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Stories by Dwane Brown

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.

Aspire Center For Veterans Celebrates One Year Anniversary

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Tuesday was a significant milestone for San Diego's first and only residential treatment center for young veterans suffering from brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

National Photo Exhibit Honoring Fallen Heroes Comes To Alpine

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A traveling photo exhibit made a stop on Monday in the community of Alpine to honor military members who died in combat since the 9/11 terror attacks.

Housing Secretary Visits Affordable Housing Development In Logan Heights

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Julian Castro toured one of 69 new apartments designed for seniors, and paid for in part through a federal grant program.

SDG&E Establishes $2M Endowment Fund For Living Coast Discovery Center

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The fund will benefit operations and environmental education programs at the Living Coast Discovery Center on San Diego Bay. It was a condition for the approval of relocating a power plant in the South Bay.

Judge's Immigration Ruling Leaves San Diegans In Limbo

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A federal judge in Texas blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration — leaving thousands of immigrants who call San Diego home wondering what will happen next.

San Diego Group Offers Free Legal Advice

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Free and low cost legal services are available once a month at legal clinics in Hillcrest through California Western School of Law's Access to Law Initiative.

National Security Group Launches San Diego Chapter

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San Diego will be the Truman Project's 16th chapter.

Deadline Approaches For Covered California Enrollment

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California leaders and health officials urged people on Friday to sign up for health insurance before the Feb. 15 deadline.

Free Valet Parking Offered For Bikes At Farmers Insurance Open

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Attendees will be offered free valet parking, but the exclusive offer is not for cars — it’s for those who get there on a bike.

Our Wild San Diego: The Common Points Between Humans And Fish

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Did you know humans and fish have a lot in common? Join Evening Edition’s Dwane Brown as he explores those commonalities and the connections between birds and wetlands.

San Diego Bike Program For Ex-Offenders Takes Off

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Two former inmates received refurbished bikes on Monday from a new program called PEDAL.

Council Members Tackle Questions Of Race Relations, Community Involvement

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The Black Student Justice Coalition asked a council committee for reviews of police "abuses" and data collection. They also asked council members to strengthen the San Diego Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices.

Film 'By Blood' To Open San Diego Black Film Festival

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"By Blood" chronicles American Indians who are descendents of black slaves as they battle to regain tribal citizenship. The film's west coast premiere takes place Thursday at the San Diego Black Film Festival.

Leaders Attend Ribbon Cutting For New YMCA In City Heights

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The Copley-Price Family YMCA at the site of the old Pearson Ford dealership on El Cajon Boulevard includes two pools, a fitness center and gymnasium, a demonstration kitchen and play fountains.

Northeast Snow Storm Causes San Diego Flight Cancellations

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Two United flights to Newark, New Jersey, were canceled, as was one to Houston. Jet Blue canceled runs to Boston and New York City.

Funds For Turf Replacement Program Exhausted

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Due to popular demand, the San Diego County Water Authority's turf replacement rebate program is out of money.

San Diego Museum Of Art Unveils New Masterpiece

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The painting, "Saint Francis in Prayer in a Grotto" was purchased using a $1.5 million donation.

San Diego Group Highlights Dangers Of Rising Sea Levels

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Volunteers used chalk art to draw attention to the dangers of sea level rise near the roller coaster at Mission Beach.

City Heights Nonprofit Reality Changers Launches New Campaign

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The nonprofit that was founded in 2001 launched its "Give to the Future" campaign on Wednesday, and hopes to send 1,000 children to college at the end of this school year.

New Americans Museum At Liberty Station Reopens

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The museum, which celebrates the contributions of immigrants, was forced to close its doors almost five years ago.

Volunteers, Donations Needed For San Diego Homeless Event

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In about two weeks, downtown’s Golden Hall will be the site of Project Homeless Connect, a resource fair for San Diego’s homeless population.

Seeing The "Invisible" At The Oceanside Museum Of Art

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Art exhibit spreads awareness about San Diego's homeless population.

AAA Says Travelers Hitting The Road In Big Numbers

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The Automobile Club of Southern California predicts 89 million people will drive at least 60 miles from home during the holidays.

San Diego Salvation Army Says Donations Are Down

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Donations to The Salvation Army's annual red kettle drive are down 21 percent in San Diego County compared to last year.

County's Waterfront Park Gets New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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San Diego County officials cut the ribbon Monday on several new charging stations located in their underground parking garage below the new waterfront park.

New App To Ease Crossing The Border

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is launching a new mobile application that tracks border crossing wait times.

700 Toys Collected For Barrio Logan Children

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Ship repair workers brightened the holidays for hundreds of children in Barrio Logan.

Chula Vista School Helps Children Break Cycle Of Domestic Violence

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Five year study shows pre-school program helps raise math and reading scores of children exposed to domestic violence.

Family

San Diego County Streamlines Adoption Process

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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.

Baseball Executives, Jobseekers In San Diego For Winter Meetings

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About 3,000 visitors to San Diego are expected this week for the largest gathering of baseball executives. San Diego hasn't hosted the Baseball Winter Meetings in nearly 30 years.

Grossmont College, Point Loma Nazarene Team Up To Offer 4-Year Nursing Degree

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Nursing students at Grossmont College will be able to take classes at the El Cajon campus for four years and graduate with a degree from Point Loma Nazarene University under a deal the schools announced Friday.

Ceremony Marks First 'Portland Loo' Restroom In Downtown San Diego

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After four years of planning and budgeting, San Diego opened its first Portland Loo — a prefabricated, metal public restroom — near Petco Park.

San Diego’s Harbor Police Department Gets New Training Vessel

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The new $380,000 tactical trainer helps first responders prepare for fires or possible terrorist attacks.

San Diego Communities Respond To Obama's Immigration Plan

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More than two dozen people gathered Friday on the steps of St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown San Diego to talk about the effect President Barack Obama's immigration action orders will have on San Diego families.

San Diego Port To Present New Look For Downtown’s Waterfront

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On Saturday, the Port of San Diego will cut the ribbon on its long-awaited North Embarcadero project with a free family event.

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