Stories by Marissa Cabrera
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.
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, 2017
- 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.