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Stories by Dwane Brown

Group Aims To Restore Civililty To San Diego's Civic Dialogue

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The 2nd Annual Conference On Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue gets underway Wednesday at USD.

Sequestration Fallout Looms Over San Diego

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The debate continues over automatic spending cuts set to go into effect at the end of this month. Democratic Congressman Scott Peters, who just began his term representing San Diego's 52nd District, talks about what's needed to avoid the cuts.

Medical Facts Behind Gambling Addiction

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Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor's $1 billion gambling addiction was blamed on a tumor, but what are the medical facts behind problem gambling?

Veterans Gear Up For Wounded Warrior's San Diego Soldier Ride

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Wet weather didn't stop several dozen people with various injuries and disabilities from taking a 17-mile bike ride from National City to Coronado this morning.

7 Dead, 38 Hurt As Tijuana Tour Bus Crashes In California

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A tour bus collided with a car and pickup truck, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens of others Sunday night on a Southern California mountain highway, authorities said.

Project Homeless Connect Gives Health Services, Counseling, Haircuts to San Diego's Homeless

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The San Diego Housing Commission links resources with people in need. Today, they put on their seventh annual Project Homeless Connect.

San Diego Seniors Compete In Virtual Bowling League

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Video games aren't just for kids anymore. Some San Diego seniors are using it to compete against each other.

Ronald McDonald House Helps San Diego Families Through Hard Times

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The Ronald McDonald House in San Diego serves as a home away from home for about 20,000 families a year dealing with premature births, cancer and other serious illnesses.

Weather Forecasters Help San Diego Utility Company

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Meteorologist says for a place that doesn't have a lot of weather, San Diego has a lot of weather.

T-Shirts Provide Easy Medical Access For Cancer Kids

Modern t-shirts provide easy access to medication for children with cancer.

New Welcome Home Program Helps Homeless Military Veterans

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A program called "Welcome Home" is helping the VA do more than place a roof over someone's head.

San Diego Researchers Promote Safe Driving For Seniors

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By 2020 there will be more than 40 million licensed drivers over the age of 65.

Cavalia Extends San Diego Run For The Holiday Season

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Cavalia is a combination of performing arts, live music and dazzling horsemanship.

Animal Adoption Center Opens For First Time In Pet Store

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For the first time, the Humane Society has partnered with a pet store for animal adoptions.

Food Truck Fundraiser Supports Meals On Wheels

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Meals On Wheels is getting support from food truck vendors and car dealers to feed low-income seniors in San Diego county.

San Diego Home To One Of World's Oldest Gorillas

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San Diego is home to one of the oldest gorillas in captivity, 55-year-old Vila, who was raised at the San Diego Zoo.

Homeless Storage Center Receives New Funding But Needs Permanent Site

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Imagine the hassle of having to carry around all of your possessions at all times because you're homeless.

Candy Sales Another Form of Human Trafficking

The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition has a mission to prevent and end Human Trafficking in San Diego and beyond.

Volunteers Prepare Meal For Hundreds Of San Diego Homeless People Downtown

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Just Call Us Volunteers have been preparing and serving meals for San Diego's downtown homeless since 2005.

Rescue Mission Offers More Than Just A Thanksgiving Meal

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More than 2,000 people are expected for the San Diego Rescue Mission's annual Thanksgiving feast.

New System To Restore Power To San Diego Utility Customers Faster

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San Diego Gas and Electric has launched a new system to quickly respond to power outages and restore customers' electricity faster than ever before.

Mercado Apartments Open In San Diego's Barrio Logan

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Barrio Logan now has a new 92-unit apartment complex with a Latino supermarket opening next month.

Humane Society Sets Goal To Neuter 5,000 San Diego Animals

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The San Diego Humane Society has its work cut out. It wants to spay and neuter 5,000 dogs and cats by next summer.

Veteran Photo Officer Shares Memories Of Vietnam And Comrades

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Some of the Marines who saw action during the Vietnam War carried cameras instead of guns.

Clearing Unintended Waste From San Diego's Only Landfill

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San Diego is conducting its first Waste Composition Study in 12 years to see what is being recycled and what is being thrown away.

Veterans Village San Diego Seeks Permanent Housing Solution

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A new auditorium, classrooms and housing for 24 post 9/11 veterans will soon be open at the Veterans Village San Diego.

New Private Neonatal Rooms For Kaiser Patients And Families

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A new special neonatal area for families opens next week at the Kaiser facility in Grantville.

Luxury Hotel Opens For San Diego Pooches

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San Diego-based Petco opened its seventh Pooch Hotel in its own backyard.

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Angel Faces Provides Healing Retreats For Girls With Burn Injuries

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Angels Faces is described as a soft place to fall and a solid foundation for growth for girls with severe burn trauma.

Saturday Surgery Day For San Diego Uninsured

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Local doctors and staff volunteer to transform the lives of 35 uninsured San Diegans.

Miramar Air Show Inspiring Next Generation of Aviators

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The largest military air show in the country is underway tonight at Marine Corp Air Station Miramar.

New Meals On Wheels Kitchen Needs Volunteers

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After three months of construction, Meals on Wheels' new commercial kitchen in Old Town is up and running.

Photographer Helps Rescue Children From Ritualistic Killing

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Omo Child is on a mission to stop Mingi, the ritualistic killing of infants and children in the Omo Valley region of Southwest Ethiopia.

Mural Of MLK's Power To Move People Unveiled In San Diego

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It took seven years to complete the Martin Luther King commemorative artwork.

Flu Vaccine Season Starts In San Diego

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Flu vaccine season has started in San Diego. The vaccine is recommended for almost everyone ages six months and older.

Study Shows Combat Troops With PTSD Respond To Healing Touch Therapy

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A two-year study conducted in San Diego shows promising results for combat troops suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

New Waterfront Park To Add Sparkle To San Diego's Jewel On The Bay

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County breaks ground on new civic treasure a waterfront park outside the County Administration Center.

Wounded Warriors Discover New Interests In Adaptive Sports Event

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The VA sponsors a national sports clinic designed to heal and rehabilatate injured veterans.

Putting People With Disabilities To Work With Major Companies

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Toward Maximum Independence has helped people who are developmentally disabled with job placement and support services.

Brighter Job Outlook For Military Veterans Gathered At MCRD San Diego

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The job outlook for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans continues to improve. Many of them are settling down in San Diego and Southern California.

First Black Marines Discuss Life In the Corps and Congressional Gold Medal

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The nation's first black Marines recognized with highest civilian medal 70 years after their rigorous training at Camp Montford Point.

Embrace Provides Home Restorations For Wounded Warriors

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Volunteers with San Diego nonprofit organization Embrace upgrade a wounded veteran's home in Lemon Grove for wheelchair accessibility.

Father Joe Carroll Named Mr. San Diego 2012

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Father Joe's Villages is Southern California's largest residential services provider offering meals, housing, medical and job training for homeless people.

College Students And Military Vets Remember September 11

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September 11 was a day of reflection and remembrance on college campuses around San Diego.

Cal Fire, Marine Corps, Navy Join Forces In San Diego County

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For the first time in about five years, Cal Fire got assistance from the military to put out a series of wildfires in San Diego's rural backcountry last week.

It's The Cruelest Show On Earth Says PETA

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Animal rights activists call Ringling Brothers Circus the cruelest show on Earth.

Pilot Project Gets San Diego's Chronic Homeless Off The Streets

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A former frequent flyer to the emergency room has been off the streets of San Diego for more than a year, thanks to a rental assistance voucher program.

Gov. Brown Tells Students Prop 30 Money To Go Solely To Schools

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Gov. Jerry Brown visited San Diego on Monday campaigning for Proposition 30-- a November ballot measure to deal with the state's chronic budget mess.

New Trolley Extension Downtown Meant To Save Passengers Time

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Extending Green line service allows passengers to travel non-stop downtown.

Mysterious Black Jellyfish Show Up On San Diego Coastline

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Black jellyfish were only discovered as a species in the late 1990s. These unusual creatures are now being found along the San Diego coastline.