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Birthday

Aug. 5, 2015
By KPBS Staff

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents Birthday on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

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Breaking Through: The Story of Larry Fivecoats

Aug. 5, 2015
By KPBS Staff

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents Breaking Through: The Story of Larry Fivecoats on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

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Beyond the Divide

Aug. 4, 2015
By KPBS Staff

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents Beyond the Divide on Saturday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m.

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On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Aug. 4, 2015
By KPBS Staff

"On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam" examines the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working class youth. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one as a POW and the other protesting at home. The GI Film Festival San Diego presents portions of "On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam" on Saturday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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Searching for Augusta - The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne

Aug. 4, 2015
By KPBS Staff

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents Searching For Augusta - The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

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Germans in the Woods

Aug. 4, 2015
By KPBS Staff

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents Germans in the Woods on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

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Film Festival Celebrates Military and Veteran Stories

July 31, 2015
By KPBS Staff

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.

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War Pigs

July 30, 2015
By KPBS Staff

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents War Pigs on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

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The Millionaires' Unit

July 29, 2015
By KPBS Staff

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents The Millionaire's Unit on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

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Kilo Two Bravo

July 27, 2015
By KPBS Staff

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents Kilo Two Bravo on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

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

Feb. 19, 2015
By KPBS Staff and Promise Yee

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.

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San Diego County Measles Cases Climb To 13

Jan. 21, 2015
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

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

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Trolley Gets Wrapped Up In Balboa Park Celebration

Jan. 21, 2015
By KPBS Staff

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.

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10 Measles Cases Confirmed In San Diego County

Jan. 15, 2015
By KPBS Staff

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.

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New Year Brings More News To KPBS FM Schedule

Jan. 12, 2015
By KPBS Staff

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

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San Diego Charger Junior Seau A Hall Of Fame Finalist

Jan. 8, 2015
By KPBS Staff and Associated Press

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.

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

Jan. 7, 2015
By KPBS Staff

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.

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PREBYS INCREASES SUPPORT FOR MASTERPIECE

Jan. 2, 2015
By KPBS Staff

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.

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

Jan. 1, 2015
By KPBS Staff

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.

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Final Goodbye: Roll Call Of Some Who Died In 2014

Jan. 1, 2015
By KPBS Staff and Associated Press

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

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Want To See The International Space Station?

Dec. 26, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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

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

Dec. 23, 2014
By KPBS Staff and The Associated Press

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

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

Dec. 22, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

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.

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Storm Expected To End By Saturday Morning

Dec. 12, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff and Associated Press

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

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Navy Returns NASA's Orion Spacecraft After Test Flight

Dec. 9, 2014
By KPBS Staff and Associated Press

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.

Student Arrested In San Diego State Sexual Assault Case

Dec. 9, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

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

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San Diego Protests Captured In Photos, Videos

Nov. 26, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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

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Electrical Substation Fire Puts Portions Of Camp Pendleton In The Dark

Nov. 25, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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

Nov. 21, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

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.

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Suspect Arrested In McStay Family Homicide

Nov. 7, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff and 10News

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

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Torlakson Wins Second Term As California Schools Superintendent

Nov. 4, 2014
By KPBS Staff and Associated Press

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

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

Nov. 3, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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.

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

Oct. 29, 2014
By KPBS Staff and Associated Press

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.

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Palomar College Student Has Meningococcal Disease

Oct. 23, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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

Oct. 23, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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.

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

Oct. 21, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

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

Oct. 20, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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.

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Update: SDSU Student Stricken With Meningitis Still On Life Support

Oct. 16, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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.

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Longtime Carlsbad Mayor Bud Lewis Dies

Oct. 16, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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

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Potential Ebola Scare At Southwestern College Turns Out To Be False

Oct. 16, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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.

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Carlsbad Golf Resort Sued For Poinsettia Fire Damage

Oct. 15, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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.

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Craft Beer Comes to KPBS

Oct. 14, 2014
By KPBS Staff

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

Oct. 10, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

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.

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

Oct. 10, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

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

Oct. 5, 2014
By KPBS Staff and Associated Press

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.

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

Oct. 2, 2014
By KPBS Staff , Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico

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.

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High Temperatures Returning To San Diego County

Oct. 1, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

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

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

Sept. 26, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

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.

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No Party Preference Voters Surge In California

Sept. 24, 2014
By KPBS Staff and Capital Public Radio

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

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

Sept. 17, 2014
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

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.