Stories by Brooke Ruth
Cardiff resident Kat Heldman is featured in a documentary about the 2015 Nepal earthquake that is airing on the Smithsonian Channel Monday night.
San Diego County's congressional delegation will attend the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual congressional luncheon on Friday.
San Diego County's homeless count in January found that 9,116 people were living in shelters or on the streets. That's a five percent increase countywide as compared to the previous year.
It's looking like California will soon have a state dinosaur: Augustynolophus morrisi. A bill to add the duck-billed dinosaur to the list of state insignia has passed the Assembly and is now headed to the state Senate.
In this season, host Jose Meraz visits the first Indian restaurant in Baja, a water park with a slide that has a launch ramp and an open water aquarium where tuna are bred. He also explores the emerging beer brewing scene in Baja.
- April 10
- By Brooke Ruth
The exhibit is titled "Fobia," which is the Spanish word for phobia and is a more general term, Takeda said. The exhibit is on display at the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery through Thursday.
The development will include a new building for the Navy's headquarters, four office buildings, two hotels, a museum, an area for shopping and a park.
Marissa Hermer of Bravo's "Ladies of London" is out with a cookbook of recipes that infuse a California flavor to British fare.
The website rates doctors based on whether or not they recommend particular health tests in their respective specialty.
"The Geeze & Me" is a new musical about a group of baby boomers trying to figure out if there is a good way to get older.
"Strong is the New Pretty" is a book of photographs by Kate Parker that celebrates the strength girls have when they are true to themselves.
Matt Fitzgerald looked at what the top runners, cyclists, cross-country skiers and triathletes in the world were eating to come up with a diet that amateur endurance athletes could mimic. He wrote about what he learned in his book, "The Endurance Diet."
Gregorio Ponce was named the dean of San Diego State University-Imperial Valley earlier this month.
- March 20
- By Brooke Ruth
California Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia was one of the hosts of a tour of the Salton Sea area for state lawmakers and representatives of state agencies on Thursday — the same day the state released a 10-year management plan for the sea.
The performance requires a full chorus, a full symphony and solo vocalists. The San Diego Master Chorale and the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus will be performing along with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus and four solo vocalists.
The impact of addiction is the subject of two plays that will be performed by San Diego State University theater students Thursday through Sunday. One of the plays was written by inmates at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.
- March 13
- By Brooke Ruth
Irma Gonzalez was one of six women inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame earlier this month. She was the first Mexican-American woman to serve as a federal judge in the United States.
The bill introduced by House Republicans on Monday to replace the Affordable Care Act would defund Planned Parenthood by not allowing Medicaid to reimburse services that the organization provides.
"Sexting, texting and social media — the new world of teen communications" — that's the title of one of the talks taking place at the Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference on Saturday in San Diego.
You don't have to have a management title to be one of the leaders in your workplace. That's the message of the new book "SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success."
San Diego public libraries are aiming to make science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts more accessible and engaging by focusing on something that gets the attention of most kids — bugs.
While Fifth Avenue Books in Hillcrest is closing its doors at the end of the month, other bookstores in San Diego are doing OK and surviving in what was thought to be a dying industry.
Farms across the country, including those in San Diego County, rely on laborers who are in the country illegally. How will increased immigration enforcement affect San Diego County's farming workforce?
State Sen. Toni Atkins has co-sponsored a bill to explore a single-payer health care system in California. She joined us on Wednesday's Midday Edition to talk about the proposal. Here is what she said.
For some insight into how human beings coped with changes in the earth's climate in the past, we have to switch from the climate scientists to the archeologists.
Seventeen of California's 1,585 dams are listed as being in poor condition, according to the National Inventory of Dams.
The Centers for Research on Creativity at UCLA have been studying the impact of a program that helps San Diego County teachers incorporate the arts into core academic subjects.
- Feb. 6
- By Brooke Ruth
Paul DeLessio has been working with San Diego's homeless population for the last 16 years.
Despite plans by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, enrollment in health insurance under the act hasn't slowed down.
President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban prompted protests nationwide over the weekend. In San Diego, hundreds of protesters appeared at the San Diego International Airport.
I Love A Clean San Diego is holding a workshop on zero waste in the home on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Ocean Knoll Farm, 701 Bonita Drive, in Encinitas.
Ayelet Waldman decided to try microdosing to combat her depression when her medication stopped working. Microdosing involves taking a small amount of LSD, in her case 10 micrograms, every three to four days.
The State Water Resources Control Board is meeting on Feb. 7 to decide whether or not to end these rules.
Downtown San Diego was a sea of pink as thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Diego for the Women's March Saturday morning.
"Breaking Point" is a documentary about the shrinking Salton Sea and what could happen if the problem isn't addressed. It's produced and directed by Bill Wisneski, a producer for Palomar College Television.
The city of San Diego and the county have opened their emergency shelter programs due to the coming rain and low temperatures. Despite this, many of the county's homeless won't be in shelters during the bad weather.
"Qudeen the Magnificent," a book of short stories, describes the struggle New Americans face in assimilating to mainstream culture.
The California's Department of Housing and Community Development report also found that the state has more than its share of the country's homeless population.
As the park is phasing out the orca shows it is also introducing three new attractions this year and a roller coaster the next year.
An event Wednesday will help artist Mark Reigelman learn about the neighborhood so he can create a site-specific piece.
We're ringing in 2017 on Midday Edition with a special episode filled with the stories of San Diegans as part of our First Person series.
Roxana Kennedy will be sworn in as the police chief for the Chula Vista Police Department Friday.
Whether it's celebrating at a New Year's Eve party or ringing in the New Year in front of the fireplace, many people return each year to cherished traditions. We spoke with several people around San Diego who shared their New Year's traditions. Here's what they said.
The fact-checking website Snopes is one of five organizations that will be working with Facebook to help curb the spread of fake news on the social media site.
Emmy award-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan is in San Diego to perform his stand-up comedy show "Stra?ght Outta Chattanooga" at Martinis Above Fourth.
- Dec. 20
- By Brooke Ruth
As part of our First Person series, Sustainable Santa tells us why he tries to get kids to stop eating processed foods and start eating healthier foods.
On Thursday's Midday Edition, we talk to the CEO's of two groups that are working to end homelessness — Herb Johnson of the San Diego Rescue Mission and Chris Megison of Solutions for Change.
The San Diego Humane Society has a program that aims to make is easier to give a pet as a gift.
The Imperial Irrigation District is demanding that the state have a 10-year plan for the management of the Salton Sea by the end of the year or it will not agree to a proposed Colorado River drought deal.
Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director and Bertha Pendleton, the first woman and first African American San Diego school superintendent, are among the 28 women whose stories are told.
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