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Stories by Dwane Brown

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Helps San Diego Coastkeeper Mark Anniversary

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San Diego Coastkeeper officials say the environmental group has helped to remove more than 1 million pounds of debris from San Diego County beaches and waterways since being created in 1995.

Archaeology Program Trains City Heights Students To Think Creatively

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A pilot program from the San Diego Archaeological Center aims to teach kids to ask questions, carry out an investigation and analyze data.

Seniors Marry At Chula Vista Medical Center Where They First Met

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Ronald Barker, 73, and Maria Chavarria, 64, got married after meeting at St. Paul's PACE in Chula Vista.

The NAT Showcasing Fossils Unearthed At San Diego Construction Sites

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A new exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum shows off 500,000-year-old mollusks from downtown's East Village and more.

Bicyclists To Rally To Demand More Paths In Coronado

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The San Diego County Bike Coalition planned the event after the City Council suspended an idea to add 12 miles of bike paths to the city of Coronado.

Interior Secretary, Congressman Lobby For Wildfire Funding Plan In El Cajon

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Rep. Scott Peters back creating a funding plan to treat wildfires more like natural disasters.

Officials Announce Effort To Preserve Lakeside Land

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The 410-acre Lakeside Downs property is home to a robust population of the threatened coastal California gnatcatcher, a coastal sage scrub habitat and extensive stands of spiny redberry, the host plant for the rare Hermes copper butterfly.

Officials Celebrate Reopening Of San Diego Sheriff's Museum

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The museum, which was named in honor of former Sheriff Bill Kolender who died earlier this month, features the history of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Construction Begins For New Skyline Hills Library

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The building on South Meadowbrook Drive, scheduled for completion next year, will replace a smaller library branch in the area.

San Diego County Residents Can Now Pay Property Taxes Using Mobile Devices

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County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced that his office has added a website feature to allow residents to pay property taxes using their mobile devices.

Spotted Jellyfish Sighting In Chula Vista Another Sign Of El Niño

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A sighting of Australian spotted jellyfish in the South Bay may provide another sign of the coming El Niño weather pattern expected to hit San Diego this winter.

Barrio Logan Exhibit Highlights Homeless Population

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"Invisible Drawings and Prints" features 15 large block prints capturing images of homeless men — most of whom are from the streets of San Diego.

Former Padre-Turned-Artist Creates Piece In Honor Of Tony Gwynn

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After spending 10 years playing Major League Baseball — including for the San Diego Padres — Gene Locklear left the sport to become a professional artist.

Tri-City Medical Center Helps Patients Become Runners

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From barely being able to walk to running three half-marathons in one year — 13 San Diego County residents have beaten the odds.

San Diego Doctor, 76, Named 'Practitioner of the Year'

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At 76, Richard Butcher could be playing golf somewhere. Instead, Butcher maintains a private clinic in southeastern San Diego where he sees up to 30 patients per day.

Veterans Affairs Officials Say Improvements Made In San Diego System

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The VA San Diego Healthcare System has seven clinics throughout San Diego County and changes have been made since criticism of health care for veterans arose.

300-Plus High School Students Graduate From UCSD's Academic Connections

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Academic Connections offers high school students, who have a 3.3 GPA or higher, a three-week program designed to help them prepare for the college experience.

Women Pro Surfers Hit The Waves In Oceanside

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More than 100 of the world’s top professional women surfers will hit the waves off Oceanside Pier beach Friday, in the ninth annual Supergirl Pro Championship.

Black Police Officers Association Joins Calls To Rename San Diego Elementary School

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San Diego officers are joining calls to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School.

Stand Down Event Kicks Off Weekend Of Helping Homeless Veterans

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Homeless veterans received food, clothing, medical and dental care as the 28th Stand Down got underway Friday.

American Pharoah Arrives At Del Mar For Training

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The Triple Crown winner isn't expected to race at Del Mar with its summer season starting on Thursday.

Habitat For Humanity Kicks Off Construction Of 4 Homes In El Cajon

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The effort is being supported in part by a $50,000 donation from the foundation of auto racing champion Jimmie Johnson, which was matched by the Lowe's home improvement store chain.

San Diego County's 65 And Older Crowd Gets Lesson On Living Well

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As part of the county's Live Well San Diego campaign, health officials talked Wednesday to senior citizens about nutrition, exercise, mental stimulation and social connection.

San Diego Maker Faire Coming To Balboa Park

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In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, Balboa Park will host a fair to showcase the work of inventors in San Diego and Tijuana.

Army Veteran Finds Housing Through San Diego Program

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Tommy Faccio was one of 36 homeless people selected to be a part of Project 25, a United Way homeless initiative to find permanent housing for the chronically homeless.

San Diego Marathon Runner Gives Medal To Doctor

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John Perry said he was able to run his 25th marathon on Sunday thanks to a surgeon at UC San Diego Health System.

San Diego County Prosecutors Use App To Present Evidence

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TrialPad allows prosecutors to show as much evidence as they want while saving money on printing costs, said the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.

Navy Unveils New Children's Center In Murphy Canyon

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The center has six classrooms that will provide care for 114 military children. It also has a playground, drop-off parking and pedestrian walkways.

9/11 Memorial Flag Comes To San Diego

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San Diego leaders helped raise a memorial flag that was sewn together from miniature American flags representing each victim in the 9/11 terror attacks.

25 Medical Students Come To San Diego For Real-Life Training

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The second-year medical students are getting their real-life trauma training at a Kearny Mesa movie studio.

USS Midway Museum Teaches Lessons Of Vietnam War

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The USS Midway was the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th Century. Now a museum on the San Diego Bay, the Midway is teaching visitors about it's role in the final days of the Vietnam War 40 years ago.

San Diego Volunteers Honored For Their Time, Dedication

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The volunteers were honored during a Balboa Park fair that also gave the public the opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities with the city.

5 North County Cities Join Forces To Boost Region's Economy

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Leaders from Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista launched "Innovate 78" in an effort to promote the region.

San Diego's Serial Inebriate Program Gains National Attention

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The program helps individuals who have been sent to four-hour sobering services more than four times in a 12-month period.

San Diego Breweries Make National List Of Top 50 Beer Companies

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The annual list of top breweries from the Brewers Association — which represents small and independent craft brewers — is based on beer sales volume.

San Diego Zoo Says New Baby Jaguar Is Boy

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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.

Our Wild San Diego: Animals And Their Superpowers

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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.

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

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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 Twins Recover From Rare Heart Transplants

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Twin brothers Eric and Raul Montaño expressed gratitude Tuesday after both received heart transplants within the last two months at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

Mission Valley Celebrates Grand Opening Of Affordable Housing Apartments

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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

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

Town Hall Explores How California Community Colleges Can Build A Stronger Workforce

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Leaders from San Diego colleges and businesses talked about the opportunities available for students.

Former Navy Corpsman Gets Wish Of A Lifetime In San Diego

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Robert Mountz, 85, visited the USS Midway 60 years after serving on it.

New Waterfront Park Celebrates San Diego's Baseball Heritage

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Lane Field Park in downtown San Diego is the former home of the stadium for the Pacific Coast League Padres.

City Heights Celebrates Affordable Housing Renovation

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The City Heights Community Development Corporation partnered with Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation to renovate 10 properties in the City Heights neighborhood.

Santa Fe Depot Celebrates 100 Years In Operation

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The Santa Fe Depot — also called Union Station — was built 100 years ago to help bring people to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition at Balboa Park.

Artificial Insemination Used To Help San Diego Panda

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San Diego Zoo officials use modern medicine in hopes panda will produce more offspring.

Black Student Justice Coalition Leader Reacts To Racial Profiling Reports

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Local student group hopes to end what they perceive as racial profiling in San Diego.

San Diego State Showcases Student-Run Companies

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San Diego State University students and alumni gathered Tuesday to showcase the university's entrepreneurial spirit.

San Diego Museum Unveils 'Fragile Waters' Exhibit

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Ansel Adams, Ernest Brooks and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly are the names behind an inspiring ecological exhibit that is making a stop at the Maritime Museum.

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