Brooke RuthSenior Producer, Radio News
Brooke Ruth is the senior producer for KPBS Radio News. She previously served as a producer for KPBS Midday Edition and a web producer. Before joining KPBS, Brooke was a web editor for four newspapers and a local television station. She began her career in news at the Imperial Valley Press. She has also been part of the web teams at the Napa Valley Register, North County Times, and U-T San Diego. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at UCLA in psychology, she worked on the student newspaper, the Daily Bruin.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors this week approved a long-term plan to address migrant services, but there is no funding to put that plan into action. In other news, the city of Vista is working on a cannabis equity policy after the city council reviewed recommendations this week. Plus, there is healing happening right now at one High Tech High campus in Clairemont Mesa. We learn about a new curriculum promoting positive mental health for students.
The San Diego County Migrant Welcome Center abruptly closed last week. The closure has forced advocates for migrants and asylum seekers to work around the clock. In other news, the Sempra earnings report released yesterday caused a stir among advocates lobbying to replace SDG&E with a municipal utility. Plus, there’s a new classroom on wheels in the San Diego Unified School District. We learn about San Diego's latest food truck.
The Small Business Administration opened a center Monday in National City to help those recovering from last month's devastating floods. In other news, California is one of eight states joining a federal lawsuit to block the merger of Kroger and Albertsons. Plus, ahead of the March 5 primary election, we learn about the election in San Diego’s District 9, which is arguably the most diverse district in the city, encompassing wealthy neighborhoods like Kensington and financially challenged areas like City Heights.
A local community organization that helps mobilize voters is facing added challenges after last month’s flooding. In other news, dozens of students from San Diego Unified high schools have just accepted a challenge to find solutions to critical problems in their communities. Plus, giant pandas could be back at the San Diego Zoo this summer.
One month ago today, disaster came to San Diego, when a heavy downpour soaked the city. We hear from some of the people who suffered losses from the storm, to see how their recovery is going. In other news, this week KPBS gathered 15 community leaders from across the South Bay at the San Ysidro library to hear what’s top of mind for them as the election approaches. Plus, we hear from a San Diego librarian who’s had to confront attempted censorship.
The federal government is stepping in to help people whose homes and businesses were damaged in last month's historic storms. In other news, with just two weeks to go before the primary election, Chula Vista District 4 city councilmember Andrea Cardenas resigned Monday afternoon. We learn about what this decision means for Chula Vista voters. Plus, the city of San Diego has settled a lawsuit over its climate action plan.
The executive chef of the Marine Room in La Jolla shares some dinner, dessert and drink recipes for a Valentine's Day dinner at home.
- San Diego Gas & Electric made nearly $1 billion in profits last year
- Migrant advocates overwhelmed after Welcome Center closes
- Momentum is building for a new national monument near the Salton Sea
- A tech billionaire is quietly buying up land in Hawaii. No one knows why
- San Diego County approved long-term plan for migrant drop offs