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How 'The King And Queen Of Malibu' Kept Everyone Out And Saved The ...

How 'The King And Queen Of Malibu' Kept Everyone Out And Saved The Coast

March 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Frederick and May Rindge moved to the California coast in 1892, amassed a fortune, built the Malibu ranch and kept everyone else out. Their obsession angered settlers and eventually cost May Rindge her entire fortune.

Why The 'Poet Of The Black Revolution' Thinks 'We Did Not Get A Lea...

Why The 'Poet Of The Black Revolution' Thinks 'We Did Not Get A Leader' In Obama

Feb. 17
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Nikki Giovanni, who's been documenting the struggle of African-Americans since the civil rights movement, shares her opinions on Barack Obama's leadership and the death of Antonin Scalia in a provocative interview.

Memoir Of A Young Camerawoman’s Adventures In Afghanistan

Memoir Of A Young Camerawoman’s Adventures In Afghanistan

April 19
By Alison St John

Melissa Burch was in her early twenties in the 1980s when she traveled to Afghanistan for the first time to shoot footage for CBS News. She chronicles her experience in "My Journey Through War and Peace."

Rita Coolidge's Life Story Would Make A Great Country Song

Rita Coolidge's Life Story Would Make A Great Country Song

April 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Now a resident of quiet Fallbrook, Rita Coolidge's memoir of her days as a folk/rock singer includes tales of her Tennessee upbringing, marriage to Kris Kristofferson and her many friendships with rock icons of the '70s and '80s.

KPBS Reporter Jean Guerrero Wins PEN Award

KPBS Reporter Jean Guerrero Wins PEN Award

April 11
By KPBS News, Associated Press

She’s this year’s recipient of the PEN-Fusion Emerging Writers Prize for “Crux,” a cross-border memoir about her own family.

San Diego Author Discusses Ways To Combat Nature Deficit

San Diego Author Discusses Ways To Combat Nature Deficit

April 6
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Richard Louv, whose New York Times best-seller introduced the concept of nature deficit, is out with a new book with tips to reverse that deficit.

Marine Veteran Shares Her Battle Against An Eating Disorder

Marine Veteran Shares Her Battle Against An Eating Disorder

April 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Anna Conkey

In her memoir “Warrior,” U.S. Marine Lt. Theresa Larson of San Diego redefines the meaning of a warrior and the stereotypes behind it.

KPBS Reporter Named Finalist For Emerging Writer Prize

KPBS Reporter Named Finalist For Emerging Writer Prize

March 21
By Megan Burke

KPBS reporter Jean Guerrero was named one of the finalists for the prestigious PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers prize.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Latin Art To Ruby Slippers

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Latin Art To Ruby Slippers

March 17
By Nina Garin

KPBS offers its picks for the best arts and cultural happenings for Friday, March 18, through Sunday, March 20.

San Diego Film Critic Manny Farber's Essays Reissued

San Diego Film Critic Manny Farber's Essays Reissued

March 8
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

"Farber On Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber" has been reissued. Farber, called the "Mount Rushmore of film criticism," died in San Diego in 2008.

San Diegans Will Celebrate The Birthday Of Dr. Seuss

San Diegans Will Celebrate The Birthday Of Dr. Seuss

March 2
By City News Service

The 112th birthday of Ted "Dr. Seuss" Geisel will be celebrated in San Diego and around the U.S. with Read Across America Day and an event at the library named after him at UC San Diego.

Author Speaks About America's New Voting Majority

Author Speaks About America's New Voting Majority

Feb. 29
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Author and civil rights attorney Steve Phillips says the emphasis on white working-class voters, white swing voters, and white conservatives misses the fact that the biggest block of new voters aren't white at all.

San Diego Immigrants' Cookbook Makes Traditional Meals Healthier

San Diego Immigrants' Cookbook Makes Traditional Meals Healthier

Feb. 25
By Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

Immigrants bring a lot to a city, especially their food culture and traditions. A new cookbook tells the story of San Diego's evolving ethnic cuisine.

San Diego Writer Tells Smuggler's Rags To Riches And Bicycles Tale

San Diego Writer Tells Smuggler's Rags To Riches And Bicycles Tale

Feb. 23
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Where some saw piles of abandoned bicycles as junk, journalist Kimball Taylor saw a mystery to unravel, now a book, "The Coyote's Bicycle — The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire."

Love May Be Linked To The Bacteria In Our Mouths

Love May Be Linked To The Bacteria In Our Mouths

Feb. 10
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

If we find ourselves hopelessly attracted to someone this Valentine's Day, can we blame our microbiome? It turns out that the question of love and sexual attraction makes up part of cutting-edge research into the human microbiome.