Stories by Marissa Cabrera
Father Joe's Villages has launched what is considered the region's first street health program for homeless individuals.
The San Diego Association of Governments 29th annual Bike to Work Day is Thursday.
About one million San Diego residents will be 55 or older by the year 2030, that's a 194 percent increase from 2012, according to the San Diego Associations of Government.
San Diego Gas and Electric wants to bill customers $379 million in unrecovered 2007 wildfire costs. After state regulators and two California courts rejected SDG&E's request, the utility is now taking the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America" is a new book that features the stories of 15 young migrants who left home to seek asylum in the U.S.
- April 25
- By Marissa Cabrera
On Saturday, 80 artists, across 24 stages will take over Normal Heights for the annual Adams Avenue Unplugged music festival.
Garden expert Nan Sterman kicks off the show's seventh season Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS Television.
With lawsuits now settled, a new story examines the culture at The Salk Institute and what may be in store for the next generation of women scientists at the scientific research institute in La Jolla.
A recent report raises questions about the effectiveness of the county’s so-called voluntary services program, which serves as an alternative to foster care.
On Monday's Midday Edition, we are bringing you an Earth Day special. We'll discuss ways San Diegans are decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and the politics of responding to climate change.
The Institute for Civic Engagement's 8th annual Restoring Respect Conference at the University of San Diego gets underway this week. This year's theme is Restoring Civic Literacy: Revitalizing Civic Education across our Community.
The inaugural San Diego Writers Festival gets underway Saturday at the Central Library in downtown San Diego.
A joint investigation by the Los Angeles Times and ProPublica has found that during the last four years at least 250 people have been injured and 22 others have been killed as a result of high-speed chases by Border Patrol agents.
On Friday La Jolla Music Society opens its new $82 million music venue, the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. The grand opening will include a series of concerts and other festivities.
Dr. Shiva Ghaed, a clinical psychologist at the San Diego Naval Medical Center and survivor of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting in Las Vegas, discusses the long-term mental health effects of experiencing mass violence
Longtime San Diego sports commentator Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton joins Midday Edition to talk about what Padres fans can expect in the 2019 season.
Dr. Eric Topol, the director and founder of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, talks about his latest book, "Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again."
Mixed-status families, or those with a mix of citizens and non-citizens, have also been separated after a family member gets detained or deported. That person is often a parent without legal status.
Scott Warren is the founder and CEO of "Generation Citizen," an organization working to empowering youth through civics education across the country.
A series of discussions between Muslims and non-Muslims is working to build bridges between faith communities in San Diego and dispel myths about Islam.
Kate Anchondo and Rachal Hamilton are seniors at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista. They plan to join students around the globe and walk out of school Friday to demand action on climate change.
A new U.S. Geological Survey study looks at the potential impacts of sea level rise when combined with other factors such as storm-driven flooding and beach erosion.
- March 11
- By Marissa Cabrera
Lucero Camarena works to empower trans youth at the newly opened LGBTQ Youth Center in Chula Vista.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer was one of the keynote speakers at the New Way California 2019 Summit in Sacramento Tuesday.
Dr. Sunita Puri will be speaking about her memoir, “That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour,” Wednesday at Warwick's Bookstore in La Jolla.
Alicia Garza co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
San Diego Gas and Electric announced plans Thursday to move its roughly 750,000 customers to energy plans that incentivize decreased energy use, especially during peak hours.
EJ Dionne will be speaking Wednesday at the Writer's Symposium By The Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.
- Feb. 20
- By Marissa Cabrera
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its "Migration Protection Protocols" program also known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy.
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.
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