Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
As the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program hangs in the balance, a new survey by UC San Diego political science professor Tom Wong shows DACA continues to have a positive impact on the lives of beneficiaries and the economy.
The study found that those with cars in low-income San Diego neighborhoods have about 30 times greater job opportunities than those who walk to take public transit and that driving or biking to a transit station more than doubled the number of jobs that could be reached by transit in a 30-minute commute.
Psychologist Jean Twenge is the author of the new book, “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood — and What That Means for the Rest of Us.”
An updated "Afoot and Afield in San Diego County" was published in March. Scott Turner hiked every hike in the book to update each one and added 50 new hikes. Turner will be speaking about the book at a series of events at libraries across the county.
Continuing KPBS' efforts to speak with San Diego's congressional delegation while home on recess, Rep. Susan Davis joins KPBS Midday Edition.
The B-Side Players are holding a record release party Saturday at the Music Box. The group joined Midday Edition to perform titles off their latest album.
As the White House finalizes plans on barring transgender individuals in the military, California legislators are considering a bill to require transgender rights training. It would be the first law in the nation to require business to offer training about gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
Since 2015, city employees charged $16 million in purchases on the city of San Diego credit cards. Most transactions are routine. But there are others that are raising eyebrows, such as a $3,000 purchase for maracas and a $300 table cloth.
San Diego food writer Caron Golden is marking the end of summer by sharing some of her go-to summer dishes, from fresh salads to chilled soups.
San Diego book lovers have a reason to celebrate this weekend. The San Diego Festival of Books is a daylong event featuring dozens of local authors talking about their craft.
SB 328 would prohibit middle and high schools from starting classes earlier than 8:30 in the morning. The bill is up for a vote Wednesday in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
The Los Angeles Times parent company, Tronc Inc., fired the newspaper’s editor-publisher Monday along with three other top editors, appointing a former Yahoo executive to lead the paper’s business operations.
In "The Room of White Fire," private investigator Roland Ford is hired to locate Air Force veteran Clay Hickman who escaped from a mental health facility in San Diego County.
Lawyers for Qualcomm and Apple faced off in a San Diego courtroom on Friday. It was the first major hearing in a multibillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit accusing Qualcomm of charging royalties for features that aren’t covered by its patents.
“Distinguished Wings Over Vietnam” tells the personal stories of four combat pilots who served in the Vietnam War. The documentary airs Thursday on KPBS television.
Local faith leaders held a press conference Friday to take a stand against racism in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
This weekend brings a celebration of Latin food, music — even an iconic Argentinian leader — plus a salute to "Fiddler on the Roof."
The daylong program covers topics such as communication skills and legal issues related to mental illness, along with a workshop on how caregivers can take time to care for themselves.
The violent images broadcast from Charlottesville may leave parents asking themselves how to explain it all to their children. One child psychologist discusses strategies for talking with children about racism.
One fire was in Bonita at the beginning of August and the other was in Normal Heights at the end of July.
Anthony Kleppe, land port of entry program manager with the U.S. General Services Administration, speaks about the closure of car traffic headed into Tijuana Sept. 23-25 through the San Ysidro border crossing.
Rep. Scott Peters is in San Diego while Congress is on recess this month. He joined Midday Edition Tuesday to talk about his priorities. Here is that interview.
Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw writes about his experience growing up with a mentally ill father in his new memoir “Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness.”
More than two years after UC San Diego students occupied the co-operative Che Café to stave off an eviction notice, university administrators reached a four-year lease deal with operators of the alternative music venue and three other campus collectives.
San Diego and Imperial County educators will meet Friday to discuss how intermediate algebra is taught, two weeks after the California State University system dropped the algebra requirement for students who aren't STEM field majors.
Since the Coronado Bridge opened in 1969, nearly 400 people have jumped to their deaths. Caltrans is holding a series of public meetings this week to explore suicide prevention measures.
The true-life story of Phiona Mutesi was told in the Disney movie "The Queen of Katwe." The movie chronicled Mutesi's journey from the slums of Uganda to fame as an international chess champion.
The local businesses that won this year's MetroConnect prize range from breweries to biotech, from software to solar.
As home prices increase, hopeful homebuyers are drawn to the edge of San Diego in search of affordability. A new housing community in Otay Ranch is becoming the largest residential development in San Diego history.
San Diegans have been slogging through a wave of summer weather that feels more like the Florida Everglades than sunny San Diego. The question is, when will it end?
This weekend brings prestigious chamber musicians, art-themed films and two very popular pop crooners.
Playwright Mat Smart is tackling a big question in his latest play, "Kill Local," at the La Jolla Playhouse: Are there aspects of ourselves that are impossible to change?
Randy Brown became the first person to hike the 116-mile perimeter of the Salton Sea in June 2015. Now the walk and the problems the Salton Sea is facing are the subject of a documentary that is set to debut at the Oceanside Film Festival on Monday.
A portion of the eight-week class, Black Minds Matter, will be free and open to the public via a live webcast.
The volunteer group Eat San Diego launched the city's largest free food park in City Heights on Saturday, planting a peach tree, strawberries, kale and other fruits and vegetables. Once the food is ready this fall and winter, it will be available for anyone to pick and eat.
The former Reverend Paul Shanley served 12 years in a Massachusetts prison on a conviction for child rape. His sole accuser was believed to be only one of many children molested by Shanley while he was a Catholic priest in Boston.
In response to the nation's opioid epidemic, AB 186 would allow drug consumption centers where drug users can get high under the supervision of health care professionals. The centers would offer clean needles, a safe environment and access to treatment.
The case comes after a three-year investigation, dubbed "Operation Emero," which found members of the gang were using prison phones, contraband cell phones, email and mail to communicate with members outside.
Salk and UC San Diego researchers have revealed for the first time the 3-D structure of DNA in living human cells. The discovery is expected to impact scientists ability to design drugs for hard to treat diseases.
This weekend brings outdoor concerts, a tribute to musical divas and a gender-neutral art show.
"Songs From an Unmade Bed" is a rarely-staged show that makes its San Diego debut this weekend.
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.
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.