Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
The Imperial Irrigation District is demanding that the state have a 10-year plan for the management of the Salton Sea by the end of the year or it will not agree to a proposed Colorado River drought deal.
Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director and Bertha Pendleton, the first woman and first African American San Diego school superintendent, are among the 28 women whose stories are told.
Emerald was elected to the council in 2008. The beginning of her time in office coincided with the Great Recession. She also changed districts and dealt with the resignation of former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
“Pearl Harbor And The Day of Infamy” is a 24-page comic book by historian Jay Wertz being released Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
So Say We All, a literary and arts nonprofit in San Diego, releases the latest edition in its collection of literary horror and dark fiction.
The sales tax increase is intended to pay for infrastructure needs in the city, including upgrades to police and fire facilities, equipment and repairing streets and sidewalks.
"Struggling to Survive, Striving to Succeed: Food and Housing Insecurities in the Community College" found that about a third of community college students face homelessness or housing insecurity, while 12 percent don't know where their next meal will come from.
Most academics think it's a settled question, but there are still skeptics who don't believe William Shakespeare wrote "Hamlet," "Romeo and Juliet" and the dozens of other plays commonly attributed to the man from Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Mexican Consul General in San Diego discusses the new "We Are With You Campaign." It includes 11 initiatives to educate immigrants about their rights and answer immigration questions.
California voters overwhelmingly supported Proposition 58 on the November ballot, which ended the 18-year mandate of English-only instruction in public schools.
Ecologists at the San Diego Zoo say the biggest threat to polar bears in the wild is climate change, but it can be difficult to observe the bears in their natural habitat. A collaboration between the zoo and aerospace giant Northrop Grumman hopes to develop unmanned drones to more easily study polar bears in the Arctic.
His two terms on the Council have coincided with some of the most tumultuous times in city history.
The exhibit "Cannibals: Myth & Reality" at the San Diego Museum of Man will give visitors an inside look at the history and taboos associated with cannibalism.
Chef Bernard Guillas, executive chef at the Marine Room restaurant in La Jolla, will answer questions about how to plan a Thanksgiving Day dinner with all the fixings.
San Diego County may get more rain Saturday night or Sunday, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.
Families across the country may already be bowing out of Thanksgiving visits or canceling dinner all together, afraid of arguments with family members who have wildly divergent political stances. Others are gearing up for a few tense days.
The goal of COP22, the United Nations climate change conference earlier this month, was to build on the Paris Agreement on global action to limit climate change.
What started out as an event to keep out-of-school kids occupied before the Thanksgiving holiday has transformed into a turkey tradition at UC San Diego's Geisel Library.
Surfers spend a lot of their time in the ocean and a UC San Diego student is on a nine-month trek to find out how much of the ocean winds up in surfers.
The new biography "Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away" looks into the story of the couple and their legacy.
The San Diego City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee has voted to forward a proposal to put a 45-day moratorium on personal outdoor recreational marijuana cultivation and recreational marijuana-related businesses.
Law enforcement will meet with the local Somali community to discuss "recent crimes in the community including hate crimes, and a fear of post election uncertainties."
A recent report by the San Diego Hunger Coalition identifies how health care providers can screen patients for food insecurity and refer them to resources during a routine visit.
A new historical novel focuses on Wonderland Park, a large amusement park in Ocean Beach that had to compete with the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.
The city’s annual pension payment is expected to increase by $37 million to $228 million in the fiscal year beginning July 1, according to a financial outlook report from San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office.
Dr. Reiner Stach has written five books about literary figure Franz Kafka. He will give two presentations Tuesday at San Diego State University.
County voters last week rejected a half-cent sales tax increase that would have paid for transportation, infrastructure and open-space projects.
The film, produced by National Geographic, opens at the Fleet Science Center on Friday.
In 1942, a professor asked his students who fought in World War II to write him from their military posts around the world. It eventually yielded more than 4,500 letters over five years, which he published in monthly newsletters.
The 2016 election is over. The nation has a new president, California gets a new senator and recreational marijuana is legal. KPBS Midday Edition breaks down how the results could affect San Diegans.
Fans of the Emmy-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” can experience the improv show live at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday.
Tech executives say they are increasingly looking to recruit special operations forces veterans who typically move on to work in law enforcement or private security.
At age 29, Brittany Maynard moved from California to Oregon so she could use that state's aid-in-dying law to end her life. Maynard's mother, Deborah Ziegler, discusses her daughter's legacy Tuesday on Midday Edition.
In a message to local parishes, the head of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said the Church should not get involved in partisan politics.
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Shakespeare's political play is re-imagined just in time for the 2016 presidential election.
Measure S is asking voters if they want to change from at-large elections, where everyone votes on every council seat in the city, to district elections, where voters in a region of the city would vote on a council member to represent them.
Smaller breweries are opening at a rapid clip: 20 opened in the past year with another 25 on track to open next year.
More than 140 films from 15 countries will be shown during the festival at six different theaters throughout San Diego.
In his new book, “The Neighborhood Has Its Own Rules” sociology professor Cid Martinez reveals the ways in which urban institutions — churches, local government and street gangs — manage conflict.
For the last eight years, Barbara McNally has been sponsoring an event for the wives of wounded warriors. She's turned the stories she has encountered at these events into a book, "Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife."
The San Diego and Baja chapters of the Surfrider Foundation are hosting the first binational surf contest this Sunday.
The biennial event started in 2010 in part to project a more positive image of the city. This year, it will showcase creative arts — from fashion to video games.
Doing your homework for next week’s election doesn’t have to be boring. There are haikus and catchy songs to help you remember the 17 statewide propositions on the ballot.
The changes are part of the Southern California Metroplex project. The Federal Aviation Administration held a meeting Thursday night to inform residents about the changes. Another meeting will be held Tuesday in Spring Valley.
Iraqi soldiers are currently advancing on the city of Mosul, attempting to liberate the city after two years in the hands of ISIS militants. Mosul is adjacent to the Nineveh Plains, the historic home of Iraq's Christian population.
Former Councilman Steve Padilla faces city staffer Jason Paguio on Nov. 8, to represent the southeast region of Chula Vista.
San Diego’s Measure G would reform the city’s police oversight board, but even without formal opposition some supporters are saying it doesn’t do enough to increase the board’s power.
The San Diego-based nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy, which focuses on renewable energy solutions, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this Thursday.
The New York Times called it, "one of the most anticipated new musicals of the season to not have its premiere in New York."