Stories by Marissa Cabrera
Despite news reports that may suggest otherwise, Andrew Selee of the Migration Policy Institute, writes in his new book that Mexico and the United States are more connected than ever before: culturally, economically and politically.
The San Diego Bike Coalition will host panels and workshops on strategies to improve bicycling in the region. The three-day conference kicks off Thursday at the Museum of Photographic Arts.
The mayor’s plan would allow homeowners to rent their home for up to 6 months and a second property year round. The city council will take up the proposal July 16.
Bruce Arena, the former coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team, will be speaking about his new book, “What’s Wrong With US?,” Thursday at Warwick’s in La Jolla.
Nicole Ramos, an immigration attorney with the Tijuana-based group Al Otro Lado, says the large majority of asylum seekers she works with are fleeing domestic and gang violence in Central America.
Caron Golden of the food blog, San Diego Food Stuff, and chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins share some of their favorite summer grilling recipes.
Sebastian Slovin was just 6 years old when his father took his own life. In his new memoir, “Ashes in the Ocean,” Slovin chronicles his experience living through and learning from his father’s suicide.
CaregiverSD.com is a new website with information, resources and support for the nearly 650,000 family caregivers living in San Diego County.
Who won, who lost and who's moving on to the general election in November? Wednesday's KPBS Midday Edition has a primary election roundup. Some results were predictable, while some were surprising.
The tariffs on imported metals from Mexico, Canada and the European Union are expected to affect several key industries including the local shipbuilding and construction industries.
Senate bill 822 would restore net neutrality regulations repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under President Trump. The bill now moves to the assembly.
Lorena Isabell's new album "Hoy" is a compilation of romantic boleros. She'll perform music off the new album at The Music Box in Little Italy on Sunday, June 10.
While Mexico’s only gun store sells an average of 38 guns a day, an estimated 580 guns flow daily to Mexico from the U.S. Gun control advocates are taking notice.
The new biography, “Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death,” comes out on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, which would have also marked his 88th birthday.
Councilwoman Lori Zapf says she is proposing the ban after a series of collisions between pedestrians and people on scooters. If approved, motorized scooters would be banned on the boardwalk in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.
From summer concerts to outdoor movie venues and the best places to snap a selfie, we review San Diego CityBeat's 2018 Summer Guide.
There’s a record 1.6 million registered voters in San Diego County. The county’s latest voter registration data also shows independent voters, or voters who don’t belong to a political party may soon outnumber registered Republicans.
"The Madres" chronicles a mother's quest to find her pregnant daughter amid Argentina's dictatorship in the late 1970's when thousands of citizens disappeared. The play runs Mother's Day through June 1 at San Diego's Moxie Theatre.
Sheriff Bill Gore, a Republican whose law enforcement career spans more than 40 years, is running against Dave Myers, a Democrat and 33-year veteran of the San Diego Sheriff's Department.
Huntington Beach Assemblyman Travis Allen is hoping to become one of the candidates who moves ahead to the November election.
Retired Marine Colonel Doug Applegate is running for the seat he nearly won back in 2016.
A recent poll shows California Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, R-Oceanside, leading in the race to replace Congressman Darrell Issa.
A survey of people living in the United States illegally from Mexico in San Diego County looks at how sanctuary policies shape the way they interact with local law enforcement.
In season 6 of “A Growing Passion,” host Nan Sterman takes viewers to a fruit farm in the Central Valley, a plumeria festival at Balboa Park and the gardens of several local artists. The new season debuts Thursday on KPBS Television.
Democrat Dave Myers, a commander and 33 year veteran of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, is running to unseat incumbent San Diego County Sheriff, Bill Gore. Myers said there has to be a cultural shift in law enforcement and it needs to start now.
Orange County environmental attorney Mike Levin is running in a crowded field in the race to replace Republican Darrell Issa in the 49th congressional district seat.
Democrat Sara Jacobs is one of 16 candidates vying to replace Republican Darrell Issa in the 49th Congressional District. At 29, Jacobs could become the youngest woman elected to Congress.
The San Diego Police Department's new neighborhood-policing division is dedicated to homelessness and other neighborhood quality-of-life issues from graffiti to prostitution and theft.
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- By Marissa Cabrera
During the day, Zach Stones is a clinical supervisor at the San Diego Center for Children working to support youth and families in foster care and the juvenile justice system. But a few nights a week he has a second career doing improv comedy.
The mayor's budget proposal boosts infrastructure spending, maintains public services and funds police raises. It also closes a $49 million deficit by dipping into reserve funds.
While there has been a rise in the number of craft breweries closing, there are still many more new breweries entering the market.
Since December, the San Diego Rapid Response Network has answered 700 calls from individuals reporting arrests, immigration enforcement activity or seeking legal resources. The network counts on dozens of volunteers from various organizations including the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and Jewish Family Service.
Roger Showley, who covered growth and development, retired last month after a 44-year career as a newspaper reporter in San Diego. In his final article, he wrote about how his profession provided him a "privileged perspective on the building of San Diego."
The 2018 Major League Baseball season is in full swing as the Padres take on the Colorado Rockies Monday at Petco Park after a series sweep loss against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Home cook and food blogger Holly Haines discusses the inspiration behind her first cookbook, "How To Eat Your Feelings."
The move comes after the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to join the Trump administration in its lawsuit against California's sanctuary state policies.
Rafael Castellanos said San Diego needs to take advantage of the blue economy or ocean economy to help fuel the region's economic growth.
Caltrans released a feasibility study this week on possible suicide prevention barriers on the Coronado Bridge. But lack of funding may delay the project. The Coronado Bridge is the second deadliest in the nation for suicides after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, where suicide prevention nets are currently being installed.
Some women have said they felt empowered after embracing their grey hair. Stylist Lorraine Massey is in San Diego Monday to discuss her latest book, “Silver Hair: A Handbook.”
"Voluminous Art: Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries," showcases 75 volumes from the libraries of San Diego State University, UC San Diego and the University of San Diego. It runs through September 3 at the Mingei International Museum at Balboa Park.
The Alzheimer’s Association released its latest list of facts and figures about Alzheimer’s disease and its treatment on Tuesday.
"American Mariachi," a new play opening Friday at the Old Globe, follows a teenage girl's quest to form an all-female mariachi group while transforming the lives of those around her.
The arts community faces a lot of uncertainty as President Trump and Mayor Kevin Faulconer propose reductions in arts funding. Anne Bown-Crawford, the new director of the California Arts Council will be in San Diego Thursday to mee with the arts and culture organizations.
A debate at the University of San Diego this week asks the question: Is free speech under threat on America's college campuses?
The Glenner Town Square adult day-care center uses reminiscence therapy to help those struggling with Alzheimer's and dementia. The center is considered the first of its kind in the nation.
Whooping cough infections tend to be cyclical, peaking about every three to five years. The last big epidemic in San Diego County was in 2014. Based on historical patterns, health officials believe the region could experience another one this year or next.
More than a year after San Diego County voters overwhelmingly rejected the Lilac Hills Ranch housing development near Valley Center, a new development team is back with an updated proposal.
Amos' new album is inspired by the freedom songs of the civil rights movement. He will perform Saturday at Prohibition Lounge in downtown San Diego.
A recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows Chiang trailing in third place behind Democratic competitors Antonio Villaraigosa and Gavin Newsom.
“Safa’s Story” confronts race-based bullying and ethnic prejudice. The production runs Friday through Sunday at Onstage Playhouse in Chula Vista with an encore performance March 3 at the Old Globe.
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