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Newborn Gorilla In 'Guarded Condition' After Lung Operation At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

  • By KPBS
  • / March 15, 2014
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After experiencing breathing problems following her birth by cesarean section, the newborn gorilla underwent surgery to fix a collapsed lung.

Baby Gorilla Delivered in Rare C-Section At San Diego Safari Park

  • By KPBS
  • / March 13, 2014
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The baby girl gorilla weighed 4.6 pounds when veterinarians and human neonatal specialists from UCSD Medical Center delivered her Wednesday evening.

Developer Fee Rescinded By San Diego City Council

  • By KPBS
  • / March 4, 2014
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The San Diego City Council has unanimously rescinded a previously approved increase in a construction fee that pays for affordable housing projects.

San Diego City Council To Decide On Developer Fee

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The Council voted to increase the fee late last year by a 5-4 margin. Business leaders who oppose the increase, including former mayor Jerry Sanders, call it a "jobs tax" and gathered enough signatures to force Council action.

SDSU Softball Cancels Friday’s Games Due To Storm

  • By KPBS
  • / February 28, 2014

All 10 games of the San Diego Classic on Friday have been either canceled or moved to Saturday due to bad weather.

Slow Wildfire Season In San Diego County Lowers Risk Of Mudslides Amid Winter Storm

  • By KPBS
  • / February 28, 2014
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Due to the recent Colby Fire in Los Angeles, heavy rains bring concern of mudslides to the area. But in San Diego, the threat of mudslides is less this time around.

David Alvarez Fined $2,000 By Ethics Commission For 'Fairly Routine' Violation

  • By KPBS
  • / February 14, 2014
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San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez was fined $2,000 fine for campaign violations stemming from the November San Diego mayor special election, according to the Ethics Commission.

Solana Beach Votes 'Yes' On Prop B Over Fletcher Cove Community Center

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With 100 percent of the vote counted, Prop B in Solana Beach has passed with 52 percent of the vote.

Ex-San Diego Cop Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Women Seeks New Trial

Currently serving an almost nine-year sentence for sexually assaulting women while on duty, former San Diego police officer Anthony Arevalos is reportedly seeking a new trial.

Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse Mourn Loss Of Crew Member After Hit-And-Run Accident

  • By KPBS
  • / February 1, 2014
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San Diego's Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse mourned the loss of crew member Seamus O'Bryan after he was killed in a hit-and-run accident early Friday morning.

Big Surf Brings Big Contest To San Francisco Bay Area

  • By KPBS
  • / January 23, 2014
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Organizers of a contest at one of the world's most perilous surfing spots have told competitors to grab their boards and get ready.

Assemblywoman Gonzalez Proposes Guaranteed Sick Days For California Workers

  • By KPBS
  • / January 21, 2014
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State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez wants all workers in California to have at least three days of paid sick leave annually, saying it could save the state billions in lost productivity and health care costs.

Red flag warning for San Diego valleys, mountains extended to Friday

  • By KPBS
  • / January 16, 2014

The National Weather Service has extended the red flag warning for San Diego's inland valleys and mountains through 6 p.m. Friday due to low humidity and strong, gusty winds in the forecast.

WATCH: San Diego Mayoral Candidates Take The Stage In First Debate

  • By KPBS
  • / January 16, 2014
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The two councilmen facing off to become San Diego's next mayor went head-to-head at the first mayoral debate of the runoff election.

24 Indicted In Massive San Diego Sex-Trafficking Case

  • By KPBS
  • / January 8, 2014
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Federal indictments unsealed Wednesday charge 24 alleged gang members from North Park in a sex-trafficking conspiracy.

LIVE BLOG: San Diego Chargers Beat Cincinnati Bengals In AFC Wild-Card Game

  • By KPBS
  • / January 5, 2014
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After a 27-10 win over Cincinnati, the San Diego Chargers move on to the Denver Broncos next Sunday. Relive the highs and lows of the Bolts-Bengals game with our live blog.

California Supreme Court Grants Law License For Immigrant

  • By KPBS
  • / January 2, 2014
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The California Supreme Court decided to grant a law license to a man living in the United States illegally who graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam.

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Year In Review 2013: Best and worst at the box office

  • By KPBS
  • / December 27, 2013
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Here to look back at some of the trends of 2013 as well as some of the best and worst is KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando.

UC San Diego, SDSU Among Those Offering Best Bang For The Buck

  • By KPBS
  • / December 11, 2013
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A dozen California universities, including UC San Diego, are recognized as "best value schools" by Kiplinger magazine.

Fatal Crash Blocks Lanes On Northbound I-5

  • By KPBS
  • / December 10, 2013

At least one person died when a Chevrolet Suburban crashed into the back of tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 in the Camp Pendleton area Tuesday

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Fire Chief Offers Tips To Keep San Diego Kitchens Safe This Holiday Season

  • By KPBS
  • / November 27, 2013
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Heartland Fire Chief Rick Sitta offers tips for San Diegans to keep safe while preparing holiday meals.

Make-A-Wish Turns San Francisco Into Gotham City For 'Batkid'

  • By KPBS
  • / November 15, 2013
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The Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed San Francisco into Gotham City so a 5-year-old leukemia patient in remission could be "Batkid" for a day.

Marines Killed At Camp Pendleton Were Clearing Unexploded Ordnance

  • By KPBS
  • / November 14, 2013

Marine Corps officials said Thursday the four Marines killed a day earlier while clearing unexploded ordnance from a range at California's Camp Pendleton were bomb technicians.

Statewide Amber Alert Suspect Arrested In Mexico, Infant Recovered Unharmed

  • By KPBS
  • / November 6, 2013
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A Sunnyvale man who prompted a statewide "Amber Alert" after abducting his infant son was arrested by Mexican authorities at a checkpoint in Mexico.

El Cajon Mayor Announces Resignation Amid Accusations Of Racist Comments

  • By KPBS
  • / October 25, 2013
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Longtime El Cajon Mayor Mark Lewis has resigned amid accusations that he made prejudicial comments about the East County city's large Chaldean community.

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Pleads Guilty To Felony, Misdemeanors

  • By KPBS
  • / October 15, 2013
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Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner on Tuesday pleaded guilty to one felony count of false imprisonment by violence, menace and deceit, as well as two misdemeanor counts of battery.

Top Candidates Meet For San Diego Mayoral Debate

  • By KPBS
  • / October 14, 2013
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The top four mayoral candidates met Monday to debate in front of a live audience in the KPBS studio.

KPBS Explore Winners Announced

  • By KPBS
  • / October 7, 2013

The winners of the 2014 KPBS Explore project will showcase local animals and images when the TV programs debut in 2014.

Brown Signs Laws Limiting Detention Of Immigrants

  • By KPBS
  • / October 5, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that prohibits local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime and otherwise eligible to be released from custody.

KPBS Gala Returns To Downton Abbey

  • By KPBS
  • / October 3, 2013

On the heels of Downton Abbey’s season 4 debut, the KPBS Celebrates! event will transport guests to 1920s England and the age of jazz. Among the planned festivities: an exclusive musical tribute to the acclaimed series.

In California, Obamacare Begins Despite Government Shutdown

  • By KPBS
  • / September 30, 2013
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According to Covered California, enrollments will not be affected amid the government shutdown.

Peg + Cat Joins the KPBS Kids Lineup

  • By KPBS
  • / September 26, 2013
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PBS KIDS’ newest animated preschool series PEG + CAT is coming to KPBS-TV this fall.

Hall of Fame: the 2013 Inductees

  • By KPBS
  • / September 6, 2013
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KPBS tribute to this year’s Hall of Fame inductees takes place on January 11, 2014 at the US Grant. This year’s inductees have all made important contributions to KPBS that have lasting impact.

Councilman Alvarez Enters Mayor's Race

  • By KPBS
  • / September 5, 2013
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David Alvarez joins former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and Councilman Kevin Faulconer as the major contenders for the city's top seat.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Banned From San Diego Hooters Locations

  • By KPBS
  • / August 13, 2013
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On Tuesday, the San Diego locations of the popular restaurant chain Hooters made headlines with their ban of embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Though the ban isn't nationwide, the corporation stated on Twitter that it supports its employees' call to keep Filner out.

San Diego Democrats Call For Filner To Resign

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On a day when four more prominent San Diego women accused Bob Filner of sexual harassment, the San Diego County Democratic Party today voted for him to resign.

Former Communications Director Sues Filner For Harassment

  • By KPBS
  • / July 22, 2013
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Irene McCormack Jackson, former communications director for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, sues mayor for sexual harassment.

KPBS' Roundtable To Air On TV

  • By KPBS
  • / June 17, 2013

KPBS will bring the popular Roundtable radio discussion heard on KPBS Midday Edition to a television audience. The move adds a 6th day of local TV news programming to the KPBS TV schedule and brings the show to a larger and more diverse audience than radio alone. The first TV broadcast airs Friday, June 28th at 8:30 p.m.

San Diegans Can Now Access KPBS Content Via Roku

New PBS and PBS Kids Channels on Roku Offer Hundreds of Videos On-Demand, including NOVA, MASTERPIECE, FRONTLINE, SUPER WHY!, CURIOUS GEORGE and local favorites such as KPBS EVENING EDITION and KEN KRAMER’S ABOUT SAN DIEGO.

Southern California Fire 40 Percent Contained, Evacuations Lifted

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A fire that destroyed a home in rural Southern California is 40 percent contained, and all evacuations have been lifted, but winds are kicking up and could make hard work for hundreds of firefighters battling it.

UC San Diego Celebrates Chavez Through April, May

  • By KPBS
  • / April 1, 2013

University of California, San Diego will celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez with a slate of activities set for the months of April and May.

Judge Reverses Firing of Teacher Tried for Molestation

  • By KPBS
  • / March 29, 2013

A Fourth District Court judge on Wednesday overturned the firing of a San Diego teacher who spent more than three years in prison after being falsely convicted of molesting second and third grade students.

Region Will Have Adequate Power Without San Onofre

  • By KPBS
  • / March 21, 2013
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With the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station still shuttered, Southern California could face some challenges this summer in meeting the region’s power-supply needs.

KPBS Mourns Loss of California Treasure Huell Howser

  • By KPBS
  • / January 7, 2013
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KPBS staff are mourning the death of California public television icon Huell Howser. The sad news comes less than two months after learning of his retirement.

KPBS Bids Farewell to Fundraising Powerhouse

  • By KPBS
  • / December 3, 2012
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Associate General Manager Stephanie Bergsma will retire from KPBS on December 10. Bergsma has been with KPBS for 30 years having spearheaded the station’s first development department and since then led all major funding initiatives that have helped lift KPBS into the national public media spotlight.

KPBS Hosts First Ever Convergence Boot Camp

  • By KPBS
  • / November 29, 2012
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KPBS announced plans to hold a two-day conference for public media stations looking to converge their organization and content to reach a wider audience. The Convergence Boot Camp will be held at KPBS in San Diego on February 7 and 8, 2013. Station leadership, management, and staff are invited to attend and learn how to implement similar strategies as KPBS -- with the goal of creating a successful and efficient organization.

KPBS GALA TAKES INSPIRATION FROM DOWNTON ABBEY

  • By KPBS
  • / November 8, 2012

KPBS is pleased to announce that audience favorite Downton Abbey is the theme for this year’s gala. The KPBS Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey will be held at the historic US Grant on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The event will also honor the 2012 KPBS Hall of Fame inductees Audrey Geisel, Conrad Prebys, and Brad Warner.

Vargas Coasts To Easy Congressional Win

  • By KPBS
  • / November 7, 2012
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Democrat Juan Vargas won handily over Republican Michael Crimmins in the 51st Congressional District.

Belly Up Announces 'Live at the Belly Up' TV Show

  • By KPBS
  • / November 1, 2012

San Diego County’s premier live music venue, The Belly Up in Solana Beach, is proud to announce a series of shows in November that will be filmed in conjunction with KPBS and San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television, and Film, set to air on KPBS in starting January 4, 2013.

KPBS Announces Winners of the Explore San Diego Project

  • By KPBS
  • / October 29, 2012

KPBS is pleased to announce two new local television programs: Savor San Diego and A Growing Passion. Both feature local experts in their field and are a recognizable part of the community. KPBS received 52 submissions for the Explore San Diego Project.