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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

Higher Security At San Diego Airport As Holiday Travel Begins

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Up to 60,000 travelers are expected daily at the airport during the week of Thanksgiving, a Lindbergh Field spokeswoman said. Many more will be hitting the road to drive to their destinations.

Report Names National City Most Walkable In The County

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Circulate San Diego gives National City high marks for safe sidewalks and street crossings.

San Diego Tributes Abound For Paris Victims

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From a moment of silence at the start of the San Diego City Council meeting to makeshift memorials, San Diegans are paying tribute to the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris.

Scripps Gets $700K To Support Earthquake Detection System

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The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla announced a $700,000 gift from a private firm to support an earthquake detection system in Southern California.

San Diego Researchers Recruit Public To Document El Niño

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During previous strong El Niños, San Diego County suffered major coastal erosion, and waves reached heights never seen before. This time around, researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography are calling on the public to help document the potentially historic event.

October's Hot Temperatures In San Diego Soared Off The Charts

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The month of October was 7.7 degrees above average when combining the daily high and low temperatures. The 31-day stretch averaged 74.4 degrees — the hottest October ever recorded.

Clothing Drive Helps San Diego Women Veterans Suit Up For Civilian Careers

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Operation Dress Code will provide donated suits and other professional attire, including shoes and accessories, to women who are transitioning from the military into civilian careers.

Homeless Along San Diego River Warned Of El Niño

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An estimated 500 homeless people live along the flood-prone 52-mile river. Outreach teams have been scouring the riverbanks to alert the homeless to the dangers that will come with predicted heavy rains.

San Diego County Prepares For Floods Ahead Of El Niño

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The torrential rains and devastating mudflows that struck last week north of Los Angeles could be a harbinger of El Niño’s coming wrath in San Diego County, emergency officials warned.

San Diego County Leaders, Emergency Officials Prepare For Strongest El Niño On Record

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More than 100 San Diego County leaders and emergency officials were briefed Tuesday on the strengthening El Niño and its potential impacts of heavy rainfall, flooding and mudflows.

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