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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

Are You Ready For An Earthquake — Or The Long Overdue Big One?

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San Diego County is surrounded by active faults capable of unleashing large quakes up to a magnitude 7 or higher.

Fattened Gray Whales In Low-Ice Arctic Set To Journey South

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Thousands of gray whales are about to begin their annual southern migration to Mexico from their feeding grounds in the Arctic, where near-record low ice coverage last spring allowed pregnant females to get early access to food.

San Diego Steps Up Road Repairs With New Grinding Machine

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San Diego city leaders on Thursday unveiled a new street repair machine that can grind down and repair stretches of road instead of mending potholes with temporary patches.

San Diego-Based Marines Lead New Middle East Crisis Response Unit

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San Diego-based Marines will lead a new crisis unit in the Middle East that's designed to respond to emergencies in the region.

Fire Officials Prepare For Mild Santa Ana Winds, Heat Wave

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Fire officials are warning of an elevated fire risk in San Diego County starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday. Residents are urged to be extra cautious.

Santa Ana Winds, Triple-Digit Heat To Increase Fire Risk In San Diego

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Fire danger is expected to increase starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday as hot temperatures and weak to moderate Santa Ana winds arrive to San Diego County, according to the National Weather Service in San Diego.

Drought Hurts Julian's Apple Crop

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It’s that time of year when San Diegans flock to Julian for apple picking, apple pie, and apple cider. But this year, the star of the show has been hit in the core by drought.

Mammoth Mountain Owner Buys Big Bear Resorts

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The owner of Mammoth Mountain has struck a deal to buy two Big Bear ski resorts, located 100 miles from San Diego.

San Diego Group Works To Boost Voter Turnout

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Six weeks ahead of the November election, a San Diego group is working to bolster voter turnout.

New Children's Center Keeps Homeless Toddlers Off San Diego's Streets

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A new children’s center for homeless toddlers in downtown San Diego means the little ones no longer have to endure tough, long days on the streets.

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