Stories by Marissa Cabrera
New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Letts will be speaking about her new novel, “Finding Dorothy,” Wednesday at Warwick's in La Jolla.
“Free The Pendleton 14” is a new podcast about a group of black Marines who tried to combat racism and the Ku Klux Klan at Camp Pendleton in the 1970s.
A new report from UC San Diego and the Brookings Institution shows the economic impacts of climate change are widespread. But red-voting states may be disproportionately affected by the negative impacts of climate change.
More than 2,500 people were killed in Tijuana in 2018, that's seven times the total in 2012.
Comedies, dramas, documentaries and short films are all on the agenda at the 17th annual San Diego Black Film Festival, which officially begins Thursday at ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla.
This year's festival features five films that focus on a range of social justice issues, from the #MeToo movement to immigration and the fight to protect transgender service members.
U.S. officials said the policy to return most asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases work their way through the U.S. court system would start Friday. But there is still no indication the plan has been implemented.
EQUIP or Equity Quantified in Participation is a free and open-source web application that tracks student participation and may help teachers overcome their own implicit biases.
Democrat Chris Ward gives his take on Mayor Kevin Faulconer's State of the City Address, which outlined ways to build more housing in San Diego.
The largest concentration of illegal dispensaries is in the county is in the Spring Valley area, where 14 shops were shut down last year.
Rand Abbott is a paraplegic rock climber who volunteered to lead clean-up efforts at Joshua Tree National Park during the partial government shutdown.
In 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized the sale of recreational cannabis in the state Jan. 1, 2017.
This week, KPBS Midday Edition will look back at the lessons learned from the first year of the legal sale of recreational marijuana in California.
Congressman Mike Levin, who was elected to represent San Diego County's 49th Congressional District, was sworn into office last week amid one of the longest government shutdowns in recent history.
A San Diego County Superior Court judge this week rejected San Diego County's climate action plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
A new report by The Marshall Project and the Los Angeles Times shows an uptick in crime in the years since prison reform measures went into effect. While the cause behind the uptick remains unclear, critics are calling for a rollback.
San Diego's economy remained strong in 2018 but there are signs it could be slowing come January 1.
The Center of U.S.-Mexico Studies at UC San Diego found while U.S. immigration officials have standardized their “metering” procedures, there is no set process to handle asylum seekers on the Mexican side of the border.
A Los Angeles Times analysis found that San Diego has the second largest concentration in the state of buildings in areas at the highest risk for wildfire.
While he supports boosting funding for border infrastructure Vargas does not entirely support a $1.3 billion offer by congressional Democrats for fencing and other border security measures.
Democrat Paul McNamara beat incumbent Republican Sam Abed in the November election, giving Democrats a majority on the historically conservative Escondido City Council.
The Rapid Response Network's migrant shelter has run out of room for migrants released from custody and it's asking state and local leaders for help.
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, 2018
- 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, 2018
- 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, 2018
- 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, 2018
- 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.
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