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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 by Susan Murphy

Twin Sisters Keep Historic Point Loma Lighthouse Shining Bright

Twin Sisters Keep Historic Point Loma Lighthouse Shining Bright

Nov. 14
By Susan Murphy

Visitors to the Cabrillo National Monument will have a rare opportunity on Wednesday to climb to the top of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse tower to view the massive jewel-like Fresnel lens. It's one of three days of the year it's open to the public. The rest of the year, it’s off limits to almost everyone, except for a pair of identical twin sisters.

El Cajon Fights Homelessness, Hep A With Tough New Regulations

El Cajon Fights Homelessness, Hep A With Tough New Regulations

Nov. 2
By Susan Murphy

Serving meals to groups of homeless people in parks and other public spaces is now against the law in El Cajon as well as panhandling, sleeping on the sidewalk and setting up encampments.

Homeless Campground In San Diego Providing Lifeline For 40 Children

Homeless Campground In San Diego Providing Lifeline For 40 Children

Oct. 24
By Susan Murphy

For dozens of children in San Diego, a city parking lot covered in tents is the best option they have right now for a home.

San Diego Launches Campground For The Homeless

San Diego Launches Campground For The Homeless

Oct. 9
By City News Service, Susan Murphy

The city of San Diego Monday opened a camping area for the homeless, with 24-hour security, bathrooms and storage.

Homeless Campground Set To Open Near Downtown San Diego

Homeless Campground Set To Open Near Downtown San Diego

Oct. 3
By Susan Murphy

A campground for homeless people in San Diego is set to open as early as next week, with 200 new tents set up in a city-owned parking lot at 20th and B Streets near downtown.

Flu Vaccine Campaign Kicks Off In San Diego County

Flu Vaccine Campaign Kicks Off In San Diego County

Oct. 2
By Susan Murphy

The peak of San Diego’s flu season is weeks away, but health officials are encouraging everyone six months and older to get vaccinated now — especially those with chronic health conditions such as heart and lung disease.

San Diego Law Enforcement Teams With Mental Health Workers For Psyc...

San Diego Law Enforcement Teams With Mental Health Workers For Psychiatric Emergencies

Sept. 27
By Susan Murphy

As police are increasingly finding themselves on the front lines responding to people in mental crisis, a San Diego organization is working with them on how to handle the potentially deadly encounters.

Police Clear Homeless Encampments From San Diego's East Village

Police Clear Homeless Encampments From San Diego's East Village

Sept. 26
By Susan Murphy

Homeless encampments have been removed from 17th Street in the East Village, and other streets in downtown San Diego.

Firefighters Worry About Hep A Exposure After Being Contaminated By...

Firefighters Worry About Hep A Exposure After Being Contaminated By Feces

Sept. 25
By Susan Murphy

About a dozen San Diego firefighters were being seen by doctors on Monday after being contaminated a day earlier with human feces, and possibly exposed to hepatitis A.

San Diego Congressman Holds Town Hall For Seniors

San Diego Congressman Holds Town Hall For Seniors

Sept. 22
By Susan Murphy

Rep. Scott Peters met with about 200 seniors Friday to talk about health care and other issues.

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