Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
New numbers from a The San Diego Union-Tribune/10News SurveyUSA poll also give an indication which way voters are leaning on city measures that would increase housing for the homeless, and establish a new police review board.
The ninth annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue once again offers San Diegans guideposts on how to avoid vitriol and verbal violence and restore respect to political discussion.
San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu has got it covered. The 2020 Presidential Election may be unlike any other, but Vu and his staff seem to have prepared for all contingencies, from balloting to tabulating.
This summer, the entire nation had the chance to meet the group of homeless musicians and singers who first assembled in a small metal church in 2016. As contestants on "America’s Got Talent," the group has wowed the judges and moved into the contest's semi-finals.
The San Diego-based trio only started playing a year ago. But by their second show, they were signed to the same label that backed Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones.
From National City to Escondido — the United Way's car caravan aims to increase census participation in hard to count communities.
Despite the pandemic, social distancing and closed concert halls, the La Jolla Music Society will still hold a SummerFest, but it will be paired down and have a virtual audience.
The library will serve as a permanent center for the study of Frost’s work. It’s the society's first permanent home, since its founding in 1978.
T. Jefferson Parker’s new novel "Then She Vanished" weaves San Diego headlines and characters, that we almost recognize, into an alternate universe of suspense.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his newly named running mate Senator Kamala Harris of California will introduce their ticket in Delaware Wednesday.
A new book by former KPBS investigative reporter Jean Guerrero makes the case that Trump advisor Stephen Miller has realized his life-long ambition to limit immigration and diversity in America by working in the Trump White House.
From his upbringing in Tijuana to life in Carlsbad, Maldonado opens up about his musical influences.
Tijuana continues to top the list for the city with the highest number of reported homicides in the country, according to researchers with the Justice in Mexico program at the University of San Diego.
Dolores Robledo co-founded one of the nation's first Mexican fast-food chains in the country. She was 90 years old.
Shay is a four-time San Diego Music Award winner. Her new album debuted number one on the Billboard Blues Chart.
Relations have become strained between members of the St. Anne Catholic Church and neighborhood residents. The rift began primarily over street parking but is being fueled by a cultural divide.
The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to place a proposal on the November ballot that if approved would repeal the 30-foot height limit for buildings in the Midway District.
All San Diego County public and private schools will be prohibited from reopening unless more is done to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
An independent audit of Baja California’s water agency has found that many international companies with operations in Baja California have paid for only a fraction of the water they have used for years and have dumped waste without approval into the overburdened Tijuana sewage system, while water agency officials looked the other way.
Imperial County, as with other California counties, has seen an increase in positive tests for the coronavirus and cases of COVID-19. How is this mostly rural agricultural region coping with the pandemic?
A new report from the U.S. Immigration Policy Center at UC San Diego says one-third of the city of San Diego's essential health, food and agricultural workers in the city of San Diego are foreign-born.
This November, California voters will decide whether the state should restore voting rights to nearly 40,000 people on parole for a felony.
Stephanie Danler, who came to fame several years ago with her novel, "Sweetbitter," has written a memoir about her parents struggle with addiction and her own struggle to overcome that legacy. It's called "Stray."
North Park resident Joshua Williams, 27, says this will be a week he will never forget.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer and the San Diego Police Officers Association said this week they support a proposed November ballot measure that would create an independent commission to investigate complaints of police misconduct.
San Diego elected officials responded to the protests in San Diego County this weekend.
Harry Sentoso, 63, died after going to work in an Irvine Amazon warehouse in March. His story is profiled in a Los Angeles Times report on the risks faced by workers at those warehouses. His family is asking why Amazon hired additional workers to help with non-essential online purchases, putting those workers' lives at risk.
The lawsuits take issue with Newsom’s authority to mandate voting by mail and claim the order violates state law and the U.S. Constitution.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. But San Diego's beaches and restaurants were not as crowded this weekend as in previous years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This weekend's virtual arts and culture offerings include Seaport Sessions, a live music and art pop-up festival, your last chance to see artist Michelle Montjoy's installation through Lux Art Institute's front windows and a curated experimental music session.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to move further into phase two and reopen restaurants for dine-in service and some retailers with modifications.
The COVID-19 death toll in San Diego County is now over 200 people. Most of the fatalities involved patients with underlying health conditions. This has led some to question whether people who have chronic illnesses and succumb to COVID-19, should actually be counted as COVID-19 victims.
The federal CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, provided jobless benefits of $600 per week to some workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Some workers receiving both state and federal benefits are making more income than when they were working.
Medical personnel from Doctors Without Borders are treating patients who have tested positive for the disease but who do not need to be in the hospital's intensive care unit.
That daily encounter with the clothes closet, trying to figure out what to wear to work, isn’t that much of a problem these days. If being homebound is motivating you to tackle an overfilled closet, there’s a new book that might help.
Advances in digital technology have been inching health care toward remote access for years — but now that doctors, health care workers and patients have seen its advantages, it may become standard practice.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he'll be announcing policies and procedures on Tuesday to safely reopen businesses in San Diego.
SANDAG found about 20%, or about 360,000 San Diego County residents, have lost their jobs since March 7 when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Governor Gavin Newsom said, some businesses in the state may begin to reopen in a matter of weeks, in his COVID-19 update on Tuesday.
The nearly $500 billion package aims to help small businesses, hospitals and includes funding to expand testing.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a plan this week to train 10,000 contact tracers. The state is also exploring the use of digital apps to backtrack the movement of sick people and find out who they may have been in contact with.
The financial impact of the coronavirus on higher education is enormous. At UC San Diego students and faculty are working from home. There is no revenue from tuition or dining contracts. The university's vast medical system is not taking elective surgeries. Yet, online costs are soaring, and research goes on.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said an analysis of state mobility data shows physical distancing has been “extraordinarily impactful” in California.
Stay-at-home orders and closed businesses on both sides of the border have led to empty streets and reduced border traffic.
On Wednesday, Father Joe’s Villages relocated the last group of homeless men from one of its shelters to the convention center.
California Governor Gavin Newsom granted clemency to more than two dozen prisoners last week. Four of the cases have been championed by the San Diego-based California Innocence Project.
UC San Diego's coronavirus testing capacity is expected to increase from 700 to up to 1,500 tests per day by mid-April.
Over the weekend, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department ticketed 22 beachgoers for violating the stay-at-home order. Meanwhile, the department also confirmed four employees and one inmate have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Many of San Diego’s small businesses are completely closed, with employees out of work and owners struggling to figure out if their businesses will be able to make it through the new coronavirus pandemic. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's Stefanie Benvenuto joins Midday Edition on Monday to discuss federal, state and local programs to help small businesses.
Will Rodriguez-Kennedy is out of the hospital and in quarantine after spending nearly a week in an intensive care unit fighting COVID-19.
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