Stories by Brooke Ruth
It looked for a while as if the contest for San Diego mayor would not have a well-known Republican in the race. But just before the filing deadline, Councilman Scott Sherman, who represents District 7, decided to run.
Two new geothermal plants are in the works in the state, one is in the Salton Sea area and the other is in northern California.
Nearly 40 coffee, tea and chocolate shops in San Diego County are participating in the seventh annual San Diego Caffeine Crawl, which kicks off Friday.
"The Great Leap" runs through Feb. 16 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. The playwright, Lauren Yee, is a UC San Diego graduate and one of the two most-produced playwrights in the country right now.
The scandal that forced Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter to resign his congressional seat is the subject of a new San Diego Union-Tribune documentary series called: "The 50TH: A scandal. A dynasty. An election."
A photo exhibit opening Friday in San Diego not only literally puts a human face to the issue of human trafficking but also shows how former victimization does not define lives.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, introduced Assembly Bill 1909 last week. It would subject physicians who perform the exam, which involves inspecting a woman's hymen, to professional misconduct penalties.
The airport’s governing board approved a $3 billion project that includes expanding the terminal to 30 gates, building a new parking garage along with an access road off Laurel Street and reserving a site for a future public transit station at the airport. Airport officials say the redevelopment is needed to manage the continuing increase in flights and passengers at the airport.
The San Diego County Republican Party is summoning the party faithful Monday night to meet and discuss 2020 issues and candidates.
The program gives homeless individuals who face arrest or a ticket for minor quality-of-life issues the option of going to the Alpha Project’s shelter in East Village. If they stay there for 30 days their infraction is cleared.
Zohreh Ghahremani is one of the 60,000 Iranian Americans who call San Diego home. She says the local community is concerned and afraid about the future of U.S.-Iranian relations.
Who in San Diego made a difference, caused a controversy and perhaps, shaped the future? Voice of San Diego's 'Voice of the Year' 2019 list consists of politicians, civic leaders and ordinary citizens.
On KPBS Christmas Eve Midday Edition, we revisit interviews with people who are taking action on climate change in 2019.
Black’s Beach is an over two-mile long stretch of sand up against steep 350 foot cliffs. The Torrey Pines Gliderport is above the cliffs and hang gliders can be seen soaring above, while surfers are in the water enjoying this popular and secluded surf spot. The official name of Black's Beach is Torrey Pines beach.
Ballast Point Brewing Company has been sold again. This time to Kings & Convicts, a small brewery from Illinois.
San Diego author, Richard Louv, will be speaking about his new book “Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives — And Save Theirs” Tuesday at Balboa Park.
Authors Mike Wells and Marie Simovich will be speaking about their new book, “A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region: Then and Now," Friday at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center.
A plan to allow the city of San Diego's only landfill to pile waste 25 feet higher got a key approval last week.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has become a floating symbol of pollution on this planet. Ocean Voyages Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the ocean environment, is one of the groups trying to do something about it.
A play at the San Diego Repertory Theatre tells the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American citizen of Japanese descent who refused to enter an internment camp during World War II — firm in the belief that his rights as a citizen should be protected.
- Nov. 26, 2019
- By Brooke Ruth
Marine Room executive chef Bernard Guillas joins Midday Edition on Wednesday to share his pro tips on preparing a Thanksgiving Day meal.
Individuals throw out an average of 20 pounds of food per month, making food the single largest item disposed of in landfills in the United States.
From latkes to tamales to black-eyed peas and ham, it just wouldn’t be the holidays for some families without these special foods. Does your family have a special holiday food? Share it with us.
The city attorney’s office and independent budget analyst raised concerns about the offer last week. Their concerns included the offer only including inflation for a portion of the property and the requirement that the city set aside $10 million for infrastructure surrounding the stadium site.
This week, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters will begin mailing out 1.8 million postcards to remind voters that their political party registration determines which presidential primary ballot they will receive for the March election.
More than 11,000 climate scientists signed a declaration this week warning of a "climate emergency" and urging the need for new ways to measure the effects of a warming planet.
The festival starts Friday and runs through Monday. It will be held at various venues in Coronado, including the Hotel Del, the Vintage Village Arts Theatre and the Coronado Performing Arts Center.
Jaime Bonilla was sworn into office Friday as governor of Baja California.
When Adrienne Brodeur was 14, her mother woke her to tell her that she and her stepfather’s best friend had kissed. That was the beginning of an affair that lasted for over a decade and was facilitated in part by Brodeur.
Stay Cool for Grandkids aims to inform and engage grandparents and seniors with the goal of them becoming advocates on climate change issues.
In a letter delivered to Mayor Kevin Faulconer Monday, SDSU is offering to pay almost $20 million more for the 135-acre site than it offered earlier this month. The new offer of nearly $87.7 million is due to be discussed by the City Council next week.
A new book outlines abuses of constitutional rights, police overreach and bureaucratic nightmares. It's called "When They Come For You: How Police and Government are Trampling our Liberties and How to Take Them Back."
An event hosted by Climate Action Campaign, a San Diego nonprofit focused on stopping the climate crisis through policy action, will feature panel discussion on making equity a central part of its push for a "San Diego Green New Deal."
Bestselling author and sociologist Eric Klinenberg explores the value of public spaces in his book "Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructures Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life." He's speaking at the Central Library Thursday night.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation's What’s Out There tours highlight some of San Diego’s great landscapes, from the Mission de Alcala to Barrio Logan to Scripps Park in La Jolla.
The emergency declaration is aimed at forcing state and federal officials to take action to decrease the dust around the Salton Sea.
The San Diego City Council on Tuesday approved a contract with Alpha Project to run a fourth temporary homeless shelter at 17th Street and Imperial Avenue in downtown San Diego.
Lithium-ion batteries are central to modern life; from mobile phones to electric vehicles. But the United States lacks a major source of lithium.
Covered California was created in 2014 to offer state residents subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Covered California's open enrollment for health coverage in 2020 starts Tuesday and runs through January 31.
Chris Ko, the managing director of homelessness and strategic initiatives for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles will keynote the San Diego Housing Federation's annual conference on affordable housing this week.
The school choice application window for San Diego Unified, the county's largest school district, is open now through Nov. 13.
San Diego County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Nathan Fletcher, are proposing a temporary ban on vaping devices and flavored tobacco products in the unincorporated areas of the county. The proposal will go before the county board of supervisors on Oct. 15.
In the half-century since 1970, the number of birds in North America has declined by an estimated three billion — that's a 29 percent decrease.
Hilary Kearney, the founder of Girl Next Door Honey, has been using her expertise to enlighten the world about bees. She will be speaking about her two new books on bees Thursday at The Book Catapult in South Park.
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins joins Midday Edition on Monday to reflect on the legislative session.
Young said in a statement that Amazon offering a high-quality streaming option “will be the biggest thing to happen to music since the introduction of digital audio 40 years ago.”
San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the contention around two of the bills she authored this legislative session.
After years of virtually ignoring the issue, some leaders in Washington, at least among Democrats, are directly addressing the climate crisis. KPBS reached four of San Diego’s congressional representatives and asked the same questions about climate change.
Actor John Leguizamo co-wrote "Kiss My Aztec!," a musical that uses humor to tell the story of a group of Aztecs who are leading the resistance against Spanish invaders in the 16th century.
A new study published in the journal Science Advances by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego analyzed sediment from the Santa Barbara Basin.
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