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Stories by Patty Lane

San Diegans Reflect On 10-Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina

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The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina brings up painful memories for some San Diegans. We hear from a woman who relocated after losing everything to the storm and how San Diegans helped out in the aftermath.

New Technology To Help Fight San Diego County Wildfires

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Firefighters continue to fight wildfires across Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. As San Diego County prepares for wildfire season, we look at new technologies that will help firefighters and residents.

UC San Diego Study: Chantix Doesn't Significantly Help Smokers Quit

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Researchers at UC San Diego find a popular smoking cessation drug is not boosting the numbers of smokers who quit.

Turf Replacement Rebate Pays Out For Rancho Santa Fe Residents

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A program put in place by the Metropolitan Water District to help owners replace their lawns during the drought - ran out of money. We look at what's next.

San Diego Remembers World War II, 70 Years After Japan Surrenders

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This week marks the 70th anniversary of the day President Harry Truman announced Japan’s surrender during World War II. Midday Edition looks at San Diego's role in the war effort.

Pet Adoption Fees Waived During San Diego's 'Clear The Shelters' Effort

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It’s the dog days of summer, and San Diego County animal advocates are promoting pet adoptions this weekend.

San Diego Impossible Science Festival Entertains Curious Minds

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A hands-on, interactive event is planned at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in August. Midday Edition has a preview of the Impossible Science Festival.

How An Early School Start Is Affecting Teenagers' Sleep

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds many schools are starting too early making it difficult for teenagers to get enough sleep.

San Diegans Reflect On 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima Atomic Blast

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A San Diego woman shares the story of her father, who survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima 70 years ago. Midday Edition looks at how survivors promote peace in San Diego.

San Diego Marks 50th Anniversary Of Voting Rights Act

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As the Voting Rights Act turns 50 this year, Midday Edition looks at struggles to get the civil rights law in place and challenges ahead.

Former Councilman's Biography Highlights Pioneering Contributions To San Diego

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A new biography focuses on Leon Williams and his contributions to San Diego County. Williams, the first African American to serve on the City Council and the County Board of Supervisors, worked for inclusive policies for all.

New Approach To Discipline At San Diego Unified Proven Successful

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San Diego Unified School District has seen a drop in expulsions since it implemented a discipline program that uses restorative justice.

New Grants Help San Diego County Groups Study Climate Change

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The San Diego Foundation awarded more than $300,000 in grants to six local programs to address climate issues that impact San Diego County's economy and way of life.

San Diego CityBeat Columnist Calls On White Americans To Help End Racism

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Aaryn Belfer looks at how white people can help fight racism by being "upstanders" instead of “bystanders."

How Print Journalism Is Surviving In San Diego County

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With The Daily Transcript business newspaper closing in September, the conversation continues around whether print journalism is dying a slow death in a world with on-demand news options.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer On Latest Efforts To Keep Chargers In San Diego

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer told KPBS Midday Edition on Thursday that the $2.1 million the city agreed to spend on an environmental analysis of a proposed NFL stadium will be money “well-spent.”

UC San Diego Researchers Uncover Key To Bacterial Communities’ Survival

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UC San Diego researchers studying bacteria colonies found bacteria have the ability to secure the survival of the entire community.

California Bill Would Ground Drones Near Firefighting Efforts

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Legislation introduced in Sacramento would allow first responders to disable or damage drones if it interferes with emergency responses.

Shooting Saddam: Encinitas Cameraman Goes Behind-the-Scenes Of Hussein Trial

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Dennis Lynch of Encinitas offers a behind-the-scenes look at the trial that led to the conviction of Saddam Hussein in his new memoir.

San Diego Pride Celebrates Transgender Community

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San Diego's Pride Parade and Festival take place this weekend and there's plenty to celebrate in the LGBT community. Midday Edition takes a look at victories and challenges still facing many in the LGBT community.

One Giant Step For Space Exploration As Pluto Gets Its Close-Up

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After 9-1/2 years traveling 4.67 billion miles from earth at a speed of over 36,000 miles per hour - the spacecraft New Horizons is presumed to have gotten a close-up of Pluto. San Diego astronomers tell us what scientists hope to learn about the farthest planetary mass in our solar system.

University Of California Providing Clear Path For Transfer Students

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University of California President Janet Napolitano announced this week a plan to help streamline the way community college students transfer to UC campuses.

'Project Smoke' Host, San Diego Chef Give Tips On Grilling Great Burgers

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Summer grilling is in full swing. Steven Raichlen of "Project Smoke" talks about smoking your favorite food, desert and even cocktails, while San Diego chef Jeff Rossman of Terra American Bistro explains how to build a better burger.

Report Sheds Light On Anti-Muslim Bias Incidents In California

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Reports of discrimination against Muslims in California nearly doubled between 2013 and 2014, according to the latest report published by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

San Diego Lawmaker Pushes For Cheerleader Protections

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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said high school cheerleaders are athletes performing without health and safety standards.

A Guide Dog Not Only Led The Way — He Changed A San Diego Man's Life

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A special friendship between a San Diego man and his guide dog is shared with readers in "Confessions of a Guide Dog: The Blonde Leading the Blind."

San Diego County Plan Will Lead to Fewer Animals Euthanized

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The San Diego Welfare Coalition announced a new policy Wednesday that would lead to fewer dogs and cats being euthanized at shelters. Midday Edition reviews the policy and concerns that it may lead to overcrowding.

1985 Normal Heights Fire Prompted San Diego Education, Prevention Programs

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Midday Edition looks back at 1985 and the Normal Heights fire that destroyed 76 homes and damaged another 57. The fire prompted San Diego leaders to establish several initiative and improve water pressure in the mid-city area.

Food Fables: Investigating San Diego Restaurants Claims of Farm-to-Table Products

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A San Diego Magazine investigation uncovers how local eateries may be claiming they're using locally grown food in their farm-to-table menus, but instead they're lying about where the food comes from.

School Is Out But Hunger Lingers For Some San Diego Kids

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For students who rely on school lunch meals, having enough to eat during summer break can be challenging.

San Diego County Joins Binational Effort To Prevent, Control Tuberculosis

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A collaborative effort between San Diego County, Imperial County and the state of Baja California will focus on identifying, treating and preventing the spread of tuberculosis on both sides of the border.

San Diego Faith Leaders Plan Multiracial Forum After Charleston Church Shooting

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Faith leaders in San Diego are planning a multiracial forum for local clergy members to discuss America's racial divide after nine people were killed inside a Charleston, South Carolina, church last week.

Balboa Park To Host First 'Make Music San Diego' Festival

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Before Balboa Park is filled with music Sunday for the first "Make Music San Diego" festival, Hot Pstormi previews the event with a live in-studio performance on Midday Edition.

Personal Challenge To Hike Salton Sea Turns Into Environmental Mission

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Triple digit weather didn’t stop a Rancho Cucamonga man on his environmental mission, becoming the first person to complete the 116-mile trek around the Salton Sea.

San Diego Group Working To Increase Number Of Latina Leaders

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A local Latina advocacy group has launched a program in an effort to increase the number of Hispanic women in leadership roles, either in business or politics.

What Will San Onofre's New Emergency Plan Look Like?

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Residents living near the now shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant have security questions after a new emergency plan was approved by federal regulators.

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Rants And Raves: Guest Blogger Explains Why She Loves Disaster Films

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"San Andreas" (now playing throughout San Diego) takes the disaster film to new heights — or perhaps depths — but quality doesn't matter to guest blogger Patty Lane, who just loves to have the bejesus scared out of her.

Friend or Frenemy: San Diego Author Raises Red Flags On Manipulators

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San Diego County deputy district attorney Wendy Patrick shares tips on how to read people in "Red Flags: How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers and Toxic People in Every Part of Your Life."

Beating Expectations: San Diego Homeless Program Saves Lives, Money

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Community leaders take a look at what is next for Project 25, a program helping the chronically homeless in San Diego County and saving millions of dollars in public resources.

Supreme Court ‘One Person, One Vote’ Test Could Impact San Diego County

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging how voting districts are drawn in Texas but the ruling could have far-reaching effects. At issue is whether to use total population or the number of eligible voters when drawing district lines.

What's Next For One Paseo Project After Compromise Reached

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As developers head back to the drawing board, a Kilroy Realty spokeswoman and a community group discuss what is next for Carmel Valley after a compromise was reached for the multi-use project.

How To Avoid Being A Starving Artist In San Diego

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Artists and accounting experts in San Diego are helping creative minds survive as artists.

'American Sniper' Widow Comes To San Diego To Discuss Life, Loss

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Taya Kyle, widow Chris Kyle, is in San Diego to discuss her memoir, "American Wife: Love, War, Faith and Renewal." She talks about her life without Chris and resources for other San Diego military families dealing with grief.

Preparing For San Diego Fire Season: Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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Over a five-day period In May 2014, unusual Santa Ana winds fueled flames to 14 wildfires around San Diego County. Experts revisit what happened and talk about lessons learned.

Swiss Family On Global Climate Expedition Visits San Diego County

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A Swiss family docks their sailboat in Coronado where they are raising awareness about climate change and ocean pollution with tales from their worldwide expedition, fueled by wind and pedal power.

San Diego County Ramps Up Effort To Protect Seniors

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As San Diego County continues to go after those accused of abusing seniors in assisted living facilities, county leaders roll out additional resources including a new hotline.

Marine Veterans Remember Final Hours Of Vietnam War

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It’s been almost 40 years since U.S. Marine veterans John Valdez and Douglas Potratz were side-by-side in Vietnam, guarding the U.S. Embassy in the final days of the war.

How A San Diego Man Survived The Holocaust

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Lou Dunst survived concentration camps and slave labor camps, and also eluded death by gas chamber during the Holocaust. He shares his story of survival as Jews around the world commemorate Yom HaShoah.

Chula Vista City Council Vote Count Upheld

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A San Diego Superior Court judge upheld the vote count in Chula Vista's City Council race. Dozens of uncounted provisional ballots were not counted last fall in a race won by two votes.

San Diego Transgender Teen Deaths Prompt Questions On Bullying, Support

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Following the suicides of two transgender teens in San Diego County, experts offer a look at the challenges facing LGBTQ teens and advice on what schools and adults can do to help them.

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