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Holiday stress can add to anxiety, strain and tension. Dr. Mimi Guarneri, founder of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, shares how to turn stress into strength.
A new documentary, screening tonight in San Diego, puts a human face on poverty in America and challenges stereotypes about the poor.
Budget cuts to California's court system are affecting San Diego County courts, in particular family law cases.
When Pete Wilson was elected Mayor of San Diego in 1971, downtown was a haven for tattoo parlors, seedy bars and burlesque houses, a place no respectable person wanted to visit. Times have changed.
Military issues front-and-center this week include women in combat, punishment for attempted suicide, and retraining combat dogs with PTSD. Transition issues in City Hall involve new staff, new council members and lack of space.
Work crews today began demolishing the old Robinsons- May/Planet Hollywood building at Westfield Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego to make room for a new public park.
Many college graduates are still pounding the pavement in search of their first job. The co-author of "From Ramen to Riches: Finding a Job in Your 20s," offers helpful tips.
The San Diego City Council voted on Monday to extend for 40 years the pilot program taxing hotel rooms by up to 2 percent. The funds collected in the Tourism Marketing District will go exclusively to marketing San Diego and its amenities to tourists.
Many look to the young to take up the fight against climate change, but one San Diego author says the very people who should be agitating for solutions don't even know what the problem is.
When you give a donation to someone at the door or round-up your grocery bill for charity at the cash register, who gets the money? How can we tell which charities are well-run and effective?
A report released by San Diego's Independent Budget Analyst finds quite a few uncertainties projecting a deficit of up to $84 million.
This Thanksgiving, Moms United wants to bring attention to the family devastation caused by the drug war with photographs of empty chairs at the holiday table.
Dragon boat racing is one of the most popular team sports in the world, second only to soccer. And I'm a new fan.
Some say that to keep qualified people in the public sector, politicians should be paid more.
More information surfaces about the checkered career of a Border Patrol agent who shot a mother of five; the San Diego economy is looking up; the Salk Institute needs research funds; and birds are stinking up La Jolla Cove.
An SDSU project is discovering how social media and websites can be mined for key words and timelines. The resulting mass of information can be used to predict events such as a presidential election.
It came as a surprise to thousands of voters last June, that a man who believed President Barack Obama was born in Kenya has been elected a Superior Court judge. Now, according to a San Diego City Beat article, that's not the only thing surprising about soon-to-be-judge Gary Kreep.
It's the first time since 1883 Democrats have had a supermajority in California. Two newly elected San Diego assemblymembers discuss navigating this new landscape.
Mother Antonia became a nun at age 50 and has called Tijuana's most notorious prison, La Mesa Penitentiary, home since 1978.
Democrats have a super-majority in both state houses; they have the mayor's office and a majority on the San Diego City Council; and both the electorate and officeholders are more diverse.
Dave Roberts appears to have defeated Steve Danon in a tight race to fill the San Diego County Board of Supervisors seat vacated by Pam Slater-Price.
It's the countdown to the big Election Day. Here's what to expect at the voting booth, and what polls can predict about election outcomes.
As election season winds down, ads get emotional; Dave Roberts and Steve Dannon duke it out for supervisor sear. And a candidate for the Sweetwater school board has been indicted for various felonies.
In the final weeks before the election, some campaign ads in San Diego have turned emotional.
California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is on a statewide "Strong Schools for a Strong Economy" tour in part to promote Prop. 30.
While it's unlikely San Diego could be hit with a hurricane, there are other concerns, such as sea level rise.
Two legal cases in San Diego focus on the tension between First Amendment rights and law enforcement security.
Three candidates want to be Oceanside's mayor; Escondido voters must choose whether their city will become a charter city with more power; and Del Mar will decide whether or not to completely change the way in and out of downtown.
Proposition 32 has become the most hotly contested state ballot measure this election season. The so-called “Paycheck Protection Initiative” would prohibit unions from using automatic payroll deductions for political purposes.
Polling in the San Diego Mayor's race is all over the place. The Chargers have lost their last two games in embarrassing fashion. A few parents are tense over yoga in their public schools. And the BBC program "World Have Your Say" comes to Oceanside.
In San Diego for a Planned Parenthood rally on Friday, Sandra Fluke believes the November election is particularly important to women.
The Navy is hosting a conference to teach wounded veterans and potential employers about the challenges of re-entering the job market.
The two candidates for City Council District 1 traded barbs and shared their stances on traffic issues, pensions, water policy and partisanship during discussions on KPBS Midday and Evening Edition Wednesday.
Elizabeth Emken and Dianne Feinstein, the two California candidates for U.S. Senate, talk to KPBS.
The Navy's waterfront project gets a go-ahead; Jung Ho Pak leaves Orchestra Nova behind. Brian Bilbray and Scott Peters turn on each other; Sherri Lightner and Ray Ellis take it to the wire.
County Supervisor candidates Steve Danon and Dave Roberts explain what they hope to bring to the board if elected.
Tonight, a group of young people will ask the City of San Diego's Human Relations Commission to speak louder for the well being of children, and say their lives are hard hit when decision makers vote to raise bus fares, cut sports programs and close the libraries that are their only access computers.
Democrat Scott Peters and Republican Brian Bilbray are embroiled in a tight race to represent the 52nd Congressional District. KPBS talked to both candidates.
Independent Voter Network, a website for "no-party preference" voters, launched in San Diego this year to provide election information.
Questions about evacuation plans, whether it was a gamble to restart the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station and more technical queries were posed Tuesday night at a public meeting held by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Dana Point.
Questions of the week: Why does DeMaio's calendar matter? Will the Convention Center expansion really be funded? Will Richard Tuite be retried? Will the local lawsuit against California's "conversion therapy" ban prevail?
About three dozen protestors from PETA staged a silent protest near SeaWorld today.
A community initiative on the importance of restoring respect and civility to our civil discourse takes place in San Diego this week.
Doug Manchester and John Lynch are pulling out all the stops for a sports-entertainment complex downtown. Mayoral candidates DeMaio gets big endorsements while Filner counters with endorsements of his own. Courtrooms are closing, employees are laid off, but judges keep their car allowance.
Marketplace Money's Tess Vigeland examines the tradeoffs and choices San Diego's poor have to make when it comes to spending.
Local arts and culture leaders weigh in on how a new mayor could make San Diego’s arts and culture community better.
Mayor Sanders announces he is backing Carl DeMaio as his successor, as a new independent poll finds a widening lead for candidate Bob Filner.
Among the 11 propositions on November's ballot are two that reverse or amend initiatives already approved by voters. As we face another roster of initiatives on the ballot this November, it's time to ask, who is composing these initiatives and is there a better way to do it?
Six million people in California are eligible to vote but are not registered. Gov. Brown signed a batch of bills aimed at promoting voter access in California which will affect San Diego County voters.
The US News college rankings came out this month. So did the Forbes college rankings, the Washington Monthly college rankings and no doubt several others. But who participates in these subjective rankings and what are the numbers based on?