Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
Nature writer Gary Ferguson says heavy fuels, climate change and housing development are mostly to blame for fires that are bigger and hotter than they have been previously.
Kim Mitchell is replacing Phil Landis as president and CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego. Landis is officially retiring on Friday.
San Diego Councilman Chris Ward presented his ideas for temporary housing for the homeless to the council's new Select Committee on Homelessness Tuesday. The committee agreed to take his proposals under consideration and come back with a specific plan in September.
This weekend is all about free concerts, Latino art and Fleetwood Mac.
Just over a week ago, the Jennings fire in San Diego's East County led to an evacuation order for residents of threatened homes and shut down a portion of Interstate 8. The fire was extinguished after burning 400 acres. No injuries or structural damages resulted from the fire.
North Korea is reportedly preparing for further missile tests, just a few weeks after its latest tests showed it has the capability of hitting Alaska with an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Imperial Beach and two Northern California counties on Monday filed lawsuits against 37 oil and coal companies for damages associated with climate change.
As some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy flock downtown to Comic-Con this week, a group of writers which may include the biggest future names in the genres has congregated in a different part of San Diego to work on their craft.
Landis started out as a volunteer at Veteran Village of San Diego's Stand Down event and eventually worked his way up to serving as CEO of the organization, a position he has held for 10 years. He will retire on July 28.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke to San Diego business leaders Monday as part of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's "Good Government" speaker series.
The cause of long lines for women's public restrooms? Author Kathryn Anthony blames bad design.
Salk biologists Vicki Lundblad and Katherine Jones spoke to The San Diego Union-Tribune about the lawsuits and Salk Institute further responded to the claims Friday.
Dana Gioia is making a point to hold events beyond the traditional poetry enclaves of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley.
Comic-Con may not start until next week, but there are some events happening before the big weekend, plus some sophisticated comic-related options.
The event will run through Sunday and includes a rally, block party, parade and music festival.
Celebrated French chef Jean-Christian Jury has cooked in restaurants and kitchens across the globe. A heart attack led him to embrace a vegan diet more than a decade ago. Now Jury has written "Vegan - The Cookbook" which he hopes will make plant-based foods accessible and appealing to more people.
A new poll says Americans believe civility between Democrats and Republicans is getting worse. But the San Diego-based National Conflict Resolution Center has a plan to help elected leaders work through differences and find common ground.
Could state policies be improved by a greater understanding of the lingering effects of childhood trauma?
The exhibit, "What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria," will be on display at the New Americans Museum of San Diego through September 3, 2017.
Jonathan Herrera started in his role as senior adviser on homeless coordination for Mayor Kevin Faulconer on July 3.
A year ago, the city of San Diego’s new minimum wage law went into effect and weeks later the City Council funded an enforcement office to hear complaints and investigate violations. But for months, the city forwarded all wage complaints to state labor regulators, who said the law cannot be properly enforced without local help.
Author Jaimal Yogis will be speaking about his new memoir “All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment And The Perfect Ride,” Tuesday at Warwick’s bookstore.
The forum will include a discussion of issues surrounding deported veterans and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
If you are going to be a senior in high school this fall, author Alan Gelb says you should be spending some of your time this summer working on your college admissions essay.
This weekend celebrates old and new Broadway, plus a look at one of San Diego's most prolific musicians.
The $68 million, 8-acre exhibit features lesser known animals of the African continent, including endangered African penguins, baboons, leopards and lemurs.
California regulators on Friday will add the active ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup to a list of chemicals that may cause cancer, meaning Roundup and other herbicides with the chemical will have to display warning labels by next year.
The three-year plan aims to get 3,000 people into permanent supportive housing. It will also fund a prevention program to help those on the brink of eviction from falling into homelessness.
In the first six months since California's aid-in-dying law went into effect, 111 terminally ill patients ended their lives with prescription medication, according to a report from state health officials last month.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee last week approved a bill that would create a permanent storage site and a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas. The bill will now be considered by the full House of Representatives.
The Los Angeles Times reports Republican Party leaders, including House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) and state party chairman Jim Brulte, are part of an effort to recruit Faulconer because, "he is viewed as the strongest possible contender."
Wilson is being honored by KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center as a community hero at an event Thursday.
The Regional Task Force on the Homeless, which is responsible for getting homeless service providers across San Diego County on the same page, has hired a new CEO.
Since November, 196 cases of the viral disease have been confirmed and four people have died in San Diego County. The outbreak is disproportionately affecting the region's homeless population.
Is it OK for my child to eat dirt? Should I get a dog? What causes colic? Are microbes to blame? Those are just a few of the questions Rob Knight, a co-founder of the American Gut project, has been asked over the years by new parents and parents-to-be concerned about how to keep their children safe and healthy.
From Star Spangled Pops to "Guys and Dolls," this weekend is all about iconic arts events.
The South American palm weevil has already toppled dozens of palms in the Sweetwater Summit regional park in Bonita.
Alpert and his wife Lani Hall will be performing July 6 as part of the San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights concert series.
Winslow will be talking about "The Force," his latest crime thriller about a corrupt police officer, at Warwick’s in La Jolla on Monday and Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on Friday.
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.
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