Stories by Peggy Pico
An Escondido avocado farm is testing a growing technique that may help the fruit thrive with less water in the middle of California’s drought.
Residents living near the now shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant have security questions after a new emergency plan was approved by federal regulators.
The environmental group turns 20 this year. We have a look at what sort of impact it's had on San Diego's waterways.
For a decade now, we've been hearing about the phenomenon of bee colony collapse and significant bee die-offs. Now a new study may shed light on one piece of that puzzle.
The project would add one express lane in each direction from Interstate 5 to Interstate 805 in San Diego. It is currently in the environmental review process.
San Diego Unified's deficit would cut by nearly half under Gov. Jerry Brown's updated budget proposal.
The Scripps Health medical response team treated more than two thousand people in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April.
Hopes that new immigration actions announced by President Obama would take effect this month were ended by a federal appeals court on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging how voting districts are drawn in Texas but the ruling could have far-reaching effects. At issue is whether to use total population or the number of eligible voters when drawing district lines.
As developers head back to the drawing board, a Kilroy Realty spokeswoman and a community group discuss what is next for Carmel Valley after a compromise was reached for the multi-use project.
A San Diego lawmaker’s bill to ban defendants who represent themselves from cross-examining victims in certain cases is raising constitutional questions.
The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, a San Diego County African-American bar association, has started a series of presentations on how to handle police-youth interactions.
Artists and accounting experts in San Diego are helping creative minds survive as artists.
Taya Kyle, widow Chris Kyle, is in San Diego to discuss her memoir, "American Wife: Love, War, Faith and Renewal." She talks about her life without Chris and resources for other San Diego military families dealing with grief.
Researchers are learning these simple things such as listening, giving praise or sharing a secret, may be effective tools in rescuing kids from the effects of an abusive childhood.
Government leaders have included biking in its climate action plans for San Diego city and the larger region.
San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said reforms on policing have been made since a Department of Justice review. But students want racial profiling to end.
Over a five-day period In May 2014, unusual Santa Ana winds fueled flames to 14 wildfires around San Diego County. Experts revisit what happened and talk about lessons learned.
A symposium held at the Salk Institute will examine melting glaciers, rising sea levels and the rapid warming of Earth from climate change.
The number is a decrease compared to last year when U.S Customs and Border Protection says it apprehended about 68,000 unaccompanied children.
Hash oil is a type of marijuana concentrate. Under California's medical marijuana laws its legal to use, but illegal to make.
Does allowing your kids to walk home alone, or play by themselves in a park constitute neglect? San Diego authors chime in.
As San Diego County continues to go after those accused of abusing seniors in assisted living facilities, county leaders roll out additional resources including a new hotline.
As May marks National Foster Care Awareness month, former foster youth and author of memoir "Foster Girl" examines reforms in California's foster care system.
American Civil Liberties Union releases new app to help people document arrests and other police actions.
Bosnian and Iraq War veteran Brian Turner shares his memories of war, both his own and through the eyes of others, in his memoir, “My Life as a Foreign Country,” during the Grossmont Literary Arts Festival.
Gov. Jerry Brown is ramping up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to curb climate change.
Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health and Dr. Mark Olcott, an emergency room physician at Scripps Green Hospital, talk about their upcoming mission.
- April 24, 2015
- By Peggy Pico
Midway Museum docent Vern Jumper talks about his experience as air traffic commander as thousands of American and Vietnamese were air lifted to the carrier during the fall of Saigon 40 years ago.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer talks about the chances of the Chargers staying in San Diego, his proposed 2016 budget, and enforcing mandatory water restrictions.
Chula Vista native Paul Flores is bringing his award-winning play to Lincoln High School. The play, which explores gang violence, is about a former MS-13 member who is trying to figure out how to leave his gang life behind to reunite with his family.
From Ella Fitzgerald to the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley and Madonna, anthropology professor explains how live music concerts changed San Diego State.
The Surfrider Foundation is tapping San Diego restaurants to help with its mission to keep oceans and beaches clean, and reduce plastic waste.
The San Diego Housing Federation continues to advocate for affordable housing in the San Diego region as reports show the challenges in the housing market.
Changes to temporary homeless shelters in San Diego left more people living on the streets as the city pivots to a permanent housing plan.
As the first legally permitted medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego marks its first month in business, questions remain about others who are waiting in the city's permit pipeline.
Lou Dunst survived concentration camps and slave labor camps, and also eluded death by gas chamber during the Holocaust. He shares his story of survival as Jews around the world commemorate Yom HaShoah.
A new study finds that while the number of San Diegans suffering from food insecurity is down there are still thousands that are impacted by hunger.
Following the suicides of two transgender teens in San Diego County, experts offer a look at the challenges facing LGBTQ teens and advice on what schools and adults can do to help them.
The cost of a single-family home jumped 4 percent from February to March — bringing the median price to $519,540.
The clock is ticking down to the April 15 tax filing deadline. The Internal Revenue Service expects millions of Americans to file this weekend.
This week California Democrats proposed an immigration package consisting of 10 bills aimed at extending health care, legal rights and business protections to immigrants living in the state illegally.
The La Jolla Town Council will hold a hearing on sea lion issues at the cove. A sea lion expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is scheduled to attend.
The California Restaurant Association is sponsoring a bill that would freeze state minimum wage at its current level of $9 an hour for workers who get tips.
The San Diego Symphony previews its upcoming season with musical samples Thursday night at the Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego.
A measure that would ban all personal belief exemptions for childhood vaccinations will get its first hearing in the state senate Wednesday.
Proposed legislation aims to regulate how body camera videos are used by police across California. The San Diego Police Department has been using body cameras since last summer.
The training is aimed at giving people the skills to intervene and give some initial help to people struggling with a mental health crisis.
More than a dozen San Diego County high schools are participating in a musical theater competition, with performers getting a chance to go to Broadway for the top prize.
Gov. Jerry Brown announces mandatory water restrictions as California enters its fourth year of the drought. What does this mean for San Diego residents, businesses and farmers?