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News Producer - Contributor through June 2013
Carissa Casares produces arts and culture segments and contributes web posts for KPBS Midday Edition.
She graduated in 2009 from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and a minor in English. At SDSU she was a regular contributor to the on-campus newspaper, The Daily Aztec.
Her freelance work has been published in San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Uptown News, the Urbanist and Pacific San Diego Magazine.
Carissa is a San Diego native.
Recent Stories by Carissa Casares
It's officially summertime in San Diego, and we've got you covered when it comes to events. From a roundup of summertime's best to a brew-tastic happy hour in Balboa Park, summer is officially in full swing.
This Father's Day weekend has lots to offer; from a festival celebrating all things bacon to a set of back-to-back concerts by a local funk band.
This weekend's lineup of events is music-centric, featuring not one, but three live shows and a book signing that Fleetwood Mac fans will want to take note of.
The La Jolla Playhouse rolls out its brand new season this week, featuring a dynamic collection of new works. Its artistic director, Christopher Ashley, gives us a preview of what to expect from the season.
From a community festival celebrating Lebanese culture and cuisine to a Star Wars-themed beer event, here are a few events to check out this weekend.
Weekend Preview: North Park Festival Of Arts, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang and The Julian Wild & Scenic Film Festival
This weekend's happenings cater to lovers of the arts, film, live music and even chocolate and jewelry.
Winning a Dupont Award is something most journalists dream about. So why would a Dupont-winning NBC war correspondent drop his profession and become a yoga instructor in San Diego?
A new play at the Old Globe, a recently extended out-of-the-norm theater experience, a folk music festival and a party celebrating North County San Diego are what's topping our to-do list this weekend.
It's going to be a beer-heavy weekend in San Diego, but not to worry. We've rounded out our weekend to-do list with not one — but three — gallery openings, acoustic music and a day celebrating records.
Things are getting experimental this weekend in the form of a spoken word performance, a live music series, a Tijuana excursion and some heavy reading.