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Stories by Greg Magnus

San Diego Embraces ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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It's the latest craze taking the Internet by storm — and it's for a good cause.

Travelers Rank San Diego Zoo Among World's Best

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The San Diego Zoo was ranked as the No. 2 zoo in the United Sates and the world by the 2014 Travelers' Choice rankings compiled by TripAdvisor.com.

217-acre Banner Fire East Of Julian Contained

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Cal Fire announced Sunday morning that the Banner fire, which started Thursday, was 100 percent contained. Two homes were destroyed in the brush fire.

Tony Gwynn, 'Mr. Padre,' Dies At 54

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Tony Gwynn, whose smile and swing defined baseball in San Diego for more than 30 years, has died. He was 54.

SDCashStash Hides Money In East County

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The anonymous donor SDCashStash is back at it, hiding money near a Walmart in Santee and vowing to hide money in North County on Tuesday.

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1,600-Acre Bernardo Fire 25 Percent Contained

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About 1,600 acres have been burned and more than 22,000 evacuation alerts were sent -- but there were no injuries, nor homes lost -- as a result of the Bernardo fire.

Strong Winds Knocking Out Power Across San Diego County

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Strong winds are wreaking havoc with power lines across the San Diego Gas & Electric service area, affecting customers from Palomar Mountain to Jacumba.

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Mountain Empire Unified Closes After High Winds Knock Out Power At Three Schools

The Mountain Empire Unified School District sent students home Wednesday after downed lines knocked out power at three schools.

Pellet Guns Prompt Naval Base Point Loma Lockdown

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Sailors playing with pellet guns prompt a partial security lockdown at Naval Base Point Loma on Thursday. The lockdown has been lifted; two men are in custody.

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San Diego Opera Postpones Closure Until May 19

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The closure date for San Diego Opera has been postponed until May 19 to give organizers more time to fundraise for a 50th season.

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Board Meeting Leads To Shake Up In San Diego Opera Leadership

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A San Diego Opera board meeting in La Jolla brings the resignation of Board President Karen Cohn. Other top members also walked out of the meeting.

University Heights Library Yarn Bombing Celebrates Branch's Centennial

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A San Diego guerrilla art group has claimed responsibility for a bombing outside the University Heights Library. They say the Pacific Beach library is next. Did we mention it was a yarn bombing?

Newborn Baby Hippo At San Diego Zoo Dies

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San Diego Zoo animal care staff noticed early Thursday that the baby river hippo had passed away. The cause of death is unknown.

San Diego Opera Faces Breach Of Contract Complaint

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A musicians' union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that accuses the San Diego Opera of failing to honor contracts with its singers.

Baby Gorilla On The Upswing, Avoids Hairy Health Situation

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Move over, baby panda, there’s a cute new sheriff in town.

Pacific Storm Hits San Diego County With Heavy Rain, High Winds, Flash Flood Watch

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Strong and gusty winds continued into Friday afternoon following a wet morning. More rainfall and strong winds made for wet, slippery roadways and a dangerous evening commute.

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Review: 'Non-Stop'

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Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore fasten their seat belts for a whodunnit-thriller at 40,000 feet in "Non-Stop," opening Friday.

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Review: 'Lone Survivor'

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Based on actual events, "Lone Survivor" is a gripping film about four Navy SEALs who never stopped fighting despite overwhelming opposition — until only one was left to tell the tale. It opens nationwide Jan. 10.

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Review: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

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Throughout the first "Anchorman" (opening December 18 throughout San Diego), homegrown hero Ron Burgundy kept reminding us to "stay classy, San Diego." Maybe he should have taken his own advice.