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Boosted Funding, New Forester To Help San Diego Meet Its Tree Planting Goal

Nov. 24
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

San Diego's recently installed forester says his department has an additional $300,000 in funding to plant new trees, as the city moves towards its goal of 15 percent canopy cover by 2020.

After 38 Years The Annual Chargers Blood Drive Is Gone, But Not The...

After 38 Years The Annual Chargers Blood Drive Is Gone, But Not The Need For Blood

Nov. 24
By Matt Hoffman

The annual Chargers Blood Drive took place during a critical holiday season when blood donations are typically down. However, just because the NFL team has left, does not mean the need for blood is gone.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Disco, Jazz And Tennis!

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Disco, Jazz And Tennis!

Nov. 24
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This holiday weekend features a tribute to the Queen of Disco, a swing dance party and some Tennis.

Roundtable: Tax Bill, Jail Deaths, Sea Level Rise, City Heights Rea...

Roundtable: Tax Bill, Jail Deaths, Sea Level Rise, City Heights Real Estate

Nov. 24
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

The negative impact of tax reform would be felt heavily in California. Eyebrows are raised as investigations into the deaths of 22 people while in law enforcement custody in San Diego County are dropped. As the ocean encroaches, Del Mar residents aren't ready to retreat. And, has gentrification come to City Heights?

Chef Bernard Guillas Shares 3 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Chef Bernard Guillas Shares 3 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Nov. 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Cher Bernard Guillas, executive chef at the Marine Room restaurant in La Jolla, joins KPBS Midday Edition Wednesday to answer your Thanksgiving meal questions.

Study: Sex Traffickers Use Emojis In Online Ads To Avoid Detection

Study: Sex Traffickers Use Emojis In Online Ads To Avoid Detection

Nov. 21
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Research out of San Diego State University suggests that while law enforcement searches internet ads for keywords indicating sex trafficking they should also look for certain coded emojis.

USD Professor Delves Into Barbie's Decade-Long Fight Against Bratz

USD Professor Delves Into Barbie's Decade-Long Fight Against Bratz

Nov. 21
By Michael Lipkin

Barbie-maker Mattel argued that it owned the rights to Bratz because its creator Carter Bryant had worked for Mattel when he came up with the ideas behind Bratz.

Supervisor Ron Roberts On The Continued Push For Gondolas In San Diego

Supervisor Ron Roberts On The Continued Push For Gondolas In San Diego

Nov. 21
By Tom Fudge

Roberts first introduced the idea for a sky tram from Balboa Park to downtown San Diego in 2014. But getting the political support has been challenging. Some estimates put the cost of sky trams at $50 million per mile.

Defendant’s Intent Debated As Steinle Murder Trial Closes

Defendant’s Intent Debated As Steinle Murder Trial Closes

Nov. 21
Alex Emslie/KQED

The lead prosecutor in the case against a Mexican citizen accused of murder in the 2015 slaying of Kathryn Steinle told a San Francisco jury Monday that the defendant “was playing his own secret version of Russian roulette” when he decided to fire the fatal shot.

Cleaning Up San Diego Bay's Dirty Marinas

Cleaning Up San Diego Bay's Dirty Marinas

Nov. 21
By Erik Anderson

A San Diego marina is field testing a new pump that could help clean up water in areas where boats dock.

First Person: A Life's Trajectory Changed By A Grand Prize Win

First Person: A Life's Trajectory Changed By A Grand Prize Win

Nov. 20
By Michael Lipkin

Michael Brunker thinks back to his 11th birthday a lot. It was 1963 and Brunker lived with his parents in Detroit. Ernie Harwell, the Detroit Tigers' announcer, was officiating a raffle with a classic Motor City grand prize: his-and-hers cars, a Dodge Dart and Plymouth Fury.

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