Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
The arts community faces a lot of uncertainty as President Trump and Mayor Kevin Faulconer propose reductions in arts funding. Anne Bown-Crawford, the new director of the California Arts Council will be in San Diego Thursday to mee with the arts and culture organizations.
This weekend is all about the classics: a beloved ballet, a timeless band and a long-held Japanese tradition.
A new book, “Eat Less Water,” describes how water is used in the production of what we eat and gives guidelines on how to choose lower water-use foods.
The San Diego City Council is preparing again to take on the issue of short-term vacation rentals.
More than 1 million San Diegans can’t afford to live in the county. But what does it mean to not make enough money to live in San Diego, since these San Diegans clearly do?
“The fastest growing population is statistically the least prepared for high-skilled, high-wage jobs,” the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation wrote.
A debate at the University of San Diego this week asks the question: Is free speech under threat on America's college campuses?
When you think about battery research, ethical issues may not be the first to come to mind. But scientists who work with batteries know better.
Small business is the engine that fuels the San Diego economy. But the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation recently pointed to the large number of small businesses in the region as one of three areas of concern that could lead to even greater income inequality.
By most measures, San Diego’s economy is strong. But the innovation economy is widening San Diego’s economic inequalities and could stymie future growth, according to the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.
It’s not often that the worst thing to happen to you actually changes your life for the better. But that’s what happened to Laguna Beach singer-songwriter Matt Costa.
The Halicioğlu Data Science Institute will officially be launched Friday and is funded by a $75 million gift from computer science alumnus Taner Halicioğlu who was one of Facebook's first software engineers.
“The California Field Atlas” author and illustrator, Obi Kaufmann, will be at a series of events on Saturday to raise funds for the Anza-Borrego Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
The Glenner Town Square adult day-care center uses reminiscence therapy to help those struggling with Alzheimer's and dementia. The center is considered the first of its kind in the nation.
The San Diego chapters of the Brady Campaign and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Sandy Hook Promise and Survivors Empowered are banding together to advocate for stricter gun control.
The series helped Tom DiCioccio reconnect with a high school friend after decades apart.
Whooping cough infections tend to be cyclical, peaking about every three to five years. The last big epidemic in San Diego County was in 2014. Based on historical patterns, health officials believe the region could experience another one this year or next.
The contributions of the black women of NASA's space program were hidden no more after the movie "Hidden Figures," documenting the lives of three of the women, came out last year. But there were more than three black women who worked on the math which helped get astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
More than a year after San Diego County voters overwhelmingly rejected the Lilac Hills Ranch housing development near Valley Center, a new development team is back with an updated proposal.
This weekend brings celebrations of black history and Mexican art, plus a former San Diego musician returns.
The exhibit is based on the TV show "Mythbusters," which has for years been the place to go to learn the answers to crucial questions like, does quicksand really pull you under? And, how does Mentos candy make Diet Coke explode?
Amos' new album is inspired by the freedom songs of the civil rights movement. He will perform Saturday at Prohibition Lounge in downtown San Diego.
A recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows Chiang trailing in third place behind Democratic competitors Antonio Villaraigosa and Gavin Newsom.
“Safa’s Story” confronts race-based bullying and ethnic prejudice. The production runs Friday through Sunday at Onstage Playhouse in Chula Vista with an encore performance March 3 at the Old Globe.
McEvers wants students to think about why they want to risk their lives. "Do it for the right reasons," she said.
The Wisdom study, which is currently looking for 100,000 women across California to volunteer, will examine whether annual mammograms are the best way to screen for breast cancer or whether a more personalized approach could deliver better outcomes.
After Francisco Cantú studied immigration in college, he found himself still obsessed with the border, even dreaming about it. He felt the only way to answer the questions he still had was to steep himself in the desert.
Primatologist and author Frans de Waal, Ph.D., says several species of mammals exhibit cooperative, even empathetic behavior, which is one of the hallmarks of morality. De Waal is speaking at SDSU Tuesday.
Alice Waters describes how a young girl from New Jersey became an icon of the European-style slow-food movement on the West Coast in her new memoir "Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook.”
Abdul-Jabbar is one of the featured speakers at this year’s Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, which runs Feb. 19-23, at Point Loma Nazarene University. His latest book is “Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off The Court."
Despite the large number of children impacted by autism, San Diego County resident Sally Pla said there is not enough children's literature that features kids whose brains operate a bit differently. She has made it her mission to change that.
Executives from rival chipmakers Qualcomm and Broadcom will have their first face-to-face meeting Wednesday to discuss Broadcom's $121 billion takeover bid, just days after Qualcomm rejected the offer.
Adama Iwu, co-founder of the "We Said Enough" movement will be speaking Tuesday at a forum on sexual harassment at the University of San Diego.
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography expect the sun to emit less radiation sometime in the middle of this century, which could cause global temperatures to cool slightly.
Carver is in San Diego Monday to discuss her new book, "Soulful Simplicity: How living with less can lead to so much more."
Since January, there have been nine pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the city of San Diego. That number puts the city on pace for what may be a record year for pedestrian traffic deaths.
Atkins will make California history next month when she becomes the first woman to lead the state Senate and the first person in modern state history to have led both houses of the legislature.
San Diego's Public Utilities Department says one employee is to blame for overcharging more than 340 customers in Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Valley, Rancho Penasquitos, and Mira Mesa on their water bills. Those customers will be getting refunds or credits for the overpayment.
This weekend brings a YouTube sensation, Greek heroines and a presentation of "Bold" dances.
A play running at the La Jolla Playhouse was inspired by a case that is now being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. "The Cake" is about the controversy surrounding a baker’s refusal to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
A new profile of Stewart Resnick in California Sunday Magazine shows he kept his Kern County empire wet in part with an “off-the-books” pipeline.
It’s Super Bowl weekend, but what if you're not watching the game? Here are some options for other activities happening Sunday.
A Rancho Bernardo woman, who blames football for the death of her son, is part of a lawsuit demanding that Pop Warner football change its rules to protect kids from head injury.
As Black History month begins, an event in San Diego will highlight the emerging political power of women of color and celebrate African-American female political pioneers.
The 8th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park. It features "The Blood is at the Doorstep,” a documentary by a San Diego State graduate about police violence and activism.
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Trump will discuss the new tax cuts during an Oval Office meeting on Wednesday afternoon with workers at companies such as Jergens and Aflac. The companies are in Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio.
The public can learn ways to determine whether what is in their news feed comes from a reliable source during a series of workshops beginning this week at the San Diego Public Library.
Diane Mandle of Encinitas is an internationally known Tibetan bowl practitioner and sound healer who gives regular concerts and presentations. And she's soon to debut her personal story in a one-woman show.
Ken Kramer is back on KPBS-TV Thursday to begin a series of new and updated "About San Diego" episodes.
Last year was one of the most destructive years for natural disasters in the U.S. In response to devastating wildfires and mudslides, California lawmakers proposed a number of bills aimed at helping residents escape in time and recover afterward.