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Stories by Dwane Brown

Experts From Around World Flock To San Diego For Flamingo Symposium

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Scientists and zookeepers from around the world gathered at the Bahia Resort Hotel as the third International Flamingo Symposium in more than 40 years got underway.

Feds Award $6 Million To Help Homeless Vets In San Diego

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About 17 percent of San Diego's estimated 8,500 homeless people in January were veterans — 2 percent higher than the same time last year.

Carlsbad Wants Its Own Master Plan For Railroad Double Tracking

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The city of Carlsbad along the North County coast has a vision of the future that includes improving the connection between downtown businesses, the train tracks and neighboring beach areas.

Saturday Marks End Of San Diego's Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

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On Saturday, more than 40 locations across San Diego County will be accepting expired prescription drugs in what could be last take-back event of this kind due to changing regulations.

'Our Wild San Diego' Gets Elementary

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KPBS Evening Edition anchor Dwane Brown talks with kids from Feaster Elementary School about animals found in "Our Wild San Diego."

Library Wants San Diego Trolley Passengers To Get Onboard With New Reading Program

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The San Diego City Library and San Diego Metropolitan Transit System are launching a new literacy program for transit riders.

San Diego Sidewalks Need Improvement, Group Says

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An assessment of San Diego sidewalks is underway. So far, 39,000 tripping hazards have been discovered.

'3 Feet Please' Law For Passing Bicyclists Rolls Out Across California

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California's new bike-passing law took effect Tuesday.

New VA Chief Visits San Diego

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San Diego County is the No. 1 destination for veterans who've served in Iraq and Afghanistan and the biggest challenge says new chief of the Department of Veterans Affairs is building up enough capacity and personnel to properly serve them.

San Diego County Agricultural Industry Thrives

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The value of the region's agriculture industry last year was $1.85 billion, up 6 percent from 2012, according to an annual crop report released Wednesday by San Diego County officials.

Supervisors Bulk Up With 'Aerial Muscle' Ahead Of San Diego's Peak Fire Season

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Some of the largest wildfires in California history have happened in the San Diego area during October.

San Diego Egg Farmers Work To Improve Conditions For Hens

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With a 2015 deadline approaching, Hilliker's Farm Fresh Eggs in Lakeside and other farms in the state are having to upgrade their hen houses to comply with laws requiring the birds have more space.

One Of Del Cerro's Last Remaining Utility Poles Removed

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When the $5 million project is complete, Del Cerro will have new streetlights and pedestrian ramps, along with newly planted trees and resurfaced streets — and no utility poles.

500 San Diego Schoolchildren Will Receive Donated School Supplies

San Diego nonprofit Social Advocates for Youth is giving 500 schoolchildren new backpacks stuffed with school supplies.

Construction Begins On Affordable Housing Complex For Families With Special Needs

Southeastern San Diego will be home to the city's first ever affordable housing complex for low-income families with special needs.

San Diego Wildlife Refuge Gets $1M In Federal Funding For Youth Outreach

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The San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex is the recipient of government funding to help get kids from urban communities interested in conservation.

Children From Military Families Get To Be Padres For A Day

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Young children from military families got to practice their pitching, fielding, and batting at Petco Park on Friday.

Report: California Solar Capacity Grew 48% In 2013

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A recent report shows the solar industry is growing rapidly in California. Last year, there were more than 140,000 solar jobs in the U.S., including 47,000 in California.

Governor Brown Signs Law Aimed At Preventing Concussions

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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a law putting restrictions on football practices at middle and high schools.

San Diego Realtors' Group Warns Against Rental Fraud

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A local realtors' group is providing home sellers and real estate agents with a helpful tool to help protect potential buyers from rental fraud.

VA San Diego Nurses Call For Improved Patient Care

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Nurses at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in La Jolla are recommending changes to improve patient care.

Elementary School Students Spend Summer Exploring Science

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Elementary school students from southeastern San Diego have been spending part of their summer learning about the environment.

Comic-Con Attendees Spend Millions On Hotels And Dining

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The pop culture convention Comic-Con is expected to generate millions in revenue for downtown hotels and businesses this weekend.

Our Wild San Diego: Insects & Water Conservation

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Evening Edition anchor Dwane Brown gets some tips on saving water during the drought.

San Diego Science After-School Program Celebrates 50 Years

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The Elementary Institute of Science is celebrating 50 years of helping kids from all over the county learn to love science.

Coronado Home Open For Tours To Benefit Navy SEALs

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A custom-built Coronado home is open for tours until the end of September with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Camp Widow Helps People Cope With Loss Of Loved One

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Soaring Spirits International is hosting Camp Widow in San Diego through Sunday.

Sheriff's Deputies To Carry Drug Overdose Nasal Spray

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Some East County sheriff's deputies will carry a nasal spray used to counteract breathing and other problems in someone overdosing on heroin or another type of opiates as part of a pilot program starting Monday.

Fourth Of July Revelers Encouraged To Keep San Diego Beaches Clean

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San Diego police and environmental groups are asking Fourth of July revelers to keep the beaches and parks clean this Friday.

California Minimum Wage Increases To $9 Per Hour On July 1

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California's minimum wage will rise to $9 on Tuesday from the current hourly wage of $8.

Photo Exhibit 'Mexican Seas' At Birch Aquarium Merges Art, Science

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The exhibit opened Friday at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, with the photography and research designed to inspire ocean stewardship.

San Diego Summer Fun Cafe Program Expands To Fill Nutrition Gap

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One out of every four school children in San Diego is eligible for the city’s free lunch program, but during the summer these kids lose access to one of the only meals they'll get all day.

'Our Wild San Diego' Learns About Area's Birds Of Prey

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Did you know the bald eagle is native to San Diego? Join Evening Edition’s Dwane Brown as he learns about San Diego's raptors at The Living Coast Discovery Center.

San Diego Teens Learn How To Be 'Cyber Defenders'

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Twenty high school students are participating in a weeklong boot camp focused on educating them about cybercrime.

NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson Honored In El Cajon

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Jimmie Johnson, six-time winner of NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, was honored with multiple street signs in his home town of El Cajon.

San Ysidro Coalition Presents Proposal For Port of Entry Development

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The San Ysidro Smart Border Coalition presented their proposal Monday for development at the San Ysidro land border crossing.

San Diego Airport Seeking Public Opinion On Long-Term Plan

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The San Diego Airport Authority has begun planning for more renovations, including replacing Terminal 1.

Live Well San Diego Unveils New Map Of Healthy Spots To Play In South County

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Since the start of Live Well San Diego four years ago, parents in the South County are doing more to encourage their children to live a healthier lifestyle.

San Diego Trauma System Celebrates 30 Years Of Saving Lives

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Six hospitals in San Diego make up the San Diego Trauma System, which has been working to save lives in the county for 30 years.

Botanical Building In Balboa Park Needs $3M In Repairs

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It's been around 15 years since the last restoration of the iconic Botanical Building in Balboa Park and fixing up the 99-year-old building is estimated to cost nearly $3 million.

Southern California Torch Run For The Special Olympics Kicks Off In San Diego

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Law enforcement officials from throughout San Diego County kicked off a nine-day Southern California torch run Tuesday for the 2014 summer Special Olympics.

Military Members, Veterans Get Some Tennis Therapy

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More than 50 military members and veterans are learning how tennis can be beneficial both mentally and physically at the National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp.

San Diego Temperatures Starting To Cool Down After Week Of Record Heat

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A National Weather Service meteorologist says nearly half of a dozen weather records were broken last week in San Diego County.

Volunteers Look To Transform Neighborhood Alleyways

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Volunteers this weekend will work to turn alleyways in North Park and Logan Heights into friendly public gathering spots.

Female Veteran Learns To Cope With PTSD At Old Town's Aspire Center

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After struggling with PTSD following two tours in Iraq, Navy veteran Linette Davis is getting treatment at Old Town's Aspire Center.

San Diego Officials Unveil New Way To Check Water Quality At Beaches

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San Diego County officials announced Monday a new way for beachgoers to check water quality on their phone.

Reptiles And Animal Habitats At Living Coast Discovery Center

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KPBS Evening Edition anchor Dwane Brown learns about the many types of reptiles and animal habitats in "Our Wild San Diego."

San Diego Memorial Ceremony Recognizes Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

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The San Diego County Administration Center downtown is home to a new glass memorial wall etched with the names of fallen officers.

Therapy Dog Helps SDSU Students Combat The Stress Of Finals

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Baxter, the therapy dog, visited the San Diego State University library on Tuesday to provide some stress relief for students studying for finals.

Volunteers Help San Diego Homeless And Environment With Handcrafted Mats

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The Wil-Mat Project helps San Diego's environment, and the homeless, by weaving mats out of plastics bags.