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New Book Looks At Involuntary Psychiatric Care

New Book Looks At Involuntary Psychiatric Care

May 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The authors of "Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care," Dinah Miller and Annette Hanson, show both sides of the argument over involuntary treatment in the book but conclude that it is not the best solution.

How Modern Philanthropists Are Changing Public Policy

How Modern Philanthropists Are Changing Public Policy

May 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego is filled with institutions that exist in large part because rich people decided to donate to them. Think Copley Symphony Hall, the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego or the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute at Scripps Health.

Immigration Activist Says Movement Ignored Americans Struggling Wit...

Immigration Activist Says Movement Ignored Americans Struggling With Changing Culture

May 11
By Michael Lipkin

White, working-class voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. A new analysis finds that fears about immigrants were more powerful than economic concerns in predicting that support.

Author Shares Experience From Being Homeless To Attending Harvard

Author Shares Experience From Being Homeless To Attending Harvard

May 8
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Liz Murray is the author of "Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard" and the keynote speaker at the United Way of San Diego County's "Changing the Odds Community Breakfast" on Wednesday.

Mom Looks Beyond Modern Medicine To Help Her Young Son With Crippli...

Mom Looks Beyond Modern Medicine To Help Her Young Son With Crippling Arthritis

May 3
By Megan Burke

Journalist Susannah Meadows wrote about her son's miraculous recovery, and the stories of others who refused to give up hope in the face of daunting medical challenges, in a new book.

The Coronado Surfers Who Created A $100 Million Drug Ring

The Coronado Surfers Who Created A $100 Million Drug Ring

May 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The Coronado Company started out as a group of teenagers back the 1970s who decided to swim across the U.S.-Mexico border with bundles of marijuana.

Podcast Episode 116: 'Casablanca' Still Going Strong At 75

Podcast Episode 116: 'Casablanca' Still Going Strong At 75

April 28
By Beth Accomando

You must remember this … after 75 years, the film “Casablanca” still maintains an iconic place in pop culture. A new book explores the life, legend and afterlife of Hollywood’s most beloved film.

How Researchers Are Trying To Reverse Engineer The Human Body

How Researchers Are Trying To Reverse Engineer The Human Body

April 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego's Dart NeuroScience has spent years working on something that still seems like science fiction: a pill that can supercharge your memory with near-perfect recall.

Nixon Biography Reveals Connection To Failed Vietnam Peace Talks

Nixon Biography Reveals Connection To Failed Vietnam Peace Talks

April 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A new biography claims President Richard Nixon lied not just about the Watergate break-in scandal, but about his role in failed Vietnam peace talks in the run-up to his 1968 presidential victory.

New Book Chronicles The History Of Lowrider Car Culture In San Diego

New Book Chronicles The History Of Lowrider Car Culture In San Diego

April 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The authors of "San Diego Lowriders: A History of Cars and Cruising" will be signing copies of their book Tuesday at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan.

How Americans Ate During The Great Depression

How Americans Ate During The Great Depression

April 13
By Michael Lipkin

Baked onion stuffed with peanut butter? That's just one of the recipes Americans turned to during the Great Depression.

San Diego Professor Questions 'What Slaveholders Think'

San Diego Professor Questions 'What Slaveholders Think'

April 10
By Michael Lipkin

India has more than 18 million people in slavery, by far the most of any country in the world. How do slaveholders justify this oppression to themselves?

World War I 'Hello Girls' Were First U.S. Women To Serve Overseas

World War I 'Hello Girls' Were First U.S. Women To Serve Overseas

April 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Among the thousands of soldiers and sailors to take part in World War I, a group of women trained as telephone operators were the first women deployed overseas by the U.S. Army.

Southern California Native And 'Ladies Of London' Star Out With New...

Southern California Native And 'Ladies Of London' Star Out With New Cookbook

April 5
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Marissa Hermer of Bravo's "Ladies of London" is out with a cookbook of recipes that infuse a California flavor to British fare.

San Diego Poet Explores Immigration In 'The Flayed City'

San Diego Poet Explores Immigration In 'The Flayed City'

March 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hari Alluri's new book has received praised from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who said Alluri "carries a new quiet brush of multi-currents, of multi-worlds to paint this holographic life-scape."

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