Stories by Marissa Cabrera
- April 24
- By Marissa Cabrera
Like many teens who grew up in Barrio Logan, Francisco Martinez suffers from asthma. His condition led his mom to join the fight for environmental justice. Now, he’s following in her footsteps.
After leading the men’s basketball team for 18 seasons and putting the team on the national stage, Fisher announced his retirement last week.
The Associated Students University Council at San Diego State University will vote Wednesday on a non-binding resolution to get rid of the Aztec name and image because some believe it perpetuates racism.
Hector Barajas-Varela, the director and founder of Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, is among 3 deported veterans who was pardoned by Gov. Jerry Brown on Easter Sunday.
The authors of "San Diego Lowriders: A History of Cars and Cruising" will be signing copies of their book Tuesday at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan.
Martin has been taking the radio studio on the road as part of her “Going There” series. On May 2, she will visit San Diego for a discussion about life along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The report by the San Diego Workforce Partnership says nearly 10 percent of young people ages 16-24 are “disconnected” from school or work. The issue will be addressed this week at a youth summit.
In her new memoir, “The Home That Was Our Country,” author and civil rights attorney Alia Malek tells the personal and political story of her journey back to Damascus during the early years of the Syrian civil war.
The spider's legs stretch four inches wide and it has been compared to a tarantula. It was found in a remote mountain range near the town of La Paz in Baja California Sur.
A new report shows there were 871 homicides in Tijuana last year, making 2016 the third deadliest year in the border city in the past decade.
- April 4
- By Marissa Cabrera
The play, which is based on the novel by Luis Alberto Urrea, follows a group of Mexican teens who travel to the U.S. on a mission to save their hometown from drug criminals.
Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan, distinguished professor of atmospheric and climate sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, talks about what the rollbacks mean for the fight against climate change.
The cost of tuition at California’s public universities may be going up but there’s an effort underway to make college debt-free in California.
The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation wants to raise money to build the memorial on the National Mall by 2024. But the project faces some roadblocks.
Hari Alluri's new book has received praised from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who said Alluri "carries a new quiet brush of multi-currents, of multi-worlds to paint this holographic life-scape."
- March 27
- By Marissa Cabrera
Mayte Gutierrez, 25, of San Diego talks about how she found Islam and the impact of President Trump’s policies on the Muslim and Latino communities.
The San Diego Coffee Training Institute aims to recruit, train and provide job placement for the homeless, at-risk youth and low-income individuals.
The film “Ruta Madre” will be screened on opening night of the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. Mexican actresses Carmen Salinas and Angelica Maria star in the film along with Paulina Gaitan from the Netflix series "Narcos" and comedian Paul Rodriguez.
Critics of Southern California Edison's storage waste plan are fired up after new arial images show where nuclear waste will be stored--100 feet from the shoreline.
When did you finally feel all grown up? Was it when you got your first apartment? When you got married? Or had a baby? The New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg explores the topic in a new novel.
With just 30 vaquitas left, Barbara Taylor, a marine mammal expert, discusses the latest effort to keep the world’s smallest porpoise from going extinct.
The exhibit “Living with Animals” explores the relationship between humans and animals over time and across cultures. It opens March 11 at the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park.
Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Alfredo Aguirre, San Diego County’s Behavioral Health Director, to the “No Place Like Home” advisory committee.
San Diego’s Balboa Park and Hotel Del Coronado made travel writer Patricia Schultz’s list of, "1,000 Places To See, In The U.S. And Canada, Before You Die.”
Republicans make up just 26 percent of registered voters in California. And with a supermajority of Democrats in both houses in Sacramento, the GOP has its work cut out for it.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says the number of hate groups nationwide rose for a second year in a row. It documented 79 hate groups in California in 2016.
Sara Yarjani, a U.S. student-visa holder who is an Iranian national, was detained and deported from the U.S. last month, after President Trump’s travel ban went into effect.
A lecture in San Diego Tuesday explores the history of the Japanese internment order and its parallels with Trump's travel ban.
- Feb. 20
- By Marissa Cabrera
Breast cancer runs in Sheri Hendrix’s family. But because her mom didn’t have it and she was under the age of 45, doctors told her she could put off getting a mammogram. Now, she’s glad she didn’t.
The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties filed a lawsuit this week over a San Diego Police Department policy that allows officers to collect DNA samples from juveniles, without a warrant or parental consent.
The exhibit, “For the Freedom and the Right” was organized by the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. It will be on display at Camp Pendleton through mid-March.
The San Diego Blood Bank is more than a blood donation center. Amid a drop in demand for transfusions, the blood bank is expanding its services and customizing blood products for the local scientific research community.
The online news organization Voice of San Diego has obtained emails shedding more light on SANDAG's revenue forecasting.
The 11th annual Border Film Week returns Tuesday with four days of film screenings and panel discussions in San Diego and Tijuana.
The festival, which shines a light on abuses happening around the world through film, returns for the seventh year to Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. It runs Friday-Sunday.
Johnny Walker served alongside U.S. Navy SEALs during the Iraq war. In 2009, he was granted a U.S. visa under a special program for Iraqi interpreters and now calls San Diego home.
Amid President Trump’s executive action on so-called sanctuary cities, a new analysis by UC San Diego political science professor Tom Wong examines the effects of sanctuary policies on crime and the economy.
A new seminar series on the impact of global conflict and violence on the San Diego-Tijuana region gets underway Friday at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies.
Lori Ajax is the chief of California's Bureau of Marijuana Control. The agency is charged with licensing cannabis farmers, product manufacturers, testing labs, distributors and retailers. Those regulations need to be in place by Jan. 1, 2018.
- Jan. 18
- By Marissa Cabrera
For the last decade, "Portland Cello Project" has been playing modern music on the classical four-stringed instrument. The group will take the stage at the California Center for the Arts, Sunday, Jan. 22.
In his new book, "The Great Divide: The True Story of America Tomorrow", Nevin details the demographic and economic future of California and other key U.S. states.
Rev. Barber, president of North Carolina's NAACP, was the keynote speaker at the 29th annual All People's Breakfast celebration in Balboa Park to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
In his new book, “The Mind-Gut Connection”, Dr. Emeran Mayer explains how the brain and the gut communicate, and physical and mental health issues can crop up if that communication is disrupted.
Starting in 2018, California police officers will be required to collect and report traffic stop data. Civil rights advocates hope the data will help shed light on the prevalence of racial profiling.
We're ringing in 2017 on Midday Edition with a special episode filled with the stories of San Diegans as part of our First Person series.
The major dismantling of the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant may begin in 2018.
Sycuan Cultural Resource Center and Museum in El Cajon features hundreds of Kumeyaay artifacts, an archive collection of oral histories and educational materials.
Goldsmith served as city attorney for eight years. During his time in office, he dealt with the resignation of a mayor, controversy over a plan to finance an expansion of the convention center and pension reform.
Gomez, a community organizer who campaigned on the promise to shake up city hall, is the newly elected city council representative for District 9. The district includes City Heights, Kensignton, College Area and some neighborhoods in southeastern San Diego.
Longtime San Diego arts reporter Kinsee Morlan explores the intersection of arts and gentrification in Barrio Logan.
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