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Stories by Emily Burns

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'Into The Woods' Returns To Old Globe 28 Years After Debut

July 24, 2014
By Emily Burns, Maureen Cavanaugh

The musical "Into The Woods" debuted in 1986 at The Old Globe. Twenty-eight years later, it's back at The Globe as a lean, imaginative production by the Fiasco Theater company.

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Brush Fire At Mission Trails Regional Park Kept To 95 Acres; Blaze 95% Contained

July 13, 2014
By Emily Burns, Neiko Will, Patty Lane

Firefighters moved quickly Sunday afternoon to attack the blaze in the San Diego park from the ground and air. Mission Trails Park should be open Tuesday.

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Camp Widow Helps People Cope With Loss Of Loved One

July 11, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

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

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San Diego Teens Learn How To Be 'Cyber Defenders'

June 18, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

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

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Injured San Diego Marine Dog Handler Reunited With Canine Friend

June 17, 2014
By Emily Burns, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

Jose Armenta, a retired Marine dog handler, has adopted his military dog Zenit after being wounded in Afghanistan.

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USD Report Finds Outlook For San Diego Nonprofits Is Hopeful

June 12, 2014
By Emily Burns, Peggy Pico, Tom Fudge

A new study by the Caster Family Center For Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research at USD examines the well-being of local nonprofits using data and feedback from their leaders.

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San Diego Trauma System Celebrates 30 Years Of Saving Lives

May 30, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

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.

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

May 27, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

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

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Therapy Dog Helps SDSU Students Combat The Stress Of Finals

May 6, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

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

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San Diego Celebrates 'Earth Week' By Teaching Five 'R's'

April 22, 2014
By City News Service, Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

Hundreds of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies are set to take part in the 25th annual Earth Fair, sharing environmentally friendly products, services and policies. The event generally draws 60,000 people to Balboa Park.

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San Diego County Sheriff's Department Targets Distracted Drivers

April 7, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

To mark National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, sheriff's deputies will have a zero-tolerance policy for drivers using their cellphones.

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Feds To Investigate Misconduct By San Diego Police Officers

March 24, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

Federal and local agencies are conducting investigations into charges of police misconduct in the San Diego Police Department.

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Gov. Brown Has OK'd Releasing More 'Lifers' From Prison Than Predecessors

March 19, 2014
By Amita Sharma, Emily Burns, Maureen Cavanaugh

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the release of more prisoners who were sentenced to life with the possibility of parole than previous governors. We're going to be looking at the legal considerations and the reaction from victims.

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Quadriplegic Cyclist Bikes From Arizona To San Diego

March 17, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

Chris Wenner, a quadriplegic, completed a 400-mile cycling trip to San Diego as part of his preparation for a 10,000-mile cross-country tricycle ride.

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Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Visits San Diego

March 12, 2014
By Emily Burns

A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has come to San Diego for people to pay their respects.

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What’s In A Proclamation? It’s The Sentiment That Counts

March 3, 2014
By Emily Burns

Ever wonder what a city proclamation actually is, and where they come from? Want to see all 700 from 2013?

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California Legislators To Outline Bill Requiring Cell Phone 'Kill Switches'

Feb. 19, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns and Associated Press

California state legislators plan to introduce a bill on Friday requiring all cell phones in California to have a "kill switch."

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SDSU Students Look Forward To Opening Of New Student Center

Jan. 17, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

San Diego State University students returning to school next week will able to use the school's new LEED platinum Student Union.

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Veterans Group Planning Challenge Of Judge's Order To Remove Soledad Cross

Dec. 13, 2013
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

The San Diego veterans group who erected the cross on Mt. Soledad is planning to challenge a federal judge's ruling that the 43-foot-tall cross must be removed.

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AIDS Memorial Quilt Visits UC San Diego For World AIDS Day

Dec. 2, 2013
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt were on display at UC San Diego's World AIDS Day event, where the theme was "getting to zero" — zero new infections, zero stigma and zero HIV-related deaths.

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Bayfront Expansion Project Breaks Ground In Chula Vista

Nov. 13, 2013
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

The $7.2 million-project will run between Bay Boulevard and Marina Parkway and connect the marina to the main streets on the west side of Chula Vista.

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San Diego Catering Company Prepares For The Olympic Games

Oct. 15, 2013
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

San Diego-based Behind the Scenes catering company will supply food for thousands of people at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.