Stories by Marissa Cabrera
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.
“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.
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.
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.
The event on Wednesday will highlight the evolution of LGBTQ rights in the U.S. military.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not just the stench anymore. Residents say sea lions have taken over the beach and their droppings are polluting the ocean.
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.
Researchers estimate the vaquita porpoise population had declined 80 percent since 2011. They estimate there are fewer than 60 vaquitas left in existence.
A new book chronicles the evolution of the San Diego nonprofit Reality Changers, which works to help disadvantaged minority students go to college.
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.
The dangers of reporting from a war zone came home to public broadcasting this week, with the death of an NPR photojournalist David Gilkey.
There are a dozen mayoral candidates on the ballot in Sunday's election, including two that are not affiliated with any political party.
The San Diego chapter of the National Action Network wants to get people talking about gun violence in a place where they feel comfortable.
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.
A new report shows that out of 44 publicly traded biotech companies in San Diego, only 1 has a female CEO.
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.
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.
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.
National City native Matt de la Peña recently gave a special reading to hundreds of students at his old elementary school.
The American Civil Liberties Union of California looked into law enforcement's use of an asset forfeiture program.
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.
The company announced efforts to recognize crops grown on farms that are in the process of switching to organic.
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.