Envision San Diego explores issues that affect those living and working in San Diego County. The Envision team sheds light on local concerns through extensive research and personal storytelling. You learn what's happening and why it’s happening. But we won't tell you what to think; we'll give you the facts and analysis that help you make informed choices. Envision San Diego is a multi-platform project, so you'll hear us on KPBS Radio, see us on KPBS.org and on KPBS Television.
Allegations Of Unwanted Sexual Advances Plague Mayor's Office
Most San Diegans can’t decide what they find more jolting about the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Mayor Bob Filner: the unsavory allegations; or the silence of those who knew.
She says in an affidavit that the incident took place during the mayor's regular meetings with members of the public.
Four prominent San Diego women came forth today accusing Mayor Bob Filner of unwanted sexual advances.
A third woman goes public with allegations of sexual harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in an exclusive interview with KPBS.
San Diego City College administrator Lisa Curtin said San Diego Mayor Bob Filner cornered her in private after a meeting in 2011 and tried to kiss her.
Bronwyn Ingram says Filner arranged dates with other women in her presence and yelled at her on recent Paris trip.
One in 10 San Diego property owners pays an extra property tax ranging between $35 and $8,700 a year. Find out if you're one of them.
Homeowners who pay Mello-Roos taxes might want to double-check their bills as more mistakes discovered in tax calculations.
inewsource breaks down the Mello-Ross tax law and explains how one person, sometimes a developer, can be the sole voter deciding on new taxes.
Another Mello-Roos mistake in a second tax district raises red flag about the integrity of the special tax system.
An inewsource investigation into Mello-Roos taxes has prompted Councilman Mark Kersey to call for an independent audit into the tax bills of 344 of his constituents.
An inewsource investigation has prompted the city of San Diego to review property tax bills for hundreds of homeowners.
End Of Life Care
With a growing number of people choosing to die at home, the federal government is questioning who's in hospice and for how long.
The feds aren't likely to see much of their $112 million claim against San Diego Hospice.
Dying patients are faced with a difficult choice: a comfortable death or expensive medical treatment that might make them feel better and live a little longer.
San Diego Hospice kept Krystyna Saling in care for six years, and then discharged her in November. She has end stage Alzheimer's.
This is the first indication patient care was an issue for the beleaguered San Diego Hospice, not just money.
A chief executive with San Diego Hospice testified in bankruptcy proceedings this week, the organization discharged as many as half its patients because they were not eligible for care.
The care of 401 patients could be in jeopardy if the organization does not get an immediate loan of $2 million.
A sad update on a story about a San Diego man profiled in our end of life series. LC Sallis, 89, died Sunday evening with his wife Betty by his side.
The largest hospice provider in California, San Diego Hospice, announced it will cease operations in the midst of a lengthy federal audit.
The leaders of Sharp Hospice talk about why more people are choosing hospice care and the challenges that growth creates.
The Trouble At San Onofre
Today marks one year since the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was shut down. KPBS News takes a look back at the investigations and hearings and a look forward at what's next for the troubled power plant.
Federal regulators have released parts of a once-confidential report at the center of a dispute between California Sen. Barbara Boxer and the company that runs the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.
The inspection is routine, but the check at San Onofre comes several months after an employee alerted the plant's majority owner that others had fallen being on cyber security training.
Southern California Edison has until March 15 to file papers showing the nearly $700 million cost of the troubled steam generators at San Onofre nuclear plant is reasonable.
Union members told federal regulators they thought the plant is safe to operate again.
Congressman Markey adds details about the Mitsubishi Report revealing what Edison knew about problems, even before faulty steam generators were installed at San Onofre nuclear power plant
San Diego Congressman Juan Vargas weighed in on the one-year anniversary of the plant's shutdown due to equipment problems.
Groups say California Public Utilities Commission is pulling a fast one on ratepayers by narrowing scope of investigation.
Edison has nearly $3 billion in a decommissioning fund. About two dozen nuclear U.S. nuclear plants have already been decommissioned.
The Underground Cab Permit Market
Many say the underground permit sales for up to six figures each are driving up passenger fares and forcing drivers to work perilously long hours for barely-livable wages.
Owners accuse taxi workers' group of trying to "grab taxi medallions" for free by influencing city officials. Accusations come amid Mayor Bob Filner's push to have oversight of industry transferred back to the city.
Reporting On Public Safety And Health
Having a home in the path of a wildfire doesn't necessarily mean that your home will burn. Fire scientists say increasing ignition resistance of houses based on non-flammable roofs and cleaning up around your home can make a huge difference.
Summer is all about family, friends, barbecues and pool parties. But that fun sometimes turns tragic when a child is involved in a drowning. A new report finds most child drownings occur in backyards.
A forum tonight will address the impacts of chronic marijuana use among San Diego County youth. We take a look at how many teens are using marijuana, at what age and what effects it can have on academics.
Sleep researcher Sara Mednick talks about how losing just one hour at Daylight Saving Time can have a big impact and her discovery on how sleep aids affect memory.
San Diego will be expanding a new program this month aimed to tackle the problem of readmitting patients after they've been discharged from a hospital.
Investigation: U-T's Political Ad Rates
An inewsource and KPBS investigation found the U-T San Diego appears to have offered discounts to favored candidates and causes in last November’s election.
The inquiry comes after an analysis of political ads, which appeared last fall in U-T San Diego, is done by the inewsource/KPBS Investigations desk.
Investigation: Whooping Cough Vaccine
A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows cases of whooping cough in the U.S. may be resistant to the vaccine.
Homeless Families In San Diego
The San Diego Rescue Mission is pushing for a preschool to help keep kids safe
A growing number of young homeless children are spending their nights in a San Diego emergency shelter and their days on the streets. This is the first of a two-part series.
A day in the life of one San Diego family's journey through homelessness
A growing number of San Diego homeless families are waiting to get into long-term shelters. During the wait, many families, like the Riddles, stay at the Rescue Mission's emergency shelter.
Reporting On: Education
UC San Diego has created an innovative academic program called the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination.
Technology is changing fast and schools are doing their best to keep up. We take a look at what's going on in San Diego's schools to help advance learning with the use of technology.
Keeping An Informed Constituency
Next week voters in San Diego's southeastern neighborhoods will pick a new city council member and there's a lot at stake.
One week before the May 21 special election, candidates for California's 80th Assembly District race to connect with voters.
The plan would give more funding to school districts with a high rate of non-native English speakers, but critics say it could cause unintended consequences.
Current rules allow special interests to write checks to lawmakers minutes before key votes.
Pension costs in San Diego County are on the rise. That's according to a new report, which comes after an administrative judge's decision that the city of San Diego's attempt to bring its pension expenses down is illegal.
President Obama addressed the war in Afghanistan, immigration, the budget and gun control in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. We hear from San Diego's Democratic and Republican parties for their take on his speech and how it affects San Diego.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner answers questions from listeners in what he says will be a monthly appearance on KPBS.
Public squabbles at San Diego city hall are nothing new. But insiders say bickering between Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith’s office have degenerated into heated confrontations and outright yelling and screaming behind the scenes. So much so that Goldsmith won’t allow his staff lawyers to go the mayor’s office without a "witness."
As news breaks that American weapons systems were compromised by hackers - we take a look at personal and national vulnerabilities with cyber security expert Jim Stickley.
The city the California Regional Water Quality Control Board of abusing its discretion. The board says it's confident in how it has regulated the cleanup.
The death of Junior Seau, a year ago, put a spotlight on brain injury and added momentum to a lawsuit against the NFL.
The case against four San Diego men convicted earlier this year of conspiring to send money to the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab was triggered by the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program.
The Fair Political Practices Commission told KPBS there was insufficient evidence to open an investigation into U-T San Diego political ads.
Grand jury's report is the product of an inquiry into the effects of numerous oil spills from the Mission Valley Terminal just north of Qualcomm Stadium.
Project Concern International, a San Diego-based humanitarian organization, launches a new study on sex trafficking and seeks prevention efforts.
Reporting On: The Economy
Sequestration: It's not just about possible military cuts that could affect the San Diego region. San Diego is a hub for health science research, including cancer research. Spending cuts could affect grants used in this work and slow it down if the funds aren't available.
As the 2013 college grads get ready to grab their diplomas, many will also be hitting the streets in search of that perfect job. What does the job market hold for new grads in light of the economic downturn of the past few years? We take a look.
The paper's rise in readership follows its purchase of the North County Times last fall.
Springtime is traditionally when the real estate market begins to blossom in San Diego and there are lots of good signs for the market this year.
What to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? That's the focus of housing finance reform.
A local sports fisherman has found a way to help feed San Diego's hungry. Fish. Food. Feel Good. collects donated fish from sports fishermen and distributes them to local charities that feed the area's seniors, poor and homeless.
Reporting On: Environment
Public opinion on climate change may still be divided but a new survey finds climate experts agree on the cause. They point to humans as the problem behind global warming. That validates research done nearly a decade ago by a University of California, San Diego professor who says the science has always backed up the effects of climate change.
In her new book, "Stung," researcher Lisa-ann Gershwin Ph.D., compares jellyfish to an angel of death whose presence in the ocean is causing destruction, death and disruption. And she says humans are contributing to the problem.