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San Diego's County Board of Supervisors voted to begin public hearings on a proposed $5 billion budget for the next fiscal year. We break it down with Supervisor Greg Cox.
One of the ways to get a handle on bipolar disorder and other severe mood swings is to keep a record of what's going on in your life. A San Diego woman has created an app to help those with mood disorders track how they're feeling and share the results with their doctor of therapist.
"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.
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.
From video cameras to GPS to reading emails and social media accounts — how much tracking is too much by your employer? When does monitoring employees for productivity cross over an employees right to privacy?
The Innocence Project at the California Western School of Law plans to march from San Diego to Sacramento to bring attention to their cases.
Operation Homefront California wants to raise awareness of the needs faced by military families.
For the first time in more than four years, the county's unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent, but is it too soon to celebrate?
Kennedy's 1963 visit was more than pomp and circumstance -- it helped shaped the SDSU of today.
How dirty is the air we breath and the water we drink?
A new documentary focuses on San Diego's low riding history and its contribution. Everything Comes from the Streets highlights the voices of pioneers in the movement and how its influence led to the establishment of Chicano Park. The film premiers Sunday at Sweetwater High School.
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.
Residents have many reasons to celebrate Chicano Park.
Technology has changed the way we communicate, live and learn but what does technology hold for our future? Martin Cooper made the very first cellphone call from a prototype he worked on while at Motorola. He says as we move forward, so should technology.
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.
For the first time in 15 years, science gets a makeover in the classroom.
As the government agency that regulates San Onofre issues a preliminary ruling on restarting the plant at reduced power, a California Senator calls the move "dangerous and premature." And ratepayers want to know: who is picking up the tab?
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.
Driving while talking on a hand-held cellphone is against the law in California, but according to a new survey from UC San Diego researchers, many San Diegans are still using their mobile devices. Adults driving with young children also report texting and talking on their hand-held phone while behind the wheel.
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.
Local activist are holding rallies, marches and a hunger strike to push for comprehensive immigration reform.
The Fair Housing Act was passed 45 years ago. But many San Diegans aren't aware of how the law works to protect them against discrimination when it comes to renting, buying a home or obtaining a mortgage.
SeaWorld says the park took in another half-dozen malnourished sea lions over the weekend.
It's been 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was signed into legislation but in 2013, it's estimated women make just 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 9. It marks the day a woman must work into 2013 to equal the amount a man made in 2012.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is this weekend and the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in San Diego will observe the day with its event, "Remember, Honor, and Teach: Children of the Holocaust."
Elected officials come together to give North County a new identity.
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.
Malashock Dance is celebrating its silver anniversary. San Diego Theatre is in its 41st year. But just how have San Diego's cutting edge dance companies survived through thick and thin?
Father Joe Carroll is well known to San Diegans for his work with the poor and homeless through St. Vincent De Paul Center and then Father Joe's Villages. His work is being recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Foundation.
The death rate among inmates in San Diego County jails is unusual. There is peace in our time between the mayor and hoteliers. The city attorney's court batting average is below par. And MTS, NCTD react to security investigation.
Gang violence is an ongoing problem in the North County with nearly two dozen gangs claiming turf along the Highway 78 corridor.
Broadway star Ben Vereen is back on stage and he's performing his one-man show in San Diego this weekend.
A survey of California's LGBT students reveals many feel unsafe due to high levels of harassment and anti-gay slurs from students and staff. Do San Diego county schools make the grade when it comes to implementing programs and resources for its LGBT students?
One in 12 women will be stalked in their lifetime. San Diego County's District Attorney has released an online podcast featuring information on how to avoid being a victim.
San Diego City Officials will proclaim Tuesday March 26th "Inocente Day", after the 19-year old homeless undocumented teen and artist who was the subject of an Oscar winning documentary.
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.
During Women's History Month, a new report focuses on how women in California have been affected by the Great Recession.
A local judge rules hotels can levy a tax without a vote. The U.S. went into Iraq 10 years ago, at great cost. Some homeless get housing, services downtown. Why no Padres, city council asks broadcasters.
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.
Nearly 4,000 volumes of white supremacist propaganda has been transformed into art. The exhibit 'Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate', debuts in San Diego today sponsored by the local Anti-Defamation League as it marks its 100 year anniversary.
As Congress and the White House continue to work on a comprehensive immigration-reform package, a coalition of San Diego leaders today are launching a joint local campaign.
Voters in San Diego County's South Bay and Imperial County will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new state senator to replace now-Congressman Juan Vargas.
Mayor Filner battles San Diego hoteliers, offers ideas for the Port. The new UT-TV features some old stereotypes. Is not giving CPR unethical? Should a medal for drone pilots rank above the Bronze Star?
For Padres fans, the long wait is over. The new season is just weeks away. The team has new ownership and a re-vamped ball park. But a major portion of the county won't be able to watch.
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.
The Center For Ethics 2013 'Silent Spring' series focuses on global warming and its connection to infectious diseases.
San Diego County will become one of the first in the nation to expand the grading of food service to cover the growing food-truck industry. Today Supervisor Ron Roberts issues the first food-truck grade.
When we think of the U.S Military we usually picture soldiers on the battlefield. But since 9/11 diplomats are in the line of fire too.
What are the issues in your community that you want the mayor to address? Mayor Bob Filner answered calls on KPBS Midday Edition Monday.
In the wake of SB-1070 and the government's "Secure Communities" program, is the the line between local immigration enforcement and the responsibility of the federal government becoming blurred?