Skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

‹ Back to profile

Stories by Erik Anderson

Here Are Some Awesome Little Free Libraries In San Diego

Here Are Some Awesome Little Free Libraries In San Diego

Aug. 31
By Erik Anderson, Kristina Bravo

Maybe you've spotted them in your neighborhood: tiny boxes that contain books for anyone to take. From a Pokémon GO stop to a mini-ghost town schoolhouse, here are some of the best ones we've seen around.

Obama Pledges Federal Help For Salton Sea

Obama Pledges Federal Help For Salton Sea

Aug. 31
By Erik Anderson

President Barack Obama unveiled a new partnership with California aimed at tackling the ecological problems plaguing the Salton Sea.

Feds Deny Developers' Bid To Take Gnatcatcher Off Endangered Specie...

Feds Deny Developers' Bid To Take Gnatcatcher Off Endangered Species List

Aug. 30
By Erik Anderson

The California Building Industry Association asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the gray songbird. Law requires habitat protection for endangered species or mitigation if development happens where the birds live.

Scientists Mark 100 Years Of Recording Ocean Temp At Scripps Pier

Scientists Mark 100 Years Of Recording Ocean Temp At Scripps Pier

Aug. 22
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers have been taking ocean temperatures at the end of Scripps Pier for a century, and the data have a story to tell.

Large-Scale Battery Project Ready To Go Online In Imperial Valley

Large-Scale Battery Project Ready To Go Online In Imperial Valley

Aug. 18
By Erik Anderson

The Imperial Valley is home to one of the largest utility-scale battery projects on the West Coast, helping take the nation's power grid in a new direction.

Consumer Advocates Push For Better Warning Labels On Canned Foods

Consumer Advocates Push For Better Warning Labels On Canned Foods

Aug. 15
By Erik Anderson

California regulators are under fire for keeping state-mandated label warnings off of canned foods. Consumers groups are pushing for a new state agency to take over oversight.

Firefighting Helicopter Returns To San Diego

Firefighting Helicopter Returns To San Diego

Aug. 8
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County officials are cheering the return of a huge helicopter crane that will help with aerial firefighting over the next three months. This is the seventh year the large chopper would be deployed as part of the county's firefighting fleet.

San Diego Taxpayers Association Gets Rebuffed By Chargers

San Diego Taxpayers Association Gets Rebuffed By Chargers

Aug. 8
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is disappointed the Chargers won't meet with them to discuss the team's stadium initiative on the November ballot.

California Gas Prices Draw Ire Of Consumer Advocates

California Gas Prices Draw Ire Of Consumer Advocates

Aug. 4
By Erik Anderson

An advocacy group is blasting profit reports from California's oil refiners, saying there's a huge discrepancy between wholesale and retail prices of gasoline.

San Diego Leads Way In Reshaping Nation's Power Grid

San Diego Leads Way In Reshaping Nation's Power Grid

Aug. 4
By Erik Anderson

Borrego Springs, a small desert community about 80 miles east of San Diego, is shining a light on a future that could completely change how power is delivered to homes and businesses.

San Diego Home Rental Rate Hikes Easing

San Diego Home Rental Rate Hikes Easing

Aug. 2
By Erik Anderson

The city's rental market may be cooling off a bit, but prices are still expected to go up in the next few months.

International Space Station Operations Coming To San Diego

International Space Station Operations Coming To San Diego

July 12
By Erik Anderson

The national laboratory that manages the International Space Station from Earth will soon open an office in San Diego.

Cultivating The Future Of San Diego Baseball

Cultivating The Future Of San Diego Baseball

July 12
By Erik Anderson

Baseball's stars take center stage in San Diego Tuesday night at Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. The national pastime is thriving at the major league level, but for years the sport has struggled to attract younger players.

San Diego And California Get High Marks On Green Index

San Diego And California Get High Marks On Green Index

June 29
By Erik Anderson

California continues to perform well on the Next 10 Green Innovation Index, which measures how well the economy performs with the state's climate goals as a backdrop.

Simulated Earthquake Shakes Steel Building In San Diego

Simulated Earthquake Shakes Steel Building In San Diego

June 15
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers put the world's largest outdoor shake table through its paces, with a six-story steel structure on top.

Primary Surprise: Did Issa's Support For Trump Hurt His Campaign?

Primary Surprise: Did Issa's Support For Trump Hurt His Campaign?

June 8
By Erik Anderson

Even though Republican Darrell Issa outspent his opponent, Tuesday's primary race in the 49th Congressional District was much closer than observers expected. One political scientist says the incumbent's support for Donald Trump might have hurt him.

Rep. Scott Peters Advances To Runoff With Wide Lead

Rep. Scott Peters Advances To Runoff With Wide Lead

June 7
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

Democratic incumbent Scott Peters has the majority of the vote, and looked set to run off against Republican challenger Denise Gitsham in November.

Issa Faces Strong Challenger In November Runoff

Issa Faces Strong Challenger In November Runoff

June 7
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

Republican incumbent Darrell Issa could face a strong challenge in November. With 100 percent of precincts counted, Issa captured 51 percent of the vote and attorney Doug Applegate garnered 45 percent.

Report Card Gives Most San Diego Beaches Good Grades

Report Card Gives Most San Diego Beaches Good Grades

May 30
By Erik Anderson

San Diego gets generally good water quality marks at local beaches, but some familiar trouble spots remain in the latest Heal The Bay Water Quality Report Card.

Hundreds Gather In Coronado For Memorial Day Remembrance

Hundreds Gather In Coronado For Memorial Day Remembrance

May 30
By Erik Anderson

People of all ages gathered at Star Park in Coronado Monday for a solemn remembrance of those who died while serving their country.

Updated San Diego Water Forecast Expects Supplies To Be Reduced

Updated San Diego Water Forecast Expects Supplies To Be Reduced

May 27
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County water managers are redrawing the county's long-term water supply picture, but some environmentalists say the picture isn't quite right.

Campaign Finances Stir Up A San Diego Congressional Race

Campaign Finances Stir Up A San Diego Congressional Race

May 26
By Erik Anderson

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's campaign finance spending is under scrutiny. The congressman said some mistakes were made, money was paid back and an audit is expected to answer questions.

Not Much Change Expected In San Diego's Congressional Delegation

Not Much Change Expected In San Diego's Congressional Delegation

May 18
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego congressional delegation will likely seem very familiar after this year's election cycle wraps up in November. That's because four seats are unlikely to change.

SDG&E Pushes For More Electric Cars In San Diego

SDG&E Pushes For More Electric Cars In San Diego

May 16
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's investor-owned utility is spending $7.5 million over five years to encourage the transition to electrically powered cars.

California Has New Canned Food Warning Labels

California Has New Canned Food Warning Labels

May 11
By Erik Anderson

California consumers may see new warning labels for canned food Wednesday, but people will have to look to find them. Consumer advocates say consumers are not being properly protected.

Activist Behind Controversial Fliers Visits San Diego State

Activist Behind Controversial Fliers Visits San Diego State

May 5
By Erik Anderson, Megan Burks

A day after conservative activist David Horowitz and his body guard arrived on the San Diego State University free of protestors, fliers bearing a hate message were found in Love Library.

Students Call For SDSU President's Resignation

Students Call For SDSU President's Resignation

May 4
By Erik Anderson

San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman has been under fire for his response to fliers connecting students to "Palestinian terrorists" that were posted on campus last month.

Report: San Diego Quality Of Life Mixed

Report: San Diego Quality Of Life Mixed

May 3
By Erik Anderson

The annual quality of life report shows San Diego performs well on economics, energy and water use, but not on affordable housing.

Democratic Rep. Scott Peters Faces Five GOP Challengers In June

Democratic Rep. Scott Peters Faces Five GOP Challengers In June

May 3
By Erik Anderson

The two-term incumbent's 52nd Congressional District race is the most competitive House contest in San Diego County in the June 7 primary.

San Diego's Economy Gets Good News

San Diego's Economy Gets Good News

April 28
By Erik Anderson

A new report from University of San Diego says leading economic indicators are climbing back up, hinting that the economy will continue growing the rest of the year.

Prototype Electric Car Could Point The Way To The Future

Prototype Electric Car Could Point The Way To The Future

April 27
By Erik Anderson

UC San Diego engineers plan to put an electric car through a challenging cross-country journey. They're covering a 2,500-mile trip in less than two days, which can't be done with current battery technology.

Ahead Of Earth Day, County Shares Water Conservation Tips

Ahead Of Earth Day, County Shares Water Conservation Tips

April 19
By Erik Anderson

Friday is Earth Day, and San Diego County workers got a chance to show off the county's water conservation initiatives at an event Tuesday.

Get Ready For An Active Fire Season, County Officials Say

Get Ready For An Active Fire Season, County Officials Say

April 14
By Erik Anderson

Winter rains fed an explosion of grass throughout San Diego County, which could fuel fires this year. Officials urge residents to clear fire hazards from around their homes.

California Wants To Delay Toxic Chemical Labeling On Canned Foods

California Wants To Delay Toxic Chemical Labeling On Canned Foods

March 28
By Erik Anderson

Environmental health advocates are upset California wants to put off requiring toxic chemical warning labels on certain canned and bottled foods. The concern is linked to linings inside those containers.

San Diego Brewers Get A Boost From Local Yeast Maker

San Diego Brewers Get A Boost From Local Yeast Maker

March 25
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's craft brewing hub got a huge boost from a local company that specializes in making a crucial element in the beer making process, yeast.

Survey: Many San Diegans Don't Know How To Dispose Of Old Medicines

Survey: Many San Diegans Don't Know How To Dispose Of Old Medicines

March 23
By Erik Anderson

There's a lot of work to do to educate residents about disposing of old or expired prescription drugs, a new survey from UC San Diego finds.

Researcher Says Monarch Butterflies Face Perilous Future

Researcher Says Monarch Butterflies Face Perilous Future

March 22
By Erik Anderson

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher says monarch butterflies east of the Rocky Mountains have a significant chance of going extinct in the next two decades.

San Diego Region Gets A Break On Water Conservation Goals

San Diego Region Gets A Break On Water Conservation Goals

March 11
By Erik Anderson

California water officials are giving water districts in San Diego County a break when it comes to saving water because the region's conservation targets are now significantly lower.

Report: Criminal Justice System Errors Cost Taxpayers Millions In C...

Report: Criminal Justice System Errors Cost Taxpayers Millions In California

March 10
By Erik Anderson, Marissa Cabrera

A new report shows mistakes in California's criminal justice system cost taxpayers more than $282 million between 1989 and 2012.

Remembering Japan's 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami

Remembering Japan's 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami

March 9
By Erik Anderson, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, triggering a tsunami that helped cause a nuclear meltdown.

California's High Housing Costs Could Cause Problems

California's High Housing Costs Could Cause Problems

March 3
By Erik Anderson

California is adding jobs and wages are going up, but a new economic review warns a housing shortage could crimp the state's economic growth.

San Diego Craft Brewers Worry Big Beer Wants Market Share

San Diego Craft Brewers Worry Big Beer Wants Market Share

Feb. 24
By Erik Anderson

Local craft brewers are concerned about a bid by the world's largest beer seller to open a brew pub in San Diego's East Village.

San Diego Earthquake Simulator Rocks Metal Pilings

San Diego Earthquake Simulator Rocks Metal Pilings

Feb. 23
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers are among those testing materials that could help make existing buildings more resistant to earthquakes.

Despite Recent Scrutiny, Review Finds Coastal Commission Sticks By ...

Despite Recent Scrutiny, Review Finds Coastal Commission Sticks By Mandate

Feb. 19
By Erik Anderson

A Stanford University review of its rulings shows the California Coastal Commission has been consistent and steadfast over the past 20 years.

Del Mar Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Del Mar Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Feb. 16
By Erik Anderson

Del Mar is now the third San Diego County city to approve a ban on single-use plastic bags. The Del Mar City Council voted 5-0 to approve the ban Tuesday night.

Too Much Love May Be Hurting San Diego Park

Too Much Love May Be Hurting San Diego Park

Feb. 11
By Erik Anderson

Torrey Pines State Reserve is the third most visited state park in California. Park officials are working hard to keep all those visitors from damaging the fragile resources.

San Diegans See Flash In Morning Sky

San Diegans See Flash In Morning Sky

Feb. 11
By Erik Anderson

More than 150 people reported seeing a greenish-blue flash in the skies over Southern California Thursday morning.

Earthquakes May Have More Reach Than Previously Thought

Earthquakes May Have More Reach Than Previously Thought

Feb. 9
By Erik Anderson

New research shows that large earthquakes on one fault could jump to another causing widespread damage.

San Diego Attorney Wants Public Investigation Into Huge Methane Spill

San Diego Attorney Wants Public Investigation Into Huge Methane Spill

Feb. 1
By Erik Anderson

A consumer advocate from San Diego is joining counterparts in Los Angeles in calling for more public information about the investigation into a huge natural gas leak that continues to spew methane about three months after the leak was discovered.

San Diego's Solar Net Metering Limit Is Approaching

San Diego's Solar Net Metering Limit Is Approaching

Jan. 25
By Erik Anderson

San Diego homeowners considering solar could lose a major financial incentive this summer.