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The Boy Scouts of America's national council meets in Texas next week to consider lifting the ban on gay scouts.
Bestselling author Anchee Min's second memoir "The Cooked Seed," tells the story of Min's life as an American immigrant.
Governor Jerry Brown is warning Californians that climate change will make wildfires more frequent and dangerous. We'll assess what the governor means about adapting to this new reality.
Southern California Edison says if nuclear regulators turn down its request to restart one reactor, Edison may decide to shut the plant permanently. But that's just one of the issues surrounding San Onofre, as we head into another summer without power from the plant.
Dire predictions are being made by state officials about this year's fire season. Cal Fire in San Diego went to peak staffing this week, a month ahead of schedule, to prepare for a dangerous fire season.
The California Supreme Court says cities can ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The ruling comes while San Diego leaders consider medical marijuana shop regulations.
This first biography of California's governor in more than 30 years examines Jerry Brown's personal history and his unusual political career.
"Leading San Diego: Former Mayors Reflect" brought three former mayors together to look back at their time in office, share their successes, their regrets and their answers to questions from San Diegans.
The 4th Annual Ramona Bluegrass and Old West Fest features 16 bands, 19 hours of music over 2 days.
KPBS Television is helping audiences explore San Diego with two new shows hosted by two longtime KPBS favorites. Garden designer, author and botanist, Nan Sterman, is the host of the new KPBS series, "A Growing Passion." Cook, author and restaurant owner, Su-Mei Yu hosts "Savor San Diego." Both shows premiere this Thursday.
At San Diego State University, a literary journal called Poetry International works to broaden the boundaries of poetry through careful translation.
Kennedy's 1963 visit was more than pomp and circumstance -- it helped shaped the SDSU of today.
The City Council is scheduled today to discuss the components of a draft law that would make medical marijuana dispensaries legal in San Diego again.
The SPRINTER light rail line is undergoing repairs, and KPBS/inewsource looked into the maintenance budget for North County Transit District. That public agency is now refuting some of the findings in our investigation.
What should Downtown San Diego look like in 40 years? The Downtown San Diego Partnership wants input from 5,000 people living throughout the city to devise a long-term vision for the urban core.
Mayor Filner's 2014 budget includes funds to increase the San Diego Police Department by 136 new officers this year. But the San Diego Police Officer Association says the department is already short by 100 officers and more than half of the department will be eligible for retirement in the next four years. Add to that 30 percent of officers hired since 2005 have left the department, some to work for other local agencies that pay more.
Still haven't filed your 2012 income tax returns? Are you confused about a particular element of your federal tax return? What are some of the new tax laws that you should be aware of? IRS Spokesman Raphael Tulino answers your questions about what you should know before filing your tax returns.
A performance piece at San Diego Lyceum Theatre explores how we talk with friends and family about cancer. "The Cancer Play" is based on real conversations among a family navigating a devastating diagnosis.
The San Diego Padres home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park begins at 3:40 this afternoon. In the Wireless Age, we can watch baseball in high-definition on Smart Phones and computer tablets, not to mention large, flat-screen TV's. Yet many fans still listen to the games -- even prefer to listen -- on radio, as they have for more than 80 years.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner talks about his upcoming budget and his ongoing battles. The city council is expected to approve the mayor's revised tourism marketing deal — but there's no reason to think the fireworks are over at City Hall.
Does a shift in language reveal a shift in attitudes? You won't be hearing the term illegal immigrant from most news organizations. The Associated Press has joined many news outlets in dropping the term 'illegal immigrant' - in favor of more specific descriptions in news stories.
In a new book, oceanographer John Englander calls sea level rise “the ultimate slow emergency.” “High Tide on Main Street” describes how rising seas will affect coastal communities around the globe. Some of his predictions were eerily realized when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.
Governor Jerry Brown has set up a Military Advisory Council. That could provide political help to San Diego to save its installations and other military assets.
Alliance San Diego reports its efforts to engage new-citizen voters and voters of color resulted in an 11 percent increase in overall voter turnout this past November in the city of San Diego.
Broadway star Ben Vereen is back on stage and he's performing his one-man show in San Diego this weekend.
Voters will go to the polls a week from today and cast ballots for one of nine people running to fill San Diego's 4th City Council seat.
In her new book, "American Umpire," San Diego State University Professor Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman explains how America became the world's umpire. She says with sequestration, we have the opportunity to re-think our expensive and open-ended commitment to maintain military bases around around the world.
From brain-power food to dance lessons for people with Parkinson's Disease and information on new therapies, there's a lot to get your neurons firing this weekend at the Brain Health Fair.
The last U.S. troops left Iraq in December 2011. Much of the American public was relieved to see American forces pulled out. But since then we have heard remarkably little about what is going on in the country we invaded back in 2003. As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the U.S. war in Iraq, experts begin to examine the consequences.
Sleep researcher Sara Mednick talks about how losing just one hour at Daylight Saving Time can have a big impact and her discovery on how sleep aids affect memory.
Listeners were shocked to hear a 911 call in which a caregiver refuse to administer CPR to a dying women. We'll discuss the policies of senior care facilities.
Celebrated health writer Anne Fletcher takes readers inside rehab centers. She examines what works and what doesn't when it comes to addiction treatment in a new book.
What are the issues in your community that you want the mayor to address? Mayor Bob Filner answered calls on KPBS Midday Edition Monday.
Journalist, author and blogger Cathleen Falsani has written a book about pop star Justin Bieber and his faith in God.
The debate over how to fix supply and environmental problems of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta has been going on for decades. The delta provides up to a third of Southern California's water supply. How important is it to get something done now?
Schools across the nation are searching for ways to spot troubled students before they act out violently.
The debate continues over automatic spending cuts set to go into effect at the end of this month. Democratic Congressman Scott Peters, who just began his term representing San Diego's 52nd District, talks about what's needed to avoid the cuts.
Pension costs in San Diego County are on the rise. That's according to a new report, which comes after an administrative judge's decision that the city of San Diego's attempt to bring its pension expenses down is illegal.
A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows cases of whooping cough in the U.S. may be resistant to the vaccine.
A lawsuit underway in Los Angeles reveals Johnson & Johnson apparently knew years before they recalled a faulty artificial hip that it had a critical design flaw, but they went ahead and had doctors install them in tens of thousand of patients.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner answers questions from listeners in what he says will be a monthly appearance on KPBS.
The trial against four Somali men accused of funneling money to terrorists began last week in San Diego. How strong is the government's case and how has is affected the San Diego Somali community?
Today marks one year since the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was shut down. KPBS News takes a look back at the investigations and hearings and a look forward at what's next for the troubled power plant.
A well-known San Diego Marine writes a guidebook for young people to help determine if they have what it takes to join the Corps.
San Diego youth football confronts new findings about NFL brain injuries. A high school football coach reacts to the news about Junior Seau's postmortem chronic traumatic encephalopathy diagnosis.
On Tuesday night, Mayor Bob Filner promised to direct the city attorney to stop using "zoning stuff" to persecute medical marijuana collectives and to get the U.S. Attorney to "back off."
San Diego family clinics are getting ready for a major transition. Early this year, kids and parents now in the Healthy Families Program will be transferred into an expanded version of Medi-Cal.
A wide range of new laws go into effect that regulate home buying, contraceptives and even bear hunting.
Many San Diego couples are eagerly waiting for a new immigration policy change to go into effect. The change will make it easier for spouses of U.S. citizens to apply for green cards.
A perfect storm of unusual election events may keep some residents of the newly redistricted San Diego City Council District 4 from being able to vote for their own City Council representative.