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Live Blog: San Diego County Reports 31 COVID-19 Deaths, 1,637 New Cases Of Virus

Jan. 18
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Live Updates: Evacuations Lifted In Carlsbad Brush Fire

Jan. 20
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest developments about the brush fire. Check back for frequent updates.

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January 2021: Coronavirus Blog Archive

Jan. 15
By KPBS Staff

This is the January 2021 archive of breaking news about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Evacuation Warning Lifted In San Marcos Wildfire

Jan. 14
By KPBS Staff

Authorities in San Marcos have lifted an evacuation warning for residents after a wildfire, named Comet Fire, broke out Thursday near Palomar College.

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San Diego Stay-At-Home Order To Be Imposed Sunday With SoCal ICU Capacity Below 15%

Dec. 5, 2020
By KPBS Staff

Southern California region’s intensive care unit capacity stayed below 15% Saturday, triggering business shutdowns and a new stay-at-home order that will begin at 11:59 p.m. Sunday for San Diego and neighboring counties.

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Thanksgiving 2020: What Cooking Questions Do You Have?

Nov. 20, 2020
By KPBS Staff

In spite of the pandemic, Midday Edition is carrying on with its annual Thanksgiving tradition: "Turkey Talk," with Chef Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room. What questions do you have for him?

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Live Updates: Former WH Officials Urge Cooperative Transition

Nov. 8, 2020
By Associated Press, KPBS Staff

Find updates, news and reaction on the final stretch of the 2020 election.

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KPBS Construction: Building On Trust

Nov. 6, 2020
By KPBS Staff

Construction on KPBS’s building will approximately begin in November 2020 and should conclude in 2022.

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Lawson-Remer Beats Gaspar In District 3 Supervisor Race

Nov. 3, 2020
By KPBS Staff

Democrat Terra Lawson-Remer upset Republican incumbent Kristin Gaspar.

KPBS Presents "Love Wins Over Hate" Documentary on Former White Supremacists

Oct. 13, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has partnered with celebrated filmmaker and writer Susan Polis Schutz (IronZealFilms) to be the presenting station for “Love Wins Over Hate,” a documentary that uncovers the origins and complexities of hatred and prejudice, and brings it out into the light for a moving story of healing and love. The film will broadcast on KPBS-TV Monday, October 19 at 10 pm.

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KPBS “Port of Entry" Podcast Launches October 14

Oct. 12, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS’ border podcast “Only Here” is relaunching with the name “Port of Entry” and a new format on October 14, 2020. The new name better reflects the show’s purpose of sharing personal stories at the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. The show will be available for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players. Subscribers to “Only Here” will automatically be subscribed.

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KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo Announces His Retirement

Oct. 5, 2020
By KPBS Staff

San Diego State University President Adela de la Torre announced today that KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo will retire after a 47-year career at the public media station. He will retire at the end of the year.

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KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo Announces Retirement After 12 Years At The Helm

Oct. 5, 2020
By KPBS Staff

San Diego State University President Adela de la Torre announced Monday that KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo will retire after a 47-year career at the public media station.

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Live Blog: Three Arrests Made At Downtown Protest Friday

June 28, 2020
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates on Black Lives Matter and racial justice.

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Governor Declares State of Emergency As Fire Grows To More Than 9,000 Acres In East County

Sept. 6, 2020
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

Firefighters are battling a fast-moving brushfire that broke out Saturday when it burned about 500 acres in a single hour in the Japatul Valley area near Alpine.

KPBS’ “Rad Scientist” Podcast Examines Racial Inequity in Academia

Sept. 2, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering a new season of “Rad Scientist,” in which host and producer Margot Wohl along with assistant producer and co-host Ikran Ibrahim, highlight the critical work being done by Black scientists in San Diego and examine what efforts can be made to ensure a more diverse ecosystem where science can serve everyone. The show is available now for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players.

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One Book, One San Diego Announces 2020 Titles

Aug. 29, 2020
By KPBS Staff

One Book, One San Diego has announced the selections for the 2020 region-wide read: “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and Harmony Becker for adult readers, readers of Spanish and young adult readers, and “Write to Me” by Cynthia Grady and illustrated by Amiko Hirao for children.

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KPBS Station And Event Status Due To COVID-19

March 11, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has several virtual events planned and scheduled in the coming weeks. In order to ensure the health and safety of our event attendees, guests, and staff, we are not holding in-person events and gatherings, as prohibited by the San Diego Public Health Order. KPBS is closely monitoring and following recommended protocol from city, county and state officials, the CDC, and San Diego State University (of which KPBS is a part) to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

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At-Home Learning: Where Children Matter

March 16, 2020
By KPBS Staff

In collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego Unified School District, KPBS has launched an at-home learning response for all children and youth in San Diego and Imperial counties. This response includes a new educational schedule for broadcast, as well as free digital content for at-home learning and support for teachers and parents navigating this new learning landscape throughout the state.

KPBS Welcomes Theatre Corner to its Television Programming Line-up

Aug. 7, 2020
By KPBS Staff

On August 7th and 8th, KPBS will welcome a new addition to its viewing catalog – the "Theatre Corner". The show is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the national theatre scene, offering interviews with local and celebrity talent, ranging from all professions in the theatre industry.

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Evacuation Orders Lifted For Brush Fire Near Jamul

June 11, 2020
By KPBS Staff

Evacuations have been ordered Thursday and firefighters are working to extinguish a brush fire near Jamul.

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San Diego Sheriff: 'Nothing Could Be Further From Truth' Than Approval Of Santee Vigilantes

June 5, 2020
By KPBS Staff

In recent days, a group of armed would-be vigilantes in Santee have stood watch outside local shopping centers. They said they’re responding to protests that have broken out in the area against police violence — and that they have the backing of local law enforcement.

KPBS 'Expect A Miracle" Documentary Tells A Story of Love And Loss During A Pandemic

June 2, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering “Expect A Miracle: Finding Light in the Darkness of a Pandemic,” a new documentary telling the dual story of the AIDS crisis in San Diego and Fraternity House - the only hospice in North San Diego County that took patients near death to give them a safe place to die with dignity and love. “Expect A Miracle” makes its world premiere on KPBS TV and at video.kpbs.org beginning June 9 at 9:00 p.m.

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Curfew Order Issued For Unincorporated Areas, Santee, Poway, La Mesa And El Cajon

May 31, 2020
By KPBS Staff

Everyone who lives in those areas must stay home and off the streets. People who violate the order face a misdemeanor and are subject to a fine up to $1,000 or 6 months in jail.

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Caravan Protest Held In Point Loma To Demand Justice For George Floyd

May 30, 2020
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

Some of the estimated 75 cars carried signs posted on windows saying "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe." One car had "George" painted on its side.

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Hall of Fame: 2020 Inductees

March 20, 2020
By KPBS Staff

Dan and Phyllis Epstein, Pat Finn, and Steve and Sue Hart are the 2020 KPBS Hall of Fame honorees.

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WATCH: Trump, Coronavirus Task Force Speak As US Cases Hit 10K Mark

March 19, 2020
By KPBS Staff

President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force hold a briefing as the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. nears 10,000

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Coronavirus: Event Cancellations In San Diego

March 18, 2020
By KPBS Staff

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, local governments across the U.S. have taken action to cancel large gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

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California Governor Calls For Closure Of All Bars, Wineries To Combat Coronavirus Spread

March 16, 2020
By Associated Press, KPBS Staff

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday called for all bars, wineries, nightclubs and brewpubs to close and urged seniors and people with chronic health conditions to isolate themselves at home in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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San Diego County Confirms First 'Presumptive' Case Of Coronavirus

March 9, 2020
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

San Diego County health officials Monday confirmed the county's first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in a local resident.

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Sherman Keeps Small Lead Over Bry In Battle For San Diego Mayoral Runoff

March 9, 2020
By KPBS Staff

San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman retained a small lead over fellow Councilwoman Barbara Bry in Sunday vote totals. The two politicians are battling for the second spot in the San Diego mayoral runoff.

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KPBS’ "Incoming" Podcast Explores Personal Stories From the Armed Forces

March 6, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering a new season of “Incoming,” a podcast series that shares the true stories of America’s military veterans, told in their own words, straight from their own mouths. The show is available now for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players.

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KPBS’ My First Day Podcast Explores San Diego Transplant Stories

Feb. 19, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering a new season of “My First Day,” a podcast series that explores the experiences of people who came to San Diego from elsewhere and now call it home. The show is available now for download on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players.

KPBS Now Live on YouTube TV

Dec. 18, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has announced that it is now streaming live on YouTube TV. Dedicated live channels for KPBS and PBS KIDS, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers.

KPBS Announces Maya Trabulsi as Evening Edition Anchor

Nov. 14, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has announced Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Maya Trabulsi as the new anchor for Evening Edition, the public media station’s nightly news program.

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Has Your Trash Or Recycling Bin Been Damaged?

Sept. 10, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is looking for stories from San Diego residents whose trash or recycling bins have been damaged.

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One Book, One San Diego Announces 2019 Titles

Aug. 24, 2019
By KPBS Staff

One Book, One San Diego announced the selections for the 2019 region-wide read: "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai was chosen for adult readers, "The Crossover" by Kwame Alexander for young adults, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales for children, and "Éramos unos niños" by Patti Smith for readers of Spanish.

One Book for Kids Workshops with Girl Scouts San Diego

Aug. 23, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS and Girl Scouts San Diego are hosting a series of special storytimes and workshops tied to the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection for kids, "Dreamers," by Yuyi Morales. The first 60 participants to each workshop will receive a free copy of the book. All are welcome, but registration is encouraged and space is limited.

KPBS Opens Calls For Submissions For New Podcasts, TV Series Ideas

Aug. 1, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has opened its 2020 Call for Submissions for San Diego area producers to submit ideas for a podcast, TV series, documentary, or web series.

KPBS News Launches 'San Diego News Matters' Podcast

June 11, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has launched “San Diego News Matters,” a daily, local news podcast for the San Diego and Imperial counties. Episodes are available now for download on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and other podcast players.

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How Prepared Is California For The Booming Senior Population?

May 22, 2019
By KPBS Staff

Seniors are the fastest growing population group in California. The state faces numerous challenges in helping seniors deal with issues from financial stress to access to healthcare and housing.

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San Diego, 5 Other California Dioceses Create Clergy Abuse Compensation Program

May 15, 2019
By Associated Press, KPBS Staff

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in California, including San Diego, are creating a program to compensate people who were sexually abused by priests as children, in return for them promising not to sue.

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Hall of Fame: 2019 Inductees

April 22, 2019
By KPBS Staff

Carol Vassiliadis, Harold Zimnick, and the Producers Club Committee Members are inducted into the KPBS Hall of Fame as Visionaries

KPBS Reviews Scientific Plot Devices in Monthly Book Podcast

April 3, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering “Device” on April 3. The new monthly podcast discusses books with a science-based twist. The show is available now for download on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players.

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Business Report: Fed Holds Off Interest Rate Hikes

March 22, 2019
By Ebone Monet, KPBS Staff

A San Diego startup tries to protect online communities from fake content, the San Diego real estate market proves to be a tough one for first-time home buyers and the Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged.

KPBS Explores the Border with a New Podcast

March 20, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has launched “Only Here,” a new podcast about the place where San Diego and Tijuana meet. The show is available now for download on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players.

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Roundtable: The Lengthy Court Process Of Evicting Squatters

March 8, 2019
By KPBS Staff

A look at the lengthy court process of evicting squatters; San Diego Unified School District and Sweetwater Union High School District announced layoffs in the past week; and the federal government is tracking journalists and activists working with the migrant caravans.

‘Dr J’s’ Investigates How a 2003 Gang Shooting Changed a San Diego Neighborhood

Feb. 19, 2019
By KPBS Staff

Just after midnight on New Year's 2003, two women and two young children were on their way home from church. They stopped at Dr J's Liquor in Lincoln Park to buy a fireplace log. What happened next is at the center of a new KPBS six-part investigation examining a crime that caused an area of San Diego to take action. The series, titled “Dr J’s,” will release one episode a day, February 20-22, and February 25-27.

Rescan Day for San Diego County is March 26

Feb. 9, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is moving frequencies on March 26, 2019. As a result, viewers who watch TV for free with an over-the-air antenna must rescan their TVs on March 26 after 12 pm to continue watching all four KPBS stations.

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After 28 Years, KPBS Unveils New Logo

Jan. 14, 2019
By KPBS Staff

Nearly 30 years after KPBS rolled out its iconic four-color logo, the public media station unveiled a new logo on Monday.

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