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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

'Extreme' Fire Warning Issued For Thursday In San Diego County

'Extreme' Fire Warning Issued For Thursday In San Diego County

Dec. 6
By Susan Murphy

San Diego County’s highest possible wildfire alert has been issued for Thursday as forecasters warn of strengthening Santa Ana winds combined with single digit humidity levels.

Flu Season Off To Aggressive Start In San Diego County

Flu Season Off To Aggressive Start In San Diego County

Nov. 30
By Susan Murphy

The elevated activity has health officials urging everyone six months and older to get a flu vaccine now, before the peak hits in January or February.

Homeless Children In San Diego To Transition From Campground To Lar...

Homeless Children In San Diego To Transition From Campground To Large Tent Structure

Nov. 27
By Susan Murphy

One of the city of San Diego’s three large tent structures for homeless people is scheduled to open on Friday. Two others are expected to open in late December and early January. One will be dedicated to children and families, including the nearly 50 children currently living at the city’s homeless campground.

San Diego Shoppers Notice Smaller Crowds On Black Friday

San Diego Shoppers Notice Smaller Crowds On Black Friday

Nov. 24
By Susan Murphy

Black Friday was in full swing across San Diego County marking the start of the holiday shopping season. A strong economy and a 3.7 percent unemployment rate have economists expecting retail sales to increase almost 4 percent over last year.

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.

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