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Stories by Susan Murphy

Climate Change A Major Culprit In Explosive Wildfires, Says San Die...

Climate Change A Major Culprit In Explosive Wildfires, Says San Diego Researcher

Dec. 12
By Susan Murphy

As wildfires rage across Southern California, burning more than 1,000 homes, displacing nearly 100,000 people and paving a devastating trail of destruction, a San Diego researcher said climate change is playing a major role.

'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.

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.

Catastrophic Hurricanes A Wake-Up Call To Prepare For Disasters And...

Catastrophic Hurricanes A Wake-Up Call To Prepare For Disasters And Climate Change

Sept. 8
By Susan Murphy

Climate researchers say the catastrophic storms are a preview of global warming, while emergency officials are warning the events should be a wake-up call for everyone to be prepared.

Neo-Nazi Images In Charlottesville 'Too Much To Bear' For Jewish Se...

Neo-Nazi Images In Charlottesville 'Too Much To Bear' For Jewish Seniors In Encinitas

Aug. 17
By Susan Murphy

“I felt absolutely destroyed because I didn’t think it could happen in America. I just couldn’t believe it,” said Lee Zlotnick, 89, choking back tears at a discussion at her retirement home in Encinitas.

Rise In White Supremacy Groups Demands Action, Says San Diego Jewis...

Rise In White Supremacy Groups Demands Action, Says San Diego Jewish Leader

Aug. 16
By Susan Murphy

The white supremacy groups that marched with torches, carrying Nazi and Confederate flags through the streets of Charlottesville was not an isolated incident, but rather a movement gaining momentum, including in San Diego, said Tammy Gillies, director of the local chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.

Cabrillo Offers One Last Chance For Seniors To Get National Parks $...

Cabrillo Offers One Last Chance For Seniors To Get National Parks $10 Lifetime Passes

Aug. 14
By Susan Murphy

On Aug. 28, the National Park Service’s lifetime pass for seniors is set to jump from $10 to $80. The significant increase and looming deadline are spurring hundreds to flock to San Diego’s only national park, the Cabrillo National Monument, to cash in on the deal.

SDSU Aztecs Practice Before Marines, Work To Boost Fan Base

SDSU Aztecs Practice Before Marines, Work To Boost Fan Base

Aug. 14
By Susan Murphy

Football season is underway, and for the first time in more than half a century, San Diego is without an NFL team. But the San Diego State Aztecs say they are here and ready to win over some new fans.

New Science Program Brings City Heights Students To Cabrillo Nation...

New Science Program Brings City Heights Students To Cabrillo National Monument

Aug. 11
By Susan Murphy

More than 500 middle school students from one of San Diego’s most underserved communities are about to embark on a science experiment like no other.

As San Diego Home Prices Continue To Rise, Some Mortgage Lending Eases

As San Diego Home Prices Continue To Rise, Some Mortgage Lending Eases

Aug. 4
By Susan Murphy

If you applied for a mortgage last month and didn’t quite qualify, you might want to try again this month. Some lending standards have been eased to allow more people to get into the market.

UC San Diego Extension Spreads Education Reach To Downtown

UC San Diego Extension Spreads Education Reach To Downtown

Aug. 2
By Susan Murphy

A four-story facility managed by UC San Diego Extension will offer academic and cultural programs and provide the community with entrepreneurship and business resources. Attached to the education hub will be a 34-story residential tower providing 426 housing units, some reserved for low-income residents.

Two Businessmen Announce Plan For Housing San Diego's Homeless

Two Businessmen Announce Plan For Housing San Diego's Homeless

July 21
By Susan Murphy

Two business leaders in San Diego announced a proposal on Thursday to shelter hundreds of homeless people in large industrial tents.

San Diego County On Track For A 50 Percent Housing Deficit By 2020

San Diego County On Track For A 50 Percent Housing Deficit By 2020

July 13
By Susan Murphy

San Diego’s housing crisis is expected to worsen over the next three years, driving more seniors and families out of the region, according to a report by the Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Growing Deportation Fears Prompt Congressman Juan Vargas To Hold To...

Growing Deportation Fears Prompt Congressman Juan Vargas To Hold Town Hall

July 11
By Susan Murphy

Rep. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, invited his constituents and a panel of immigration experts to come together on Monday night to talk about immigrant rights.

San Diego Housing Homeless To Change Lives, Tent-Covered Landscapes

San Diego Housing Homeless To Change Lives, Tent-Covered Landscapes

July 6
By Susan Murphy

An increasing number of people living on the streets has San Diego County leaders coordinating efforts to build more permanent supportive housing.

Social Workers Go 'Tent To Tent' In Push To Help San Diego's Homeless

Social Workers Go 'Tent To Tent' In Push To Help San Diego's Homeless

July 5
By Susan Murphy

As San Diego leaders scramble in boardrooms and high-rise offices to combat one of the worst homeless problems in the nation, social workers are on the front lines of the crisis, putting the plans into action.

San Diego Airport Janitors Threaten To Strike During July Travel Se...

San Diego Airport Janitors Threaten To Strike During July Travel Season

June 23
By Susan Murphy

Janitors gathered outside of Terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport on Friday to announce their intent to strike in July if their demands for higher pay are not met.

Juvenile Great White Sharks Return To San Diego For Summer Season

Juvenile Great White Sharks Return To San Diego For Summer Season

June 12
By Susan Murphy

Sightings of dorsal fins piercing the surfline along San Diego’s coastline are common this time of year. The mostly harmless juvenile great white sharks are attracted to the high abundances of fish, stingrays and warming waters.

San Diego Researcher Troubled Over Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Cl...

San Diego Researcher Troubled Over Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Climate Pact

June 5
By Susan Murphy

“There’s going to be at some point a cascade of events that happen that we’re not going to be able to just hit rewind,” said Kimberly Prather, distinguished chair in Atmospheric Chemistry at UC San Diego.

Jimmy Buffett's Broadway-Bound Musical 'Escape To Margaritaville' L...

Jimmy Buffett's Broadway-Bound Musical 'Escape To Margaritaville' Launches In San Diego

June 2
By Susan Murphy

A tropical paradise is sweeping over the La Jolla Playhouse for Parrotheads and non-Parrotheads alike. 'Escape to Margaritaville' includes brand new music, specifically written for the musical by Jimmy Buffett, along with many of his hit songs.

Dangerous Fire Season Ahead For San Diego County

Dangerous Fire Season Ahead For San Diego County

May 23
By Susan Murphy

San Diego County leaders and emergency officials Tuesday said the region could be poised for one of its most dangerous fire seasons ever.

High Unemployment, Low Wages Drive Growing Homeless Population In I...

High Unemployment, Low Wages Drive Growing Homeless Population In Imperial County

May 11
By Susan Murphy

Countywide, nearly 1,100 homeless people were tallied during the annual count taken in January, up from 380 homeless people counted last year.

Prayer Services, Vigil To Be Held In Honor Of University City Shoot...

Prayer Services, Vigil To Be Held In Honor Of University City Shooting Victim

May 2
By City News Service, Susan Murphy

Prayer services and a vigil are scheduled Wednesday to remember a woman fatally wounded by a gunman who opened fire at his University City apartment complex, shooting a total of seven people before before being killed by police.

Some Homeless Policies Need Updating, Says San Diego Councilman

Some Homeless Policies Need Updating, Says San Diego Councilman

April 28
By Susan Murphy

Policies tied to homelessness will soon be reviewed by a new San Diego City Council committee devoted to the growing crisis. Councilman Chris Ward plans to take an active role.

Policing San Diego Homeless Is Much More Than Citations, Says Assis...

Policing San Diego Homeless Is Much More Than Citations, Says Assistant Police Chief

April 27
By Susan Murphy

When it comes to policing the hundreds of desperate men and women living in tents and extensive handmade structures, Assistant Police Chief Chuck Kaye said it is not just about tickets and arrests.

Advocate Wages Social Media Campaign Against San Diego's Homeless E...

Advocate Wages Social Media Campaign Against San Diego's Homeless Enforcement

April 26
By Susan Murphy

Homelessness is swelling in downtown San Diego, and some of the 1,300 people sleeping in tents on city sidewalks are finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.

People Sleeping On Streets In San Diego County Increases 14 Percent

People Sleeping On Streets In San Diego County Increases 14 Percent

April 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh, Susan Murphy

San Diego County's homeless count in January found that 9,116 people were living in shelters or on the streets. That's a five percent increase countywide as compared to the previous year.

Tribes Look Beyond Slot Machines For Future Income

Tribes Look Beyond Slot Machines For Future Income

April 11
By Susan Murphy

Casinos have brought decades of prosperity to many Native American tribes in San Diego County and across the nation. Now, tribes are looking to expand their economic opportunities with expansive resorts, online gaming and eSports.

Rise In Home Prices Leads To Big Boost In San Diego County Property...

Rise In Home Prices Leads To Big Boost In San Diego County Property Taxes

April 10
By Susan Murphy

San Diego’s low housing supply and skyrocketing home prices mean higher property taxes.

San Diego Public Absent As US Honors 100th Anniversary Of World War I

San Diego Public Absent As US Honors 100th Anniversary Of World War I

April 6
By Susan Murphy

The somber ceremony on the green rolling hills of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma included a tribute, wreath laying, gun salute and the playing of taps. But no one from the public showed up for the event.

Pinwheels Displayed At Rady Children's Hospital Represent Child Abu...

Pinwheels Displayed At Rady Children's Hospital Represent Child Abuse Victims

April 5
By Susan Murphy

A display of royal blue pinwheels were set up on the front lawn at Rady Children’s Hospital to represent abused or neglected children over the past year.

Mayor Faulconer Pushes For Hotel Tax To Fund Convention Center Expa...

Mayor Faulconer Pushes For Hotel Tax To Fund Convention Center Expansion

April 3
By City News Service, Susan Murphy

Mayor Kevin Faulconer touted a proposed ballot measure on Monday that he said would raise hotel room taxes to pay for an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center and produce funding streams for road repairs and homelessness programs.

State Senator Toni Atkins Announces Legislation To Combat Human Tra...

State Senator Toni Atkins Announces Legislation To Combat Human Trafficking

March 31
By Susan Murphy

State Senator Toni Atkins announced on Friday a package of new legislation focused on targeting human traffickers and protecting victims.

San Diego Emergency Officials, Geologist Sound Alarm On Tsunami Risk

San Diego Emergency Officials, Geologist Sound Alarm On Tsunami Risk

March 23
By Susan Murphy

If a large earthquake struck offshore, thousands of people along San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline could be in danger.

San Diego Women See Hope In President Trump's Vision Of America

San Diego Women See Hope In President Trump's Vision Of America

March 23
By Susan Murphy

Two months ago, an estimated 40,000 women marched in protest through downtown San Diego as President Trump took office. But it was women who helped lead Trump to victory, including some in San Diego who say their support for the president remains steadfast.

America's Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Turns 105

America's Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Turns 105

March 10
By Susan Murphy

“I’m really excited because I never expected to live this long,” said Ray Chavez, America's oldest Pearl Harbor survivor. “I’m enjoying my old age. I really am."

Camp Pendleton-Based Marines Move Into Syria For 'Temporary' Ground...

Camp Pendleton-Based Marines Move Into Syria For 'Temporary' Ground Mission

March 9
By Susan Murphy

A group of Camp Pendleton Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit have departed their ships in the Middle East and moved into Syria to help fight ISIS.

Study: Offshore Fault System Could Produce 7.3 Earthquake

Study: Offshore Fault System Could Produce 7.3 Earthquake

March 8
By Susan Murphy

The offshore Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults are part of the same fault system and could produce earthquakes of a magnitude 7.3 or greater, according to a study released by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Wednesday.

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