Stories by Marissa Cabrera
California voters overwhelmingly supported Proposition 58 on the November ballot, which ended the 18-year mandate of English-only instruction in public schools.
- Nov. 28
- By Marissa Cabrera
A San Diego man talks about what life was like serving time in an adult prison as a juvenile.
Chef Bernard Guillas, executive chef at the Marine Room restaurant in La Jolla, will answer questions about how to plan a Thanksgiving Day dinner with all the fixings.
A recent report by the San Diego Hunger Coalition identifies how health care providers can screen patients for food insecurity and refer them to resources during a routine visit.
A new historical novel focuses on Wonderland Park, a large amusement park in Ocean Beach that had to compete with the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.
Dr. Reiner Stach has written five books about literary figure Franz Kafka. He will give two presentations Tuesday at San Diego State University.
County voters last week rejected a half-cent sales tax increase that would have paid for transportation, infrastructure and open-space projects.
The 2016 election is over. The nation has a new president, California gets a new senator and recreational marijuana is legal. KPBS Midday Edition breaks down how the results could affect San Diegans.
Fans of the Emmy-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” can experience the improv show live at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday.
In a message to local parishes, the head of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said the Church should not get involved in partisan politics.
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Shakespeare's political play is re-imagined just in time for the 2016 presidential election.
In his new book, “The Neighborhood Has Its Own Rules” sociology professor Cid Martinez reveals the ways in which urban institutions — churches, local government and street gangs — manage conflict.
The San Diego and Baja chapters of the Surfrider Foundation are hosting the first binational surf contest this Sunday.
Doing your homework for next week’s election doesn’t have to be boring. There are haikus and catchy songs to help you remember the 17 statewide propositions on the ballot.
Former Councilman Steve Padilla faces city staffer Jason Paguio on Nov. 8, to represent the southeast region of Chula Vista.
Authors living in City Heights, Barrio Logan and other neighborhoods tell their stories in a new anthology that includes 19 narratives about identity, resilience and empowerment.
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.