The Graffiti Education and Mural Arts program in San Diego aims to keep kids off the streets — and maybe even make art like this, an example of the famous chicano artists murals found on a series of freeway overpasses, someday. Don Tormey/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Preventing Juvenile Detention With A Blank Canvas And A Can Of Spray Paint

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Army Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Gendron carries the remains of Army Sgt. Charles Schroeter, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry in an 1869 battle during the Indian Wars. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Harriette Thompson, 92, and her son Brenny Thompson finish the Suja Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon on May 31 in San Diego. Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series hide caption

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The San Diego School District is sending back a military vehicle it had planned to use in rescue operations. The district had released renderings of what the MRAP might look like after its tan military color is repainted. This version shows it as a police vehicle. San Diego Unified School District hide caption

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A house burns at the Cocos fire in San Marcos, Calif., Thursday. Fire agencies are girding for what is already proving to be a dangerous year of wildfires, as California suffers an extreme drought. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Residents photograph the burning ruins of their home in Carlsbad, Calif., that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires that have erupted in San Diego County. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Newspaper Takes The Pulse Of San Diego Coffee Culture

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Oops. A "premature ignition" in San Diego sent an entire fireworks show off at once. YouTube.com hide caption

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KABOOM! San Diego's Entire Fireworks Show Ignites At Once

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