Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
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.
The number of homeless teens and young adults in the county increased 39 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to the point-in-time count that was conducted in January.
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.
Cardiff resident Kat Heldman is featured in a documentary about the 2015 Nepal earthquake that is airing on the Smithsonian Channel Monday night.
San Diego County's congressional delegation will attend the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual congressional luncheon on Friday.
From concerts to festivals, this weekend is all about the outdoors.
San Diego County's homeless count in January found that 9,116 people were living in shelters or on the streets. That's a five percent increase countywide as compared to the previous year.
After leading the men’s basketball team for 18 seasons and putting the team on the national stage, Fisher announced his retirement last week.
After an unusually rainy winter In Southern California, it seems nearly every patch of earth is in bloom. It is not something San Diego gardeners are used to, but it is a fitting time to catch the new season of KPBS' "A Growing Passion."
Scientists from across the country will be demonstrating on Saturday in Washington, D.C. and hundreds of other cities, advocating for science's role in public policy and against proposed cuts to federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency.
The San Diego History Center had a very good 2015, showcasing its most popular exhibit yet. But the History Center couldn't hold on to the increase in visitors so they decided to do something unconventional about it.
The Associated Students University Council at San Diego State University will vote Wednesday on a non-binding resolution to get rid of the Aztec name and image because some believe it perpetuates racism.
Hector Barajas-Varela, the director and founder of Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, is among 3 deported veterans who was pardoned by Gov. Jerry Brown on Easter Sunday.
Interest rates on home loans have declined since a post-election surge, leaving median San Diego homebuyers spending about $64 less per month on mortgage payments now than if they bought a home late last year, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday.
The authors of "San Diego Lowriders: A History of Cars and Cruising" will be signing copies of their book Tuesday at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan.
Step inside the translucent 8-foot box at the Birch Aquarium, and at first you are surrounded by darkness. But quickly, projections of pulsating blue lights surround you on all sides.
The report by the San Diego Workforce Partnership says nearly 10 percent of young people ages 16-24 are “disconnected” from school or work. The issue will be addressed this week at a youth summit.
In her new memoir, “The Home That Was Our Country,” author and civil rights attorney Alia Malek tells the personal and political story of her journey back to Damascus during the early years of the Syrian civil war.
The Los Angeles Times Friday published the final installment of a weeklong series of editorials laying out a blistering critique of the presidency and personality of Donald Trump.
Housing attorneys claim some landlords have seized on the election of President Trump as new leverage against tenants who want improvements to their apartments, or who the landlords simply want to move out.
The development will include a new building for the Navy's headquarters, four office buildings, two hotels, a museum, an area for shopping and a park.
The spider's legs stretch four inches wide and it has been compared to a tarantula. It was found in a remote mountain range near the town of La Paz in Baja California Sur.
Among the thousands of soldiers and sailors to take part in World War I, a group of women trained as telephone operators were the first women deployed overseas by the U.S. Army.
Marissa Hermer of Bravo's "Ladies of London" is out with a cookbook of recipes that infuse a California flavor to British fare.
A new report shows there were 871 homicides in Tijuana last year, making 2016 the third deadliest year in the border city in the past decade.
The San Diego City Council's Rules Committee on Wednesday advanced Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposal to increase hotel room taxes by up to 3 percent in some areas of the city to fund a $685 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.
Henry Coker's last day as San Diego County's chief legal defender of the indigent was Thursday, ending nearly eight years leading the county public defender's office.
This weekend's events take you around the world and then to the bedroom.
Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan, distinguished professor of atmospheric and climate sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, talks about what the rollbacks mean for the fight against climate change.
Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff was one of the first Mexican-American women to get a Ph.D. in science. She helped discover how to make synthetic insulin in 1978.
The website rates doctors based on whether or not they recommend particular health tests in their respective specialty.
The cost of tuition at California’s public universities may be going up but there’s an effort underway to make college debt-free in California.
"The Geeze & Me" is a new musical about a group of baby boomers trying to figure out if there is a good way to get older.
The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation wants to raise money to build the memorial on the National Mall by 2024. But the project faces some roadblocks.
Hari Alluri's new book has received praised from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who said Alluri "carries a new quiet brush of multi-currents, of multi-worlds to paint this holographic life-scape."
"Strong is the New Pretty" is a book of photographs by Kate Parker that celebrates the strength girls have when they are true to themselves.
Matt Fitzgerald looked at what the top runners, cyclists, cross-country skiers and triathletes in the world were eating to come up with a diet that amateur endurance athletes could mimic. He wrote about what he learned in his book, "The Endurance Diet."
This weekend there are exhibitions, concerts and plays happening in and around Balboa Park.
Historian Joellyn Zollman said San Diego's early Jews were able to participate directly in the creation of their city, which wasn’t true in places like New York, Baltimore or Chicago.
The San Diego Coffee Training Institute aims to recruit, train and provide job placement for the homeless, at-risk youth and low-income individuals.
Gregorio Ponce was named the dean of San Diego State University-Imperial Valley earlier this month.
In response to an inquiry from the San Diego City Council, Mayor Kevin Faulconer gave his clearest indication yet that the city will not participate in any attempt to deputize local law enforcement as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
This weekend brings an Irish literature marathon, a rarely-staged play, a celebration of local music and more.
Mariner Jonathan White thought he knew everything he needed to know about the constant roiling of the sea. But after almost losing his boat in a large Alaskan tide, he set off on a decades-long, worldwide journey to learn more about the ocean's movements.
The film “Ruta Madre” will be screened on opening night of the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. Mexican actresses Carmen Salinas and Angelica Maria star in the film along with Paulina Gaitan from the Netflix series "Narcos" and comedian Paul Rodriguez.
U.S. federal judges in two states blocked President Donald Trump's renewed travel ban from taking effect on Wednesday night, a day before the executive order was set to go into effect. A debate Thursday night at the University of San Diego will take up another criticism of federal policy: Is immigration a moral right?
The performance requires a full chorus, a full symphony and solo vocalists. The San Diego Master Chorale and the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus will be performing along with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus and four solo vocalists.
A pioneer in automated driving technology is among the Kyoto Prize laureates lecturing in San Diego this week. The Kyoto Prize, one of the top scientific awards in the world, holds an annual symposium in San Diego featuring the year's three winners.
Critics of Southern California Edison's storage waste plan are fired up after new arial images show where nuclear waste will be stored--100 feet from the shoreline.