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Stories by Marissa Cabrera

Lofty Plans To House San Diego’s Homeless Gaining Traction, Officia...

Lofty Plans To House San Diego’s Homeless Gaining Traction, Officials Say

Aug. 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

What San Diego Can Learn From Utah About Tackling Chronic Homelessn...

What San Diego Can Learn From Utah About Tackling Chronic Homelessness

Aug. 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the last decade, Utah has reduced its population of chronically homeless individuals by more than 90 percent. How did the state do it?

Four Years Into DACA, Focus Is On Asian Youth

Four Years Into DACA, Focus Is On Asian Youth

Aug. 15
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

Crossing The Railroad Tracks In North County Could Cost You $500

Crossing The Railroad Tracks In North County Could Cost You $500

Aug. 11
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

Acclaimed Pianist Aruán Ortiz Performs In San Diego

Acclaimed Pianist Aruán Ortiz Performs In San Diego

Aug. 11
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Cuban-born musician is in San Diego for a solo performance Sunday at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan.

San Diego Swimmer Hopes To Benefit The Homeless By Making History

San Diego Swimmer Hopes To Benefit The Homeless By Making History

Aug. 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

San Ysidro Community Leader Reflects On 35 Years Of Advocacy

San Ysidro Community Leader Reflects On 35 Years Of Advocacy

Aug. 4
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Andrea Skorepa is retiring as president and CEO of the nonprofit community development organization Casa Familiar.

Art Exhibition Explores 1821 U.S.-Mexico Border

Art Exhibition Explores 1821 U.S.-Mexico Border

Aug. 3
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“DeLIMITations” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is a culmination of a multi-media project by two contemporary cross-border artists.

Lilac Hills Initiative To Go On November Ballot

Lilac Hills Initiative To Go On November Ballot

Aug. 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday decided to put a controversial housing project near Valley Center on the November ballot.

TheNAT Offers New San Diego Hiking Guide

TheNAT Offers New San Diego Hiking Guide

Aug. 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

Former San Diego Journalist Traces Civil Rights Battle

Former San Diego Journalist Traces Civil Rights Battle

Aug. 1
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.”

Hip-Hop Production 'The Best Goodbye' Hits San Diego Stage

Hip-Hop Production 'The Best Goodbye' Hits San Diego Stage

July 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The community theater group Circle Circle Dot Dot presents “The Best Goodbye,” a drama by San Diego playwright Gill Sotu. The play opens Saturday.

Ex-San Diego Cop: 'American Policing Is In A Crisis'

Ex-San Diego Cop: 'American Policing Is In A Crisis'

July 20
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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."

The Healing Power Of Superheroes

The Healing Power Of Superheroes

July 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Dr. Janina Scarlet, founder of Superhero Therapy, incorporates pop culture characters to help patients cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.

Examining The Effects Of Climate Change On Barrio Logan

Examining The Effects Of Climate Change On Barrio Logan

July 14
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

San Diego Concert Honors Latin Jazz Artist Tito Puente

San Diego Concert Honors Latin Jazz Artist Tito Puente

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.

How Filipino WWII Veterans Are Being Reunited With Family Overseas

How Filipino WWII Veterans Are Being Reunited With Family Overseas

July 12
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The new program will allow relatives of Filipino WWII veterans to come to the U.S. before their immigrant visas become available.

Tony Gwynn's Widow Discusses Legacy Of Padres Great

Tony Gwynn's Widow Discusses Legacy Of Padres Great

July 11
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

Navy SEAL Death Puts Spotlight On Training Program

Navy SEAL Death Puts Spotlight On Training Program

July 11
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

New Exhibit Traces The History Of Political Cartoons

New Exhibit Traces The History Of Political Cartoons

June 23
By Beth Accomando, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Party Lines: The History, Art and Politics of Editorial Cartoons” opens Thursday at San Diego State University's downtown gallery. It features more than 120 political cartoons, including works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

San Diego Civil Rights Group Reacts To Recent Police Shootings

San Diego Civil Rights Group Reacts To Recent Police Shootings

July 7
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

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.

San Diego Transgender Vet On The Military's New Policy

San Diego Transgender Vet On The Military's New Policy

July 7
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

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.

ACLU Report Documents Struggle Of Deported Veterans

ACLU Report Documents Struggle Of Deported Veterans

July 6
By Alison St John, Jean Guerrero, Marissa Cabrera

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.

San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins Discusses New State Budget

San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins Discusses New State Budget

July 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

Higher Voter Approval May Be Required For Chargers Stadium Plan

Higher Voter Approval May Be Required For Chargers Stadium Plan

June 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

The California Supreme Court is reviewing an appellate court ruling that said tax hikes from initiatives need just a simple majority for approval.

The Lafayette Hotel Celebrates 70 Years

The Lafayette Hotel Celebrates 70 Years

June 30
By Kristina Bravo, Marissa Cabrera

The historic hotel became a hideaway resort to Hollywood stars like Bob Hope and Ava Gardner.

Meth's Impact Goes Beyond Addiction In San Diego County

Meth's Impact Goes Beyond Addiction In San Diego County

June 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

San Diego Veterans Group Works To Raise Awareness About PTSD

San Diego Veterans Group Works To Raise Awareness About PTSD

June 27
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Three Wise Men Foundation, founded by former San Diego Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, is rolling out a public service announcement on social media to coincide with National PTSD day.

San Diego Veterans Museum Holds First LGBTQ Pride Event

San Diego Veterans Museum Holds First LGBTQ Pride Event

June 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The event on Wednesday will highlight the evolution of LGBTQ rights in the U.S. military.

Councilman Todd Gloria Discusses San Diego's Minimum Wage Hike

Councilman Todd Gloria Discusses San Diego's Minimum Wage Hike

June 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria, who led the effort to raise the minimum wage, talks about how the city plans to make sure employers comply with the wage increase.

Marijuana Tax Proposed For San Diego

Marijuana Tax Proposed For San Diego

June 20
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Steve Walsh

A proposal by San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey would tax local marijuana businesses at least 8 percent on gross receipts. Other California cities have imposed similar taxes in anticipation of a November ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

‘A Feminist In The White House’ Chronicles Life, Work Of Activist M...

‘A Feminist In The White House’ Chronicles Life, Work Of Activist Midge Costanza

June 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Midge Costanza broke through the political glass ceiling while working for President Jimmy Carter. She eventually settled in San Diego and was active in the LGBT community.

La Jolla Sea Lion Situation Now A ‘Crisis’

La Jolla Sea Lion Situation Now A ‘Crisis’

June 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

It’s not just the stench anymore. Residents say sea lions have taken over the beach and their droppings are polluting the ocean.

La Jolla Playhouse Presents World Premiere Of 'The Last Tiger In Ha...

La Jolla Playhouse Presents World Premiere Of 'The Last Tiger In Haiti'

June 14
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A couple of UC San Diego graduates collaborated on a new play that tells the story of a group of “restaveks,” or child slaves, who are fighting for survival in earthquake-rattled Haiti.

San Diego Researchers Aim To Raise Awareness Of Endangered Marine M...

San Diego Researchers Aim To Raise Awareness Of Endangered Marine Mammal

June 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Researchers estimate the vaquita porpoise population had declined 80 percent since 2011. They estimate there are fewer than 60 vaquitas left in existence.

‘Grit and Hope’ Follows San Diego Students’ Path To College

‘Grit and Hope’ Follows San Diego Students’ Path To College

June 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new book chronicles the evolution of the San Diego nonprofit Reality Changers, which works to help disadvantaged minority students go to college.

'MasterChef' From La Mesa Serves Signature Mexican Recipes In ‘Clau...

'MasterChef' From La Mesa Serves Signature Mexican Recipes In ‘Claudia’s Cocina’

June 7
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Claudia Sandoval, who won "MasterChef" season six, is out with a new cookbook. “Claudia’s Cocina” offers a taste of Mexico and chronicles the chef’s culinary journey.

Journalists In Afghanistan Face Increasing Danger

Journalists In Afghanistan Face Increasing Danger

June 7
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The dangers of reporting from a war zone came home to public broadcasting this week, with the death of an NPR photojournalist David Gilkey.

Tijuana Voters Prepare To Pick New Mayor

Tijuana Voters Prepare To Pick New Mayor

June 3
By Jean Guerrero, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

There are a dozen mayoral candidates on the ballot in Sunday's election, including two that are not affiliated with any political party.

Activists Turn To San Diego Barber Shops To Talk Guns

Activists Turn To San Diego Barber Shops To Talk Guns

June 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego chapter of the National Action Network wants to get people talking about gun violence in a place where they feel comfortable.

Examining San Diego’s Low-Profile Political Races

Examining San Diego’s Low-Profile Political Races

June 1
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Besides the race for mayor and the hotly contested city attorney race, San Diego voters will also get to decide on less talked about contests in the June 7 California primary.

Where Are The Women In San Diego’s Biotech Industry?

Where Are The Women In San Diego’s Biotech Industry?

May 31
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new report shows that out of 44 publicly traded biotech companies in San Diego, only 1 has a female CEO.

Man Dies Of Water Intoxication At San Diego County Jail

Man Dies Of Water Intoxication At San Diego County Jail

May 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The unusual death of an inmate at San Diego Central Jail has put a spotlight on the county's jail mortality rate, which is higher than that of the largest jail system in California.

Could San Diego Be The Next Silicon Valley?

Could San Diego Be The Next Silicon Valley?

May 25
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Francisco Bay Area has long been viewed as the world’s tech mecca, but a vibrant tech scene seems to be emerging in San Diego.

San Diego Registrar Discusses Nonpartisan Voters And The June Primary

San Diego Registrar Discusses Nonpartisan Voters And The June Primary

May 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Bernie Sanders supporters have filed a lawsuit alleging widespread confusion over California’s primary rules. But San Diego County’s registrar of voters said his office went to great lengths to inform voters.

Award-Winning Author Talks Diversity In Children's Literature

Award-Winning Author Talks Diversity In Children's Literature

May 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

National City native Matt de la Peña recently gave a special reading to hundreds of students at his old elementary school.

Report: Police Asset Seizures Disproportionately Affect Minorities,...

Report: Police Asset Seizures Disproportionately Affect Minorities, Poor Californians

May 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The American Civil Liberties Union of California looked into law enforcement's use of an asset forfeiture program.

Study: Human Activity To Blame For 90% Of Wildfires In California

Study: Human Activity To Blame For 90% Of Wildfires In California

May 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Researchers at the George Washington University found human activity — everything from cigarette litter to toppled power poles — is as much to blame for how often and where wildfires occur.

San Diego Cereal-Maker Kashi Wants To Help Farmers Switch To Organic

San Diego Cereal-Maker Kashi Wants To Help Farmers Switch To Organic

May 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The company announced efforts to recognize crops grown on farms that are in the process of switching to organic.

Report: San Diego County Rents Have Skyrocketed 32% Since 2000

Report: San Diego County Rents Have Skyrocketed 32% Since 2000

May 12
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The California Housing Partnership says the county has lost more than $109 million annually in federal and state funding for affordable housing projects since 2008.