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Stories by Patty Lane

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.

How Might A Union For College Athletes Change Collegiate Sports?

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SDSU management professor Gangaram Singh discusses the implications across college sports of the recent decision allowing Northwestern University football players to unionize.

San Diego Study Looks At Impact Of War On Children

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The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a lasting effect on San Diego's military community, including kids. A new University of San Diego study focuses on the children of wounded service members.

San Onofre - Decommissioning A Nuclear Power Plant

With San Onofre nuclear power plant shutdown for good -- the attention has turned to decommissioning the plant. But many questions remain about the process, the cost and the security of the radioactive waste onsite. Last night the first public meeting was held to address concerns. The Community Engagement Panel was created by Southern California Edison to advise the public on decommissioning.

Drought Continues As San Diego Looks At Reusable Water

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San Diego Public Utilities officials will present a plan called "Pure Water San Diego" to a city council committee Wednesday. It calls for turning wastewater into reusable potable water by 2035. We explain the plan and its challenges.

San Diego Mayor: SDPD Allegations; Balboa Park Centennial; Mexico

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joins us for the first of his scheduled monthly updates on KPBS. He'll discuss issues surrounding allegations of police misconduct within the San Diego Police Department and today's appointment by the U.S. Justice Department of an officer who will conduct an independent assessment of SDPD in an effort to restore public trust. Other issues include Balboa Park's Centennial and ongoing relations between San Diego and Mexico.

Documentary Examines Suspicious 1970 Death Of LA Times Journalist Ruben Salazar

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Premiering at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, the documentary presents information from newly released documents in an effort to shed light on whether the Los Angeles Times reporter's death was an accident or murder.

Program Assists San Diego Veterans Entering Civilian Workforce

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From the battlefield to the job site — an Easter Seals program is helping San Diego's new veterans make the transition from military life to a job in the civilian world.

Divorcing In San Diego — At What Cost?

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The end of a marriage is usually sad, painful and often traumatic. But does a divorce have to be? A new documentary describes divorce in America as big business, where determining what's right for the former couple and their children often gets lost in a sea of attorney's fees and endless court arguments. We look at where the money is going, reform and what options are available for families in San Diego County.

Survey Of San Diego County Stores Shows Food Placement Matters

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A new survey looking at the availability and marketing of tobacco, alcohol, healthy and unhealthy food products in San Diego County finds some troubling trends.

20 Years Later: NAFTA's Impact on San Diego-Mexico Trade

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It's been 20 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement was put into place. We take a look at what it's done, what it hasn't and its future goals as talk of a Trans-Pacific Free Trade agreement picks up steam.

The Cost Of Attracting Companies To San Diego

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What does it take to attract and retain a business to our region? We take a look.

Ukraine Crisis Concerns San Diego Community

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As Russian troops demand the surrender of Ukraine's Crimea, San Diego's Ukrainian community is watching and waiting. We take a look at how this crisis is unfolding and what it means to local residents.

What's Next For San Diego Police Department After Lansdowne's Abrupt Retirement?

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San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne abruptly announced his retirement Tuesday amid allegations of sexual misconduct in his department. We take a look at his retirement and what's next for the department.

Law Enforcement, Social Media And The Courts: San Diego Judge, Attorney Weigh In

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The personal and business use of social media is growing, but law enforcement agents are also using it to their advantage.

Interim San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria Updates On Infrastructure To Police Audit

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As San Diego's new mayor, Kevin Faulconer, takes the oath of office next week, Todd Gloria joins us as interim mayor for the last time.

Gathering Of Great Minds: Creating San Diego's Salk Institute

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Dr. Jonas Salk is known for developing the vaccine that wiped out polio, but his contributions went far beyond that discovery. Salk had another great scientific mission: to create a research institute bringing together the best scientists in their field to unlock the mysteries of human biology.

SDSU Alum Behind "Sh*t My Dad Says" Talks New Sitcom On Campus

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Justin Halpern took the outrageous, profanity-laced observations from his dad about life, love and oddball self-esteem into gold.

San Diego Treatment Center To Assist Iraq/Afghan Veterans

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A first-of-its-kind residential rehabilitation center opened this week in San Diego. The focus is to treat newly returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who are struggling with the invisible battle scars such as PTSD. Join us for a look at the Aspire Center.

IMAX Underwater Documentary Features San Diego Filmmakers

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San Diego is home to surf, sand and sun. So it's no surprise that some very talented underwater filmmakers call San Diego home as well. San Diego filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall join us to discuss the making of the documentary "Journey to the South Pacific," an IMAX adventure playing at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

Fukushima Fallout: San Diego State Researchers Monitoring Sea Kelp for Radiation Exposure

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SDSU researchers are taking part in a Project Kelp Watch 2014 - a program where 50 scientists will monitor sea kelp off our coast - to determine if radiation exposure has reached our coastline.

San Diego Museum Hosts Only Documented Pirate Treasure Ever Discovered

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It's not all puffy shirts and parrots — a treasure chest of pirate artifacts is now on display at the San Diego Natural History Museum. It's the only documented pirate treasure ever found.

Drought Prompts Call For Voluntary Water Restrictions In San Diego County

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In light of the recently declared drought in California, local and county officials are calling for residents to conserve.

Mindfulness And Child Development Focus of UC San Diego Conference

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Mindfulness — paying attention to the here and now to reflect instead of reacting to people and circumstances around you. Teaching mindfulness in the classroom is the focus of a conference being sponsored by UC San Diego School of Medicine this week. It looks at how mindfulness can help with everything from pain and stress management to ADHD.

San Diego Mayoral Race Down To The Wire

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It's countdown to the San Diego mayoral race — candidates Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez join us to discuss everything from the city's infrastructure to campaign ads.

Renowned Fiber Artist And Fantasy Novelist In San Diego To Teach Storytelling

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The newest genre in fiction writing is using crafts in storytelling. A renowned fiber artist is using her love of yarns to launch a trilogy of fantasy books based in needlework.

Proposal: Monitoring Foreign Flight Students In San Diego

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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors this week takes up an ordinance that would put into place new restrictions to flight schools in our region who train foreign nationals. We take a look at those backing the proposal that's opposed by pilot groups, flight schools and instructors.

San Diego Profits From Super Bowl

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While the Super Bowl is a win-win for the host-city economically, many San Diego businesses are seeing financial gains from the game. KPBS Midday takes a look.

San Diego Exhibit Puts Women Empowerment On Display

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A new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man features the works of 10 women-led artisan projects from around the world. The exhibit shows how the power of women working together can transform lives

San Diego interim Mayor Todd Gloria's City Hall Update

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Todd Gloria joins us for his last update on city business as San Diego interim mayor.

Obese While Pregnant — San Diego Programs Promote Healthy Birth

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More than one-third of women in the U.S. are obese and more than half of pregnant women are overweight or obese which puts them at an increased risk for pregnancy complications.

ID Theft Concern For Consumers As Security Breach Expands Beyond Target

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With news that six more retailers across the U.S. have been infected by the same malicious software that stole data from Target — consumers become more worried about identity theft.

San Diego's Connection To Junipero Serra

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When Junipero Serra died at the age of 71, he had traveled more than 14,000 miles on land and sea through the New World and confirmed 6,000 Indians. The new book, "Journey to the Sun" outlines his journey. Author Gregory Orfalea joins us.

A Life Of Pain And Hope — Former San Diego Foster Care Children Speak Out

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Giving foster care children something to hold onto — that's what a local group says their CASA program offers children. These CASA's or court-appointed special advocates, are volunteers who represent the interests of children in foster care. Now, some of those grown-up children are speaking out about how their CASA made a positive impact on their lives.

San Diego Filmmakers Document Our Ties To The Ocean

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A documentary produced by San Diego filmmakers looks at what the ocean means to people from all walks of life. "What The Sea Gives Me" is comprised of candid interviews of some of the ocean's ambassadors who thrive under the most extreme water conditions.

Year In Review 2013: Top San Diego Arts & Culture Stories

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KPBS arts and culture reporter Angela Carone looks back on one of the biggest stories of the year: The opening of the new central library in downtown San Diego.

How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Family In San Diego?

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A new cost-calculating tool provides detailed estimates of family budgets in each of California's 58 counties.

Post-Christmas Sales in San Diego Try To Lure In Bargain-Loving Shoppers

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Department stores and retailers of all kinds in San Diego are hoping their Christmas season isn't over yet as sales try to lure consumers who weren't too eager to part with cash during the pre-Christmas season.

For Homeless In San Diego, Holidays Can Be Loneliest Time of Year

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The holidays for many families mean reconnecting and celebrating. But for San Diegans who are homeless, it can be the loneliest time of the year. We get an update on homelessness in San Diego and how you can help.

Year In Review 2013: San Onofre Power Plant Shutdown

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In June, about 18 months after a radioactive leak took the San Onofre Power Plant offline, the plant's operator announced the reactor would shut down permanently. Now the debate is over who will pick up the tab, where replacement power will come from and what will happen to the radioactive waste left on site.

Year In Review 2013: The 'alternative vaccine schedules' trend

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More kindergarteners than ever in San Diego County were not fully vaccinated when they started school in fall 2012.

San Diego Innocence Project Calls For Clemency For "California 12"

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Family, friends, students, activists and exonerees marched to the state Capitol in Sacramento on Friday. They're calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to grant clemency to a group of inmates known as the "California 12."

From "Cronut" To "Selfie," NYT's 2013 Words Of The Year

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Phrases that became part of San Diego's public lexicon this year included "Filner headlock and "Filner dance." We take a look at the top words/phrases of the year with A Way With Words co-host, Grant Barrett. He tells us what made his New York Times list.

From Barrio Logan To San Diego's Economy, An Update From Interim Mayor Todd Gloria

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The Barrio Logan plan heads to the ballot, and San Diego pays out $98,000 in legal fees for its former mayor. We get an update on city business from Interim Mayor Todd Gloria.

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