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A performance piece at San Diego Lyceum Theatre explores how we talk with friends and family about cancer. "The Cancer Play" is based on real conversations among a family navigating a devastating diagnosis.
Local activist are holding rallies, marches and a hunger strike to push for comprehensive immigration reform.
The Fair Housing Act was passed 45 years ago. But many San Diegans aren't aware of how the law works to protect them against discrimination when it comes to renting, buying a home or obtaining a mortgage.
The San Diego Padres home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park begins at 3:40 this afternoon. In the Wireless Age, we can watch baseball in high-definition on Smart Phones and computer tablets, not to mention large, flat-screen TV's. Yet many fans still listen to the games -- even prefer to listen -- on radio, as they have for more than 80 years.
SeaWorld says the park took in another half-dozen malnourished sea lions over the weekend.
Don't have tickets to Coachella? Don't fret. Some Coachella-bound bands are making pit stops in San Diego.
It's been 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was signed into legislation but in 2013, it's estimated women make just 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 9. It marks the day a woman must work into 2013 to equal the amount a man made in 2012.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner talks about his upcoming budget and his ongoing battles. The city council is expected to approve the mayor's revised tourism marketing deal — but there's no reason to think the fireworks are over at City Hall.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is this weekend and the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in San Diego will observe the day with its event, "Remember, Honor, and Teach: Children of the Holocaust."
Does a shift in language reveal a shift in attitudes? You won't be hearing the term illegal immigrant from most news organizations. The Associated Press has joined many news outlets in dropping the term 'illegal immigrant' - in favor of more specific descriptions in news stories.
A new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man presents the various ways that 'Rites of Passage' are celebrated, with an emphasis on the different customs and ceremonies observed by cultural communities living in Southeast San Diego.
In a new book, oceanographer John Englander calls sea level rise “the ultimate slow emergency.” “High Tide on Main Street” describes how rising seas will affect coastal communities around the globe. Some of his predictions were eerily realized when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.
Elected officials come together to give North County a new identity.
Gang violence is an ongoing problem in the North County with nearly two dozen gangs claiming turf along the Highway 78 corridor.
The weekend ahead offers plenty of things to do, whether you'd like to enjoy a little fine dining, catch some live music or include the kiddos.
Broadway star Ben Vereen is back on stage and he's performing his one-man show in San Diego this weekend.
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" is musical-comedy about deadly intentions and unfortunate relatives.
A survey of California's LGBT students reveals many feel unsafe due to high levels of harassment and anti-gay slurs from students and staff. Do San Diego county schools make the grade when it comes to implementing programs and resources for its LGBT students?
One in 12 women will be stalked in their lifetime. San Diego County's District Attorney has released an online podcast featuring information on how to avoid being a victim.
San Diego City Officials will proclaim Tuesday March 26th "Inocente Day", after the 19-year old homeless undocumented teen and artist who was the subject of an Oscar winning documentary.
Craft beer, street food, a controversial new play and a performance by a folk legend are what's on this weekend's agenda.
Voters will go to the polls a week from today and cast ballots for one of nine people running to fill San Diego's 4th City Council seat.
During Women's History Month, a new report focuses on how women in California have been affected by the Great Recession.
Springtime is traditionally when the real estate market begins to blossom in San Diego and there are lots of good signs for the market this year.
He was a rebel in the tradition of James Dean who changed the way Hollywood films are made. A new book traces the tumultuous life of actor Dennis Hopper.
In her new book, "American Umpire," San Diego State University Professor Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman explains how America became the world's umpire. She says with sequestration, we have the opportunity to re-think our expensive and open-ended commitment to maintain military bases around around the world.
From brain-power food to dance lessons for people with Parkinson's Disease and information on new therapies, there's a lot to get your neurons firing this weekend at the Brain Health Fair.
Nearly 4,000 volumes of white supremacist propaganda has been transformed into art. The exhibit 'Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate', debuts in San Diego today sponsored by the local Anti-Defamation League as it marks its 100 year anniversary.
As Congress and the White House continue to work on a comprehensive immigration-reform package, a coalition of San Diego leaders today are launching a joint local campaign.
The last U.S. troops left Iraq in December 2011. Much of the American public was relieved to see American forces pulled out. But since then we have heard remarkably little about what is going on in the country we invaded back in 2003. As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the U.S. war in Iraq, experts begin to examine the consequences.
Sleep researcher Sara Mednick talks about how losing just one hour at Daylight Saving Time can have a big impact and her discovery on how sleep aids affect memory.
Voters in San Diego County's South Bay and Imperial County will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new state senator to replace now-Congressman Juan Vargas.
For Padres fans, the long wait is over. The new season is just weeks away. The team has new ownership and a re-vamped ball park. But a major portion of the county won't be able to watch.
The San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off its 20th season with more than 100 films from around the globe.
Listeners were shocked to hear a 911 call in which a caregiver refuse to administer CPR to a dying women. We'll discuss the policies of senior care facilities.
The Center For Ethics 2013 'Silent Spring' series focuses on global warming and its connection to infectious diseases.
Chefs are taking advantage of unused real estate and popping up all over town in unlikely places. It's a phenomenon called "pop-up" restaurants. When an eatery is closed either during the week or at night, a second business emerges in its place.
Celebrated health writer Anne Fletcher takes readers inside rehab centers. She examines what works and what doesn't when it comes to addiction treatment in a new book.
San Diego County will become one of the first in the nation to expand the grading of food service to cover the growing food-truck industry. Today Supervisor Ron Roberts issues the first food-truck grade.
When we think of the U.S Military we usually picture soldiers on the battlefield. But since 9/11 diplomats are in the line of fire too.
What are the issues in your community that you want the mayor to address? Mayor Bob Filner answered calls on KPBS Midday Edition Monday.
Surgical errors, like operating on the wrong body part, or leaving sponges in patients, should never happen...but they do.
Author David Helvarg explores the unique, symbiotic relationship between the Golden State and the ocean that shapes its existence.
Journalist, author and blogger Cathleen Falsani has written a book about pop star Justin Bieber and his faith in God.
TheNAT's new bug exhibit serves up an old-fashioned circus sideshow called Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders where fun and education are served up in equal parts.
The debate over how to fix supply and environmental problems of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta has been going on for decades. The delta provides up to a third of Southern California's water supply. How important is it to get something done now?
To celebrate Black History Month, Cygnet Theater brings in some of the cast from August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” to share a scene.
Schools across the nation are searching for ways to spot troubled students before they act out violently.
Sequestration: It's not just about possible military cuts that could affect the San Diego region. San Diego is a hub for health science research, including cancer research. Spending cuts could affect grants used in this work and slow it down if the funds aren't available.
Two friends (and modern architecture fans) spent years traversing the West Coast, seeking out some of the most prolific modern homes. The resulting documentary, "Coast Modern," tells the stories behind the creation of these homes and their lasting legacies.