Stories by Marissa Cabrera
As home prices increase, hopeful homebuyers are drawn to the edge of San Diego in search of affordability. A new housing community in Otay Ranch is becoming the largest residential development in San Diego history.
In response to the nation's opioid epidemic, AB 186 would allow drug consumption centers where drug users can get high under the supervision of health care professionals. The centers would offer clean needles, a safe environment and access to treatment.
Nature writer Gary Ferguson says heavy fuels, climate change and housing development are mostly to blame for fires that are bigger and hotter than they have been previously.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke to San Diego business leaders Monday as part of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's "Good Government" speaker series.
A new poll says Americans believe civility between Democrats and Republicans is getting worse. But the San Diego-based National Conflict Resolution Center has a plan to help elected leaders work through differences and find common ground.
The exhibit, "What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria," will be on display at the New Americans Museum of San Diego through September 3, 2017.
Author Jaimal Yogis will be speaking about his new memoir “All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment And The Perfect Ride,” Tuesday at Warwick’s bookstore.
The $68 million, 8-acre exhibit features lesser known animals of the African continent, including endangered African penguins, baboons, leopards and lemurs.
The three-year plan aims to get 3,000 people into permanent supportive housing. It will also fund a prevention program to help those on the brink of eviction from falling into homelessness.
Since November, 196 cases of the viral disease have been confirmed and four people have died in San Diego County. The outbreak is disproportionately affecting the region's homeless population.
Alpert and his wife Lani Hall will be performing July 6 as part of the San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights concert series.
Winslow will be talking about "The Force," his latest crime thriller about a corrupt police officer, at Warwick’s in La Jolla on Monday and Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on Friday.
The nonprofit Combat Arts San Diego will gather Saturday to unveil its latest mural at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Kearny Mesa.
The San Diego Hunger Coalition said more than 125,000 lower income children in the region depend on free or reduced-priced lunches but just a fraction participate in summer meal programs.
Herb Johnson has served as the president and CEO of the Rescue Mission for more than 10 years. The nonprofit is one of the city's largest homeless providers.
Christopher Ashley took home his first Tony Award Sunday for directing “Come From Away,” a musical about the small Canadian town of Gander, which sheltered thousands of airline passengers stranded after their planes were diverted on 9/11.
- June 12, 2017
- By Marissa Cabrera
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which overturned laws prohibiting interracial marriage, Amy and Jamie Wise of San Diego are sharing their own love story.
The exhibit, "Weather on Steroids" opens at the San Diego Central Library June 10.
Mexican officials say they are moving forward with a nearly $25 million upgrade to Tijuana’s coastal water treatment plant. But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the city's sewage system needs $400 million in improvements and repairs.
It has been a year since California’s End of Life Options Act went into effect. But for Faye Girsh, founder and president of San Diego’s Hemlock Society, the law does not go far enough.
A report published in Voice of San Diego documents the changes between draft copies of the study and the final version. Researchers softened language and left out findings in the final version.
According to documents released by the mayor’s office, Kevin Faulconer met with SoccerCity developers more than two dozen times over the past year.
Fandango Fronterizo, a binational musical gathering of traditional son jarocho-style music, celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric plans to build a 47-mile natural gas pipeline along the 15 freeway from Rainbow to Miramar.
The exhibit “Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom” is on display now through August 20 at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.
“Ballast” is a story about two couples each with a transgender partner who is transitioning. The play runs through June 4.
Capt. Michael Marquez has been named the new police chief of San Diego Unified's Police Department. The 27-year police force veteran previously served as interim chief at the district.
The film, "Beyond Standing Rock," focuses on three conflicts: the Dakota Access oil pipeline, oil and gas development on the Southern UTE reservation in Colorado and the designation of the Bear’s Ears National Monument. The film airs Tuesday at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV.
A report by UC Berkeley School of Law Policy Advocacy Clinic shows San Diego County charges families $30 for every day a juvenile is locked up in juvenile detention. And the average stay can cost families almost $1,000.
Stacie Spector, San Diego’s senior advisor on housing solutions, is out after serving seven months in the position.
Despite reports that there may only be 2 or 3 vaquitas left in the northern Gulf of California, a $4 million effort to capture and save the critically endangered porpoise is moving forward.
- May 8, 2017
- By Marissa Cabrera
In 1993, La Mesa native Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina to travel to space. As a NASA astronaut she went on four space missions and logged almost 1,000 hours in orbit.
The exhibit, which runs through Veteran's Day, features the stories of swift boat veterans, photographs and what is believed to be the last remaining swift boat.
Breen, an award winning editorial cartoonist at The San Diego Union-Tribune, has launched a new series called, “Street Art: Portraits of San Diego’s Homeless.”
The U.S. Forest Service said an invasive beetle could kill 27 million urban trees across Southern California. That is about 40 percent of the region's 70 million trees.
A coalition of downtown businesses and residents are speaking out against plans to convert the old downtown library into a temporary homeless shelter.
- April 24, 2017
- 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, 2017
- 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.