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Stories by Joanne Faryon

USD Scientist Getting The Word Out On Global Warming

USD Scientist Getting The Word Out On Global Warming

April 3
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A USD scientist is leading the effort to educate the public about climate change and global warming, but with a twist: using business and community leaders to educate the public about what affects our region.

What Happens If The Affordable Health Care Act Is Overturned?

April 2
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Chris Van Gorder, Scripps' president and CEO, said he is in favor of an individual mandate that each person have health insurance because he believes the system needs everyone to have health insurance.

World Autism Awareness Day: Local Research And Screening

World Autism Awareness Day: Local Research And Screening

April 2
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The Centers for Disease Control released updated statistics on autism, including the estimates that 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder.

Most Babies Who Died From SIDS Exposed To At Least One Risk Factor

Most Babies Who Died From SIDS Exposed To At Least One Risk Factor

March 26
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Kenny Goldberg, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Local research finds risk factors make babies more vulnerable to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

iDisorder: Does Technology Feed Psychological Disorders?

iDisorder: Does Technology Feed Psychological Disorders?

March 28
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Social media and smart phones can feed disorders like narcissism, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia, according to a new book by psychologist Larry Rosen.

Combating Hate In San Diego

Combating Hate In San Diego

March 27
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The beating death of Shaima Alawadi in her El Cajon home last week has raised many questions for San Diegans. We take a look at recent hate crime attacks and learn what's being done to combat hate in San Diego County.

San Diegans Spending More On Housing Than Most Americans

San Diegans Spending More On Housing Than Most Americans

March 26
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

San Diegans are spending a large chunk of their income on housing, more than most Americans. We breakdown the high and rising cost of living in America's Finest City.

Is Prison Realignment Working In San Diego?

Is Prison Realignment Working In San Diego?

March 21
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Patty Lane

It’s been six months since California started shifting low-level prison inmates and funding from state to county jails, and a new report from the ACLU looks at how the program is going so far.

'Born, Not Raised' Explores The Links Between Development And Juven...

'Born, Not Raised' Explores The Links Between Development And Juvenile Crime

March 20
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A celebrated San Diego photojournalist has a new book with the words, drawings and pictures of kids caught up in the juvenile-justice system. After spending 18 months with kids in San Diego juvenile-detention centers, Susan Lankford will join us to share her insights.

Budget Analyst Report Sparks More Debate On Pension Reform

Budget Analyst Report Sparks More Debate On Pension Reform

March 19
By Alison St John, Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The city of San Diego's Independent Budget Analyst says the pension reform initiative on the June ballot will save the city nearly a billion dollars over 30 years. However, the fiscal analysis shows the savings do not come from the pension reforms.

Roundtable: Congressional Debate, Dueling Water Boards, Big Kitschy...

Roundtable: Congressional Debate, Dueling Water Boards, Big Kitschy Statue

March 16
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Brian Bilbray, Scott Peters and Lori Saldana talked immigration, healthcare and gas prices during their debate this week on KPBS. The San Diego County Water Authority says the Metropolitan Water District is gouging San Diegans. The Port of San Diego overrules its own committee on a big statue.

KPBS Hosts 52nd Congressional District Debate

KPBS Hosts 52nd Congressional District Debate

March 14
By Claire Trageser, Erik Anderson, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The three major candidates for the newly redrawn 52nd Congressional District joined in a debate held at KPBS Television studios on Wednesday.

Roundtable: Battle Over Birth Control

Roundtable: Battle Over Birth Control

March 9
By Claire Trageser, Gloria Penner, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Pat Finn

Local editors discuss the battle over birth control and San Diego Congressman Darrell Issa's role in the debate.

Roundtable: San Diego's Mayoral Race

Roundtable: San Diego's Mayoral Race

March 9
By Claire Trageser, Gloria Penner, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Pat Finn

Local editors give their takes on the race to be San Diego's next mayor and Katie Orr tells us what each candidate's hobby is.

Invisible Children's Joseph Kony 2012 Video Goes Viral

Invisible Children's Joseph Kony 2012 Video Goes Viral

March 8
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A video about the atrocities carried out by Kony's Lord's Resistance Army has gone viral, racking up millions more views seemingly by the hour. The marketing campaign is an effort by the San Diego advocacy group, Invisible Children.

Roe v Wade: 1973-2012

Roe v Wade: 1973-2012

March 7
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Nearly 40 years after Roe v Wade, women's reproductive rights are still under fire. Sarah Weddington, the attorney who won that landmark case, talks to KPBS about her take.

Is California's Death Penalty At A Crossroads?

Is California's Death Penalty At A Crossroads?

March 7
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

State Senator Joel Anderson has introduced a bill which would eliminate automatic appeals for death penalty cases at a time when support for the death penalty in California seems to be waning.

Local Experts Respond To Obama's Iran, Syria Conference

Local Experts Respond To Obama's Iran, Syria Conference

March 6
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

During his first news conference of the year, President Obama today defended his choice not to use military intervention in Iran and Syria. Local experts responded to that announcement.

Author Urges 'Countries of Origin' Label On American Products

Author Urges 'Countries of Origin' Label On American Products

March 6
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The product you purchased says "Made In America," but it may also consist of material made in other countries. A local man is leading a quest to have a "Countries of Origin" label added to products. He says it will allow Americans to make better buying choices.

Evening Roundtable: Trouble At UCAN And Schools

Evening Roundtable: Trouble At UCAN And Schools

March 2
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Pat Finn

The week began with news that the ratepayer advocacy organization UCAN was dissolving amidst an investigation. An anonymous author posted a press release on the organization’s website declaring “persistent legal challenges” prevented it from continuing.

Calif. Homeowners Bill Of Rights Aimed At Easing Foreclosures

Calif. Homeowners Bill Of Rights Aimed At Easing Foreclosures

March 1
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

State Attorney General Kamala Harris released a package of bills Wednesday called the “Homeowner Bill of Rights.” These bills are designed to protect homeowners caught up in the mortgage and foreclosure crisis.

Report Card On Health Of San Diego Children And Families

Report Card On Health Of San Diego Children And Families

March 1
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A new report card on the welfare of children and families across the county showed teen pregnancy, obesity and crime among juveniles has dropped, but poverty and the number of children not properly immunized has gone up.

Pension Costs Decreasing For Some Cities In San Diego County

Pension Costs Decreasing For Some Cities In San Diego County

Feb. 28
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

As San Diegans prepare to vote on a comprehensive pension reform plan, analysis reveals 10 of 17 cities in San Diego County will see a reduction in pension cost.

Explaining California's Open Primary

Explaining California's Open Primary

Feb. 28
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

This June, Californians can vote for anyone regardless of political party for most contested partisan races, such as statewide offices, state legislative offices and congressional races. What will this mean to voters and political parties?

San Diego's Structural Deficit Ends, But Critics Say Major Costs Ar...

San Diego's Structural Deficit Ends, But Critics Say Major Costs Are Not Included

Feb. 27
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Mayor Jerry Sanders announced San Diego's structural deficit has been accomplished, but critics say some major costs are not included on the mayor's ledger sheet.

Evening Roundtable: City's Budget Deficit And Del Mar Fairgrounds

Evening Roundtable: City's Budget Deficit And Del Mar Fairgrounds

Feb. 24
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Pat Finn

How did the mayor make enough money to move San Diego into the black? Why are the hotel workers suing their bosses? And what's happening with the Del Mar Fairgrounds? Local journalists discuss.

Prison Reallignment At Donovan, 650 Fewer Inmates But Still Crowded

Prison Reallignment At Donovan, 650 Fewer Inmates But Still Crowded

Feb. 23
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Prison realignment is shrinking the inmate population at Donovan State Prison in San Diego. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sent out thousands of lay off warnings last fall, we'll find out how many of the staff at Donovan are at risk of losing their job and how that will affect programs and safety at the Prison.

City Attorney: State Agency Bringing Challenge Over Pension Reform ...

City Attorney: State Agency Bringing Challenge Over Pension Reform Is 'Our Adversary'

Feb. 22
By Claire Trageser, Gina Diamante, Joanne Faryon / inewsource

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says legal challenges against the pension reform initiative are unprecedented, and that the state agency bringing the challenges could force the city of San Diego to violate the Constitution.

Gas Prices Soar - San Diegans Feeling Pain At The Pump

Gas Prices Soar - San Diegans Feeling Pain At The Pump

Feb. 22
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

We're all feeling the pain at the pump as gas prices continue to climb. We look at what's behind the increase and what you can do to get the best mileage.

Group Claims SDG&E Wants To Retroactively Charge Customers For 2007...

Group Claims SDG&E Wants To Retroactively Charge Customers For 2007 Wildfire Liability

Feb. 21
By Dwane Brown, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A consumer group claims that if If San Diego Gas & Electric gets its way, customers could be paying several hundred dollars more a year for electricity.

SD County To Auction Delinquent Properties, But Buyer Beware

SD County To Auction Delinquent Properties, But Buyer Beware

Feb. 20
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

It turns out that it isn't just foreclosure that puts some struggling San Diegans at risk of losing their property.

Public Utilities Flush With Cash But Behind On Projects

Public Utilities Flush With Cash But Behind On Projects

Feb. 20
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane and Kelly Thornton and Kevin Crowe, Investigative Newsource

When San Diego city officials launched a series of utility-rate hikes in 2007, they expected to spend more than a billion dollars on projects to shore up aging water and sewer systems rife with leaks. But things have not gone as planned.

Roundtable: Troubles For Pension Reform, Food Stamps, Homeless Stud...

Roundtable: Troubles For Pension Reform, Food Stamps, Homeless Students

Feb. 17
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Could the pension reform initiative be kept off the ballot? Will San Diego County ever enroll all those who need food stamps? How do homeless students manage to get an education?

Will The San Diego Pension Reform Initiative Make It To Ballot?

Will The San Diego Pension Reform Initiative Make It To Ballot?

Feb. 16
By Claire Trageser, Diana Crofts-Pelayo, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Nearly 116,000 signatures have been validated for an initiative that would end guaranteed pensions for new city works -- but the measure may not be on the June ballot.

Students Registering Students To Vote At UC San Diego

Students Registering Students To Vote At UC San Diego

Feb. 15
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Last year, UC San Diego was dead last in student voter registration rates. This year, it's second only to UC Santa Barbara. The difference is easy and immediate access to voter registration materials the day freshmen move in.

Small Claims Court Winner Continues Her Case Against Honda

Small Claims Court Winner Continues Her Case Against Honda

Feb. 14
By Claire Trageser, Erik Anderson, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Heather Peters made national headlines earlier this month when she won a $9,867 settlement against Honda America in a Los Angeles small claims court. Today, she asked a San Diego judge to request time to investigate before settling five additional class action lawsuits.

Super PACs Readying For Battle In San Diego

Super PACs Readying For Battle In San Diego

Feb. 14
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane and Brooke Williams, Investigative Newsource

San Diegans may soon witness the war of the super PACs up close, as some of these mega spenders zero in on contests right here at home.

How The National Mortgage Settlement Could Benefit San Diego Homeow...

How The National Mortgage Settlement Could Benefit San Diego Homeowners

Feb. 13
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diego real estate experts explained how the national mortgage settlement will affect homeowners whose homes were foreclosed on or who are underwater.

Democratic Convention In San Diego Fires Up The Base For November

Democratic Convention In San Diego Fires Up The Base For November

Feb. 13
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A roundup of what happened at the weekend's gathering of California Democrats, including endorsements and speeches by the party's rising stars.

County Official Says Food Stamp Hotline Problems Started One Year Ago

County Official Says Food Stamp Hotline Problems Started One Year Ago

Feb. 10
By Claire Trageser, Gina Diamante, Joanne Faryon / inewsource

The county first realized it was having problems with a hotline designed to help residents access food stamps and other benefits about a year ago, according to Nick Macchione, the director of the county's Health and Human Services Agency.

Experts Discuss The Mystery Of Severe Depression

Experts Discuss The Mystery Of Severe Depression

Feb. 8
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The causes of severe or clinical depression are as varied as the current treatments for the condition. We look at what depression is and what can be done about it.

Problems Continue To Plague County Food Stamp System

Problems Continue To Plague County Food Stamp System

Feb. 9
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Five out of six calls to a county hotline designed to help residents access food stamps and other benefits are dropped, according to a new report. That confirms what local leaders have been saying for a long time.

Fronteras Desk To Explore Baja During Reporting Trip

Fronteras Desk To Explore Baja During Reporting Trip

Feb. 8
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource

Jill Replogle and Jose Luis Jimenez from froterasdesk.org embark today on a reporting trip to Baja. They describe their travels to Evening Edition.

Preservationists Fear Changes Would Jeopardize Balboa Park's Histor...

Preservationists Fear Changes Would Jeopardize Balboa Park's Historic Status

Feb. 8
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The City of San Diego and millionaire philanthropist Irwin Jacobs want to remove cars from the center of Balboa Park. The Save Our Heritage Organisation is opposed to parts of their plan, sued the city for the way it handled the project agreement and won. People on both sides of the issue discuss whether the suit and a possible loss in historic designation will set the project back.

New Adventure Brings 'Survivor' Winner To PBS

New Adventure Brings 'Survivor' Winner To PBS

Feb. 7
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Jodi Breisler, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Yul Kwon won the TV show "Survivor" and is now taking on a new adventure. He will uncover what makes America work and the people who keep it going on "America Revealed," which airs on PBS.

Analysis: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

Analysis: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

Feb. 7
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

A federal appeals court has declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, paving the way for a likely U.S. Supreme Court showdown on the voter-approved law.

How Technology Is Transforming Medicine

How Technology Is Transforming Medicine

Feb. 7
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Scripps Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Eric Topol, outlines his theories of how technology is transforming medicine and how slowly the medical establishment is catching on.

Two Possible Pension Reform Measures On June Ballot

Two Possible Pension Reform Measures On June Ballot

Feb. 6
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

San Diego voters might have two pension reform ballot initiatives to choose between in June. Katie Orr, KPBS's metro reporter, explains the two plans.

City Attorney Says Hotel Tax Validation Could Take At Least A Year

City Attorney Says Hotel Tax Validation Could Take At Least A Year

Feb. 6
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said a hotel tax to fund the Convention Center expansion without a public vote is not necessarily legal. He said validation of its legality would take—at the minimum—one year.

SD Supervisor Ron Roberts Previews State Of The County

SD Supervisor Ron Roberts Previews State Of The County

Feb. 6
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke and Diana Crofts-Pelayo

Roberts will deliver the State of The County Address on Wednesday, February 8. We'll hear a preview and ask Roberts, who was elected to chair the board of supervisors last month, about regional development and what role if any the County will play in building a new Chargers stadium.