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Stories by Angela Carone

Balboa Park's Aging Plumbing Threatens Museums' Collections

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Balboa Park is more than 100 years old and so is some of its plumbing, and that has some folks who work in the park worried.

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Missing Kensington Video? Winnie's Family Plans To Reopen Store

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The beloved family-owned video rental store that shut down in March now plans to reopen in the fall.

UC San Diego May Lose Art Gallery

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The university's 50-year-old art gallery has not been funded for next year.

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Being Naked In UCSD Art Class Is Required But Not Remarkable

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Having to get naked for a college class may seem unusual, but maybe not if you’re an art student. A UCSD professor has been at the center of a media storm because he requires students to do just that.

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Art About Jamaican Dancehall On View At Lux Art Institute

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Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson makes tapestries featuring the world of dancehall music, fashion, and culture.

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Balboa Park's Timken Museum Appoints New General Manager

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Megan Pogue, a former vice president at the San Diego Symphony, will be the first general manager at the Timken Museum of Art.

San Diego Opera Settlement With Former Executives Tops $1 Million

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Newly released tax documents show the former head of the San Diego Opera and its chief fundraiser walked away with more than $1 million in a privately negotiated employment settlement.

USD Could Face Second Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Lawyer claims he will file a second civil lawsuit against the University of San Diego for mishandling sexual assault cases.

Balboa Park Conservancy Hires CEO

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Thomas Herrera-Mishler will be the new CEO and executive director of the Balboa Park Conservancy, the first in the nonprofit's history.

Slab City's East Jesus Not Waiting For Bulldozers To Arrive

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An artists' collective in Slab City called East Jesus is fighting to keep its land — and the art its residents have created. The collective and Slab City are on state-owned land in Imperial County.

Will Slab City Remain The Last Free Place In America?

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The future of Slab City's squatter community — 140 miles east of San Diego — is threatened as the state considers selling the desert land in Imperial County.

Selfie Sticks Banned At Coachella Music Festival

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If you were hoping to grab a selfie at Coachella this year, you’ll have to do it the old-fashioned way.

Another Protest To Save The Ché Café At UC San Diego

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About 40 protesters are making a last ditch effort to save the Ché Café, a progressive music venue that was evicted by UC San Diego administrators last week.

UCSD Serves Eviction Notice To Iconic Music Venue Ché Café

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Sheriff's deputies have served the operators of the Ché Café with an eviction notice, marking the latest and most serious threat to the underground music venue and vegetarian restaurant on the edge of campus.

Balboa And Civic Theatres Announce New CEO

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There is new leadership at two of downtown’s most prominent theaters. After 40 years, the CEO is leaving, and a replacement has been announced.

La Jolla Symphony And Chorus Creates Berlioz Splash Zone

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The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus takes on the challenge of performing Hector Berlioz's "Requiem" and gathers more than 300 musicians to make it happen.

David Bennett Named General Director Of San Diego Opera

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The Gotham Chamber Opera leader has been named the new general director of the San Diego Opera.

Stunning El Anatsui Exhibit On Display At Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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A stunning new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego features the work of an internationally acclaimed artist from Africa who makes shimmering sculptures out of discarded bottle caps.

Mayor Faulconer Reads To San Diego Students On Dr. Seuss' Birthday

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Celebrations were held throughout the county Monday in honor of Theodore Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. The date marks the author’s 111th birthday.

San Diego To Host Major Shakespeare Exhibit

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A touring exhibition of the first written collection of Shakespeare plays will make its only California stop in San Diego next year.

Handmade Black Dolls Exhibit Offers Insight Into Past And Present

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How important is it for children to have dolls that look like them? An exhibit of handmade black dolls at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park offers some historical insight into this question.

SDSU Greek System Sponsors Sexual Assault Prevention Series

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Fraternities and sororities organize events at San Diego State to spark dialogue and raise awareness about sexual violence.

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Exhibit In La Jolla Imagines Alternate Future For Lost Buildings

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A new exhibit at the La Jolla Historical Society explores an alternate future for important buildings lost to history. "What Was Is" features an impressive list of how artists imagine what those buildings would look like today.

Small Theaters Win Big At San Diego Awards Ceremony

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San Diego theater critics gave out their awards for the best in local theater Monday night at the annual Craig Noel Awards. This year, the smaller theaters were in the spotlight.

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Saturday Night Live Veteran Puts Life On La Jolla Playhouse Stage

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As the longest running cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, Darrell Hammond is known for his impressions. He’s played Al Gore, Sean Connery and most famously, Bill Clinton. But throughout his life Hammond struggled with deep seated trauma. Now he's putting his life story on the stage in "The Darrell Hammond Project," a world premiere, one-man show at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Modest Centennial Celebration Underway In Balboa Park

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There was supposed to be a yearlong party in Balboa Park this year. It’s the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, which put San Diego and Balboa Park on the map. The city’s big party fizzled, but the park museums have a plan of their own.

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Culture Shock's Hip Hop Nutcracker Opens At Spreckels Theatre

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Local hip hop dance company Culture Shock is reinventing a holiday classic. It opens on Saturday at downtown's Spreckel's Theatre.

Balboa Park's Iconic California Tower Opens To Public After 80 Years

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For the first time since 1935, the California Tower at the San Diego Museum of Man will be open to visitors beginning New Year's Day.

North Park's Digital Gym Gets Ready To Show 'The Interview'

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The 46-seat nonprofit movie theater doesn't usually show big-studio, R-rated buddy comedies, but it's making an exception for "The Interview" after Sony Pictures reversed a decision to pull it from the screen.

San Diego Opera Conductor To Step Down After 35 Years

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San Diego Opera's resident conductor and longest tenured employee is stepping down after 35 years with the company.

La Jolla Playhouse Fills Leadership Post With Rising Latino Director

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Jaime Castañeda will become the associate artistic director at La Jolla Playhouse. Castañeda is known for shepherding young, emerging talent to the stage, especially the work of Latino artists.

SDSU Shuts Down Fraternity After Members Harassed Anti-Rape Marchers

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San Diego State University and the national office of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity shut down the SDSU chapter after a string of policy violations, including members harassing protesters at an anti-rape march.

New Course Required For SDSU Fraternity Members In Light Of Sexual Assaults

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Greek organizations also will provide training for bystanders who witness a sexual assault, a leadership forum for sororities and encourage discussions among Greek leaders, school officials and the larger student body.

2 Fraternity Members Arrested In Cal State San Marcos Sex Assault Case

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Two Cal State San Marcos students and members of Tau Kappa Epsilon were arrested Thursday in an ongoing investigation that involves sexual assault allegations.

Student Sexual Assault Protest Leads To Demands And Dialogue

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Student activists led a march and sit-in Tuesday on the San Diego State campus. They asked administrators to take action against the school's fraternities, which they say perpetuate rape culture.

SDSU Students Protest Over Fraternities And Sexual Assault

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Student activists on the campus of San Diego State will lead a protest march demanding that administrators address the issue of sexual assaults in campus Greek life.

Group Teaches San Diegans How To Slaughter Animals For Food

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Death for Food, a group of San Diego food writers, ranchers and documentarians, wants to connect meat eaters to the process of how meat gets made by demonstrating how to slaughter animals. Animal-rights activists and vegans are not happy about it.

Expansion Plans Presented For La Jolla Contemporary Art Museum

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Early designs for the expanded Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla reveal a bigger footprint and a building that tries to be "kinder."

Brewery Artwork Saved From Wrecking Ball Gets New Life In Logan Heights Library

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Painted in the 1930s, discovered in the 1980s, and then mothballed for years, the city-owned murals and artifacts from Barrio Logan's historic Aztec Brewery will be placed in the Logan Heights Library.

Justice Elusive In SDSU Sexual Assault Case

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Jennifer was a 20-year-old junior at SDSU when she reported that her boyfriend sexually assaulted her. She is one of the few victims of sexual assault to report the abuse and to battle in the university judicial system.

Group Marches To Protest CHE Café Eviction

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The protesters delivered a petition to UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla to save the CHE Café. Last week a judge ruled in favor of UCSD after it sued the collective that runs the café for refusing to vacate the building.

Fraternity Culture Linked To College Sexual Assault Problem

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The attention paid to rape on campus has brought fraternity culture under a microscope. Sexual assault at fraternities is a serious problem that some universities and even some Greeks are starting to confront.

Sexual Assault Reports Increase At UCSD, USD

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The numbers were released under the Clery Act, which requires federally funded colleges and universities to publish statistics on campus safety.

DNA Test Exonerates CSU San Marcos Frat House Rape Suspect

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The Oceanside Police Department say a CSU San Marcos student accused of raping a female student at a fraternity house party has been cleared by a DNA test.

SDSU Student Reports Sexual Assault At Campus Apartment

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Saturday's reported sexual assault is the third attack involving a San Diego State University student this semester.

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San Diego Jazz Great Daniel Jackson Dead At 77

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Daniel Jackson, saxophonist, pianist, composer, and music teacher with a decades long career in the San Diego jazz scene, died Wednesday of a prolonged illness.

SDSU Beefs Up Sexual Assault Policies; Critics Ask Why It Took So Long

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While San Diego State University’s incoming freshman class spent the summer saying goodbye to high school friends, the school’s administrators were scrambling to react to a state investigation critical of the university's policies on sexual assault.

Proposed Law Says You've Got To Say 'Yes' Before There's Sexual Consent

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A bill making its way through the California Assembly aims to establish a new standard for consent and create uniform sexual assault policies at publicly funded California colleges and universities.

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The Wild True Tale Behind La Jolla Playhouse's 'Ether Dome'

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The La Jolla Playhouse’s new play "Ether Dome" shows how ambition, betrayal and drugs played a part in the discovery of anesthesia, which changed the course of medical history.

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New Timken Director Will Run Museum From New York

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The new director of the Timken Museum of Art will be based in New York City. He replaces John Wilson, who abruptly resigned two weeks ago after six years at the helm. KPBS looks at what this might mean for the future of this small but cherished museum in Balboa Park.

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