Stories by Marissa Cabrera
- 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."
A group of progressive House Democrats has introduced a bill to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency and House Republicans say they plan to bring it to the floor for a vote this month.
Under the felony murder rule, a person involved in a serious felony that results in death may be charged with murder even if they didn’t personally kill anyone. A bill making its way through the legislature would change that.
- July 9
- By Marissa Cabrera
Napolez will be one of the dozens marching in the 44th annual San Diego Pride Parade on Saturday. As part of our First Person series, Napolez reflects on her coming out journey.
Construction is underway to replace a 14-mile stretch of border fencing between the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego County.
Rodney Scott, chief patrol agent of the Border Patrol's San Diego sector, says President Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy remains in effect but due to limited detention space, not every person caught crossing the border illegally is being criminally prosecuted.
The comics-inspired exhibit “Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections” features marine animals that have developed special adaptations to survive. The exhibit opens June 29.
The federal government asked a San Diego federal judge Tuesday for time to implement President Trump's executive order to end family separations and to reject a motion from the American Civil Liberties Union to reunite immigrant families within 30 days.
Despite news reports that may suggest otherwise, Andrew Selee of the Migration Policy Institute, writes in his new book that Mexico and the United States are more connected than ever before: culturally, economically and politically.
The San Diego Bike Coalition will host panels and workshops on strategies to improve bicycling in the region. The three-day conference kicks off Thursday at the Museum of Photographic Arts.
The mayor’s plan would allow homeowners to rent their home for up to 6 months and a second property year round. The city council will take up the proposal July 16.
Bruce Arena, the former coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team, will be speaking about his new book, “What’s Wrong With US?,” Thursday at Warwick’s in La Jolla.
Nicole Ramos, an immigration attorney with the Tijuana-based group Al Otro Lado, says the large majority of asylum seekers she works with are fleeing domestic and gang violence in Central America.
Caron Golden of the food blog, San Diego Food Stuff, and chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins share some of their favorite summer grilling recipes.
Sebastian Slovin was just 6 years old when his father took his own life. In his new memoir, “Ashes in the Ocean,” Slovin chronicles his experience living through and learning from his father’s suicide.
CaregiverSD.com is a new website with information, resources and support for the nearly 650,000 family caregivers living in San Diego County.
Who won, who lost and who's moving on to the general election in November? Wednesday's KPBS Midday Edition has a primary election roundup. Some results were predictable, while some were surprising.
The tariffs on imported metals from Mexico, Canada and the European Union are expected to affect several key industries including the local shipbuilding and construction industries.
Senate bill 822 would restore net neutrality regulations repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under President Trump. The bill now moves to the assembly.
Lorena Isabell's new album "Hoy" is a compilation of romantic boleros. She'll perform music off the new album at The Music Box in Little Italy on Sunday, June 10.
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