Thirty-five years ago this week, a woman in Manhattan Beach, California reported a case of suspected child abuse at the McMartin Preschool setting off a frenzied swirl of allegations that became the longest and most expensive criminal case in U.S. history. A new book reveals the missteps and hysteria surrounding the trial.
Operation Streamline, which fast-tracks the prosecution of immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally, has been in effect in San Diego for more than a month.
- Aug. 13
- Katie Orr/KQED
On a recent steamy night in Roseville, California, just north of Sacramento, a crowd of people filled a small office suite in a strip mall. They were there to hear from the woman they hope will unseat five-term Republican Congressman Tom McClintock.
The decommissioning of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant is moving forward, even as controversies continue over the storage of spent nuclear fuel.
San Diego's convention center expansion plan is put in doubt, a new deportation risk for international college students, and the politics of California's wildfires.
This weekend brings a fun twist on the popular musical, "Hairspray," plus a super-sized concert by two giants of alternative rock: Weezer and The Pixies.
- Aug. 9
- By Megan Burks
Adela De la Torre joins the institution at what could be a major turning point. In November, voters will decide the fate of a proposed expansion of the university. Meanwhile, new leaders across the campus signal a clean slate.
The American Friends Service Committee is marking its centennial with a traveling exhibit that showcases the group’s work in past and present social justice movements. The exhibit is on display now through September 30 at the New Americans Museum in Liberty Station.
- Aug. 9
- Dorian Merina / American Homefront
During World War II, more than a quarter million Filipinos fought alongside American soldiers. Many are still awaiting the recognition promised to them.