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Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
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.
Speaking Thursday at UC San Diego's Institute of the America's annual energy conference, Sempra Vice President Patrick Lee said the technology exists today for a total reliance on renewable energy.
Memorial weekend marks the unofficial launch of the summer movie season and here is a preview of what is to come.
As President Trump's administration moves to reverse U.S. pollution policies on coal and emissions, California is moving forward with international agreements on carbon-reducing cap and trade policies.
Fandango Fronterizo, a binational musical gathering of traditional son jarocho-style music, celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric plans to build a 47-mile natural gas pipeline along the 15 freeway from Rainbow to Miramar.
A legal group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of six parents that challenges the constitutionality of the district's plan to protect Muslim students from being bullied.
Like it did with "Into the Woods," Fiasco Theater reinvents Molière for Globe-commissioned "The Imaginary Invalid."
The authors of "Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care," Dinah Miller and Annette Hanson, show both sides of the argument over involuntary treatment in the book but conclude that it is not the best solution.
The exhibit “Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom” is on display now through August 20 at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.
The San Diego City Council on Monday will consider Mayor Kevin Faulconer's plan to finance a San Diego Convention Center expansion through hotel tax increases and whether that plan should be placed on this November's ballot.
“Ballast” is a story about two couples each with a transgender partner who is transitioning. The play runs through June 4.
While San Diego biotech jobs grew 19.6 percent between 2011 and 2016, California's biotech trade group expects that to increase only another 2.7 percent by 2021.
"It's Just Anxiety" is a documentary that details the struggles of about a dozen people with anxiety disorders or mental health conditions that include anxiety symptoms.
San Diego is filled with institutions that exist in large part because rich people decided to donate to them. Think Copley Symphony Hall, the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego or the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute at Scripps Health.
Capt. Michael Marquez has been named the new police chief of San Diego Unified's Police Department. The 27-year police force veteran previously served as interim chief at the district.
Ken Burns started his documentary journey through American wars with his award-winning examination of the Civil War. Now, Burns is ending his film trilogy with one that many living Americans can remember well.
The film, "Beyond Standing Rock," focuses on three conflicts: the Dakota Access oil pipeline, oil and gas development on the Southern UTE reservation in Colorado and the designation of the Bear’s Ears National Monument. The film airs Tuesday at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV.
Here's a look at some mom-friendly weekend ideas.
President Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, stating that his ouster was required to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI.
A report by UC Berkeley School of Law Policy Advocacy Clinic shows San Diego County charges families $30 for every day a juvenile is locked up in juvenile detention. And the average stay can cost families almost $1,000.
Henrietta Swan Leavitt is hardly a household name. But it was her work on measuring stellar distances that helped famed astronomer Edwin Hubble determine that certain clouds of gas and dust were actually galaxies far beyond the Milky Way.
Stacie Spector, San Diego’s senior advisor on housing solutions, is out after serving seven months in the position.
Despite reports that there may only be 2 or 3 vaquitas left in the northern Gulf of California, a $4 million effort to capture and save the critically endangered porpoise is moving forward.
De-escalation training is designed to teach police officers techniques to reduce fatal use of force. Officers are trained in how to slow down and verbally engage with the people they encounter.