Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
A photo exhibit opening Friday in San Diego not only literally puts a human face to the issue of human trafficking but also shows how former victimization does not define lives.
Faulconer focused on housing and homelessness. He said he'll ask the City Council to approve an initiative that would let developers build denser and taller housing near transit stops.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined hundreds of other U.S. mayors when he signed the Mayors Monarch Pledge. Signing the pledge commits the city to take action to help the endangered butterfly.
The airport’s governing board approved a $3 billion project that includes expanding the terminal to 30 gates, building a new parking garage along with an access road off Laurel Street and reserving a site for a future public transit station at the airport. Airport officials say the redevelopment is needed to manage the continuing increase in flights and passengers at the airport.
The San Diego County Republican Party is summoning the party faithful Monday night to meet and discuss 2020 issues and candidates.
In the richest nation on earth, far too many veterans and active military personnel face food insecurity. In testimony before Congress on Thursday, Feeding San Diego CEO Vince Hall made it clear that Congress needs to do more to help.
San Diego's 42 Community Planning Groups have operated in different ways from each other since they came about in the 70’s. Now, the city is attempting to standardize those operations.
Who in San Diego made a difference, caused a controversy and perhaps, shaped the future? Voice of San Diego's 'Voice of the Year' 2019 list consists of politicians, civic leaders and ordinary citizens.
5G service has begun to roll out in San Diego. The new service holds the promise of much faster transmission speeds with the capability of moving much more data than the current 4G.
After six years in the neighborhood, the gallery will host its final art show Saturday. La Bodega owner Soni Lopez-Chavez and Mary Jhun, a local artist with a studio in Barrio Logan, joined Midday Edition.
U.S. Supreme Court justices are meeting Friday to decide whether to take up an appeal of a 9th Circuit ruling on homelessness. Whatever they decide could have a major impact on San Diego and other cities.
A play at the San Diego Repertory Theatre tells the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American citizen of Japanese descent who refused to enter an internment camp during World War II — firm in the belief that his rights as a citizen should be protected.
Political scientist Darrell West of the Brookings Institution discusses his new book, “Divided Politics Divided Nation,” which explores polarization in America through his own family history.
Individuals throw out an average of 20 pounds of food per month, making food the single largest item disposed of in landfills in the United States.
Hannah Shaw is a kitten rescuer whose mission is to teach others how to rescue vulnerable kittens and nurse them to health.
From latkes to tamales to black-eyed peas and ham, it just wouldn’t be the holidays for some families without these special foods. Does your family have a special holiday food? Share it with us.
Imperial Beach Council Member Paloma Aguirre co-hosted a town hall on housing Thursday to discuss the community's concerns over recent rent increases and hear from mobile home park residents who are fighting to stay in their homes.
The group's latest album, "Build Bridges," debuted No. 1 last month on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart.
The new charges come amid the ongoing civil fraud trial against GirlsDoPorn.com owner Michael Pratt. The civil trial is expected to wrap up this week.
Chula Vista native Rita Fernandez is San Diego's first Immigration Affairs Manager. She discusses what she hopes to accomplish in her new position and what she learned from a similar job she held in Los Angeles.
Customs and Border Protection agents are accused of altering court dates on asylum seekers' documents, keeping some migrants in Mexico indefinitely.
By a 3-2 vote, the Oceanside City Council on Wednesday night narrowly approved a controversial housing development on some of the city's last agricultural land.
The festival starts Friday and runs through Monday. It will be held at various venues in Coronado, including the Hotel Del, the Vintage Village Arts Theatre and the Coronado Performing Arts Center.
Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of Proposition 187, a measure that aimed to prohibit people living in California illegally from receiving medical, educational and other social services. A new podcast by The Los Angeles Times and Futuro Studios examines its political legacy.
A plan is in the works to remove cars from a stretch of Fifth Avenue in downtown San Diego to make the area more pedestrian-friendly. The plan is modeled after other car-free zones such as the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
From accessing the hidden parts of our brain to machines making decisions that humans used to make, Shankar Vedantam joins Midday Edition to reveal fascinating aspects of our hidden brains.
In a letter delivered to Mayor Kevin Faulconer Monday, SDSU is offering to pay almost $20 million more for the 135-acre site than it offered earlier this month. The new offer of nearly $87.7 million is due to be discussed by the City Council next week.
Lewis Black will be performing Saturday at Balboa Theatre.
A new book outlines abuses of constitutional rights, police overreach and bureaucratic nightmares. It's called "When They Come For You: How Police and Government are Trampling our Liberties and How to Take Them Back."
Bestselling author and sociologist Eric Klinenberg explores the value of public spaces in his book "Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructures Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life." He's speaking at the Central Library Thursday night.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation's What’s Out There tours highlight some of San Diego’s great landscapes, from the Mission de Alcala to Barrio Logan to Scripps Park in La Jolla.
The emergency declaration is aimed at forcing state and federal officials to take action to decrease the dust around the Salton Sea.
The San Diego City Council on Tuesday approved a contract with Alpha Project to run a fourth temporary homeless shelter at 17th Street and Imperial Avenue in downtown San Diego.
San Diego boat builder, Lew Maurer, was commissioned to build an 80-foot luxury catamaran. Soon, he would find out he was destined to be its captain, leading a family on 15 years of adventures around the world.
Covered California was created in 2014 to offer state residents subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Covered California's open enrollment for health coverage in 2020 starts Tuesday and runs through January 31.
Samin Nosrat is a chef, best-selling author, La Jolla High School grad and host of the popular Netflix show "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat." She'll make her hometown debut Friday at Balboa Theatre as part of UC San Diego's ArtPower event series.
The school choice application window for San Diego Unified, the county's largest school district, is open now through Nov. 13.
In town hall meeting Monday, activists called on the San Diego Police Department to stop using the controversial carotid restraint hold.
From Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Californians on both sides of the political aisle are becoming the public faces of the Trump impeachment inquiry.
While the Union-Tribune's Editorial Board has been critical of President Trump, this is the first time the newspaper has called for formal impeachment hearings.
Hilary Kearney, the founder of Girl Next Door Honey, has been using her expertise to enlighten the world about bees. She will be speaking about her two new books on bees Thursday at The Book Catapult in South Park.
The findings are the result of a six-month investigation by The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins joins Midday Edition on Monday to reflect on the legislative session.
Mathis, who will be 84 at the end of September, is marking his 63rd year as a recording artist.
San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the contention around two of the bills she authored this legislative session.
The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council's annual report shows an increase in suicides for the fourth year in a row.
In the final installment of Midday Edition's first summer music series we hear from one of San Diego's finest bluegrass bands. Prairie Sky stopped by the KPBS studio to perform and talk about Appalachian music.
The New York Times has put together a Spotify playlist filled with California-inspired music. Times chief pop music critic Jon Pareles will be in San Diego Friday to talk about the project and share some of his favorite tracks.
The third annual Latinx New Play Festival opens Friday and runs through Sunday at the San Diego Repertory Theatre's Lyceum Space.
Women dressed in white will be leading a march and rally in Balboa Park Tuesday. It’s the kick-off to a yearlong 100th-anniversary celebration of American women winning the right to vote.
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