Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
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.
Baja California's governor is expected to declare a state of emergency in response to last month's massive sewage spill in the Tijuana River.
The impact of addiction is the subject of two plays that will be performed by San Diego State University theater students Thursday through Sunday. One of the plays was written by inmates at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.
When did you finally feel all grown up? Was it when you got your first apartment? When you got married? Or had a baby? The New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg explores the topic in a new novel.
They're collecting signatures and some even plan to show up at the San Diego City Council meeting on Tuesday to ask for a change to the city code.
The Old West lawman Wyatt Earp's had his story told in at least a half-dozen movies, but the stories of Earp that have survived in pop culture are often more legend than historical fact.
The bill introduced by House Republicans on Monday to replace the Affordable Care Act would defund Planned Parenthood by not allowing Medicaid to reimburse services that the organization provides.
With just 30 vaquitas left, Barbara Taylor, a marine mammal expert, discusses the latest effort to keep the world’s smallest porpoise from going extinct.
Women have been cooking and preparing meals for millennia, but female chefs are still a significant minority in U.S. restaurants.
The exhibit “Living with Animals” explores the relationship between humans and animals over time and across cultures. It opens March 11 at the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park.
"Sexting, texting and social media — the new world of teen communications" — that's the title of one of the talks taking place at the Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference on Saturday in San Diego.
You don't have to have a management title to be one of the leaders in your workplace. That's the message of the new book "SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success."
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged 55 people in a series of drug cases they claimed were some of the most significant yet to deal with San Diego County's rising heroin and methamphetamine use.
This weekend brings a high-flying ballet, stilt-walkers and discount theater tickets.
San Diego public libraries are aiming to make science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts more accessible and engaging by focusing on something that gets the attention of most kids — bugs.
Everything that's alive on this planet eventually dies, but it's the special lot of human beings to be the only species with an awareness of our own mortality.
Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Alfredo Aguirre, San Diego County’s Behavioral Health Director, to the “No Place Like Home” advisory committee.
San Diego’s Balboa Park and Hotel Del Coronado made travel writer Patricia Schultz’s list of, "1,000 Places To See, In The U.S. And Canada, Before You Die.”
Republicans make up just 26 percent of registered voters in California. And with a supermajority of Democrats in both houses in Sacramento, the GOP has its work cut out for it.
The answer is no, but what does the abundance of rain mean for the health of plant life? How can gardeners make the most of the wet weather?
While Fifth Avenue Books in Hillcrest is closing its doors at the end of the month, other bookstores in San Diego are doing OK and surviving in what was thought to be a dying industry.
President Donald Trump has called NATO "obsolete" and questioned whether America would defend its European allies if they don't spend more on their own military.
Farms across the country, including those in San Diego County, rely on laborers who are in the country illegally. How will increased immigration enforcement affect San Diego County's farming workforce?
The Southern Poverty Law Center says the number of hate groups nationwide rose for a second year in a row. It documented 79 hate groups in California in 2016.
The 89th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday and politics of one sort or another are likely to be on display as are the most diverse group of acting nominees.
State Sen. Toni Atkins has co-sponsored a bill to explore a single-payer health care system in California. She joined us on Wednesday's Midday Edition to talk about the proposal. Here is what she said.
A man described as "the master of the non-fiction narrative" is one of the featured speakers at this year's annual Writer’s Symposium By the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Members of the grassroots movement Indivisible have been calling on the members of Congress to host town hall-style meetings in order to hear constituents' concerns about the policies of the Trump administration.
Sara Yarjani, a U.S. student-visa holder who is an Iranian national, was detained and deported from the U.S. last month, after President Trump’s travel ban went into effect.
A lecture in San Diego Tuesday explores the history of the Japanese internment order and its parallels with Trump's travel ban.
Kuumba Fest, a three-day festival of African-American culture, celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Pinsky and members of the Point Loma Nazarene University Jazz Combo preview their performance Tuesday on Midday Edition.
For some insight into how human beings coped with changes in the earth's climate in the past, we have to switch from the climate scientists to the archeologists.
The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties filed a lawsuit this week over a San Diego Police Department policy that allows officers to collect DNA samples from juveniles, without a warrant or parental consent.
From The Dakota Access Pipeline To The Border Wall, Series Explores Disputes Over Sacred Indian Lands
KJZZ Fronteras News Desk reporter Laurel Morales discusses how producing the "Earth + Bone" series changed the way she looks at what is sacred.
Motion is the subject of a new exhibit at the Fleet Science Center, a combination of art that either moves or is about movement with educational stations explaining concepts like waves or gravity.
Seventeen of California's 1,585 dams are listed as being in poor condition, according to the National Inventory of Dams.
The exhibit, “For the Freedom and the Right” was organized by the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. It will be on display at Camp Pendleton through mid-March.
The San Diego Blood Bank is more than a blood donation center. Amid a drop in demand for transfusions, the blood bank is expanding its services and customizing blood products for the local scientific research community.
The word telomeres is probably not part of your everyday vocabulary, but new research suggests these regions at the end of chromosomes play a vital role in our cells' aging processes.
The founder of a San Diego date-idea web site recommends getting out of your routine to enjoy Valentine's Day this year.
Remember secretary pools and rotary phones? Travel back to those days, or even further, with these top weekend events.
The Centers for Research on Creativity at UCLA have been studying the impact of a program that helps San Diego County teachers incorporate the arts into core academic subjects.
Asian Americans and Latinos in California are less likely to sign petitions or contact public officials than white Californians, according to a new report showing significant racial disparities in political participation.
The online news organization Voice of San Diego has obtained emails shedding more light on SANDAG's revenue forecasting.
The 11th annual Border Film Week returns Tuesday with four days of film screenings and panel discussions in San Diego and Tijuana.
President Trump has labeled the press as an “opposition party,” repeated multiple falsehoods about election fraud and on Monday tweeted that any coverage of unfavorable poll results is “fake news.” Newsrooms across the country are deciding how to cover an administration that’s hostile to the press and imprecise with the truth.