Marielena CastellanosSouth Bay Engagement Producer
Marielena Castellanos is the South Bay engagement producer at KPBS. She brings experience in outreach and engagement, politics, and communications as well as radio, print, broadcast, and multimedia journalism.
Prior to joining KPBS, she produced a daily radio newscast for San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS. She also wrote community-focused stories for the local bilingual community newspaper, La Prensa San Diego.
Marielena was born in Chula Vista and raised along the border in the South Bay/Tijuana region. Her education includes attending both Southwestern College and San Diego City College. She is a first-generation college graduate from UC Berkeley with degrees in ethnic studies and English.
Festivities for Mexican Independence Day begin Friday. This year marks the 213th anniversary.
In spite of the reassurance from USPS, concerns remain in Imperial Beach about the future of their post office.
KPBS spoke with Richard Gijon, a longtime public schools educator and administrator, for insight, tips and ideas to help parents, caregivers and their children.
Passion for the performing arts runs high in the South Bay, but that passion can mask the sacrifices and tireless efforts made by artists.
On display during this year’s Comic-Con International are images of piranha plants and dreams of Alice in Wonderland painted by Shirish Villaseñor.
Homelessness in the region increased by at least 14% this year, according to the results from the 2023 WeAllCount Point-in-Time Count released Thursday.
- Free COVID tests by mail are back, starting Monday
- Born at 24 weeks, 'miracle' baby now home with family in Oceanside
- Antisemitic tirades at San Diego City Council meeting highlight perils of anonymous public comment
- Updated COVID-19 vaccine now available in San Diego County
- San Diego Dreamers are not surprised by DACA ruling