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Stories by Angela Carone

Sexual Assault Reports Increase At UCSD, USD

Sexual Assault Reports Increase At UCSD, USD

Oct. 2
By Angela Carone

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

DNA Test Exonerates CSU San Marcos Frat House Rape Suspect

Sept. 24
By Angela Carone, Tom Fudge

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

SDSU Student Reports Sexual Assault At Campus Apartment

Sept. 22
By Angela Carone and 10News

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

San Diego Jazz Great Daniel Jackson Dead At 77

San Diego Jazz Great Daniel Jackson Dead At 77

Sept. 4
By Angela Carone

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

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

Aug. 25
By Angela Carone

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 Con...

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

Aug. 14
By Angela Carone

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.

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

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

July 25
By Angela Carone

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.

New Timken Director Will Run Museum From New York

New Timken Director Will Run Museum From New York

July 17
By Angela Carone

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.

San Diego Opera Settles With Ian Campbell

San Diego Opera Settles With Ian Campbell

July 17
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Opera reaches an employment settlement with former general and artistic director Ian Campbell.

The Battle To Save CHE Café

The Battle To Save CHE Café

July 11
By Angela Carone

CHE Café, a UC San Diego underground music venue and hotbed for progressive politics for more than 30 years, might have to close because university officials say it's unsafe. The student volunteers who run it are putting up a fight.

City Finds More Money For San Diego Opera

City Finds More Money For San Diego Opera

July 7
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture replenishes its funding of the San Diego Opera in light of the company's restructuring.

Opera Veteran Appointed New Artistic Adviser At San Diego Opera

Opera Veteran Appointed New Artistic Adviser At San Diego Opera

May 30
By Angela Carone

William Mason, former general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, will lead San Diego Opera through transition.

Ex-San Diego Opera Chief Didn't Stand To Gain Financially If Compan...

Ex-San Diego Opera Chief Didn't Stand To Gain Financially If Company Closed

May 22
By Angela Carone

An amendment to Ian Campbell's contract with San Diego Opera challenges claims that the former general director tried to shut down the company for personal gain.

State Attorney General Investigating San Diego Opera

State Attorney General Investigating San Diego Opera

May 20
By Angela Carone

Letters were sent last week to the San Diego Opera's board asking for documents and data, including information about the "transfer of charitable assets" and material related to accounting and billing matters.

San Diego Opera Will Not Close, Announces 2015 Season

San Diego Opera Will Not Close, Announces 2015 Season

May 19
By Angela Carone

The opera board of directors rescinds a vote to close and moves forward with three operas next season.

Campbell Out At San Diego Opera

Campbell Out At San Diego Opera

May 16
By Angela Carone

The opera officially ends relationship with its longtime leader, Ian Campbell.

San Diego Opera Announces Matching Gift Challenge

San Diego Opera Announces Matching Gift Challenge

May 9
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Opera has announced a $500,000 matching gift campaign as the company draws closer to reaching a crowd funding goal of $1 million.

City Funds For San Diego Opera Cut, Revised Plans For 2015 Underway

City Funds For San Diego Opera Cut, Revised Plans For 2015 Underway

May 6
By Angela Carone

The commission voted to recommend the San Diego City Council reduce funding for the San Diego Opera to $160,000, or less than half of what the company was set to receive in fiscal 2015.

San Diego Opera Chief Placed On Leave

San Diego Opera Chief Placed On Leave

April 25
By Angela Carone

Embattled opera director Ian Campbell has been placed on leave while the company restructures in a push to stay open and produce a 2015 season.

San Diego Opera Members Plan To Have Say In Company's Future

San Diego Opera Members Plan To Have Say In Company's Future

April 21
By Angela Carone

A special meeting will allow more than 800 members of the San Diego Opera Association a chance to vote on whether the opera company closes or forges ahead.

San Diego Opera Postpones Closure Until May 19

San Diego Opera Postpones Closure Until May 19

April 18
By Angela Carone, Greg Magnus

The closure date for San Diego Opera has been postponed until May 19 to give organizers more time to fundraise for a 50th season.

Board Meeting Leads To Shake Up In San Diego Opera Leadership

Board Meeting Leads To Shake Up In San Diego Opera Leadership

April 17
By Angela Carone, Greg Magnus

A San Diego Opera board meeting in La Jolla brings the resignation of Board President Karen Cohn. Other top members also walked out of the meeting.

Board May Not Have Final Say In San Diego Opera Shutdown

Board May Not Have Final Say In San Diego Opera Shutdown

April 16
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Opera's board of directors may need the support of 850 members of the opera association to get the final OK to shutter the 49-year-old organization.

'Generous' Contracts Could Be San Diego Opera’s Biggest Liability

'Generous' Contracts Could Be San Diego Opera’s Biggest Liability

April 11
By Angela Carone

San Diego Opera board meets Friday to either wrestle with the company's future or stick to its proposed death sentence on April 29. KPBS and media partner inewsource reviewed the leadership's compensation packages to determine what kind of liability they present when it's time to pay debts.

Much Handwringing, Slow Progress On San Diego Opera’s Future

Much Handwringing, Slow Progress On San Diego Opera’s Future

April 7
By Angela Carone

Ian Campbell, the opera company's general director, was heckled and booed at Saturday night's performance of "Don Quixote." Meanwhile, questions about board governance remain.

San Diego Opera Receives $1M Gift To Explore Future

San Diego Opera Receives $1M Gift To Explore Future

April 5
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Opera, set to shut down at the end of April, received the gift from board member Carol Lazier "to encourage us to rescind the dissolution vote as soon as possible."

San Diego Opera Board Off To Slow Start

San Diego Opera Board Off To Slow Start

April 3
By Angela Carone

With only one month left to right the ship, sources tell KPBS the board needs to show more progress.

San Diego Opera Extends Final Act

San Diego Opera Extends Final Act

March 31
By Angela Carone

Opera closure postponed by two weeks and board opts to salvage 2015 anniversary season.

Drama At San Diego Opera Enters Second Act

Drama At San Diego Opera Enters Second Act

March 31
By Angela Carone

Directors of the San Diego Opera meet Monday to reexamine their vote to shutter the venerable arts institution. Some board members say they didn't have all the information they needed, including an internal investigation into management's tactics.

Balboa Park Centennial Committee Members Apologize For Failure

Balboa Park Centennial Committee Members Apologize For Failure

March 24
By Angela Carone

The committee in charge of planning a yearlong party in 2015 at Balboa Park spent $2.6 million that came from taxpayers, and now the group is out of business. KPBS interviewed committee members, museum leaders and community members to find out what went wrong.

MCASD La Jolla Chooses Architect For Expansion

MCASD La Jolla Chooses Architect For Expansion

March 14
By Angela Carone

MCASD has chosen New York-based Selldorf Architects to design an expansion planned for the La Jolla museum.

Del Mar House Provides Artists Sanctuary, For Now

Del Mar House Provides Artists Sanctuary, For Now

March 3
By Angela Carone

In an enclave in Del Mar, a group of artists have transformed a dated, rundown home into an artist community and gallery space. But they don’t own the house, and the house has a date with the wrecking ball.

UC San Diego Researchers Try To Quiet Noisy Hospitals

UC San Diego Researchers Try To Quiet Noisy Hospitals

Feb. 25
By Angela Carone

Hospitals can be noisy places, which makes it tough for patients to sleep and heal. At a UCSD lab, researchers are using technology to cut through the clamor and create some peace and quiet in clinical settings.

Ayad Akhtar's Muslim-American Culture Clash Comes To La Jolla Playh...

Ayad Akhtar's Muslim-American Culture Clash Comes To La Jolla Playhouse

Feb. 14
By Angela Carone

A play about clashing generations in a Muslim family opens at the La Jolla Playhouse. “The Who and the What” was written by Ayad Akhtar, who won last year’s Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Critics Honor Best In San Diego Theater

Critics Honor Best In San Diego Theater

Feb. 11
By Angela Carone

A musical that premiered in San Diego and is now on Broadway took home top honors at the 2013 Craig Noel Awards, which celebrates the best in San Diego theater.

Leonard Knight, Creator of Salvation Mountain, Dies At 82

Leonard Knight, Creator of Salvation Mountain, Dies At 82

Feb. 10
By Angela Carone

Leonard Knight devoted his life to painting a desert mountain that carried the message 'God is Love.' He died Monday in El Cajon.

Art Rescued By 'Monuments Men' At San Diego Museum of Art

Art Rescued By 'Monuments Men' At San Diego Museum of Art

Feb. 7
By Angela Carone

"The Monuments Men," staring George Clooney, opens this weekend. The true story of how these men rescued artwork looted by the Nazis in World War II has a San Diego connection.

Christo Talks About His Artwork, Jeanne-Claude And Garlic

Christo Talks About His Artwork, Jeanne-Claude And Garlic

Feb. 5
By Angela Carone

A conversation with the artist Christo, about his career, working without his longtime collaborator and wife, Jeanne-Claude, and the new exhibit at MCASD La Jolla.

Christo Lectures At MCASD To Open Exhibit

Christo Lectures At MCASD To Open Exhibit

Jan. 31
By Angela Carone

The artist Christo, known for large scale works like The Gates in Central Park, will lecture at MCASD in conjunction with a new exhibit of his work.

Brother Artists Exhibit Craft And Memories At Mingei

Brother Artists Exhibit Craft And Memories At Mingei

Jan. 31
By Angela Carone

The work of two brothers who make obsessively detailed art is now on view at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. The artists tap their shared family memories for inspiration.

Homegrown Musician Performs With Daft Punk At Grammys

Homegrown Musician Performs With Daft Punk At Grammys

Jan. 24
By Angela Carone

A musician who grew up in San Diego will be on stage this weekend at the Grammy Awards. The bass guitarist had a role in one of the biggest hits of the year.

Artist David Adey's Ambitious New Solo Exhibit At La Jolla Gallery

Artist David Adey's Ambitious New Solo Exhibit At La Jolla Gallery

Jan. 17
By Angela Carone

If artist David Adey has an idea, he's going to figure out how to execute it; Adey’s new show at the Scott White Contemporary Art gallery in La Jolla offers more big ideas brought to life.

Tim Mays Talks 25 Years Of Running The Casbah

Tim Mays Talks 25 Years Of Running The Casbah

Jan. 13
By Angela Carone

For fans of alternative rock music, The Casbah on Kettner Boulevard had been a promised land for 25 years. We talk to co-founder and owner Tim Mays about The Casbah's anniversary.

Year In Review 2013: Top San Diego Arts & Culture Stories

Year In Review 2013: Top San Diego Arts & Culture Stories

Jan. 3
By Amita Sharma, Angela Carone, Patty Lane

KPBS arts and culture reporter Angela Carone looks back on one of the biggest stories of the year: The opening of the new central library in downtown San Diego.

The 'Nutcracker' Meets The Streets

The 'Nutcracker' Meets The Streets

Dec. 26
By Angela Carone

'Tis the season for "Nutcracker" productions, but there's a fresh take on the classic with a hip-hop twist.

San Diego Catholics Weigh In On Pope Francis

San Diego Catholics Weigh In On Pope Francis

Dec. 20
By Angela Carone

Pope Francis is one of the most talked about religious leaders in the world today. We spoke with local Catholics to see how they feel about the pope and how he's led the Catholic church so far.

San Diego Symphony CEO To Step Down Next Year

San Diego Symphony CEO To Step Down Next Year

Dec. 17
By Angela Carone

San Diego Symphony CEO Edward "Ward" Gill will step down when his contract ends in September 2014.

San Diego Symphony Composing Music Inspired By Crowdsourcing

San Diego Symphony Composing Music Inspired By Crowdsourcing

Dec. 9
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Symphony asked everyday San Diegans to send in videos of their music to help inspire an original orchestral composition about San Diego.

Mall-Based Artwork To Reopen To Public After Controversy

Mall-Based Artwork To Reopen To Public After Controversy

Dec. 6
By Angela Carone

An art installation in a mall in Carlsbad was closed for a week due to concerns about its content. Mall management has agreed to let the artwork reopen to the public.

Artwork In Carlsbad Mall Temporarily Halted By Management

Artwork In Carlsbad Mall Temporarily Halted By Management

Dec. 6
By Angela Carone

An art installation inside the Westfield mall in Carlsbad has been temporarily closed. Mall management is concerned about the content of the artwork titled "Winter Wonderland."