Stories by Marissa Cabrera
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.
Up to 40 percent of the U.S. food supply goes to waste. A panel discussion on Tuesday night focuses on the environmental impacts of food waste and ways to cut back on how much food is thrown away.
In the new book “Open For Business: Rebuilding the Cuban Economy,” UC San Diego professor Richard Feinberg explores where Cuba's economy is today and what the future may hold.
The city of San Diego aims to house 1,000 homeless veterans by March 2017, while the county is working to house 1,250 homeless individuals with severe mental illness in the next three years.
In the last decade, Utah has reduced its population of chronically homeless individuals by more than 90 percent. How did the state do it?
Alliance San Diego, a community advocacy group, is launching a campaign to enroll Asian youth. It says Asian Pacific Islanders have the lowest rate of enrollment.
More than 50 people have been ticketed since Aug. 1 by the North County Transit District for crossing the railroad tracks. Trespassers can be fined up to $500.
The Cuban-born musician is in San Diego for a solo performance Sunday at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan.
Melissa Berkay wants to become the first American to swim the Catalina Channel using the butterfly stroke. The formerly homeless athlete is raising money to support shelters in San Diego.
Andrea Skorepa is retiring as president and CEO of the nonprofit community development organization Casa Familiar.
“DeLIMITations” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is a culmination of a multi-media project by two contemporary cross-border artists.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday decided to put a controversial housing project near Valley Center on the November ballot.
The San Diego Natural History Museum has a new guide that features more than 250 trails, maps, photographs and descriptions of habitats and species San Diegans may encounter on hikes.
Kristen Green, a former reporter at The San Diego Union-Tribune, talks about her first book, New York Times bestseller “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County.”
The community theater group Circle Circle Dot Dot presents “The Best Goodbye,” a drama by San Diego playwright Gill Sotu. The play opens Saturday.
Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper started his law enforcement career with the San Diego Police Department in 1966. He's written a new book, "To Protect and Serve: How To Fix America's Police."
Dr. Janina Scarlet, founder of Superhero Therapy, incorporates pop culture characters to help patients cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.
The Air Resources Board is holding 15 workshops in low-income communities across California this month to inform the next update to the overarching document that will help the state meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals.
- July 14
- By Marissa Cabrera
The concert will kick off the San Diego Symphony’s new Thursday Night Jazz series, which runs through August 25.
The new program will allow relatives of Filipino WWII veterans to come to the U.S. before their immigrant visas become available.
The athlete's widow, Alicia, talks about All-Star Game memories and the opening of a museum honoring her late husband, who played his entire Hall of Fame career for the San Diego Padres.
In light of the recent homicide ruling in the drowning of a Navy SEAL trainee, KPBS Midday Edition speaks to a former officer about the elite force’s rigorous training program.
The San Diego chapter of the civil rights group National Action Network is organizing a rally Saturday in response to two deadly police shootings involving black men that made national headlines this week.
The Department of Defense last week lifted the military's ban on transgender troops. A transgender woman from San Diego who served in Vietnam discusses her experience in the military and what she hopes its new policy can achieve.
The report released Tuesday highlights 84 cases of immigrants who served in the U.S. military and have been deported or are currently facing deportation.
California's $122.5 billion budget took effect on July 1. Among its highlights: more money for schools and the state's rainy-day fund. There's also changes to the state’s welfare-to-work program.
The California Supreme Court is reviewing an appellate court ruling that said tax hikes from initiatives need just a simple majority for approval.
The historic hotel became a hideaway resort to Hollywood stars like Bob Hope and Ava Gardner.
More meth is coming across the border into San Diego County from "super labs" in Mexico. It's cheaper and more potent than it used to be, and the consequences go far beyond addiction.