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Palomar College Student Has Meningococcal Disease

  • By KPBS
  • / October 23, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / October 23, 2014

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

  • By KPBS
  • / October 20, 2014

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

  • By KPBS
  • / October 16, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / October 16, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / October 16, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / October 15, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / October 14, 2014

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

  • By KPBS
  • / October 5, 2014

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.

Hall of Fame: the 2014 Inductees

  • By KPBS
  • / September 25, 2014

KPBS recognizes the Beyster Family and Ken Kramer as the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees.

No Party Preference Voters Surge In California

  • By KPBS
  • / September 24, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / September 17, 2014

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

  • By KPBS
  • / September 5, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / September 4, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / August 29, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / August 26, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / August 20, 2014
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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

  • By KPBS
  • / August 20, 2014
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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.

Small Brush Fire Quickly Stopped In Otay Mesa

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The 20-acre brush fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Kuebler Ranch Road near Otay Mountain Truck Trail. It may have been started by people target shooting in the area.

2 Aid Workers Receive Experimental Ebola Serum From San Diego Biotech

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Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, infected with Ebola while working in West Africa, were given ZMapp, a drug created by Mapp Biopharmaceutical in San Diego.

San Diego Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr (Photos)

  • By KPBS
  • / July 31, 2014
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Young photographers from The AjA Project, a community arts nonprofit, captured in images local celebrations that marked the end of Ramadan.

National University's Sanford Education Center Gets $9.22 Million Anonymous Gift

  • By KPBS
  • / July 29, 2014

The Sanford Education Center at National University announced an anonymous $9.22 million gift Tuesday.

San Diego Zoo's Panda Cub Eats Bamboo Cake For Birthday

  • By KPBS
  • / July 29, 2014
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One of the San Diego Zoo's giant pandas celebrated a second birthday Tuesday with cake and presents.

Sharp Memorial Fined $100K After Patient Falls From Surgical Table

  • By KPBS
  • / July 29, 2014
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Sharp Memorial Hospital was one of eight hospitals statewide fined by the California Department of Public Health for putting patients at risk of injury or death.

Multiple Brush Fires Squelched Near Barona Casino

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A group of fires blackened more than a dozen open acres alongside a rural road just south of Barona Creek Golf Club on Tuesday before fire crews stopped the flames.

San Diego Zoo Makes Bamboo Cake For Panda's Second Birthday

  • By KPBS
  • / July 28, 2014
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The San Diego Zoo has a second birthday celebration planned Tuesday for Xiao Liwu, a giant panda cub.

San Diego City Council Gives Final OK To Minimum Wage Increase

  • By KPBS
  • / July 28, 2014
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An ordinance that would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Diego to $11.50 an hour was given final approval Monday by the City Council.

Rain, Lightning Roll Through San Diego

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San Diego County residents woke to something Friday morning they don't usually hear or see: rain, thunder and lightning.

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Send Us Your 2014 Comic-Con Photos! #KPBSpix

  • By KPBS
  • / July 23, 2014
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It's the most wonderful time of the year... if you're a fan of pop culture, comic books and sci-fi movies. Comic-Com returns to San Diego for its 45th year and we want to see what you're seeing!

Heat Wave Expected To Hit San Diego On Thursday

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A National Weather Service heat advisory is set to take effect for the inland areas at 11 a.m. Thursday and will extend until 9 p.m. Friday.

Scripps Research Institute President Stepping Down

  • By KPBS
  • / July 22, 2014
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Less than two weeks after ending talks aimed at merging with a major university in Southern California, the Scripps Research Institute has announced the resignation of its president, Mike Marletta.

CalPERS Announce 18.4% Investment Gain During Last Fiscal Year

  • By KPBS
  • / July 14, 2014

CalPERS said the 18.4 percent gain was its fourth double-digit return in the past five years.

Crowned Crane Chicks Take A Walk At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

  • By KPBS
  • / July 11, 2014
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Some say exercise is for the birds. In this case, they'd be absolutely correct.

Fireworks Send Nearly 100 Dogs Running For Shelters During Fourth Of July Weekend

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Nearly 100 dogs were brought in to county animal shelters after running away from home this Independence Day.

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Damaging California Fire Grows To 5 Square Miles

Several residents living in two communities have been evacuated because nearly 200 homes are threatened.

U.S. Supreme Court Stays Out Of Mt. Soledad Cross Dispute

  • By KPBS
  • / June 30, 2014
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Supporters of the monument wanted to skip the appeals court and go straight to the Supreme Court because the legal fight has been going on for 25 years.

Arellano Felix Cartel Leader Captured In Tijuana

  • By KPBS
  • / June 24, 2014
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Fernando "El Ingeniero" Sanchez Arellano was arrested Monday afternoon by the Mexican Army, according to reports.

Scenes From World Refugee Day In San Diego

  • By KPBS
  • / June 23, 2014
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Check out photos from Saturday's event at Balboa Park that were taken by youths from the The AjA Project, a photography nonprofit. Many of the young photographers are refugees themselves.

Fans Remember Baseball Great Tony Gwynn

  • By KPBS
  • / June 16, 2014
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Following the news of baseball legend Tony Gwynn's death, many shared their thoughts and memories of "Mr. Padre" on social media.

Gloria's Modified Proposal To Raise San Diego's Minimum Wage Moves Forward

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The San Diego City Council has voted to direct staff to begin conferring with the city's labor unions over a proposal to raise the minimum wage in San Diego to $11.50 an hour.

South Campus Plaza Construction Begins This Month At SDSU

  • By KPBS
  • / June 13, 2014
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The $143 million project will be between Hardy Avenue and Montezuma Road. Preliminary work on the site begins this month.

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