Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
Abdul-Jabbar is one of the featured speakers at this year’s Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, which runs Feb. 19-23, at Point Loma Nazarene University. His latest book is “Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off The Court."
Despite the large number of children impacted by autism, San Diego County resident Sally Pla said there is not enough children's literature that features kids whose brains operate a bit differently. She has made it her mission to change that.
Executives from rival chipmakers Qualcomm and Broadcom will have their first face-to-face meeting Wednesday to discuss Broadcom's $121 billion takeover bid, just days after Qualcomm rejected the offer.
Adama Iwu, co-founder of the "We Said Enough" movement will be speaking Tuesday at a forum on sexual harassment at the University of San Diego.
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography expect the sun to emit less radiation sometime in the middle of this century, which could cause global temperatures to cool slightly.
Carver is in San Diego Monday to discuss her new book, "Soulful Simplicity: How living with less can lead to so much more."
Since January, there have been nine pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the city of San Diego. That number puts the city on pace for what may be a record year for pedestrian traffic deaths.
Atkins will make California history next month when she becomes the first woman to lead the state Senate and the first person in modern state history to have led both houses of the legislature.
San Diego's Public Utilities Department says one employee is to blame for overcharging more than 340 customers in Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Valley, Rancho Penasquitos, and Mira Mesa on their water bills. Those customers will be getting refunds or credits for the overpayment.
This weekend brings a YouTube sensation, Greek heroines and a presentation of "Bold" dances.
A play running at the La Jolla Playhouse was inspired by a case that is now being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. "The Cake" is about the controversy surrounding a baker’s refusal to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
A new profile of Stewart Resnick in California Sunday Magazine shows he kept his Kern County empire wet in part with an “off-the-books” pipeline.
It’s Super Bowl weekend, but what if you're not watching the game? Here are some options for other activities happening Sunday.
A Rancho Bernardo woman, who blames football for the death of her son, is part of a lawsuit demanding that Pop Warner football change its rules to protect kids from head injury.
As Black History month begins, an event in San Diego will highlight the emerging political power of women of color and celebrate African-American female political pioneers.
The 8th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park. It features "The Blood is at the Doorstep,” a documentary by a San Diego State graduate about police violence and activism.
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Trump will discuss the new tax cuts during an Oval Office meeting on Wednesday afternoon with workers at companies such as Jergens and Aflac. The companies are in Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio.
The public can learn ways to determine whether what is in their news feed comes from a reliable source during a series of workshops beginning this week at the San Diego Public Library.
Diane Mandle of Encinitas is an internationally known Tibetan bowl practitioner and sound healer who gives regular concerts and presentations. And she's soon to debut her personal story in a one-woman show.
Ken Kramer is back on KPBS-TV Thursday to begin a series of new and updated "About San Diego" episodes.
Last year was one of the most destructive years for natural disasters in the U.S. In response to devastating wildfires and mudslides, California lawmakers proposed a number of bills aimed at helping residents escape in time and recover afterward.
A bipartisan group of California assembly members announced Wednesday new legislation to address the shortage in the state: the California Resident Worker Program and Economic Stabilization Act.
David Newman is the co-owner and head grower of A Soothing Seed in Oceanside, which sells marijuana cuttings to people with medical marijuana prescriptions. Newman will join Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the pros and cons of personal cannabis cultivation.
The best student playwrights in California are getting the chance to see their work come to life at The Old Globe.
"Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias" explores the plants the Kumeyaay use to make food, medicine and traditional arts.
In "Vietgone," playwright Qui Nguyen tells the story of how his parents fled Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War and fell in love at a refugee camp in Arkansas.
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is apologizing yet again for sexually harassing numerous women during his political career, asking for redemption in his first substantive comments since the #MeToo movement prompted more public conversations about the sexual abuse women face.
Tony Krvaric has chaired the San Diego County Republican Party for more than 10 years. He joins Midday Edition to outline his priorities for the midterm elections and whether this will be his final year at the helm of the county's GOP.
The first episode of the mini-series "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" debuted on FX network Wednesday night. The series will no doubt revive interest in one of San Diego's most curious and tragic chapters — the 1997 cross-country murder spree of Andrew Cunanan.
The nonprofit Women’s March San Diego is planning to hold the second annual march Saturday in downtown San Diego. This year's theme is "hear our vote."
The play, making its West Coast debut at Cygnet Theater, puts the spotlight on Henry VIII's sixth wife in a contemporary, re-imagined history.
This year’s flu season has already had devastating consequences with thousands of confirmed cases and a record number of deaths in San Diego County. But health officials say there’s been another consequence of the flu epidemic—a drop in blood donations.
A new bipartisan proposal to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was announced Tuesday. Supporters said the bill is backed by more than 40 members of Congress.
Textile waste accounts for 10.5 million tons of trash yearly in U.S. landfills. That's one of the reasons some people choose thrift shopping, the authors of "ThriftStyle: The Ultimate Bargain Shopper's Guide to Smart Fashion" said.
"It's About Time: A Festival of Rhythm. Sound. And Place." runs through Feb. 11. A dozen different arts organizations are putting on a total of 25 performances, installations, conversations and other events.
In downtown San Diego, the city's struggle to help its neediest residents is most apparent. Nearly 1,300 people sleep on the street, according to the latest census from the Regional Task Force on the Homeless.
Civil rights attorney Eva Paterson was the keynote speaker at Monday's All Peoples Celebration in San Diego. She is the president and co-founder of the Equal Justice Society.
North County is in the midst of transforming into an arts hub, and this weekend's exhibition of work by Niki de Saint Phalle and play based on a Jules Verne novel are good examples why.
RECHARGE Events plans to hold healthy eating, self-care, yoga and crafting workshops.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that a witness has been ordered to produce documents and receipts from a business in which Rep. Hunter's campaign spent thousands of dollars.
High school students usually write book reports, not their own books. But that's exactly what students at High Tech High North County have done.
It's been nearly a year since Jessica Hayes was named chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party. She joins Midday Edition for a discussion on how the party is preparing for the November election.
While working at New York University Abu Dhabi, Adam Levinson hopscotched across the Middle East, visiting Kuwait, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. Many of those trips took place in the midst of the Arab Spring.
"Fake news," a favorite of President Trump's, is one of several Trump-related phrases that made it onto the annual list.
KPBS Midday Edition host Maureen Cavanaugh spoke with Robert Siegel prior to his retirement on Jan. 5.
The tax reform package passed the House and Senate earlier this month without a single Democratic vote. But Democrats are hoping to have more of a say in Washington, D.C., soon, as the party gears up for midterm elections in November 2018.
KPBS reporter Tarryn Mento covers the community of City Heights. She joins Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss the impact of President Trump's policies on residents of City Heights and other stories that have impacted the community in 2017.
One of the major stories of 2017, was how the Trump administration began moving forward on its hard-line immigration policies, and how those new policies affected U.S.-Mexico relations and immigrants living in the U.S.
Thousands of people who live in the path of the Thomas Fire were under mandatory evacuation orders which were lifted last week. But not everyone who is ordered to leave their homes evacuates.
From box-office hit "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" to coming of age love story in "Call Me By Your Name," film critics give their take on the best holiday releases this year.
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