The book "Freedom Flight: A True Account of the Cold War's Greatest Escape" describes how San Diego author Frank Iszak escaped from the Iron Curtain with his wife and five co-conspirators by completing the first documented commercial airplane hijacking in 1956.
Known as Ped West, the crossing was to open in June but has been delayed until August. That's one of the announcements made after a delegation of San Diego business and government leaders visited Mexico City this week.
A bill that's advancing through the California Legislature would create a legal pathway to erase any non-violent arrest or conviction put on a person's record while he or she was a victim of human trafficking.
From "Lyin' Ted" to "short fingers," the 2016 presidential race has seen no shortage of name-calling and insults. A conference kicking off next Monday at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice aims to address over-the-top political rhetoric.
A report published this week by a consortium of California civil rights groups documents racial disparities in the number of Californians whose drivers licenses were suspended because of unpaid tickets.
Now a resident of quiet Fallbrook, Rita Coolidge's memoir of her days as a folk/rock singer includes tales of her Tennessee upbringing, marriage to Kris Kristofferson and her many friendships with rock icons of the '70s and '80s.
Award-winning video game creator Asi Burak from Israel developed Peacemaker, a game won by peacefully resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He's giving a lecture at the University of San Diego's Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on Tuesday.
A majority of San Diego County residents surveyed last year about housing discrimination said they don't consider it a problem in their neighborhood. For those who have experienced discrimination, 33 percent said it was because of their race.
Whatever unique adventure Jorge Meraz discovers in Baja California, it's a safe bet he will tackle it with gusto. Of course, he'll follow it up with regional food and drink — consumed with even more gusto.
Julian Leyzaola has lived through multiple assassination attempts as the ex-police chief of Tijuana. A new documentary about him will be screened at UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center on April 10.
San Diego County's unemployment rate has held steady this year at about 4.7 percent. But for people released from jail or prison who are trying to re-enter the workforce, the estimated unemployment rate is 40 percent to 50 percent.
The Syrian refugee crisis has entered its fifth year this month, and San Diego has welcomed fewer refugees than expected since President Obama announced a national increase in the number of approved asylum seekers last year.
A San Diego City Council committee this week will hear a proposal to increase the power of the San Diego Citizens Police Review Board. The proposal includes giving the board subpoena power and the ability to work with independent investigators and independent counsel.