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Stories by Dwane Brown

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Aspire Center For Veterans Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Feb. 24, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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.

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National Photo Exhibit Honoring Fallen Heroes Comes To Alpine

Feb. 23, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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.

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Housing Secretary Visits Affordable Housing Development In Logan Heights

Feb. 20, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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

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

Feb. 18, 2015
By City News Service, Dwane Brown

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.

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Judge's Immigration Ruling Leaves San Diegans In Limbo

Feb. 17, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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.

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San Diego Group Offers Free Legal Advice

Feb. 10, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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.

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National Security Group Launches San Diego Chapter

Feb. 9, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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

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Deadline Approaches For Covered California Enrollment

Feb. 6, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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

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Free Valet Parking Offered For Bikes At Farmers Insurance Open

Feb. 4, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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.

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

Feb. 3, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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.

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San Diego Bike Program For Ex-Offenders Takes Off

Feb. 2, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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

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

Jan. 28, 2015
By Dwane Brown, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

"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.

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Council Members Tackle Questions Of Race Relations, Community Involvement

Jan. 28, 2015
By City News Service, Dwane Brown

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.

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Leaders Attend Ribbon Cutting For New YMCA In City Heights

Jan. 27, 2015
By City News Service, Dwane Brown

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.

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Northeast Snow Storm Causes San Diego Flight Cancellations

Jan. 26, 2015
By City News Service, Dwane Brown

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

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Funds For Turf Replacement Program Exhausted

Jan. 23, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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

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San Diego Museum Of Art Unveils New Masterpiece

Jan. 20, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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

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San Diego Group Highlights Dangers Of Rising Sea Levels

Jan. 19, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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

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New Americans Museum At Liberty Station Reopens

Jan. 14, 2015
By Dwane Brown, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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

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City Heights Nonprofit Reality Changers Launches New Campaign

Jan. 14, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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.

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Volunteers, Donations Needed For San Diego Homeless Event

Jan. 13, 2015
By Dwane Brown

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.

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Seeing The "Invisible" At The Oceanside Museum Of Art

Dec. 26, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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

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AAA Says Travelers Hitting The Road In Big Numbers

Dec. 24, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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

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San Diego Salvation Army Says Donations Are Down

Dec. 23, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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

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County's Waterfront Park Gets New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Dec. 22, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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

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New App To Ease Crossing The Border

Dec. 16, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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

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700 Toys Collected For Barrio Logan Children

Dec. 12, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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

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Chula Vista School Helps Children Break Cycle Of Domestic Violence

Dec. 10, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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

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San Diego County Streamlines Adoption Process

Dec. 9, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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.

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Baseball Executives, Jobseekers In San Diego For Winter Meetings

Dec. 8, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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.

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

Dec. 5, 2014
By City News Service, Dwane Brown

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.

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

Dec. 3, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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

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San Diego’s Harbor Police Department Gets New Training Vessel

Dec. 1, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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

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San Diego Communities Respond To Obama's Immigration Plan

Nov. 21, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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.

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

Nov. 14, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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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San Diego Launches Plan To Get 1,500 Homeless People Off The Streets

Nov. 12, 2014
By City News Service, Dwane Brown

The San Diego Housing Commission announces a plan to get homeless people off the streets through using old buildings for shelter, and providing more access to social services.

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Meals-On-Wheels Delivers Meals To Homebound Veterans

Nov. 11, 2014
By Dwane Brown

Physical limitations keep many military veterans at home. To help them, Meals-on-Wheels delivers meals across San Diego County.

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New Report Shows Drop In Prescription Drug Abuse

Nov. 7, 2014
By City News Service, Dwane Brown

After two years of increases, deaths from prescription drugs are down in San Diego County.

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Election Day: Time To Cast Your Ballot Unless You've Already Voted

Nov. 4, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Tarryn Mento

Polls are open in San Diego County from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. You can locate your polling location online.

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New Creatures At Chula Vista's Living Coast Discovery Center

Oct. 31, 2014
By Dwane Brown

Sapphire, a 130-pound Loggerhead sea turtle, is the newest ambassador at the Living Coast Discovery Center.

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San Diego Group Offers Free Classes For Older Learners

Oct. 29, 2014
By Dwane Brown

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.

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Skyline Park Renamed In Memory Of Slain San Diego Police Officer

Oct. 27, 2014
By City News Service, Dwane Brown

Skyview Neighborhood Park was renamed Officer Christopher Wilson Memorial Park at a ceremony Monday. Wilson was gunned down in a shootout four years ago.

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Group Wants MTS To Run 'Get Out the Vote' Ads

Oct. 21, 2014
By Dwane Brown

With the election just two weeks away, a San Diego coalition promoting social justice wants MTS to run ads encouraging people to get out and vote.

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Five People Alive Today Thanks To SDSU Student

Oct. 20, 2014
By Dwane Brown

SDSU freshman Sara Stelzer was taken off life-support Saturday after losing a brief battle with meningococcal meningitis, and five other people were given new life because she was a registered organ donor.

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PAWS San Diego Helps Low-Income Families Keep Their Pets

Oct. 17, 2014
By Dwane Brown

For more than 20 years, Pets Are Wonderful Support, PAWS, has provided services and support to low-income families with pets.

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San Diego Approves First Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

Oct. 15, 2014
By Dwane Brown and City News Service

Under new zoning regulations, up to four medical marijuana collectives can exist in eight of nine City Council districts.

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Female Vets Face Tough Transition To Civilian Life

Oct. 14, 2014
By Dwane Brown

Female veterans transition out of military life to civilian life in different ways than their male counterparts. The California Research Bureau says female veterans are not aware of state and federal programs that can help them and many are at risk of becoming homeless.

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Effort Started To Get More Recycled Water From Padre Dam

Oct. 13, 2014
By Dwane Brown

Officials broke ground Monday on a $275,000 project that focuses on expanding the Padre Dam's recycling facility in Santee so a more reliable water supply may be possible for the East County.

Lindbergh Field Put To The Test With Bomb Drill

Oct. 8, 2014
By Dwane Brown

San Diego's airport served Wednesday as a stage to test, train and prepare first responders for major emergencies.

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For Some Veterans, 'Road To Recovery' Starts In Coronado

Oct. 7, 2014
By Dwane Brown

Veterans from across the country got an all-expenses paid trip to San Diego as part of a conference designed to provide hope and healing during the transition to civilian life.