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Film Festival Celebrates Military and Veteran Stories

KPBS, in collaboration with the GI Film Group and the Film Consortium San Diego, will bring the award-winning GI Film Festival, the nation’s first and only military film festival, to San Diego in the effort to honor and preserve the stories of America’s armed forces.

Oceanside City Manager Forced Out; City Pays Him $289,000

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The action wasn’t a total surprise because the City Council agenda said a closed session was being held to review and possibly dismiss City Manager Steve Jepsen. The decision was not unanimous.

San Diego County Measles Cases Climb To 13

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The three new people diagnosed with the diseases traveled to Disneyland on Dec. 18 and were not vaccinated for the measles.

Trolley Gets Wrapped Up In Balboa Park Celebration

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A red trolley car has been transformed into one featuring photos of Balboa Park from 1915, when the the Panama-California Exposition was held there.

10 Measles Cases Confirmed In San Diego County

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All of the confirmed cases either reported travel to Disneyland on Dec. 18 or the infected people had been in close contact with someone who had visited the park, San Diego County health officials said.

New Year Brings More News To KPBS FM Schedule

Starting today, KPBS Radio will feature a new schedule in the middle of the day and on the weekends.

San Diego Charger Junior Seau A Hall Of Fame Finalist

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Junior Seau, the beloved San Diego Chargers linebacker who was raised in Oceanside, was named Thursday night as one of the finalists to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 2015.

U-T San Diego Cartoonist Steve Breen Reacts To Paris Killings

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Steve Breen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist, issued a statement Wednesday condemning the killing of four cartoonists and eight others at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo.

PREBYS INCREASES SUPPORT FOR MASTERPIECE

Just as audiences await this Sunday's season five debut of Downton Abbey, KPBS announced local philanthropists and drama lovers Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner have increased their support for KPBS and the MASTERPIECE Trust to the tune of $1 million.

Revisiting 2014 KPBS Feature Stories: Fighting Fires, SDSU Sex Assaults, Uber, D-Day, Dyslexia

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A look back at some of the stories KPBS covered in 2014: the role aerial firefighting played in battling the May wildfires; combating campus sexual assaults; Uber vs. taxis; the 70th anniversary of D-Day; and a mother's battle for her dyslexic son.

Final Goodbye: Roll Call Of Some Who Died In 2014

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Many notable people left the world in 2014, including some well-known San Diego figures.

Want To See The International Space Station?

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Sightings of the International Space Station are possible in San Diego from Friday to Monday, according to NASA.

'The Interview' Will Play At San Diego's Digital Gym Theater Christmas Day

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San Diego's Digital Gym theater announced Tuesday that it plans to show the comedy "The Interview" on Christmas Day.

Records Released On SDPD's Use Of Stingray Cellphone Tracking Device

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The San Diego City Attorney's Office released some documents on the San Diego Police Department's use of the Stingray cellphone tracking device system but only after a nonprofit found a grant application posted online.

Storm Expected To End By Saturday Morning

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The Pacific storm started Thursday in Northern California and reached San Diego the next day.

Student Arrested In San Diego State Sexual Assault Case

SDSU student Francisco Paiva Sousa was arrested Tuesday in connection with a sexual assault reported over the weekend.

Navy Returns NASA's Orion Spacecraft After Test Flight

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A Navy ship, the USS Anchorage, delivered the capsule to Naval Base San Diego and unloaded the 11-foot-tall cone around 10 p.m. PST Monday.

San Diego Protests Captured In Photos, Videos

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Speeches, marches and the blocking of freeways have dominated the protests in San Diego in response to the Missouri grand jury's decision.

Electrical Substation Fire Puts Portions Of Camp Pendleton In The Dark

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Mess Halls, clinics and wastewater facilities are in the dark following a fire on the base Monday.

Arrest Made In Torrey Pines High School Threat

A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with threats that led to the lockdown of Torrey Pines High School. Police are still exploring if there is a connection between the Torrey Pines threat and the threat made later Thursday at Canyon Crest Academy.

Suspect Arrested In McStay Family Homicide

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Charles "Chase" Merritt, 57, was arrested Wednesday, authorities said Friday morning. Merritt was a former business associate of Joseph McStay.

Torlakson Wins Second Term As California Schools Superintendent

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Incumbent Tom Torlakson has won the hotly contested race for California's elected superintendent of schools.

Candidates, Media Respond To Second Staffer Alleging Sex Harassment By DeMaio

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A variety of responses have followed since KPBS published a story Sunday afternoon that a second former staffer for Republican candidate Carl DeMaio has accused him of sexual harassment.

State Outlines Ebola Quarantine Rules; 3 In San Diego County Being Monitored

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California health officials left it up to county officers to decide how to monitor people returning from Ebola-stricken areas. So far there are no reported or confirmed cases of Ebola in California, but 19 people are being monitored in the state.

Palomar College Student Has Meningococcal Disease

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County health officials determined the student didn't come in close contact with any others at the college in San Marcos.

Temperatures Rising — At Least For A Couple Of Days

Highs on Thursday and Friday will be 10 degrees above average. Fog at the coast is expected in the morning and night on both days.

Judge Rules In Favor Of Eviction Lawsuit Against CHE Café at UCSD

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UCSD filed suit after the student collective refused to vacate the 1940s-era building on campus. University officials said the building needs $700,000 in repairs to stay open.

KPBS Debuts Its Interactive Voters Guide

KPBS has created an interactive Voters Guide as part of its coverage of the Nov. 4 election. You can type in your address and your ballot will load, along with stories and other information on the various races you'll help decide.

Longtime Carlsbad Mayor Bud Lewis Dies

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Bud Lewis was a member of the Carlsbad City Council for 40 years, including serving as mayor for 24 years.

Update: SDSU Student Stricken With Meningitis Still On Life Support

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Sara Stelzer, 18, was hospitalized with flu-like symptoms Tuesday. SDSU officials had announced, after speaking to her family, that she died early Friday. Late Friday, the university acknowledged that she was still on life support.

Potential Ebola Scare At Southwestern College Turns Out To Be False

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A building was evacuated at Southwestern College after a student told her instructor that she and family members had been quarantined because of possible exposure to Ebola. The student later recanted her story.

Carlsbad Golf Resort Sued For Poinsettia Fire Damage

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The lawsuit alleges that Omni La Costa Resort & Spa should be held responsible because it is believed the fire started on the resort's property in May.

Craft Beer Comes to KPBS

Lovers of craft beer may decide to stay in Thursday nights this spring. KPBS announced plans to air a new six part series on San Diego’s microbrew industry.

Lockdown Lifted At Navy Broadway Complex; Report Of Armed Man Unfounded

The Navy Broadway Complex in downtown San Diego was temporarily placed on lockdown Friday afternoon following a report of an armed man at the facility.

Modifications To San Onofre Settlement Would Provide $1.3B In Savings, Credits

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The California Public Utilities Commission Thursday issued proposed modifications to a settlement between utilities and ratepayer groups regarding the financial responsibilities in shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

San Diego's CareFusion Bought By Rival For $12.2 Billion

New Jersey medical equipment maker Becton Dickinson and Co. announced Sunday it will buy CareFusion, paying $58 for each share of the San Diego-based company.

Domestic Violence Behind 20% of San Diego County Homicides in 2013

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One in five homicides in San Diego County in 2013 were the result of domestic violence. KPBS Midday Edition takes a look at the study and what resources are available for victims in San Diego County.

High Temperatures Returning To San Diego County

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Forecasters say temperatures in inland San Diego County could soar into the triple digits later this week.

Ex-SDPD Officer Who Groped, Detained Women Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail, Probation

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Christopher Hays, 30, pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts of assault and battery under the color of authority by a peace officer.

No Party Preference Voters Surge In California

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More than 23 percent of California voters have registered without a party preference, according to voter registration numbers released Tuesday.

The 18th Annual Writing for Literacy Essay Contest

Students in grades 4, 8 and 10 are invited to submit an essay on suggested topics for a chance to win great prizes. Deadline for submissions is 3:00 PM on Friday, December 19, 2014. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2015.

San Diego Still Mopping Up Storm Damage As Hot, Humid Spell Lingers

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Hot and humid conditions that have kept the San Diego region simmering for much of September continued Wednesday as the region cleaned up from a tree-toppling storm generated by the unsettled monsoonal atmosphere.

San Diego County Swelters Under Heat Wave

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The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the county's valleys at 10 a.m. Saturday and it will remain in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday. We offer some tips on beating the heat.

Fennec Fox Frolics At San Diego Zoo's Nursery

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The nocturnal fox pup has spurts of energy, so animal care staff have been giving him lots of toys and food puzzles to help keep him busy.

Cheetah Cub At San Diego Zoo Safari Park Recovering From Surgery

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Accompanied by his puppy companion, a male cheetah cub at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is recovering from surgery to repair growth abnormalities in his limbs.

Baby Gorilla At San Diego Zoo Safari Park Crawling And Curious

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Now 5 months old, baby gorilla Joanne still rides on mom's back usually but is now spending more time sitting and crawling around her enclosure.

1 Injured In Crash That Closed Mission Valley On-ramp

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The crash occurred before 5:33 a.m. at the on-ramp from I-805 South to I-8 East and involved a bus and several other vehicles.

Man In Custody After Threatening To Jump On To I-805

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Parts of Interstate 805 in North Park were closed Wednesday morning while San Diego police officers negotiated with the suicidal man.

Man With Umbrella Causes False Alarm At Cal State San Marcos

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A man carrying an umbrella on the Cal State San Marcos campus prompted a lockdown after he was mistaken for possibly carrying a weapon.

Summer Storm Brings Thunder, Lightning To San Diego County

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Heavy rain and hail pelted parts of San Diego County Wednesday, generating flash-flood warnings. More than 500 lightning strikes also hit the San Diego area Wednesday morning.

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