Stories by Brooke Ruth
A new book argues that the fees we encounter are draining our resources and increasing wealth inequality.
People depend on sand in unexpected ways. It is used to build houses, from the foundation to the windows, and pave our roads. It's in toothpaste and shampoo and used to make underwear bands. Author Vince Beiser writes the resource that may seem plentiful is actually finite.
The authors of the piece in "Foreign Affairs" magazine propose that as the rich nations of the earth see a greater impact from a changing climate they will increase their efforts to limit carbon emissions and create technology that may reverse the effects of climate change.
The report, by an independent consultant, was presented to the San Diego City Council, acting as the San Diego Housing Authority, on July 31.
Love it or hate it, the NUDE GIRLS sign above the Midway District in Point Loma was a San Diego landmark. It was the calling card of the Body Shop strip club.
'My First Day' is a podcast produced through the KPBS Explore project, an initiative to bring original content from and about the San Diego community.
“Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes” by Nathan Lents was published in May. Lents will be giving a free lecture about the book Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the San Diego Central Library.
At least 2,750 water customers in San Diego had bills that were corrected or need to be corrected in 2017, according to an audit released last week. But how will San Diegans know whether they are on that list?
The North County band was named the 2018 Artist of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards. Trouble in the Wind is celebrating the release of its new album this week.
The bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown will make sure police are trained in making lethality assessments of domestic violence victims. That assessment can help determine which victims are at greatest risk of homicide, serious injury or re-assault.
- July 23
- By Brooke Ruth
Urban Beats uses art as a platform for young adults to express themselves to improve their well-being and become more self-sufficient.
How accurate was the trial of the Punisher? Did Luke Skywalker have a legal obligation to save the galaxy from the First Order? Those questions will be answered by real-life judges and attorneys on panels at Comic-Con this week.
Police ordered protesters to leave a National City council meeting Tuesday night after the group continued to disrupt the meeting.
Beyond the walls of Comic-Con, comics and graphic novels still face instances of censorship and discrimination.
The San Diego City Council voted 6-3 on short-term rental regulations. Homeowners who want to rent out their entire homes will be required to pay $949 each year for a license and may only rent out their primary residence for up to six months of the year.
San Diego photographer Jennifer Spencer goes behind the scenes with San Diego artists in a new book, “The Artist Portrait Project: A Photographic Memoir Of Portrait Sessions With San Diego Artists.”
Rainbow lights will shine at the UC San Diego Health Center in Hillcrest Monday. The annual lighting ceremony is one of the first events of San Diego Pride.
A new production at the La Jolla Playhouse takes audiences into the immigrant experience through the lives of two generations of women who found their first new home in America in a basement apartment in New York City.
The Old Globe is home to "Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas," but the "Mean One" will have to share a space with another beloved Seuss character: The Lorax.
The region is not meeting the housing goals needed to meet demand and not building the types of housing that will satisfy the needs of San Diegans through the middle of the century, according to a report commissioned by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
At 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Oceanside City Council is holding a workshop on medical marijuana and may make some changes to a city ordinance passed three months ago.
Greg Anglea, the CEO of Interfaith Community Services based in Escondido, is on a mission to get the stories of people experiencing homeless told.
- June 18
- By Brooke Ruth
Wendy Hauffen is a firearms instructor at The Gun Range in Kearny Mesa. She has been teaching people how to safely shoot guns for the last six years. She specializes in teaching women and first-time shooters.
Cal State San Marcos has a beer-centric special collection, one of only a few like it in the country. It’s called the "Brewchive."
Who won, who lost and who's moving on to the general election in November? Wednesday's KPBS Midday Edition has a primary election roundup. Some results were predictable, while some were surprising.
Genetic researchers say they may be able to produce desired gene modifications in rodents that can be inherited. Those alterations would help researchers have better access to lab animals that mimic complex human diseases.
In a wrap-up segment of our series, San Diego Politics 101, political science professor Carl Luna joins Midday Edition to answer questions about the process of voting and vote counting.
San Diego may become the fourth city in the county to ban Styrofoam food and beverage containers.
Judy Batalion will share stories from her book, “WHITE WALLS: A Memoir about Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between,” during Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s annual luncheon on Wednesday.
Tami Oldham Ashcraft originally wrote about her ordeal at sea in a memoir called "Red Sky in Mourning." The memoir has been adapted into a movie starring Shailene Woodley. The movie, "ADRIFT," will be in theaters Friday.
The public-television phenomenon "Antiques Roadshow" visits San Diego on Tuesday. The sold-out ticket-only event will take place at the historic Hotel Del Coronado.
It’s not only candidates voters have to choose next week in the June 5 primary. There are also five statewide propositions on the ballot.
Crossroads of the West Gun Shows' president Bob Templeton's background has come to light as a result of the heightened scrutiny being given to local gun shows by anti-gun show advocates.
Candidate Jim Desmond has been the mayor of San Marcos for the last 12 years. He’s also a representative on San Diego Association of Governments and a board member of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. Desmond is a Republican.
Candidate Michelle Gomez is a governmental affairs legislative analyst. She is a Democrat.
The development of the lifeguard service in San Diego began slowly in fits and starts since the late 1800s. It took a tragedy off the coast of Ocean Beach to really mark the start of the modern-day San Diego lifeguard service.
In this episode of San Diego Politics 101, we look at ballot measures. Why do we see so many ballot measures and how can voters educate themselves about the issues they address?
Jerry Kern has been an Oceanside city councilman for 12 years. He also serves on the community engagement panel for the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Kern is a Republican.
District 5 Candidate Jacqueline Arsivaud Says Sticking To General Plan, County Will Reach Housing Goal
Candidate Jacqueline Arsivaud is a member of the San Dieguito Planning Group and the chairperson of the Elfin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council. She’s a Democrat.
Former San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is one of five candidates, and the only Republican, in the District 4 race.
Former California Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña is one of five candidates to represent District 4 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. She’s a professor of business information technology for the San Diego Community College District. She is a Democrat.
Ken Malbrough is one of five candidates in the District 4 race. He's a retired deputy fire chief with the city of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and has served on planning boards and town councils in the city. He is a Democrat.
Former California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is one of five candidates in the race to represent District 4 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He’s a Marine combat veteran and teaches political science courses at UC San Diego. He is a Democrat.
Attorney Omar Passons is running to represent District 4 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He has worked on community issues of public health and land use. He's a Democrat. The supervisors positions are officially non-partisan, but right now all five supervisors on the board are Republican.
There are about 20,000 acres of exposed lakebed on California’s largest lake, the Salton Sea. The dust created from the dry lakebed is expected to make the area’s already high asthma rate even higher.
Republican Bill Shamus Sayed is running to represent the 50th District in the House of Representatives. Sayed is a businessman who owns San Diego-based Interpreters Unlimited.
The California gubernatorial primary this year is June 5, but that’s not the only date that’s important. There are other deadlines to keep in mind that could determine whether you get to vote, or if your vote will count.
Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican, is running for re-election in the 50th Congressional District. He has represented the 50th District since 2009.
“Women Who Launch” profiles the women who created the Girl Scouts, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, SPANX, the Women’s March and more.
When it comes to unlocking the vast resources in the deep ocean, scientists are raising concerns about the ethics involved. Who owns those resources? And how can the proper extraction and use of fuel and mineral resources be regulated?
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