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San Diego County Streamlines Adoption Process

Dec. 9
By Dwane Brown
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San Diego County is launching a new adoption campaign to streamline the process and make it easier for empty nesters, singles and non-traditional families to adopt children.

Wife Turns Tables On Marine Husband, Surprises HIM At Camp Pendleton Homecoming (Video)

Dec. 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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The video of this surprise military homecoming with a twist has gone viral, garnering more than 1.3 million hits in the last month. It all started when Sara Taylor decided to surprise her husband, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Fort Taylor, when he returned to Camp Pendleton after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

NORAD Santa Claus Tracker Website Up And Running (Video)

Dec. 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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Santa Claus won't start his journey around the globe for at least another three weeks. But NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has its Santa Tracker website up and running - with lots of games, music, and movies to keep the kiddos busy until the big day arrives.

San Diego-Based Crew Of USS Peleliu Spends Thanksgiving With Family In Japan (Video)

Nov. 27
By Beth Ford Roth
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Sailors aboard the San Diego-based USS Peleliu get the rare treat of spending Thanksgiving with loved ones - in Sasebo, Japan. The Peleliu departed San Diego three months ago for a deployment to the Western Pacific.

Free Phone Cards For Troops Deployed During The Holidays

Nov. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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Continuing an annual holiday tradition, the Navy Exchange Service Command will provide Sailors and Marines deployed overseas during the holiday season $10 phone cards.

Camp Pendleton Marine Hit With $2000 Phone Bill While Deployed (Video)

Nov. 12
By Beth Ford Roth
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Camp Pendleton-based Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan Johnstone wasn't even halfway through his deployment at sea aboard the USS America when he was hit with a $2000 phone bill.

Check Out These Veterans Day Freebies And Discounts

Nov. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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In honor of Veterans Day, restaurant chains and retailers are offering all sorts of discounts and free meals on Nov. 11 for active-duty military, veterans, and reservists.

Surgeries Suspended For Military Family Pets As Cost-Saving Measure

Nov. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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The cherished dogs and cats of military families are no longer able to get surgical procedures at military veterinary facilities, as these clinics have cut back on services to save money.

San Diego County Gets Three Of Five Stars For Childhood Well-Being

Oct. 30
By Matthew Bowler
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Children Now, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group, examined the educational and economic welfare of children in every county in the state of California.

San Diego Group Offers Free Classes For Older Learners

Oct. 29
By Dwane Brown
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San Diego OASIS is a nonprofit organization focused on people 50 and older, offering a broad range of free classes and opportunities to learn and stay productive.