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Stories by Marissa Cabrera

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Survey: DACA Recipients Continue To Make Economic Strides

Aug. 29, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

As the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program hangs in the balance, a new survey by UC San Diego political science professor Tom Wong shows DACA continues to have a positive impact on the lives of beneficiaries and the economy.

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SDSU Professor On How Smartphones Have Changed Teens

Aug. 29, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Psychologist Jean Twenge is the author of the new book, “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood — and What That Means for the Rest of Us.”

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The B-Side Players Tackle Social Justice, Chicano Power In New Album, ‘California Brown’

Aug. 25, 2017
By Kurt Kohnen, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The B-Side Players are holding a record release party Saturday at the Music Box. The group joined Midday Edition to perform titles off their latest album.

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Database Reveals Purchases Made By City Of San Diego Employees

Aug. 24, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Since 2015, city employees charged $16 million in purchases on the city of San Diego credit cards. Most transactions are routine. But there are others that are raising eyebrows, such as a $3,000 purchase for maracas and a $300 table cloth.

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What To Eat Before The End Of Summer

Aug. 24, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego food writer Caron Golden is marking the end of summer by sharing some of her go-to summer dishes, from fresh salads to chilled soups.

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California Lawmakers Debate Later School Start Times

Aug. 23, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

SB 328 would prohibit middle and high schools from starting classes earlier than 8:30 in the morning. The bill is up for a vote Wednesday in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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KPBS Film Documents The Vietnam War Through The Eyes Of San Diego Combat Pilots

Aug. 21, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Distinguished Wings Over Vietnam” tells the personal stories of four combat pilots who served in the Vietnam War. The documentary airs Thursday on KPBS television.

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How To Talk To Children About Racism

Aug. 17, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The violent images broadcast from Charlottesville may leave parents asking themselves how to explain it all to their children. One child psychologist discusses strategies for talking with children about racism.

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What Will The 57-Hour Closure Of San Ysidro Border Crossing Mean For San Diego Traffic?

Aug. 16, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Anthony Kleppe, land port of entry program manager with the U.S. General Services Administration, speaks about the closure of car traffic headed into Tijuana Sept. 23-25 through the San Ysidro border crossing.

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Renowned Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw Discusses ‘Another Kind of Madness’

Aug. 15, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw writes about his experience growing up with a mentally ill father in his new memoir “Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness.”

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Coronado Mayor On Why It’s Time To Install Suicide Prevention Barriers On The Coronado Bridge

Aug. 9, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Since the Coronado Bridge opened in 1969, nearly 400 people have jumped to their deaths. Caltrans is holding a series of public meetings this week to explore suicide prevention measures.

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Why New Homeowners Are Drawn To Otay Ranch

Aug. 7, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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California Bill Would Allow Supervised Drug Consumption Centers

July 31, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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'Land On Fire' Author Discusses New Reality Of California Wildfires

July 25, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Discusses Priorities, DACA Program

July 18, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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How San Diego’s National Conflict Resolution Center Is Tackling Uncivil Discourse

July 12, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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New Exhibit Explores The Plight Of Refugees Through Personal Items

July 11, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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'All Our Waves Are Water' Chronicles Surfer’s Spiritual Lessons From The Ocean

July 10, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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San Diego Zoo Opens New Africa Rocks Exhibit

July 6, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The $68 million, 8-acre exhibit features lesser known animals of the African continent, including endangered African penguins, baboons, leopards and lemurs.

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San Diego City Leaders Launch $80 Million Plan To House The Homeless

July 5, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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Number Of Hepatitis A Cases In San Diego County Continue To Rise

June 28, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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Trumpet Legend Herb Alpert Discusses Upcoming San Diego Concert, New Album

June 27, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Alpert and his wife Lani Hall will be performing July 6 as part of the San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights concert series.

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San Diego Author Don Winslow Discusses New Novel, 'The Force'

June 26, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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Veterans Mural To Be Unveiled This Weekend In Kearny Mesa

June 22, 2017
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

The nonprofit Combat Arts San Diego will gather Saturday to unveil its latest mural at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Kearny Mesa.

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Free Summer Meal Programs Kick Off Around San Diego County

June 20, 2017
By Alison St John, 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.

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San Diego Rescue Mission CEO To Retire At The End Of June

June 15, 2017
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

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.

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La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Reacts To Tony Win

June 14, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Marissa Cabrera

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.

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First Person: ‘We Are Us Because Of The Lovings’

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.

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Exhibit Features Art Of Climate Change Science

June 8, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The exhibit, "Weather on Steroids" opens at the San Diego Central Library June 10.

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Will Planned Upgrades To Tijuana Water Treatment Plant Be Enough To Stop Sewage Spills?

June 7, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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Advocate Says California’s Aid-In-Dying Law Is Too Restrictive

June 6, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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Report: SDPD Racial Profiling Study Revisions Raise Questions

June 5, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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Report: San Diego Mayor Met Privately With SoccerCity Investors

May 29, 2017
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

According to documents released by the mayor’s office, Kevin Faulconer met with SoccerCity developers more than two dozen times over the past year.

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10 Years Of Sharing Son Jarocho Music On The US-Mexico Border

May 25, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Fandango Fronterizo, a binational musical gathering of traditional son jarocho-style music, celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend.

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CPUC Holds Public Hearings For SDG&E Natural Gas Pipeline

May 24, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Gas & Electric plans to build a 47-mile natural gas pipeline along the 15 freeway from Rainbow to Miramar.

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Exhibit Reveals The Art Of Former San Diego City Councilman Tom Hom

May 23, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The exhibit “Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom” is on display now through August 20 at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.

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Diversionary’s ‘Ballast’ Navigates Changing Relationships

May 18, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Ballast” is a story about two couples each with a transgender partner who is transitioning. The play runs through June 4.

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San Diego Unified School District Gets New Police Chief

May 17, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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Documentary Explores Struggle Between Native Americans And US Government Over Land Use

May 15, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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Report: California’s Juvenile Detention Fees Hurt Families

May 10, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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San Diego Mayor To Replace Homeless ‘Czar’

May 10, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Stacie Spector, San Diego’s senior advisor on housing solutions, is out after serving seven months in the position.

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Experts Remain Optimistic Over Effort To Save Vaquita Porpoise

May 9, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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First Person: First Latina In Space To Be Inducted Into US Astronaut Hall of Fame

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.

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'Swift Boats At War In Vietnam' Exhibit Opens At Maritime Museum Of San Diego

May 4, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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San Diego Cartoonist Steve Breen Aims To Humanize The Homeless Through Artwork

May 2, 2017
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

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.”

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'Unprecedented' Tree Die-Off Hits Southern California

April 26, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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San Diego Businesses, Residents Oppose Adding Temporary Homeless Shelter Downtown

April 25, 2017
By Andrew Bowen, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A coalition of downtown businesses and residents are speaking out against plans to convert the old downtown library into a temporary homeless shelter.

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First Person: Mother And Son Fight For Environmental Justice

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.

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San Diego State Basketball Coach Steve Fisher Discusses Career, Retirement

April 20, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

After leading the men’s basketball team for 18 seasons and putting the team on the national stage, Fisher announced his retirement last week.

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Is It Time To Retire SDSU’s Aztec Mascot?

April 19, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.