Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
Candidate Michelle Gomez is a governmental affairs legislative analyst. She is a Democrat.
The development of the lifeguard service in San Diego began slowly in fits and starts since the late 1800s. It took a tragedy off the coast of Ocean Beach to really mark the start of the modern-day San Diego lifeguard service.
In this episode of San Diego Politics 101, we look at ballot measures. Why do we see so many ballot measures and how can voters educate themselves about the issues they address?
Jerry Kern has been an Oceanside city councilman for 12 years. He also serves on the community engagement panel for the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Kern is a Republican.
The new biography, “Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death,” comes out on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, which would have also marked his 88th birthday.
Voice of San Diego is pushing to make school sexual misconduct records public. The fight over those records reveals the tools school districts and individual teachers have to keep them hidden.
Councilwoman Lori Zapf says she is proposing the ban after a series of collisions between pedestrians and people on scooters. If approved, motorized scooters would be banned on the boardwalk in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.
District 5 Candidate Jacqueline Arsivaud Says Sticking To General Plan, County Will Reach Housing Goal
Candidate Jacqueline Arsivaud is a member of the San Dieguito Planning Group and the chairperson of the Elfin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council. She’s a Democrat.
This weekend brings jazz and ballet, some electro-punk and a tour of South Park's historic houses.
Former San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is one of five candidates, and the only Republican, in the District 4 race.
From summer concerts to outdoor movie venues and the best places to snap a selfie, we review San Diego CityBeat's 2018 Summer Guide.
There’s a record 1.6 million registered voters in San Diego County. The county’s latest voter registration data also shows independent voters, or voters who don’t belong to a political party may soon outnumber registered Republicans.
The Great Flood of 1862 was the last major natural disaster in Calfornia, according to seismologist Lucy Jones. The flood killed one percent of the state’s population and destroyed one-third of its taxable land.
Former California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is one of five candidates in the race to represent District 4 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He’s a Marine combat veteran and teaches political science courses at UC San Diego. He is a Democrat.
Attorney Omar Passons is running to represent District 4 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He has worked on community issues of public health and land use. He's a Democrat. The supervisors positions are officially non-partisan, but right now all five supervisors on the board are Republican.
San Diego’s own Robert Lopez has lived an exciting life performing around the world, but not really as himself. He's better known, either on national television shows or opening for rock stars in a gold lamé Mariachi suit, as the Mexican Elvis, El Vez.
"The Madres" chronicles a mother's quest to find her pregnant daughter amid Argentina's dictatorship in the late 1970's when thousands of citizens disappeared. The play runs Mother's Day through June 1 at San Diego's Moxie Theatre.
An ambitious effort to speed up medical research by collecting health data from one million participants has just gotten underway. UC San Diego researchers are running part of the landmark research project called "All of Us."
The San Diego County Sheriff's department said it is launching an internal review after a video posted to Facebook appears to show sheriff's deputies hitting one restrained suspect repeatedly in the head and slamming a second handcuffed suspect’s head into a fence.
Republican Bill Shamus Sayed is running to represent the 50th District in the House of Representatives. Sayed is a businessman who owns San Diego-based Interpreters Unlimited.
The California gubernatorial primary this year is June 5, but that’s not the only date that’s important. There are other deadlines to keep in mind that could determine whether you get to vote, or if your vote will count.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend with "the sun of Mexico," tacos and micheladas. Or revisit a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.
Retired Marine Colonel Doug Applegate is running for the seat he nearly won back in 2016.
“Women Who Launch” profiles the women who created the Girl Scouts, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, SPANX, the Women’s March and more.
When it comes to unlocking the vast resources in the deep ocean, scientists are raising concerns about the ethics involved. Who owns those resources? And how can the proper extraction and use of fuel and mineral resources be regulated?
Wells is running to represent the 50th Congressional District. Wells is the mayor of El Cajon and owns Broadwell Health, a healthcare company that provides psychiatry and psychology services.
A recent poll shows California Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, R-Oceanside, leading in the race to replace Congressman Darrell Issa.
This weekend brings two major art events and a homecoming for superstar cellist, Tina Guo.
A survey of people living in the United States illegally from Mexico in San Diego County looks at how sanctuary policies shape the way they interact with local law enforcement.
In the final installment of KPBS Midday Edition's series, "Your Money," we’ll try to make saving for retirement and investing less intimidating.
In season 6 of “A Growing Passion,” host Nan Sterman takes viewers to a fruit farm in the Central Valley, a plumeria festival at Balboa Park and the gardens of several local artists. The new season debuts Thursday on KPBS Television.
San Diego is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, so it should have a leg up on the competition in this year’s City Nature Challenge.
In the third installment of Midday Edition's personal finance series, we’re taking on the subject of paying off debt.
San Diego County jails continue to face a suicide crisis and there is probable cause people jailed with disabilities are subject to abuse and neglect, according to a three-year investigation by Disability Rights California.
Orange County environmental attorney Mike Levin is running in a crowded field in the race to replace Republican Darrell Issa in the 49th congressional district seat.
The Routine joins KPBS Midday Edition on Tuesday with performances of "Funk Like This" and "Babylon Love."
As KPBS Midday Edition's series on personal finance continues, we’ll explore how you can pare down your food costs.
We're told that budgeting is one of the best ways to get a handle on your personal finances. Yet only about 40 percent of Americans use a budget. Brian Keliher teaches personal finance at Grossmont College. He joins Midday Edition Monday to give listeners tips on creating a budget.
Democrat Sara Jacobs is one of 16 candidates vying to replace Republican Darrell Issa in the 49th Congressional District. At 29, Jacobs could become the youngest woman elected to Congress.
This weekend celebrates some of San Diego’s most beloved spaces and places, like Chicano Park and the former Sherwood Auditorium.
The San Diego Police Department's new neighborhood-policing division is dedicated to homelessness and other neighborhood quality-of-life issues from graffiti to prostitution and theft.
A half dozen or so veterans will gather at the Challenged Athletes Foundation Thursday night, working out some of their trauma using the theater as therapy.
Campa-Najjar is running to represent the 50th Congressional District. He is a small business owner and a former public affairs officer in the U.S. Department of Labor under President Obama.
Butner is a member of the Jamul-Dulzura Union School Board and a former Navy Seal. He runs the military division of Aqua Lung, an underwater dive company.
Carl Luna joins Midday Edition Tuesday for the third installment of San Diego Politics 101. In the third episode, Luna answers questions about politician pay and endorsements.
The San Diego Museum of Man’s newest exhibit, PostSecret, opened to the public on Saturday. Thousands of postcards of people’s secrets are on display in the exhibit.
The mayor's budget proposal boosts infrastructure spending, maintains public services and funds police raises. It also closes a $49 million deficit by dipping into reserve funds.
Downtown San Diego will be filled with scientists, researchers, teachers and supporters Saturday morning as San Diego's "March for Science" takes place for the second year.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is considered one of the quintessential music events in the country, and getting Beyoncé as a headliner is just one of the reasons why.
While there has been a rise in the number of craft breweries closing, there are still many more new breweries entering the market.
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