Stories by Marissa Cabrera
Longtime San Diego arts reporter Kinsee Morlan explores the intersection of arts and gentrification in Barrio Logan.
More than 300 rarely seen paintings, sculptures and prints are now on display in the new “Visible Vaults” exhibition at San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.
A new cookbook by San Diego fitness expert Laura Marquis puts a healthy twist on some favorite holiday season desserts.
“The Wholehearted” is a one-woman show that tells the story of a world champion female boxer who is training for a comeback after being brutally attacked by her own husband. It runs Wednesday-Sunday at the Playhouse.
Chris Ward is among three new San Diego City Council members who took their oath of office Monday. Ward represents District 3, which includes neighborhoods south of Interstate 8 from University Heights to North Park and downtown.
A city proposal would allow San Diego's licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana starting January 1, 2018. That's when recreational sales are set to begin in California under Proposition 64.
He will be painting, exhibiting and talking cartoons during his “Beatles Cartoon Pop Art Show” this weekend.
Emerald was elected to the council in 2008. The beginning of her time in office coincided with the Great Recession. She also changed districts and dealt with the resignation of former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
“Pearl Harbor And The Day of Infamy” is a 24-page comic book by historian Jay Wertz being released Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
So Say We All, a literary and arts nonprofit in San Diego, releases the latest edition in its collection of literary horror and dark fiction.
Mexican Consul General in San Diego discusses the new "We Are With You Campaign." It includes 11 initiatives to educate immigrants about their rights and answer immigration questions.
California voters overwhelmingly supported Proposition 58 on the November ballot, which ended the 18-year mandate of English-only instruction in public schools.
- Nov. 28
- By Marissa Cabrera
A San Diego man talks about what life was like serving time in an adult prison as a juvenile.
Chef Bernard Guillas, executive chef at the Marine Room restaurant in La Jolla, will answer questions about how to plan a Thanksgiving Day dinner with all the fixings.
A recent report by the San Diego Hunger Coalition identifies how health care providers can screen patients for food insecurity and refer them to resources during a routine visit.
A new historical novel focuses on Wonderland Park, a large amusement park in Ocean Beach that had to compete with the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.
Dr. Reiner Stach has written five books about literary figure Franz Kafka. He will give two presentations Tuesday at San Diego State University.
County voters last week rejected a half-cent sales tax increase that would have paid for transportation, infrastructure and open-space projects.
The 2016 election is over. The nation has a new president, California gets a new senator and recreational marijuana is legal. KPBS Midday Edition breaks down how the results could affect San Diegans.
Fans of the Emmy-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” can experience the improv show live at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday.
In a message to local parishes, the head of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said the Church should not get involved in partisan politics.
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Shakespeare's political play is re-imagined just in time for the 2016 presidential election.
In his new book, “The Neighborhood Has Its Own Rules” sociology professor Cid Martinez reveals the ways in which urban institutions — churches, local government and street gangs — manage conflict.
The San Diego and Baja chapters of the Surfrider Foundation are hosting the first binational surf contest this Sunday.
Doing your homework for next week’s election doesn’t have to be boring. There are haikus and catchy songs to help you remember the 17 statewide propositions on the ballot.
Former Councilman Steve Padilla faces city staffer Jason Paguio on Nov. 8, to represent the southeast region of Chula Vista.
Authors living in City Heights, Barrio Logan and other neighborhoods tell their stories in a new anthology that includes 19 narratives about identity, resilience and empowerment.
Online registration forms must be completed by midnight. Paper forms must be postmarked Monday or dropped off at the registrar's office by 8 p.m.
Former councilman Rudy Ramirez faces retired firefighter Mike Diaz in November to represent the southwestern area of Chula Vista.
San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts and his challenger Kristin Gaspar speak with KPBS reporter Alison St John about the issues in the race.
The new production "Something Inside Is Broken" about the Nisenan Indian tribe in Northern California and how it was affected by the gold rush comes to the California Center for the Arts this weekend.
- Oct. 10
- By Marissa Cabrera
It’s been five years since the end of the ban on gay men and women from serving openly in the military. We check in with a Marine veteran who was discharged under the policy.
In his new book, “Midair," author Craig Collins talks about his fighter pilot uncle who flew more than 300 combat missions in the Vietnam War.
With the ongoing debate over policing in America, the new database “URSUS” will record all police shootings and use of force incidents in the state.
Mayoral candidates Catherine Blakespear and Paul Gaspar join KPBS Midday Edition to discuss their positions on the major issues facing Encinitas from new housing development to transit.
"Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice" airs on KPBS television Monday, October 3 at 9 p.m.
- Sept. 26
- By Marissa Cabrera
Kofi Agyeman, 30, shares his experience as a young black police officer in San Diego County.
San Diegans are spending a larger share of their paychecks on housing, whether they're renting or looking to buy a home.
Robert Moreno, reporter at The Star News joins us for an update on the issues making headlines in San Diego's South Bay.
The Center for Community Cohesion is a partnership between the San Diego-based National Conflict Resolution Center, local law enforcement and the San Diego Unified School District.
A rally is scheduled for Saturday across the street from Belmont Park in Mission Beach.
Admirers of Mexican reds, whites and blends are often unable to find any bottles on this side of the border. But that's changing.
Linguist and cognitive expert Benjamin Bergen breaks down profanity into four categories: religious, sexual, bodily functions and slurs. His new book is titled “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.”
The San Diego Police Department says it has about 2,400 rape kits that have not been sent to the crime lab to be analyzed.
- Sept. 6
- By Marissa Cabrera
Daniel Noriega, 18, will be the first person in his family to go to college. He's attending San Diego State University this fall.
The real estate developer, philanthropist and sailor is opening up about his life in a new book.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about half of teen boys received at least one of the recommended human papillomavirus vaccines as of 201 – up 8 percent from the previous year.
Stephan Aarstol, founder of Tower Paddle Boards in Mira Mesa and winner of the reality TV show "Shark Tank," says moving to a shorter work day transformed his business and the lives of his employees.
Rabia Chaudry brought the story of Adnan Syed to "This American Life" producer Sara Koenig, leading to the popular podcast "Serial." Now, Chaudry has written a book that she says paints a fuller picture of the 1999 Baltimore murder case that sent Syed to prison.