Stories by Marissa Cabrera
On the first day of the new two-year legislative session, lawmakers introduced a number of bills that address wildfire disasters, the housing crisis along with the expansion of early childhood education and health care coverage.
- Dec. 5
- By Marissa Cabrera
Kim will mark the release of her new album with a concert Dec. 9 at The Scripps Research Institute.
Jonathon Glus took over last month as the executive director of the city of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture.
The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere with about 100,000 people crossing every day.
Chef Bernard Guillas, the executive chef of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club's The Shores Restaurant and the Marine Room, joins KPBS Midday Edition Wednesday to answer your Thanksgiving dinner questions. Tweet your questions to @kpbsmidday or call us at 1-888-895-5727.
There is an all-time high of 14,000 immigrant children in U.S. custody.
Hundreds of families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year will now be given a second chance to seek asylum.
The biggest upset victory in the city of San Diego this Tuesday was the election of civil rights attorney Monica Montgomery in District 4.
- Oct. 29
- By Marissa Cabrera
Pita Verdin, a longtime resident of San Diego’s Sherman Heights neighborhood, has been creating a Dia de Los Muertos altar in her father’s memory for nearly 20 years.
This November, California voters will choose the state's next governor, decide a winner in the U.S. Senate race and weigh in on 11 state propositions.
Midday Edition presents live special coverage of the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California's discussion with the candidates for U.S. Senate.
Author Brooke Besessen talks about her new book, "Vaquita: Science, Politics and Crime in the Sea of Cortez."
A march was held last weekend from Berkeley to Sacramento to urge Governor Brown to grant clemency to the remaining six members of the California 12, a group of men and women who the Innocence Project believes were wrongly convicted.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission is in charge of enforcing the Political Reform Act, which regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying and government ethics.
Monica Montgomery is challenging incumbent City Council President Myrtle Cole to represent voters in District 4, which covers neighborhoods such as Oak Park, Encanto and Paradise Hills.
A new article in The California Sunday Magazine tells the story of the women behind the underground safe houses, some of whom have experienced domestic violence themselves.
For years, the Centro has struggled with leadership and financial problems. But now there's an effort underway to revive the art space and introduce new exhibitions and events.
Republican Diane Harkey, a member of the State Board of Equalization, is running against Democrat Mike Levin in the race to replace Darrell Issa.
Ahead of this weekend’s annual Cabrillo Festival, the Cabrillo National Monument will install plaques that recognize Cabrillo’s birthplace as Spain, not Portugal.
- Sept. 20
- By Marissa Cabrera
It's been a year since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Tens of thousands of people left the island for the mainland, including singer and songwriter Laura Reyes, who settled in San Diego.
San Diego County is home to nearly 800,000 foreign-born residents, according to the most recent estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Democrat Mike Levin, an environmental attorney from Orange County, is running against Republican Diane Harkey, a member of the State Board of Equalization, in the race to replace Darrell Issa.
Gov. Brown's Office of Emergency Services says it's deploying two teams to South Carolina and Virginia to help with emergency management and rescue operations.
A 2015 story in San Diego Magazine exposed fraud in the farm to table movement. Now, Farm to Fork San Diego offers diners a directory of local restaurants that are committed to working with San Diego County farmers.
Lifelong surfer and writer Jim Kempton will be speaking about his new cookbook Tuesday at Warwick’s in La Jolla.
The San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of "Fun Home" runs September 6-30.
- Sept. 3
- By Marissa Cabrera
Romero is the first woman and first immigrant to head the organization. She will replace Arturo Rodriguez who plans to step down in December.
On Thursday, vacation rental proponents turned in more than 62,000 signatures to place a referendum on the ballot.
State lawmakers are required to send legislation to the Governor’s desk by midnight Friday as the legislative session comes to a close.
The American Civil Liberties Union believes the law trades one inequitable system for another and may actually lead to more incarceration.
Jeffrey Staggs played football for San Diego State University before becoming a San Diego Charger linebacker in the 1960’s. When he died in 2014, an autopsy found he had been living with CTE, a degenerative brain disease.
Horton Plaza once transformed downtown San Diego, and its new owners believe they can do it again.
It’s difficult to get to, with frequent riptides and rock slides, but in spite of and maybe because of its challenges, Black’s Beach is a San Diego landmark.
Gordon Walker took over as head of San Diego’s Regional Task Force on the Homeless in 2017. The task force oversees the annual homeless census and is responsible for coordinating homeless resources in the county.
Operation Streamline, which fast-tracks the prosecution of immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally, has been in effect in San Diego for more than a month.
The American Friends Service Committee is marking its centennial with a traveling exhibit that showcases the group’s work in past and present social justice movements. The exhibit is on display now through September 30 at the New Americans Museum in Liberty Station.
The New York Times Magazine recently published a history of national efforts to avert a climate change disaster and how it could have been stopped in the 1980s.
NPR's Sam Sanders recaps the week's news with pop culture features and interviews in the show "It's Been A Minute." The program will air on KPBS-FM Saturday mornings starting August 4.
The second annual Latinx New Play Festival celebrates new works by Latino playwrights. The festival runs August 3-5 at the Lyceum Space.
"Separated: Children At The Border," which looks at the current U.S. immigration policy, airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. on KPBS television.
The council will consider the proposed ordinance Tuesday. Proponents say it will help ensure low-income San Diegans have access to housing throughout the city. Landlords say the Section 8 housing assistance program is administratively cumbersome.
Rabbi Ben Kamin will discuss his new book, "The Blessing of Sorrow: Turning Grief Into Healing," Thursday on Midday Edition.
In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, Feinstein said her staff found children sleeping on concrete floors, inadequate access to drinking water and lack of basic hygiene products at the El Centro Border Patrol station. Feinstein is calling on the department to immediately attend to "claims of mistreatment of migrants in DHS facilities" along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties says before the next fire strikes, get a kit, make a plan and stay informed.
The campaign is in response to an increase in the number of minors caught smuggling drugs across the border.
A new story by The Appeal, a national news organization that covers criminal justice issues, has uncovered that Earl McNeil was a jailhouse informant for the San Diego County District Attorney's office.
San Diegans know that sunscreen is an essential part of outdoor gear. But if your sunscreen isn’t working, it may not be the product’s fault. Dr. Robert Dorschner, a dermatologist at UC San Diego Health, offers some advice to find a sunscreen that's right for you.
The private discussions of public energy officials in California about the now-shuttered San Onofre power plant are still the subject of scrutiny.
In her new book, "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir," Jean Guerrero writes about her childhood, family history and most especially her father, who she calls the "ultimate migrant."
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