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Thousands Expected To Rally Downtown For Second Annual Wo...

Thousands Expected To Rally Downtown For Second Annual Women's March

Jan. 19
By KPBS News

For the second year in a row, thousands are expected to rally in downtown San Diego Saturday for the Women’s March.

Assemblyman Rocky Chavez Running To Replace Congressman D...

Assemblyman Rocky Chavez Running To Replace Congressman Darrell Issa

Jan. 11
By KPBS News

California Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, R-Oceanside, announced Wednesday that he will run to replace Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, in California’s 49th Congressional District.

Rep. Darrell Issa To Retire From Congress

Rep. Darrell Issa To Retire From Congress

Jan. 10
By Associated Press, KPBS News and Michael R. Blood, Kevin Freking

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election after serving out his ninth term in Congress.

Pacific Storm Prompts Coastal Water Advisory In San Diego

Pacific Storm Prompts Coastal Water Advisory In San Diego

Jan. 9
By KPBS News

A Pacific storm hit San Diego Monday and will continue to bring heavy rain and gusty winds in the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

11th Flu Death Reported As Influenza Cases Soar In San Di...

11th Flu Death Reported As Influenza Cases Soar In San Diego County

Dec. 27, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The number of influenza cases and related fatalities skyrocketed in the San Diego region last week, pushing the "flu season'' totals to levels far ahead of the same time last year, county health officials reported on Wednesday.

SpaceX Rocket Launch Seen Over San Diego County

SpaceX Rocket Launch Seen Over San Diego County

Dec. 22, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Residents in San Diego County were surprised Friday evening to see the contrail from a Space X Falcon 9 rocket that was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Barbara.

San Diego Labor Leader Steps Down From Democratic Committ...

San Diego Labor Leader Steps Down From Democratic Committee Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Dec. 20, 2017
By Christopher Underwood, KPBS News

San Diego labor leader Mickey Kasparian is resigning from the San Diego Democratic Central Committee, one week after a new lawsuit was filed accusing him of sexual assault.

High Winds, Power Outages Prompt School Closures Across S...

High Winds, Power Outages Prompt School Closures Across San Diego County

Dec. 8, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego County Office of Education reports that some school districts in the county will be closed Friday due to high winds and potential power outages.

Parts Of Fallbrook In Ashes After Lilac Fire

Parts Of Fallbrook In Ashes After Lilac Fire

Dec. 7, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Driven by Santa Ana winds, a brush fire ignited Thursday morning off of Interstate 15 and State Route 76 in the Bonsall-Fallbrook area, burning at least 4,100 acres, destroying at least 65 structures, according to fire officials.

Several County Schools Closed Due To High Santa Ana Winds...

Several County Schools Closed Due To High Santa Ana Winds Forecast

Dec. 7, 2017
By KPBS News

Due to forecast high Santa Ana winds and possible power outages, several schools in the county will be closed Thursday.

What You Need To Know In The Event Of A Wildfire In San D...

What You Need To Know In The Event Of A Wildfire In San Diego County

Dec. 6, 2017
By KPBS News

If you or your loved ones live in an area prone to wildfires, there are certain steps you can take to be prepared.

'Rad Scientist' Episode 3: Can Molecules From The Coast B...

'Rad Scientist' Episode 3: Can Molecules From The Coast Be Tomorrow's Cancer Medicine?

Dec. 5, 2017
By KPBS News

The third episode of the KPBS podcast "Rad Scientist" features Phil Baran who is the chair of the chemistry department at Scripps Research Institute. Baran is studying if molecules from the coast can be used as a future medicine to fight cancer.

San Diego Animal Sanctuary Unveils New Habitat

San Diego Animal Sanctuary Unveils New Habitat

Nov. 28, 2017
By KPBS News

The Lions Tigers & Bears animal sanctuary in Alpine unveiled a new multi-acre habitat Tuesday.

San Diego County Cities Tie, Break Thanksgiving Day Heat ...

San Diego County Cities Tie, Break Thanksgiving Day Heat Records

Nov. 24, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The city of San Diego matched its highest recorded Thanksgiving temperature, which was set in 1932, but other cities in the county were even hotter.

La Jolla Symphony, UC San Diego Celebrate 50 Years Of Col...

La Jolla Symphony, UC San Diego Celebrate 50 Years Of Collaboration

Nov. 3, 2017
By Ebone Monet, KPBS News

The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus will be opening its season with a concert featuring music by George Gershwin and Duke Ellington.

Superhero Window Cleaners Surprise Patients At Rady Child...

Superhero Window Cleaners Surprise Patients At Rady Children’s Hospital

Oct. 31, 2017
By KPBS News

Local window washers from A-Plus Window Cleaning dressed up as superheroes to surprise patients at Rady's Children's Hospital for Halloween.

Mayor Seeks Solutions To Hepatitis A Outbreak, Dismisses ...

Mayor Seeks Solutions To Hepatitis A Outbreak, Dismisses Blame

Sept. 22, 2017
By KPBS News, Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The city of San Diego is preparing to install 19 more hand-washing stations and eight more public restrooms by next week, amid a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 16 people and infected 444 countywide.

San Diego Immigration Expert Says DACA Decision Is A Poli...

San Diego Immigration Expert Says DACA Decision Is A Political Bargaining Tool

Sept. 6, 2017
By KPBS News

Tom Wong, UC San Diego political science professor, recently conducted a survey of DACA recipients and found DACA continues to have a positive impact on the lives of young immigrants and the economy.

Several San Diego Leaders Denounce Trump's Decision To En...

Several San Diego Leaders Denounce Trump's Decision To End DACA

Sept. 5, 2017
By KPBS News

Several San Diego politicians and organizations are speaking out against President Donald Trump's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Hundreds Of Protesters March Against Hate In San Diego

Hundreds Of Protesters March Against Hate In San Diego

Aug. 27, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Hundreds gathered at the Museum of Man Sunday to kick off an anti-hate march from Balboa Park to Horton Plaza in a show of solidarity with anti-racist and anti-fascist activists in San Francisco and Charlottesville.

My First Day Episode 10

My First Day Episode 10

Aug. 23, 2017
By KPBS News

Cy Kuckenbacker got an Army ROTC scholarship to study civil engineering at a college in South Dakota. But, after his first year he knew it wasn't for him. He returned to his hometown, a small remote island in Alaska, and decided he would move to San Diego.

Where To See The Solar Eclipse In San Diego

Where To See The Solar Eclipse In San Diego

Aug. 18, 2017
By KPBS News

Many San Diegans are eagerly awaiting Monday’s once-in-a-lifetime celestial event. On August 21 a total solar eclipse will move across the U.S. Check out where you can see it.

San Diego Removes Confederate Monument Downtown

San Diego Removes Confederate Monument Downtown

Aug. 16, 2017
By City News Service, Elma Gonzalez, KPBS News

As cities and towns nationwide grapple with what to do with their Confederate statues, San Diego leaders took swift action Wednesday to remove one from a public park.

Proposed California Bill Calls For Later School Start Times

Proposed California Bill Calls For Later School Start Times

Aug. 3, 2017
By Ebone Monet, KPBS News

A new California bill may give teenage students more time to sleep every morning. It calls for a mandated later school start time statewide, with classes beginning no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

What To Expect At Comic-Con 2017: A Conversation With Org...

What To Expect At Comic-Con 2017: A Conversation With Organizer David Glanzer

July 21, 2017
By Beth Accomando, KPBS News

San Diego’s biggest event is underway. Comic-Con International draws more than 130,000 pop culture fans every year, and this year is no different.

San Diego Public Library Issuing Comic-Con Themed Library...

San Diego Public Library Issuing Comic-Con Themed Library Cards

July 20, 2017
By KPBS News

In the spirit of Comic-Con, the San Diego Public Library is issuing new cyborg-themed library cards starting Thursday, July 20.

Jennings Fire 90 Percent Contained, 400 Acres Burned

Jennings Fire 90 Percent Contained, 400 Acres Burned

July 11, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The Jennings Fire was sparked by engine emissions from a passing vehicle, according to Cal Fire.

National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass To Jump From $10 to $80

National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass To Jump From $10 to $80

July 12, 2017
By KPBS News

The National Park Service's lifetime pass for seniors is set to increase from $10 to $80 on August 28 due to legislation that Congress passed last year.

San Diego Gets Its Own Official Craft Beer

San Diego Gets Its Own Official Craft Beer

July 11, 2017
By KPBS News, Matt Hoffman

The San Diego Tourism Authority launched an “official craft beer” for San Diego.

USMC Cargo Plane En Route To El Centro Crashes In Rural M...

USMC Cargo Plane En Route To El Centro Crashes In Rural Mississippi Killing 16

July 11, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

A Marine Corps refueling plane crashed and burned in a soybean field in the Mississippi Delta, killing all 16 military members aboard in a wreck that scattered debris for miles and sent a pillar of black smoke rising over the countryside.

Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hand...

Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

July 3, 2017
By KPBS News, Kris Arciaga

This year the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar offered a tour of the Eco Learning Lab, which provides hands-on environmental education to the community.

San Diego City Attorney: SoccerCity Memo Leaker Should Re...

San Diego City Attorney: SoccerCity Memo Leaker Should Resign

June 29, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott said Thursday that whoever provided a confidential memo outlining the city's position on Qualcomm Stadium to developers behind the proposed SoccerCity project should resign.

Supreme Court Will Rehear Immigrant Indefinite Detention ...

Supreme Court Will Rehear Immigrant Indefinite Detention Case

June 26, 2017
By KPBS News and Richard Gonzales / NPR

The case centers on a man who was detained for three years without the right to appear before a judge and ask to be released on bond.

Scorching Temperatures Expected Again In San Diego

Scorching Temperatures Expected Again In San Diego

June 21, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Scorching heat is expected again Wednesday in the majority of San Diego County as the summer season officially gets underway.

Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

May 26, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Heightened wildfire danger posed by ample dry vegetation and increasingly warm, arid weather in the San Diego area prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for local outdoor residential fires in unincorporated areas beginning Friday.

San Diego's Home Price Hits Record High Of $525K

San Diego's Home Price Hits Record High Of $525K

May 24, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 7.4 percent in April, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold tumbled by 9.1 percent, a real estate information service announced on Tuesday.

Coastal Commission Met Privately With Edison A Year Befor...

Coastal Commission Met Privately With Edison A Year Before Public San Onofre Waste Storage Vote

May 23, 2017
By KPBS News

The California Coastal Commission gave the public a one-week notice in October 2015 that Southern California Edison was proposing to keep waste from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant onsite. But new documents show Commission officials met privately with Edison representatives to discuss that waste storage at least three times the year before.

Taser Death Investigation Involving Sheriff's Deputies Un...

Taser Death Investigation Involving Sheriff's Deputies Underway

May 22, 2017
By KPBS News

Mark Roshawn Adkins, 54, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before noon Saturday, more than 3 hours after residents in the 8100 block of Lemon Grove Way reported seeing him jumping over fences into people's yards and trying to get into homes, according to sheriff's officials.

2,000-Acre Gate Fire In Jamul Under Criminal Investigation

2,000-Acre Gate Fire In Jamul Under Criminal Investigation

May 22, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Someone posted a video on Instagram of what appears to be a group of people starting the fire, according to Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez.

Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban

Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban

May 19, 2017
By KPBS News

A coalition of gun rights organizations, including the National Rifle Association, filed another lawsuit on Thursday challenging California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Students Detained Following Shooting Threat At Rancho Ber...

Students Detained Following Shooting Threat At Rancho Bernardo High School

May 19, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Two Rancho Bernardo High School students were taken into custody on Thursday on suspicion of being involved with a threat of gun violence, which led to lockdowns at RBHS and the adjacent Bernardo Heights Middle School.

San Diego State Appoints First Woman President In Interim...

San Diego State Appoints First Woman President In Interim Position

May 15, 2017
By KPBS News

San Diego State University announced the appointment of the first woman president in the college's 120-year history.

Teen Who Died In Police Shooting At Torrey Pines High Lef...

Teen Who Died In Police Shooting At Torrey Pines High Left Suicide Note

May 8, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Crisis response counselors will be at Torrey Pines High School Monday following the death of a 15-year-old student in an officer-involved shooting in a campus parking lot over the weekend.

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

May 8, 2017
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego arts organizations gathered outside the City Council chambers to protest proposed funding cuts in the city budget. The cuts total $4.7 million and represent one of the largest cuts to any department.

California Groups Rally Against Trump Immigration Crackdown

California Groups Rally Against Trump Immigration Crackdown

May 1, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Immigrant rights groups and unions opposed to President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown were set Monday to protest it at rallies Monday in at least a dozen California cities.

NPR's Michel Martin Hosts Border Discussion In San Diego

NPR's Michel Martin Hosts Border Discussion In San Diego

April 28, 2017
By KPBS News

National Public Radio’s Michel Martin was in San Diego Tuesday to host a discussion about borders called, "Going There: Beyond Borders."

USS Carl Vinson Pilot Rescued After Ejecting From Fighter...

USS Carl Vinson Pilot Rescued After Ejecting From Fighter Aircraft

April 21, 2017
By KPBS News

A pilot on the USS Carl Vinson was rescued by helicopter after he safely ejected his plane during a routine flight operation.

Trump Targets Visa Program For Highly Skilled Workers

Trump Targets Visa Program For Highly Skilled Workers

April 18, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

President Donald Trump hopes to revive the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign, signing an order Tuesday in politically important Wisconsin to tighten rules on technology companies bringing in highly skilled foreign workers.

Graduation Rates Up Slightly Across San Diego County

Graduation Rates Up Slightly Across San Diego County

April 11, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The dropout and graduation rates among San Diego County students in the high school class of 2015-16 remained stable, compared to last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Education.

San Bernardino School Closed Following Murder-Suicide

San Bernardino School Closed Following Murder-Suicide

April 10, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

A husband opened fire on his wife Monday in a San Bernardino elementary school classroom, killing her and a student in a murder-suicide that spread panic across a city still recovering emotionally from a terrorist attack at a community center just 15 months ago.

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