Stories by Peggy Pico
Giving foster care children something to hold onto — that's what a local group says their CASA program offers children. These CASA's or court-appointed special advocates, are volunteers who represent the interests of children in foster care. Now, some of those grown-up children are speaking out about how their CASA made a positive impact on their lives.
It was a big year for education in San Diego and across the country in 2013. KPBS Evening Edition host Peggy Pico highlights some of the biggest changes going into effect this year.
San Diego scientists had a bumpy ride in 2013. KPBS Evening Edition host Peggy Pico reviews the impact on the local bio-tech and science industries with KPBS science and technology reporter David Wagner and learns what can be expected in the new year.
The first of the year is a handy date for putting new laws into effect. So on Jan. 1, expect changes in a range of areas from voice-activated texting while driving to gun sales to financial literacy for school children.
While the holidays can be a joyous time for many, it can also be stressful, especially if you have overcommitted yourself with tasks or perhaps are dealing with the loss of a loved one.
The tentative budget deal in Washington is boosting San Diego's economic outlook. One 2014 economic forecast for San Diego predicts slow and steady growth next year. But how will economic recovery impact income-inequality?
A recent report on street gangs finds there are more than 7,500 documented gang members in San Diego County, and their names go into a statewide database that some civil rights activists say may be flawed.
The farm-to-table movement might be facing more of an uphill battle in San Diego since the recent closure of a couple farm-to-table restaurants.
Long deployments are just one of the additional challenges military families face when it comes to keeping their finances straight. Nearly a third of those surveyed in new report are still resorting to high-interest pay day loans, or fall prey to predatory lending practices that trap them in a cycle of debt.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated Small Business Saturday, a day created by American Express to encourage shoppers to buy local. In San Diego, many businesses are hoping shoppers will spend money at their stores.