Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
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, 29, 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.
Reports have found that Chula Vista's Police Department has been understaffed for decades. The department has the lowest officer-to-resident ratio in San Diego County.
San Diego police are participating in a statewide enforcement campaign on Friday targeting distracted drivers.
The topic of the seventh annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue is "Media Literacy: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World."
Scripps Research Institute professor Dr. Olivier George estimates that nearly 800,000 San Diego County residents have a substance-use disorder.
Chelsea Manning has emerged from court-martial, years of imprisonment and vicious criticism for everything from her Wikileaks disclosures to her gender transition. And she has not retreated into a quiet life.
Since December, the San Diego Rapid Response Network has answered 700 calls from individuals reporting arrests, immigration enforcement activity or seeking legal resources. The network counts on dozens of volunteers from various organizations including the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and Jewish Family Service.
It's a literary weekend with a ballet inspired by "The Great Gatsby" and a book reading by actor Sean Penn, plus musician Branford Marsalis returns for a classical music concert.
A state program identifies people who should no longer own guns according to state law because of a criminal conviction or other reason. Republicans say the state has shown "dismal" progress seizing those guns despite $63 million in funding.
Decades after it was outlawed, the impact of a federal housing program that fostered racial segregation is still felt in San Diego.
San Diego veterinarian Suzy Fincham-Gray writes about the deep and complex relationships between animals and the people who love them in “My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian’s Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope.”
Roger Showley, who covered growth and development, retired last month after a 44-year career as a newspaper reporter in San Diego. In his final article, he wrote about how his profession provided him a "privileged perspective on the building of San Diego."
San Diego Mesa College and University of San Diego political science professor Carl Luna is back for the second installment of San Diego Politics 101. Luna answers listener questions about local civics and election rules.
As California comes under increasing scrutiny from the Department of Justice for its new sanctuary state laws, a San Diego church has announced its status as a sanctuary congregation.
Home cook and food blogger Holly Haines discusses the inspiration behind her first cookbook, "How To Eat Your Feelings."
A feature article in the New York Times Magazine details the case of Bill Ewasko who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park eight years ago and has never been found.
Rafael Castellanos said San Diego needs to take advantage of the blue economy or ocean economy to help fuel the region's economic growth.
Caltrans released a feasibility study this week on possible suicide prevention barriers on the Coronado Bridge. But lack of funding may delay the project. The Coronado Bridge is the second deadliest in the nation for suicides after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, where suicide prevention nets are currently being installed.
Nemr Abou Nassar's stand-up comedy has taken him across the Middle East and the U.S. He will be performing in San Diego, his hometown, on Saturday.
City Hall watchers will tell you they see plenty of the same faces and empty seats at most public meetings. Now there's a play that takes pointed aim at that very situation.
One of the first legal challenges to the California gang database by an individual named as a gang member failed in a San Diego court Friday.
From 1868 until 1912, the Supreme Court decided 312 cases dealing with the Fourteenth Amendment rights of corporations, compared with just 28 about the rights of African Americans.
A new documentary, “The Homeless Chorus Speaks,” profiles 14-members of the Voices of Our City Choir who reveal the stories of how they became homeless and their struggles to find housing
A new series on KPBS Midday Edition will answer questions about local civics and election rules — with the hope that the information can help listeners better understand other political reporting throughout the year.
The Alzheimer’s Association released its latest list of facts and figures about Alzheimer’s disease and its treatment on Tuesday.
Did Amy Wallen's family really dig up a grave in 1970s Peru? Wallen explores the uncertainty of memory in her new memoir.
There have been 19 school shooting threats reported to San Diego County authorities since the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, according to the San Diego District Attorney's Office.
"American Mariachi," a new play opening Friday at the Old Globe, follows a teenage girl's quest to form an all-female mariachi group while transforming the lives of those around her.
The San Diego Music Awards is a celebration of local music and a night when bands from a variety of genres are honored for their work.
This Saturday, a gun show and a California Gun Laws Convention at the Del Mar Fairgrounds brings together gun rights advocates, many of whom feel there are already too many restrictions on gun ownership, especially in California.
San Diego choreographer John Malashock did not want a retrospective to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his company, Malashock Dance.
The arts community faces a lot of uncertainty as President Trump and Mayor Kevin Faulconer propose reductions in arts funding. Anne Bown-Crawford, the new director of the California Arts Council will be in San Diego Thursday to mee with the arts and culture organizations.
This weekend is all about the classics: a beloved ballet, a timeless band and a long-held Japanese tradition.
A new book, “Eat Less Water,” describes how water is used in the production of what we eat and gives guidelines on how to choose lower water-use foods.
The San Diego City Council is preparing again to take on the issue of short-term vacation rentals.
More than 1 million San Diegans can’t afford to live in the county. But what does it mean to not make enough money to live in San Diego, since these San Diegans clearly do?
“The fastest growing population is statistically the least prepared for high-skilled, high-wage jobs,” the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation wrote.
A debate at the University of San Diego this week asks the question: Is free speech under threat on America's college campuses?
When you think about battery research, ethical issues may not be the first to come to mind. But scientists who work with batteries know better.
Small business is the engine that fuels the San Diego economy. But the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation recently pointed to the large number of small businesses in the region as one of three areas of concern that could lead to even greater income inequality.
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