seats To Low-Income Families

Jan. 5
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego County plans to give out 1,944 car seats this year to low-income families using a $245,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.