Stories by Hoa Quach
After nearly 30 years at the department, Chief Jeff Davis took over as the head of the El Cajon Police Department this month.
- Dec. 4, 2015
- By Hoa Quach
The mass shooting this week in San Bernardino has again rocked the national psyche. KPBS asked you to share your reaction to the incident. Here's what you said.
Midday Edition takes a closer look at the March of Dimes 2015 Report Card on Premature Birth Rates and what San Diego researchers are doing to help preterm babies.
A Stanford Law School study shows the measure is saving the state about $93 million in prison costs, but critics say Proposition 47 has become a get-out-of-jail-free card for repeat offenders.
A Cal State San Marcos professor and author examines the horror genre and discusses the deeper meaning of zombies, vampires and ghosts.
Can California continue to provide the rest of the nation with fruits and vegetables if there aren't enough people to work to produce them?
What happens to people when they get frightened? What's the line between exploring their fears and being paralyzed by them?
In an unusual and last-ditch effort to exonerate a woman in a 1992 gang murder, a San Diego attorney has filed an appeal with the United Nations.
The new motor voter law will automatically register citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's license at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The law goes into effect in 2016.
Hundreds of supporters and opponents of SeaWorld's controversial Blue World project are expected to turn out for Thursday's meeting.
Instituted in 1982, Banned Book Week spotlights "challenged" books, and encourages readers to fight for their right to read whatever they want.
Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. this week. But what does the historic visit mean for the one million Catholics in San Diego and Imperial counties?
Crime around San Diego County has stayed relatively stable, according to a new SANDAG report.
What are the health benefits of eating seafood? And what difference does it make what kind of seafood you eat?
Roughly 50 percent of San Diego community college students are 25 or older. What does it take for those so-called "non-traditional students" to succeed in college?
A new study finds that 25 percent of female sex workers in northern Mexico entered the sex trade as minors.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer told KPBS Midday Edition on Thursday that the $2.1 million the city agreed to spend on an environmental analysis of a proposed NFL stadium will be money “well-spent.”
The Santa Monica-based environmental group Heal the Bay gave 93 percent of the region's beaches an A grade for water quality for the dry periods last summer and winter — and there were a lot of dry times.
Coronado residents Howard and Jean Somers lost their veteran son to suicide. They've since started an organization to help veterans with PTSD.
- June 8, 2015
- By Hoa Quach
A claim filed by Lindsey Masukawa, the supervisor's former health and human services policy adviser, said Dave Roberts focused more on his re-election and aspirations for higher office than on his job.
- June 5, 2015
- By Hoa Quach
Mayor Sam Abed, a Republican, has criticized Supervisor Dave Roberts as he has come under public scrutiny for possible misuse of his office. Abed also has asked Roberts, the only Democrat on the Board of Supervisors, to resign.
Over a five-day period In May 2014, unusual Santa Ana winds fueled flames to 14 wildfires around San Diego County. Experts revisit what happened and talk about lessons learned.
The San Diego newspaper announced Thursday that it will join the parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
The birth control pill for women has been around since the 1960s. Former Wall Street Journal reporter Jonathan Eig talks about the impact it has made on society in his new book.
Gov. Jerry Brown announces mandatory water restrictions as California enters its fourth year of the drought. What does this mean for San Diego residents, businesses and farmers?
State Sen. Marty Block is proposing a bill that would invest millions into the University of California and California State University systems. The plan includes giving students money for finishing school on time.
John Hargrove, an ex-SeaWorld trainer who released the book "Beneath the Surface," said the company is attempting to hurt his reputation by releasing a video of him using a racial slur.
The first part of a documentary based on the book "The Emperor of All Maladies" will air Monday on KPBS television. The series traces the history of cancer treatment and research.
"Journey to Space" will debut at the Balboa Park museum on Friday. The film showcases a new era of exploration.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined KPBS on Tuesday for his monthly update on the business of the city.
More than 100 women who work in the sex industry in Tijuana were selected to receive microloans to start new businesses.
Choreographer Monica Bill Barnes, a UC San Diego alumni, and her partner Anna Bass will preview a new show at Liberty Station.
Death is a difficult topic many people try to avoid talking about — until they're forced to. Natasha Josefowitz from San Diego talks about how she dealt with loss, grief, and the healing process.
A San Diego school is making sure students take health and physical activity seriously.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Thursday said his stadium task force is the kind of group that's needed to make headway on finding a home for the Chargers.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Citizens’ Stadium Advisory Group said it will hold a public forum in March. The group made its announcement after receiving criticism about meeting privately.
President Barack Obama's plan for expanded deportation relief for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally is on hold after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction.
The state has mandated cars have high-fuel efficiencies, and encouraged drivers to buy hybrid and electric vehicles, all in an effort to reduce gas consumption. And it's been working - so well, that we now have to find a new way to finance road maintenance.
- Feb. 12, 2015
- By Hoa Quach
About 75 people gathered at San Diego State University to remember the three college students who were shot to death this week. Police say a parking dispute sparked the killings, but they're investigating if it was a hate crime.
A documentary about a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple screens in San Diego, and opens up a conversation about how to stop the hate.
Supporters of net neutrality say it's about keeping the Internet open, but opponents predict slower download speeds. We take a look at what it is and why you should care.
Binge drinking on college campuses is nothing new, but some experts say more students are now trading food calories for alcoholic calories to stay thin and get drunk faster. It's called "drunkorexia."
President Barack Obama has said he would sign the "Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act" into law. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday.
National child welfare laws are on the books, but a San Diego study finds a lack of enforcement.
- Jan. 31, 2015
- By Hoa Quach
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park, and events are planned at the 1,200-acre park throughout 2015.
Carol Rowell Council co-founded the first Women's Studies Department in the world at San Diego State University in 1970.
Mayor Faulconer said that the task force, or what he calls an "action group," will research the options available in creating a new stadium for the Chargers.
- Jan. 27, 2015
- By Hoa Quach
Poway Mayor Steve Vaus encouraged a businesswoman to apply for a vacant seat on the City Council — then he voted against her. The vote means the city will be led by five men for the next two years.
Balboa Park's California Tower, which has been closed for 80 years, has attracted people from 20 different states since it reopened.
The 31st annual San Diego State University Writers' Conference is this weekend. The keynote address focuses on changing the world of publishing.
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