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Stories by Patty Lane

Reaching Out For Help With Depression

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The death of comedian Robin Williams is teaching us a lot about depression. We look at treatments available and who to reach out to when you need help.

Depression Is Not A Death Sentence

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The death of comedian Robin Williams sparked conversations about depression. We look at resources available in San Diego and what to say to someone who may be suffering.

What's Behind San Diego's Crazy Weather?

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Above average temperatures for more than two months. Humid, desert-like thunderstorms at the coast. What's going on with San Diego's weather? Does this unusual weather help or hurt our fire risk and the drought?

What You Need To Know About West Nile Virus In San Diego County

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West Nile virus has been found in two dead birds in San Diego County. We'll tell you what you need to know to protect your family — and how you can help the county track the mosquito-borne virus.

How The Ebola Serum Traveled From San Diego To West Africa

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The serum used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus was developed based on research conducted in San Diego.

How Many Back-To-School Gadgets Does Your Child Need?

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What's hot when it comes to back-to-school technology? We take a look at how San Diego County uses technology in the classroom and sort through the latest gadgets for kids and adults.

San Diego Teens Facing Slim Job Market

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We take a look at where the summer jobs in San Diego are and why it's so hard for a teen to find a summer job.

Bridging San Diego's Digital Divide

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The digital divide still exists for many of San Diego's underserved communities, but there are efforts underway to close the gap. We take a look at San Diego's Futures Foundation.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer: From Minimum Wage To Comic-Con

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer talks to KPBS about the minimum wage ordinance, tax rebates for businesses and trying out a zip line at Comic-Con.

Complaint: Juvenile Detention Facilities Abuse Kids With Pepper Spray

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Youth advocates filed a formal complaint Monday urging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the use of pepper spray in San Diego County juvenile detention facilities.

Developing San Diego's Zero Waste Plan

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California cities have to recycle 75 percent of their waste by 2020. San Diego has set an ambitious goal of zero waste by 2040. A series of meetings are underway to jump start the efforts, we'll tell you about the program and how to get involved.

Filner's First Accuser Reflects On Sexual Harassment Scandal

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"I did this for other women ... who have been at the sharpest edge of an arrow, the target of somebody who's abusing power," said Irene McCormack Jackson, in explaining why she sued then-Mayor Bob Filner and the city of San Diego for sexual harassment.

Traveling Stories Uses Farmers Markets To Get Kids Reading

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Literacy in San Diego is getting a boost from the Traveling Stories nonprofit, a Santee-based group that uses a special space at local farmers markets to encourage kids to read and get "book bucks" in return.

1 Year Later: How Filner Sexual Harassment Scandal Impacted San Diego

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San Diego was thrown into the national spotlight last summer as numerous allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against then-mayor Bob Filner, forcing him to resign. We take a look at changes to the city one year later.

Brush Fire At Mission Trails Regional Park Kept To 95 Acres; Blaze 95% Contained

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Firefighters moved quickly Sunday afternoon to attack the blaze in the San Diego park from the ground and air. Mission Trails Park should be open Tuesday.

Public Forum For San Diego Trolley Expansion On Tuesday Night

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The second in a series of public forums on the new trolley expansion is Tuesday night in Clairemont

What Does Increased Consumer Borrowing Mean To San Diego Economy?

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The federal government reports that consumer borrowing continues to increase. KPBS Midday Edition takes a look at what this means to San Diego's economy and making sure you don't get into debt.

Riding The Nuclear Wave: San Diego Journalist Profiles Fukushima Surfers

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While the issue of widespread nuclear radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant continues, Japanese surfers have returned to the water.

Research Finds Postpartum Depression Symptoms May Begin Before Giving Birth

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Postpartum depression can range from being depressed or sad to suicidal thoughts — but researchers now say it may begin earlier than after giving birth.

'Fluent In 3 Months' Author Presents Book In San Diego

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Even if you have struggled learning a new language, Benny Lewis says you can be "Fluent In 3 Months."

From Linkage Fee To Mt. Soledad, San Diego Mayor Provides Update

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined KPBS Midday Edition for his monthly update on the business of the city and it's been a busy four weeks since his last visit.

Book Signing To Biotech — Hillary Clinton Visits San Diego

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a swing through San Diego to sign copies of her new book and speak at the BIO convention. We'll play an excerpt of her discussing topics including the national debt and the job that prepared her for Washington.

BIO Convention Puts Spotlight On San Diego Stem Cell Research

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Stem-cell research in San Diego is featured at the BIO International Convention. Take a look at a local company conducting the research, and its ethical dilemmas.

Weekend Festival Celebrates American Roots In Bluegrass

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Banjo, fiddle and guitar jamming is set to get underway this weekend at the Huck Finn Bluegrass Music Festival in Ontario, California. We have a preview from the band Lonesome Otis.

San Diego Aging Summit Provides Resources, Support For Caregivers

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As baby boomers reach their '"golden years" families are finding themselves caregivers. A summit this week in San Diego focuses on personal safety for our seniors, elder abuse and challenges for local families dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Business Owners Weigh In On Proposal To Raise San Diego's Minimum Wage

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As a San Diego City Council committee gets ready to discuss raising San Diego's minimum wage to $13.09 an hour, we hear from San Diego's small-business community.

San Diego Author Of 'Once Upon A Mulberry Field'

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Some forty years ago Saigon fell to communist North Vietnam. A local author who lived in Vietnam during the war explores his experience in his first novel, Once Upon A Mulberry Field.

Can San Diego Meet New EPA Carbon Emissions Standards?

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The Environmental Protection Agency released major new rules to reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants on Monday. How will California — and San Diego — measure up?

San Diego Homeless Program 'Project 25' Is Running Out Of Money

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A pilot housing program that supports San Diego's most at-risk homeless population — those who are frequent users of emergency services — is running out of money.

San Diego Musician AJ Croce Performs Songs From New Album

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Singer and songwriter A.J. Croce, who calls San Diego home, visits KPBS to discuss his latest album "Twelve Tales." Croce worked with six legendary producers on that album that took a year to complete.

From Wildfires To Budget, An Update From San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joins us for his monthly update on the business of the city.

Prop. A Proposes Changes To San Diego City Charter

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Changes to San Diego's city charter go before the public for a vote next week. We take a look at Prop A and what other charter changes may be needed.

Props. B & C: Barrio Logan Plan Goes Before Voters

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San Diego voters will be deciding on whether the Barrio Logan plan, approved by the San Diego City Council, will stay or go on June 3. We take a look at both sides of the issue.

Study Shows Impact Of Diabetes On San Diego Health Care Costs

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Skyrocketing costs associated with rising rates of diabetes are being felt by San Diego hospitals. A new study finds diabetes is not only affecting patients, but also the health care system.

Tracking Santa Ana Winds During San Diego's Wildfires

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As San Diego recovers from last week's Santa Ana wind-driven fires we take a look at a weather network run by SDG&E providing cutting-edge data during crucial wildfires.

How To Deal With San Diego's Stressful Fire Outbreak

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How are San Diegans dealing with multiple fires and the anxiety, stress and fear that goes along with evacuations, power outages and watching homes burn? We get an update on the fire and talk to a mental health expert.

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Extreme Fire Danger Hits San Diego County — Is Your Home Fire-Safe?

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Firefighters and emergency officials are bracing for extreme fire danger across tinder-dry San Diego County this week as another round of Santa Ana winds blows into the region, along with single-digit humidity and triple-digit heat.

Speaking Out: How One San Diego College Addresses Sexual Assault

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Sexual assault is not something people like to talk about, especially if it takes place at a college campus. We hear about programs and outreach offered at San Diego's Mesa College and how it's keeping students safe.

Reducing Skin Cancers In Sunny San Diego

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San Diegans are ramping up for summer, but there are some precautions you need to take when soaking up the sunshine.

What Would A 'Frictionless Border' Between San Diego And Tijuana Look Like?

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The report's authors believe that such a change in diplomatic and economic strategy would enable the San Diego-Tijuana border crossing to greatly accelerate binational economic growth and prosperity.

Is The Initiative Process Jamming The System In San Diego?

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The initiative process is democracy in action, but is it jamming up San Diego and its courts?

Ask The Mayor: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Answers Your Questions

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joins us for an update on the business of the city — and he's taking your calls! Call in at noon on 1-888-895-5727 or tweet us @KPBSMidday. We'll discuss what's been going on the last month from the mayor's proposed budget to infrastructure bonds.

Teen Pregnancy Rates Down In San Diego County — But More Can Be Done

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Pregnancy rates are down around the county — and nation — but health officials warn there are still 1,700 births by teens every week. We take a look at what's being done to educate teens in an effort to prevent teen pregnancy.

Heartbleed Bug: Is Your Financial Info Vulnerable?

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Some are saying it's the biggest security threat the internet has ever seen: the Heartbleed bug. Is your personal financial data vulnerable? We get some insight from SDSU information security expert Professor Murray Jennex.

Pinpointing A Crash Site: San Diego Analyst Shares Lessons From Air France Search

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A San Diego analyst helped locate Air France 447 two years after it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. She talks about the challenges investigators face pinpointing the exact location of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

Meet Ed Harris, San Diego's Newest Councilman

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Infrastructure and the minimum wage increase are just two issues facing San Diego's City Council. This week Ed Harris, retired Marine and career lifeguard, was appointed to fill Mayor Kevin Faulconer's term in District 2. He joined us to discuss what his first week was like on the council and where he stands on the issues.

Birch Aquarium Event Brings Together Music And Sea Life

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Nigella Hillgarth, executive director of the Birch Aquarium, came on Midday Edition to talk about this weekend's music program, but she also discussed her pending departure to head the New England Aquarium in Boston.

California Rebate Meant To Encourage Energy Conservation

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Check your utility bill - SDG&E is rebating $36 to its customers as part of a program to fight climate change.

San Diego Business Helping Rwandans Thrive 20 Years After Genocide

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Twenty years ago this month, a brutal massacre took place in Rwanda where political rivalry between Hutus and Tusis tribes led to the genocide and 1 million deaths. A San Diego company is one of many working in the region helping Rwandans thrive and heal.

San Diego Mother-Daughter Adventures Highlighted In 'We'll Always Have Paris'

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A San Diego author has given her daughter memories that will last a lifetime. When Jennifer Coburn's daughter Katie was just 8 years old the pair dropped everything, hopped on a plane and headed off to Paris for a mother-daughter vacation.

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