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Stories by Hilary Andrews

'El Henry' Gives Shakespeare A 'Mad Max' Spin

'El Henry' Gives Shakespeare A 'Mad Max' Spin

June 20
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews, Nicholas McVicker

Shakespeare goes "Mad Max" as part of the La Jolla Playhouse/San Diego Rep Without Walls site-specific program. Go to the post-apocalyptic San Diego of “El Henry” (running through June 29 at SILO in Makers Quarter).

Rants And Raves: Scream Zone

Rants And Raves: Scream Zone

Oct. 4
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews

Last year Halloween sales reached a record-setting $8 billion, making it the second-largest commercial holiday, topped only by Christmas. This also means opportunities for seasonal jobs. I'll take you out to one business for an afternoon of job interviews. I highly recommend listening to this piece.

Weekend Preview: Bike the Boulevard, Kinetic Art, Carlsbad Music Fe...

Weekend Preview: Bike the Boulevard, Kinetic Art, Carlsbad Music Fest And Barrio Art Jam

Sept. 19
By Hilary Andrews, Maureen Cavanaugh

Music, bikes and a dash of wonderfully bizarre art — it's all what's in store for this weekend.

Weekend Preview: Latin Food Fest, Butcher Dinner, Picasso & San Die...

Weekend Preview: Latin Food Fest, Butcher Dinner, Picasso & San Diego Music Thing

Sept. 11
By Hilary Andrews, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

From festivals to music and art, here's a look at what's happening around San Diego County this weekend.

Councilmembers Focus On Strengthening Border Relations

Councilmembers Focus On Strengthening Border Relations

Aug. 7
By Hilary Andrews

San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria, elected officials and business leaders met in Tijuana Wednesday with Mexico leaders in an overall effort to maintain their binational relationship.

San Diego's Food Network Star Stacey Poon-Kinney

San Diego's Food Network Star Stacey Poon-Kinney

May 30
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews, Katie Schoolov

Running The Trails Eatery is tough work but being a finalist in a reality TV show can be even more challenging. Stacey Poon-Kinney prepares for her Sunday debut as one of 12 finalists for Food Network Star.

Dr. Entomo's Palace Of Exotic Wonders Now Open

Dr. Entomo's Palace Of Exotic Wonders Now Open

March 1
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews, Katie Schoolov

TheNAT just opened a new bug exhibit called Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders and it may not be what you expect to find in a museum setting. I'll take you up close and personal with some creepy crawlers. Watch the video.

Behind The Scenes At The Nat

Behind The Scenes At The Nat

July 25
By Beth Accomando, Christopher Maue, Hilary Andrews

Most people have been to a museum to marvel at fossils and diorama. But not many people get a backstage tour to see the work that goes on behind the scenes. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando talks with one of the curators at the San Diego Natural History Museum about the work we don't see. Check out the video.

Step Into Spring Gardening By Starting Seeds

Step Into Spring Gardening By Starting Seeds

March 6
By Hilary Andrews, Maureen Cavanaugh

Spring gardening tips from garden expert Nan Sterman, followed by a live chat at 1 p.m.

Behind The Scenes: 'Moby-Dick'

Behind The Scenes: 'Moby-Dick'

Feb. 17
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews, Nicholas McVicker

The opera "Moby Dick" kicks off it's west coast premiere on February 18. I went backstage to talk with UCSD and Sledgehammer alumni Robert Brill to find out how one brings a whaling ship into the San Diego Civic Theater.

Video: Behind The Scenes At 'Salome'

Video: Behind The Scenes At 'Salome'

Jan. 27
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews

Babes, boobs, and blood are not what you normally expect to find at the opera but you'll find all three at the San Diego Opera's production of "Salome" (opening tonight and playing January 31, February 3 and 4 at the Civic Theater).

Entertainment News: San Diego Filmmakers Head to Sundance

Entertainment News: San Diego Filmmakers Head to Sundance

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews

Today, 2 films with San Diego ties will have world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. I met with two of the filmmakers before they left for Park City, Utah.

What Can Riders Do To Stay Safe On Two Wheels?

What Can Riders Do To Stay Safe On Two Wheels?

Aug. 17
By Hilary Andrews, Maureen Cavanaugh

As gas prices rise, more people are turning to motorcycles and scooters as an economical mode of transportation.

Cellphone Adventure Brings San Diego History To Life

Cellphone Adventure Brings San Diego History To Life

March 21
By Hilary Andrews, Maureen Cavanaugh

In an effort to give visitors a new way to see the park, the Balboa Park Online Collaborative created the Giskin Anomaly - a cellphone adventure that's part scavenger hunt, part walking tour. We'll talk about the game, a new contest designed especially for Steampunk lovers, and other ways technology is being utilized in the park.

Where Do Your Representatives Stand On Pot?

Where Do Your Representatives Stand On Pot?

Oct. 14
By Ciarra Briesch, Hilary Andrews, Joanne Faryon / inewsource

Elected officials in San Diego are either opposed to Proposition 19 or don’t want to make their position public, according to the results of a KPBS survey. Find out where they stand.

What Are Your City Leaders Making?

What Are Your City Leaders Making?

Aug. 4
By Alison St John, Hilary Andrews, Kyla Calvert, Renee Villasenor

Months ahead of state efforts to post municipal employee’s salaries online, KPBS has gathered salary data for the mayors, city managers and City Council members of all 18 cities in San Diego County.

What City Leader Annual Salaries Cost Per Resident

What City Leader Annual Salaries Cost Per Resident

Aug. 4
By Alison St John, Hilary Andrews, Kyla Calvert, Renee Villasenor

Following revelations that the city manager of the small city of Bell in Los Angeles County was paid almost $800,000 a year, KPBS surveyed the salaries of city managers in cities around San Diego County. Officials’ salaries weigh more heavily on the pocketbooks of taxpayers in the county’s smaller cities.

Linking Pollution And Bacteria To Coral Reef Health

Linking Pollution And Bacteria To Coral Reef Health

July 28
By Hilary Andrews, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego State University professor Dr. Forest Rohwer's recent book "Coral Reefs In the Microbial Seas" gives evidence linking pollution and bacteria to coral reef health.

How Is Urbanization Affecting Mountain Lions?

How Is Urbanization Affecting Mountain Lions?

July 13
By Hilary Andrews, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Researchers from the University of California Davis's Wildlife Health Center have been working to monitor mountain lions as they navigate a southern California landscape increasingly fragmented by roads, housing developments and the border. As the Puma Project enters its second decade, new data is revealing the challenges facing wildlife in the region.