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Stories by Susan Murphy

San Diego's Rain Year Ends As One Of Driest On Record

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San Diego closes the books Monday on its rainy season, or lack of one. The region is set to record its third year in a row of below normal precipitation.

Report: Great White Shark Population Off California Is Growing

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Shark researchers found the population is much larger than previously thought and does not warrant further protections. Great white sharks have been protected in California since 1994 and in the U.S. since 2005.

Is San Diego Ready For Sky Tram Linking Downtown To Balboa Park?

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Imagine traveling from downtown San Diego to Balboa Park in an aerial tram. San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts is seeking approval Tuesday to spend $75,000 to study his sky-high idea.

Sea Star Die-Off Reaches San Diego

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A massive sea star die-off that started last year along a northern section of the West Coast has spread to San Diego. Some researchers are saying it’s one of the largest marine epidemics ever recorded.

Tony Gwynn To Be Honored At Padres-Mariners Game Wednesday Night

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The San Diego Padres plan to remember Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn at Wednesday's game with a moment of silence, a pre-game video tribute and clips of some of Gwynn's greatest plays shown throughout the night.

Fans Pay Tribute To Tony Gwynn At Petco Park Statue

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Word of Tony Gwynn's passing spread quickly across San Diego Monday morning. A natural place to pay immediate tribute was at his statue at Petco Park.

World Cup Viewing Party At Petco Park Canceled

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A viewing party for the United States' opening match in the World Cup at Petco Park has been canceled following the death of former San Diego Padres and Hall of Fame player Tony Gwynn.

Chaldeans In San Diego Worry About Family Members Fleeing In Iraq

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As Iraq unravels, San Diego’s Chaldean community is calling on the U.S. to help fleeing refugees. President Obama announced Friday morning that the U.S. will not be sending troops to the area.

Unusual Fish Catches Off San Diego Signal Large-Scale El Niño, Researcher Says

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One telltale sign that this year's coming El Niño could be a big one is what’s been reeled in off San Diego's coast.

San Diego Refugees, Advocates Call For More Medical Translators

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A diverse group of two dozen people gathered downtown at San Diego City Hall on Monday to call for more medical translators.

D-Day Veteran And Carlsbad Cadets Travel To Normandy For 70th Anniversary

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Cadets from the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad are in Normandy, France on this 70th anniversary of the Allied Invasion. Before they left, a D-Day veteran helped them prepare for their unforgettable journey.

San Diego D-Day Paratrooper Remembers Historic Jump 70 Years Ago

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Friday marks seven decades since the greatest military invasion in history, known as D-Day. San Diego resident and Army Veteran Tom Rice was one of 160,000 troops who landed in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.

San Diego County Turnout Just 20 Percent

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San Diego County voters exceeded expectations of a low turnout for Tuesday’s primary election, with just 1 in 5 registered voters casting a ballot.

Start Of Swimming Season Brings Child Drowning Risk

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Drowning is the leading cause of death due to injuries for children ages 1 to 4. Most child drownings happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

San Diegans Attend Memorial Day Tributes And Beach Picnics

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Thousands of people across San Diego County marked Memorial Day at commemorative ceremonies, while others kicked off the unofficial start of summer at beaches and parks.

San Diego Marks Memorial Day With Ceremonies Throughout The County

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People across San Diego County will mark Memorial Day at commemorative ceremonies and events to honor those who served and those who died fighting for America.

San Diego County's Water Use Soared During Last Week's Extreme Heat And Wildfires

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Last week’s wildfires and scorching hot temperatures were draining on San Diego County’s water supply. Water usage increased 14 percent over the previous week.

Carlsbad Officials Urge 'Curious' Public To Keep Out Of Burned Areas

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Carlsbad officials are asking the public to stay away from fire-damaged areas and structures, after receiving reports of people exploring and taking photos.

San Diego County Opens Recovery Office For Fire Victims

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San Diego County Planning and Development Services officials are working to reach people whose homes were destroyed or badly damaged in the recent wildfires.

Weaker Santa Ana Winds, Record Hot Temperatures Expected Thursday In San Diego

The strong Santa Ana winds that buffeted San Diego County this week and fueled more than a half-dozen raging wildfires will ease a bit on Thursday, but temperatures are expected rise, according to National Weather Service San Diego.

San Diego Judicial Candidate Says Rights Violated When Billboards Removed

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A San Diego judicial candidate said her free speech rights are being trampled. Billboards she bought last week calling her opponent a criminal were quickly taken down.

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Extreme Fire Danger Hits San Diego County — Is Your Home Fire-Safe?

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Firefighters and emergency officials are bracing for extreme fire danger across tinder-dry San Diego County this week as another round of Santa Ana winds blows into the region, along with single-digit humidity and triple-digit heat.

Federal Forecasters Raise El Niño Probablity To 65 Percent

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If an El Niño condition develops this fall, it could be good news for a parched California. But forecasters caution that it's still not known when it will develop or how strong it will be.

Judicial Candidate Accuses Judge Of Being A Criminal On Billboards

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A normally little-noticed race for San Diego Superior Court judge has turned nasty. A challenger has placed four billboards around the county, calling the incumbent a criminal.

President Obama Completes San Diego Visit For La Jolla Fundraiser

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President Barack Obama has departed San Diego, where he attended a congressional fundraiser in La Jolla.

Cancer, Old Age Could Signal End Of Breeding For San Diego Zoo's Giant Panda Pair

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Two of the San Diego zoo’s most popular parents might be done making baby pandas. One half of the giant panda pair has cancer, the other is getting too old to have offspring.

NOAA To Commission Newest Research Vessel In San Diego

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The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Friday is set to commission its newest research vessel, the Reuben Lasker, at the Navy Pier in San Diego.

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Santee Brush Fire Flare-Up Fully Contained

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The fire, which started Tuesday afternoon in the dry bed of the San Diego River on the east end of the Carlton Oaks Country Club, reignited Wednesday morning and threatened about a dozen homes.

Hundreds Of Iraqis In San Diego Cast Overseas Vote In Parliamentary Election

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San Diego Iraqis cast their overseas ballot in the first parliamentary election since the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

San Diego's Wet Season Moving Out, Extreme Heat Setting In

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A strong ridge of high pressure is building over San Diego County and expected to bring near-triple digit temperatures by mid-week, along with gusty winds and low humidity.

Proposal For Bachelor's Degrees At Community Colleges Clears Senate Committee

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A proposal to allow community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees where a local workforce need can be documented was approved Thursday in the California Senate Education Committee in an 8-0 bipartisan vote.

Dozens Vying For San Diego Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits

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Dozens of people showed up at San Diego City Hall on Thursday morning with piles of paperwork and high hopes of opening a medical marijuana dispensary.

More Than 450,000 People Struggle With Hunger In San Diego County

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A new study reveals 451,710 people in San Diego County are impacted by hunger, 22 percent are children.

San Diego's Community Colleges Could Soon Offer Bachelor's Degrees

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San Diego is facing a critical nursing shortage. One issue is more hospitals are requiring nurses to have a bachelor’s degree, but universities lack the capacity to provide them. California legislation is taking aim at community colleges to help meet the demand.

San Diego County's Homeless Population Drops 4 Percent

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A recent point-in-time count of San Diego County’s homeless population found 8,520 people on the streets, in cars or in shelters – a 4 percent decrease from 2013.

San Diego Tea Party Activists Set To Rally On Tax Day

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While some San Diego residents are scrambling to mail their taxes, others will be on street corners rallying for lower taxes and government reform.

Some San Diego Parents Advocating Against Common Core

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As students across San Diego County have begun piloting Common Core-based exams, some of their parents have banded together to advocate against the national education program.

Sweetwater Teachers Avert Strike After Tentative Deal Reached

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After more than six months of contentious negotiations, Sweetwater Union High School District and the teachers union reached a tentative deal late Thursday night.

Anza Borrego Desert Wildflower Bloom A Bust After Dry Winter

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Spring wildflowers typically paint the Anza Borrego Desert floor this time of year in an array of vibrant colors, drawing thousands of visitors from San Diego. But ongoing drought conditions have kept the annual blooms at bay.

San Diego Scientists Offer Free Online Course On Climate Change

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Researchers have warned for years of climate change's potential effects, including higher sea levels and increasing extreme weather events. Now the general public has an opportunity to explore the science and share ideas with participants from around the world.

San Diego County Students Begin Field Testing Common Core Standards

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Students are no longer filling in multiple-choice bubble circles. Instead, they're typing their answers in essay form on a keyboard and using a computer mouse to click and drag, create graphs, match, and fill in boxes.

Sweetwater School District Officials To Give Update On Union Negotiations

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Officials with Sweetwater Union High School District, the second largest school district in San Diego County with 42,000 students enrolled, say progress is being made in union bargaining negotiations with its teachers union but no settlement has been reached.

New Maps Show Tsunami Risk Zones In San Diego County

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San Diego emergency officials and geologists teamed up in La Jolla on Wednesday to unveil new tsunami flood zone and evacuation maps.

All-Electric School Bus Makes San Diego County Debut In Escondido

There's a new school bus transporting students around Escondido this month. It appears yellow, but it's actually green.

School Districts Working To Identify Foster Students Under New Funding Formula

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State and county school districts will soon receive extra funds to improve services for disadvantaged students, including foster children. But the challenge is identifying them.

Greenhouse Gas Levels Surpass Troublesome Milestone

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The heat-trapping gas hit a troublesome milestone last year in May when it reached levels of 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide. But this year, those levels are already being seen in March.

San Diego Had One Of Its Warmest, Driest Winters On Record

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California as a whole had its warmest December through February since record keeping began in the late 1800s. Individually, San Diego experienced its 7th warmest and 7th driest winter on record.

Sweetwater Union Teachers On Standby To Strike

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The Sweetwater teachers union, that represents nearly 2,000 educators in the Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, overwhelmingly voted Friday to authorize a strike if an agreement is not reached.

Syrian Community In San Diego Bears Heavy Toll From Civil War At Home

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This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising. Since March 2011, more than 140,000 people have died and 9 million have been displaced. The continuing crisis is taking a heavy toll on Syrian Americans in San Diego.

San Diego Researchers, Military Join Search For Missing Malaysia Jet

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A team at San Diego State University’s Immersive Vizualization Center, known as the Viz Lab, is scouring social media and satellites to search for clues on where the jetliner went down.