Deborah Sullivan Brennan

Writer

Deborah Brennan joined The San Diego Union-Tribune in 2012 as an environment reporter. She writes about air quality, water supply, marine protection, wildlife and endangered species. She has previously covered environment, local government and higher education for the North County Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News and other Southern California newspapers. She earned a master's in journalism from U.C. Berkeley.

Recent Articles

  • Police say teen killed at Torrey Pines left suicide note

    Police say teen killed at Torrey Pines left suicide note

    When a 15-year-old summoned police to Torrey Pines High School early Saturday, May 6, he had a BB gun tucked in his waist band and a suicide note in his pocket, authorities said Monday, May 8. Police said the note was discovered the day after the boy was fatally shot by two officers as he approached...

  • Paralympic gold medalist inspires Del Mar Hills students

    Paralympic gold medalist inspires Del Mar Hills students

    To highlight what she can do, Paralympic gold medalist Tatyana McFadden asked a group of elementary school students at Del Mar Hills Academy what they thought she couldn't do. Walking, jogging and running, the students guessed. Playing soccer, basketball or football. To their surprise, McFadden,...

  • Students at Encinitas school walk out in Trump protest

    Students at Encinitas school walk out in Trump protest

    Too young to vote but old enough to voice opinions, several hundred students at San Dieguito High School Academy walked out of class Nov. 10 to protest the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. “The moment I realized that Trump was the person we chose to elect, I cried for an hour,”...

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