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KPBS Journalist Jean Guerrero Traces Family History In New Memoir 'Crux'

July 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In her new book, "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir," Jean Guerrero writes about her childhood, family history and most especially her father, who she calls the "ultimate migrant."

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Coyote Sightings On The Rise In San Diego

July 16
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego Humane Society, which now runs animal control for most cities in the county, recently has received four to five reports of coyotes a week, up from the norm of two to three reports a week.

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A San Diego Guitar Maker Is Protecting Trees Half A World Away

July 16
By Erik Anderson

El Cajon-based Taylor Guitars is working in the West Africa country of Cameroon in an effort to secure the company’s access to one of the world’s hardest woods.

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Troops Are Marrying Each Other More Often, Creating New Challenges For Pentagon

July 12
By Steve Walsh

About 84,000 service members are married to another member of the military, and some find it hard to balance their marriages with their careers.

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Gripping Story Of 'The Indianapolis' Told By Local Authors

July 11
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The saga of the USS Indianapolis is wild enough to stoke the imagination of any World War II buff. So how did Sara Vladic, a young college student at Pepperdine, become interested enough to spend more than a decade telling the story?

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Many Landlords Don’t Accept Rental Vouchers, Adding To Homeless Problem

July 11
By Alison St John

Millions of dollars are pouring into programs to help the homeless find permanent housing. But even with subsidized rents and incentive programs, many landlords refuse to accept government-backed housing vouchers.

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Residents Who Lost Homes In San Diego County’s West Fire Sift Through The Ashes

July 9
By Matt Hoffman

The wildfire in Alpine on Friday destroyed 34 homes and scorched at least 505 acres, leaving a number of people without a place to live.

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Substance Abuse Treatment Gets Boost From San Diego County

July 4
By Ebone Monet

The county will triple spending on treating addiction over the next three years.

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Report: Combination Of Fat, Carbohydrates May Be Harder To Avoid

July 4
By Jade Hindmon

Whether it is a slice of cake or pizza, at some point many of us crave and overeat foods that are both fatty and full of carbohydrates. A recent study suggests that's because of the way our brains are wired.

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First African-American Commander US Navy Aircraft Carrier Honored In San Diego

July 3
By Jade Hindmon

San Diego County’s Urban League hosted a salute to African-American military leaders. One of those leaders, who made naval history, is retired Admiral Larry Cleveland Chambers. He commanded the USS Midway.

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With SDG&E Rates Potentially Going Up 28 Percent, Customers Speak Out

June 28
By Matt Hoffman

The California Public Utilities Commission held its final public forum on the potential rate increases this week in Chula Vista.

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San Diego Church To Launch Temporary Housing Network For Asylum-Seekers

June 28
By Jean Guerrero

Amid a public outcry over the Trump administration's family separation policy, the Christ United Methodist Ministry Center in Normal Heights is helping asylum-seekers with necessities like beds.

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Military Kids Comforted By Rescued Horses In Ramona

June 27
By Katie Schoolov

A group of Hancock Elementary School kids got a special treat at summer camp this year: they spent the day with rescued horses at Blue Apple Ranch in Ramona.

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San Diego City Attorney Makes Rare Request To Pull Ballot Measures

June 25
By Erik Anderson

Mara Elliot asks two San Diego judges to consider removing two ballot measures that call for the redevelopment of the Mission Valley stadium site.

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Senator Harris 'Heartbroken' After Immigration Detention Center Visit

June 22
By City News Service, Jade Hindmon

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris toured the Otay Mesa Immigration and Detention Facility on Friday, where she visited migrant mothers who were separated from their children in what the California Democrat called "a crime against humanity being committed by the U.S. government."