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Susan Murphy


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Susan Murphy is a multimedia reporter for KPBS. She started working in the newsroom in 2003, and joined the new media team in 2006, where she wrote and edited news content. Susan graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Recent Stories

Hundreds Of Shelter Beds Coming, But Not In Time For Storms

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“We are also working to identify a new facility and add hundreds of emergency beds to address the immediate need and shelter those that are on the streets,” Faulconer said.

Three Strong 'Atmospheric River' Storms Take Aim At San Diego County

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The long plumes of moisture moving toward the county from the Pacific, called Atmospheric Rivers, are the same type of storm that pounded Northern California last week with nearly a dozen inches of rain and ten feet of snow.

As San Diego Leaders Vow Action On Homelessness, Child Lives In Peril On Streets

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Desire Navas' childhood is unfolding on the streets of San Diego's East Village. Her neighbors are 1,100 other homeless who sleep outside on the sidewalks.

SDG&E Seeks $379 Million From Ratepayers In 2007 Wildfire Costs

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The public will have an opportunity on Monday to weigh in on SDG&E's request to recover $379 million in costs from the 2007 wildfires. It is the utility's second attempt to pass on hundreds of millions of dollars stemming from the fires to its ratepayers.

Hundreds Of Small Earthquakes Rattle Imperial County

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The cluster of magnitude 3s and 2s is not necessarily a precursor to a big one, said geologist Pat Abbott. The activity is more likely the continuation of tectonic plates pulling apart.

San Diego Says Homeless Shut Out Of Emergency Shelters Due To ‘Miscommunication’

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When a strong Pacific storm pounded San Diego with heavy rain and strong winds Dec. 23, the city kept its emergency homeless shelter closed — even after announcing the shelters would be open.

San Diego Nun Retiring After Three Decades Of Helping Homeless

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Sister RayMonda DuVall said it’s difficult to leave her role as executive director of San Diego Catholic Charities as rising numbers of desperate people are seeking help.

Volunteers Needed To Count San Diego County's Homeless

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It will take nearly 1,600 volunteers to scour San Diego County by foot and car to get a head count of those who are sleeping on the streets, in cars and shelters.

As City Leaders Are Sworn In, Homeless Choir Urges End To Ticketing Street Population

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Some homeless members of the Voices of Our City Choir were given citations by police last week for sleeping in their tents on city sidewalks, but they say they had nowhere else to go.

As Cold Nighttime Temperatures Set In, San Diego Homeless Need Blankets, Jackets

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Nearly 5,000 homeless people in San Diego County are sleeping outside on the streets. As cold and windy conditions loom over the weekend, there’s an urgent need for blankets and jackets to help those without shelter.

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