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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

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.

San Diego Nearing 1,000 Days of Drought

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Despite Tuesday's thunderstorms, San Diego is nearing a grim milestone of 1,000 days of drought. The conditions are taking a toll across the state.

San Diego Preparing For Virus Sickening Kids In Midwest

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San Diego health officials are preparing for the possible arrival of a respiratory virus known as enterovirus 68 that has sickened hundreds of children in a dozen states across the Midwest and Southeast.

San Diego Congressional Reps Weigh In On ISIS Threat

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San Diego's five congressional representatives weighed in on the threat posed by the Islamic State militants known as ISIS.

Weak El Niño Unlikely To Bring Drought-Relief To San Diego

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A mild El Niño is now projected, dampening hopes for a wet winter in San Diego. But some good news — the Pacific is too warm for La Niña to develop, which typically brings dry conditions to Southern California.

Growers Donate Produce To San Diego Agricultural Families Struggling In Drought

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A coalition of Central Valley farmers on Thursday donated thousands of pounds of fresh produce to San Diego’s food banks. It's part of a statewide effort to help families affected by the drought and bring awareness to the link between food and water.

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