Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
This weekend "Matilda" makes its San Diego debut, plus experience the inaugural AMT Festival.
President Trump's unsupported claim of widespread voter fraud in California and other states is "a lie," California Secretary of State Alex Padilla told CNN last week. Padilla will be in San Diego on Thursday to give a lecture to a UC San Diego political science class studying the Voting Rights Act.
After President Trump's advisor Kellyanne Conway used the term "alternate facts" to describe a falsehood about the inauguration turnout, demand for George Orwell's literary masterpiece "1984" quickly spiked. A new collection of short stories considers what happens when privacy vanishes and our neighbors, not government, are the ones watching.
The festival, which shines a light on abuses happening around the world through film, returns for the seventh year to Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. It runs Friday-Sunday.
President Donald Trump's political transition team will review all scientific data on the Environmental Protection Agency's website, including climate change data. The American Association for the Advancement of Science says the level of anxiety in the scientific community has never been higher.
Despite plans by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, enrollment in health insurance under the act hasn't slowed down.
Johnny Walker served alongside U.S. Navy SEALs during the Iraq war. In 2009, he was granted a U.S. visa under a special program for Iraqi interpreters and now calls San Diego home.
La Jolla Playhouse's Christopher Ashley reflects back on his 10 years as artistic director and looks forward to an exciting year of productions.
When we get sick, oftentimes we don't feel like taking a shower, we might just sleep all day long and we aren't even hungry -- a newly published study by a team of researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies looks at how that loss of appetite may affect our ability to get well.
Amid President Trump’s executive action on so-called sanctuary cities, a new analysis by UC San Diego political science professor Tom Wong examines the effects of sanctuary policies on crime and the economy.
This weekend brings an epic journey and a peek at San Diego's next generation of artists.
The reproduction rituals of underwater creatures can be a bit bizarre. Author Marah Hardt researched those practices as a way to spread awareness about ocean sustainability.
A new seminar series on the impact of global conflict and violence on the San Diego-Tijuana region gets underway Friday at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies.
I Love A Clean San Diego is holding a workshop on zero waste in the home on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Ocean Knoll Farm, 701 Bonita Drive, in Encinitas.
Ayelet Waldman decided to try microdosing to combat her depression when her medication stopped working. Microdosing involves taking a small amount of LSD, in her case 10 micrograms, every three to four days.
The State Water Resources Control Board is meeting on Feb. 7 to decide whether or not to end these rules.
The machines, which were first made around the turn of the 20th century, are a technological marvel since the Chinese language has more than 70,000 characters and no alphabet.
Lori Ajax is the chief of California's Bureau of Marijuana Control. The agency is charged with licensing cannabis farmers, product manufacturers, testing labs, distributors and retailers. Those regulations need to be in place by Jan. 1, 2018.
This Sunday, Jan. 22, Film Geeks San Diego launches its second year-long film series. Big Trouble in Little Cinema: The Films of John Carpenter kicks off at Digital Gym Cinema with the director's theatrically released student film, "Dark Star."
Everyone knows that simple Slinkys are rather remarkable toys, but why and how do they seem to walk? The Fleet Science Center is putting on an exhibit Saturday on the physics behind common toys.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Dumanis, who's been in office since 2003, has not decided whether she'll serve out her current term or step down before it ends.
"Breaking Point" is a documentary about the shrinking Salton Sea and what could happen if the problem isn't addressed. It's produced and directed by Bill Wisneski, a producer for Palomar College Television.
From an 81-year-old competitive runner to a 71-year-old who uses public transportation for volunteering all over San Diego, KPBS television's new 6-part documentary series, "Re'flect, Successful Aging Defined," tells their stories.
From an undeveloped site occupied by protestors in the 1970s to a National Historic Landmark, Chicano Park has had an extraordinary history. Chicano Park advocates are hoping for one more prize for the park: a museum.
Four high-profile comedians will be in San Diego on the same day. Which one will you pick?
The city of San Diego and the county have opened their emergency shelter programs due to the coming rain and low temperatures. Despite this, many of the county's homeless won't be in shelters during the bad weather.
This Friday, Jan. 13, Film Geeks San Diego kick off a year-long program of Famous Firsts at the Museum of Photographic Arts with Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless."
In his new book, “The Mind-Gut Connection”, Dr. Emeran Mayer explains how the brain and the gut communicate, and physical and mental health issues can crop up if that communication is disrupted.
Starting in 2018, California police officers will be required to collect and report traffic stop data. Civil rights advocates hope the data will help shed light on the prevalence of racial profiling.
In the 1990s, the government gathered architects, artists and futurists to imagine ways the underground waste could be discovered.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer may run for governor in 2018 and has started reaching out to possible supporters, despite promising not to launch a statewide bid if he won reelection as mayor, according to POLITICO.
A story in the Wall Street Journal may sabotage one of your New Year's resolutions. In some magically, bizarre way - it might make you hungry for a Jack In The Box taco.
theNAT is partnering with Digital Gym Cinema for a month-long series called Reel Science: Cult Sci-Fi Films Meet Real Science.
"Qudeen the Magnificent," a book of short stories, describes the struggle New Americans face in assimilating to mainstream culture.
The California's Department of Housing and Community Development report also found that the state has more than its share of the country's homeless population.
As the park is phasing out the orca shows it is also introducing three new attractions this year and a roller coaster the next year.
For the second year in a row, choreographer Michael Mizerany will present the "In The Va Va Voom Room" burlesque show.
An event Wednesday will help artist Mark Reigelman learn about the neighborhood so he can create a site-specific piece.
Atkins' first term in the Senate is expected to be a busy one as California legislators grapple with homegrown problems like affordable housing and infrastructure repair, along with national issues like health care and immigration.
We're ringing in 2017 on Midday Edition with a special episode filled with the stories of San Diegans as part of our First Person series.
After all the New Year's toasts are over, there are a bevy of new laws that go into effect in California.
If you're planning a movie marathon or TV binge on New Year's Eve, we have some ideas about what to watch.
Roxana Kennedy will be sworn in as the police chief for the Chula Vista Police Department Friday.
Whether it's celebrating at a New Year's Eve party or ringing in the New Year in front of the fireplace, many people return each year to cherished traditions. We spoke with several people around San Diego who shared their New Year's traditions. Here's what they said.
The fact-checking website Snopes is one of five organizations that will be working with Facebook to help curb the spread of fake news on the social media site.
The major dismantling of the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant may begin in 2018.
Sycuan Cultural Resource Center and Museum in El Cajon features hundreds of Kumeyaay artifacts, an archive collection of oral histories and educational materials.
The City of San Diego and several of its police officers are defending themselves against a federal civil lawsuit claiming police discriminated against a gay man at the 2011 San Diego Pride Festival.
The online business review site Yelp recently declared San Diego as the best city in the country for finding gifts from local-independent retailers, but it's findings were far from scientific.
Researchers are expanding their understanding of the natural world all the time. But do those breakthroughs filter down to the policies that dictate how we handle our natural resources?