Stories by Tom Fudge
The stories of women behind famous men are told in a book by a National City teacher.
San Diego child psychologists turned authors discuss how a life filled with instant gratification can produce unintended consequences.
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.
- April 14
- By Tom Fudge
A state Senate bill that would have made California the only state to require adults to wear helmets while riding a bike was amended to require only a study.
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.
It's been four years since the devastating Fukushima nuclear meltdown. Like Japan, California's coast has many earthquake faults and seaside nuclear reactor sites. How vulnerable is California's coastline to a similar disaster?
The annual conference is hosting small farmers and ranchers at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. The ongoing drought is high on the list of topics the conference aims to tackle this year.
David Huntley is a former San Diego State University professor and triathlete who was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. He wants the right to take a drug called GM604, which is aimed at fighting the progression of the disease.
The California Supreme Court struck down part of Jessica's Law. State and federal authorities are investigating whether California public utilities commissioners were too chummy with those they regulate. And surprise! It takes less time to get a development permit in San Diego than it did nine years ago.
Prominent San Diego attorney Cory Briggs is involved in some real estate deals that some find questionable. The controversial One Paseo development in Carmel Valley sails through the San Diego City Council. The Marine Corps is exploring whether women can take on combat roles.
A "personal belief exemption" can be used by a parent to opt-out of vaccinating their school-aged child. But with a recent outbreak of measles in California, legislators are calling for their elimination.
When domestic violence happens in the home, the consequences can easily spill over into the workplace. The Family Justice Center wants to get the word out to San Diego businesses about what they can and should try to do.
The host of NPR's nationally syndicated program "Only A Game" released a collection of poems about sports.
- Feb. 3
- By Tom Fudge
The initial funding for a new San Diego trolley line that would go from Old Town to UC San Diego is in the proposed federal budget the president released on Monday.
The Anaheim Ducks have relocated their AHL team from Norfolk to San Diego. Ducks general manager said the team will be the organization's "top development club."
- Jan. 27
- By Tom Fudge
The San Diego trolley system's oldest and most heavily used line can now accommodate wheelchair-friendly low-floor trolley cars.
In her new book, "Drones and Targeted Killing," Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor Marjorie Cohn includes a collection of writings that examine the "legal, moral and geopolitical" issues surrounding U.S. drone strikes overseas.
A new book looks at a little-known friendship between the civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and a white, Jewish businessman. Encinitas author Ben Kamin says this "Dangerous Friendship" threatened the civil-rights movement.
- Jan. 13
- By Tom Fudge
The Catholic school business model needs to change, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego wants to change it before more schools go out of business.
Chris Van Gorder has been president and CEO of Scripps Health since 2000. His first book is titled "The Front-line Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up."
San Diego's independent booksellers are thriving, while larger brick-and-mortar book stores and retailers are losing out to online competitors.
Democratic Rep. Susan Davis easily won re-election in the 53rd District this November. She shares her thoughts about what the 113th Congress accomplished and what lies ahead for the 114th.
The San Diego Association of Governments will spend $275,000 to test a wireless Internet service on three bus lines.
Cary Elwes, who played Westley in cult classic film "The Princess Bride," has released a book with a behind-the-scenes look a the making of the film.
- Dec. 17
- By Tom Fudge
President Obama's plan to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was a hot topic Wednesday at the San Diego eatery on Morena Boulevard. It's owned by two Cuban-American brothers.
It's not too late to bake a pie this Thanksgiving. San Diego food writer Caron Golden joins KPBS Midday Edition to share some of her favorite recipes along with tips and tricks for baking the perfect pie.
Are you still defrosting your turkey? Wondering if you should cook your stuffing in or outside the bird? Don't panic. Executive Chef Bernard Guillas has answers.
Black Friday for many large retailers now begins on Thanksgiving Day instead of the day after. We take a look at the strategies behind the move and whether it could mean a big payday or backlash.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined us for his monthly update on the business of the city, looking at everything from police retention to water recycling.
Point Loma Nazarene University's Center for Justice and Reconciliation is raising a first-of-its-kind $40,000 college scholarship for survivors of human trafficking. It's just one way the university is trying to abolish the sex-trade industry.
- Nov. 20
- By Tom Fudge
A report by an auditing firm indicates the San Diego Opera company has landed on its feet financially, following a tumultuous year.
International women rights activists are in San Diego for the 2014 Women Peacemakers Conference underway at the University of San Diego. We hear from two experts on "honor violence" being committed against women and girls worldwide and find out how the rise in extremism is linked to violence against women.
Consider fish for holidays. We'll get some tips on cooking tuna, tilapia and more from Chefs Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver of the Marine Room.
This time last year a major credit card breach was being uncovered at Target stores and consumers learned just how vulnerable they are to cybercriminals. We take a look at cyberscams as many begin their online holiday shopping.
An estimated 22,000 people have gone missing in Mexico since 2006. But lately, anger has reached a tremendous pitch in the country as a result of the kidnapping and disappearance of 43 students.
Maggie Espinosa visited all of California's 21 missions by foot. She is one of 11 people in modern times to complete the 800-mile journey from San Diego to Sonoma County.
Many active-duty service members and veterans receive mental health treatment from civilian health care workers. But many of these providers lack adequate training to effectively treat people from a military background.
After a city-funded statewide salary survey showed the pay of police officers in San Diego ranks near the bottom, Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he is "committed" to finding a solution.
Nearly 60 percent of voters passed California's Prop. 47, which dropped some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. It went into effect immediately and is having a big impact on San Diego law enforcement.
With Scott Peters now ahead in the 52nd Congressional District contest, the post-election Roundtable looks at the vast sums of money spent on a race that won't change anything in Washington and the nastiness of that campaign. It will also look the results of other elections in the City of San Diego, the county and the state.
San Diego County will need to revise its Climate Action Plan after an appellate court ruled in favor of the Sierra Club, stating the plan "does not ensure reductions" of greenhouse gas emissions. We look at what's next.
- Oct. 24
- By Tom Fudge
UC San Diego will use the money to create an "alpha clinic" for human stem cell trials. It's part of the work being funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Terms like "smart growth" and "housing density" can be hot buttons for residents who don't want added homes and increased transit. But with San Diego's population increasing - how do you balance housing growth and retain community character?
What do drones, 3-D printers, beer and guitars have in common? They all make up part of San Diego's manufacturing sector — an industry that plays a big role in the region’s economy, a new National University study shows.
Maybe you know about Ted Talks and maybe you've seen or heard one. San Diego has its own Ted organization. We'll bring you two of the big ideas that will be shared at an upcoming Tedx America's Finest City conference happening in San Diego next weekend.
Former San Diego Council President Tony Young and former council candidate Dwayne Crenshaw are joining forces and starting Rise San Diego, a new nonprofit aimed at driving civic engagement and fostering leadership San Diego's urban neighborhoods.
KPBS Midday Edition looks at another huge pension fund that's underfunded and is taking risks to try to make up for it.
California became the first state to impose the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags this week. We take a look at what impact the law might have on consumers, retailers.
In his monthly update on the business of the city, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer tackled a number of topics ranging from terrorism to services for the homeless on KPBS Midday Monday.