Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
This weekend you can revisit some beloved San Diego bands and say farewell to a longtime choral director.
The exhibit, "Weather on Steroids" opens at the San Diego Central Library June 10.
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.
Even as San Diego scientists come up with more powerful antibiotics to stave off superbugs, researchers admit those breakthroughs will just delay when antibiotics stop being effective.
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.
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.
It is the unofficial start of summer with the opening of the San Diego County Fair, plus new dance and visual art experiences.
If you have a hard time imagining San Diego without Scripps Aquarium, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Scripps Pier or the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, then it's impossible to imagine San Diego without Ellen Browning Scripps.
A citizen science project in development for four years is hitting San Diego's beaches this week, as researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography reach out to surfers to gather data about the region's coastal waters.
There are many reasons for those jumps, according to researchers, including an aging population and better diagnoses.
Bee attacks in San Diego County have made headlines this month. Hilary Kearney is a beekeeper and owns Girl Next Door Honey. Kearney said that the recent incidents are increasing fear in people, which causes them to react poorly around bees.
Speaking Thursday at UC San Diego's Institute of the America's annual energy conference, Sempra Vice President Patrick Lee said the technology exists today for a total reliance on renewable energy.
Memorial weekend marks the unofficial launch of the summer movie season and here is a preview of what is to come.
As President Trump's administration moves to reverse U.S. pollution policies on coal and emissions, California is moving forward with international agreements on carbon-reducing cap and trade policies.
Fandango Fronterizo, a binational musical gathering of traditional son jarocho-style music, celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric plans to build a 47-mile natural gas pipeline along the 15 freeway from Rainbow to Miramar.
A legal group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of six parents that challenges the constitutionality of the district's plan to protect Muslim students from being bullied.
Like it did with "Into the Woods," Fiasco Theater reinvents Molière for Globe-commissioned "The Imaginary Invalid."
The authors of "Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care," Dinah Miller and Annette Hanson, show both sides of the argument over involuntary treatment in the book but conclude that it is not the best solution.
The exhibit “Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom” is on display now through August 20 at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.
The San Diego City Council on Monday will consider Mayor Kevin Faulconer's plan to finance a San Diego Convention Center expansion through hotel tax increases and whether that plan should be placed on this November's ballot.
“Ballast” is a story about two couples each with a transgender partner who is transitioning. The play runs through June 4.
While San Diego biotech jobs grew 19.6 percent between 2011 and 2016, California's biotech trade group expects that to increase only another 2.7 percent by 2021.
"It's Just Anxiety" is a documentary that details the struggles of about a dozen people with anxiety disorders or mental health conditions that include anxiety symptoms.
San Diego is filled with institutions that exist in large part because rich people decided to donate to them. Think Copley Symphony Hall, the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego or the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute at Scripps Health.
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.
Ken Burns started his documentary journey through American wars with his award-winning examination of the Civil War. Now, Burns is ending his film trilogy with one that many living Americans can remember well.
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.
Here's a look at some mom-friendly weekend ideas.
President Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, stating that his ouster was required to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI.
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.
Henrietta Swan Leavitt is hardly a household name. But it was her work on measuring stellar distances that helped famed astronomer Edwin Hubble determine that certain clouds of gas and dust were actually galaxies far beyond the Milky Way.
Stacie Spector, San Diego’s senior advisor on housing solutions, is out after serving seven months in the position.
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.
De-escalation training is designed to teach police officers techniques to reduce fatal use of force. Officers are trained in how to slow down and verbally engage with the people they encounter.
The San Diego County grand jury says that while the Sheriff's Department has undertaken reforms to reduce jail suicides, the suicide rate remains high and its procedures manual lacks a clear policy statement on preventing suicides.
Liz Murray is the author of "Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard" and the keynote speaker at the United Way of San Diego County's "Changing the Odds Community Breakfast" on Wednesday.
It's a very musical weekend, with mariachis, a string quartet and even some confetti.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed budget reduces arts funding by $4.7 million, which is almost a third of what the city currently spends.
California is using a federal grant on a project that will help more physicians prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction.
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.
Michael Wall holds a doctorate in entomology and is the vice president of research and public programs at the San Diego Natural History Museum. He will join Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the types of bugs we are seeing an increase in due to our wet winter.
The Coronado Company started out as a group of teenagers back the 1970s who decided to swim across the U.S.-Mexico border with bundles of marijuana.
Hundreds of marches are planned across the country in solidarity with the People's Climate March on Saturday in Washington, D.C., one of which is in San Diego.
Is this the biggest arts event weekend of the year?
San Diego's Dart NeuroScience has spent years working on something that still seems like science fiction: a pill that can supercharge your memory with near-perfect recall.
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.
Loss of hydroelectricity generation during California's 5-year drought led to an increase of about $2.45 billion in electricity costs, according to a report released by the Pacific Institute on Wednesday.
A coalition of downtown businesses and residents are speaking out against plans to convert the old downtown library into a temporary homeless shelter.
A new biography claims President Richard Nixon lied not just about the Watergate break-in scandal, but about his role in failed Vietnam peace talks in the run-up to his 1968 presidential victory.
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