Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
Rainbow lights will shine at the UC San Diego Health Center in Hillcrest Monday. The annual lighting ceremony is one of the first events of San Diego Pride.
San Diego County opened a one-stop center in the Alpine Library to start fire victims on the road to recovery.
This weekend brings a musical about John Adams, comedy by Kevin Hart and a festival that showcases films celebrating anniversaries, including "Funny Girl" and "The Red Shoes."
A new production at the La Jolla Playhouse takes audiences into the immigrant experience through the lives of two generations of women who found their first new home in America in a basement apartment in New York City.
It’s the weekend before 4th of July, which means it’s the start of the Bayside Summer Nights season. Plus we get a visit from a high-profile actor and British pop star.
The region is not meeting the housing goals needed to meet demand and not building the types of housing that will satisfy the needs of San Diegans through the middle of the century, according to a report commissioned by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been running for President of Mexico since 2006. He may succeed on Sunday.
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.
Caron Golden of the food blog, San Diego Food Stuff, and chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins share some of their favorite summer grilling recipes.
The San Diego City Council recently approved $2.5 million to keep three industrial tents sheltering hundreds of homeless people open, while Carlsbad is deploying two social workers to address a rising number of people living on the streets.
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.
Genetic researchers say they may be able to produce desired gene modifications in rodents that can be inherited. Those alterations would help researchers have better access to lab animals that mimic complex human diseases.
In a wrap-up segment of our series, San Diego Politics 101, political science professor Carl Luna joins Midday Edition to answer questions about the process of voting and vote counting.
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.
From blockbuster action movies to indie horror films, the summer movie season has something for everyone.
Summer doesn’t officially begin until later this month, but in San Diego we mark the start of summer with the San Diego County Fair and other outdoor favorites.
Senate bill 822 would restore net neutrality regulations repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under President Trump. The bill now moves to the assembly.
San Diego may become the fourth city in the county to ban Styrofoam food and beverage containers.
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.
While Mexico’s only gun store sells an average of 38 guns a day, an estimated 580 guns flow daily to Mexico from the U.S. Gun control advocates are taking notice.
Judy Batalion will share stories from her book, “WHITE WALLS: A Memoir about Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between,” during Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s annual luncheon on Wednesday.
Tami Oldham Ashcraft originally wrote about her ordeal at sea in a memoir called "Red Sky in Mourning." The memoir has been adapted into a movie starring Shailene Woodley. The movie, "ADRIFT," will be in theaters Friday.
The public-television phenomenon "Antiques Roadshow" visits San Diego on Tuesday. The sold-out ticket-only event will take place at the historic Hotel Del Coronado.
It’s not only candidates voters have to choose next week in the June 5 primary. There are also five statewide propositions on the ballot.
Crossroads of the West Gun Shows' president Bob Templeton's background has come to light as a result of the heightened scrutiny being given to local gun shows by anti-gun show advocates.
Theater fans should be in for a treat Thursday night as McDonald performs with members of the San Diego Symphony.
Peter Kalmus, a NASA climate scientist, set out to reduce his own personal carbon footprint. He reduced his use of fossil fuels over a four-year period and wrote a book about what normal people can do to lessen their impact on the planet.
Candidate Jim Desmond has been the mayor of San Marcos for the last 12 years. He’s also a representative on San Diego Association of Governments and a board member of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. Desmond is a Republican.
Candidate Michelle Gomez is a governmental affairs legislative analyst. She is a Democrat.
The development of the lifeguard service in San Diego began slowly in fits and starts since the late 1800s. It took a tragedy off the coast of Ocean Beach to really mark the start of the modern-day San Diego lifeguard service.
In this episode of San Diego Politics 101, we look at ballot measures. Why do we see so many ballot measures and how can voters educate themselves about the issues they address?
Jerry Kern has been an Oceanside city councilman for 12 years. He also serves on the community engagement panel for the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Kern is a Republican.
The new biography, “Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death,” comes out on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, which would have also marked his 88th birthday.
Voice of San Diego is pushing to make school sexual misconduct records public. The fight over those records reveals the tools school districts and individual teachers have to keep them hidden.
Councilwoman Lori Zapf says she is proposing the ban after a series of collisions between pedestrians and people on scooters. If approved, motorized scooters would be banned on the boardwalk in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.
District 5 Candidate Jacqueline Arsivaud Says Sticking To General Plan, County Will Reach Housing Goal
Candidate Jacqueline Arsivaud is a member of the San Dieguito Planning Group and the chairperson of the Elfin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council. She’s a Democrat.
This weekend brings jazz and ballet, some electro-punk and a tour of South Park's historic houses.
Former San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is one of five candidates, and the only Republican, in the District 4 race.
From summer concerts to outdoor movie venues and the best places to snap a selfie, we review San Diego CityBeat's 2018 Summer Guide.
There’s a record 1.6 million registered voters in San Diego County. The county’s latest voter registration data also shows independent voters, or voters who don’t belong to a political party may soon outnumber registered Republicans.
The Great Flood of 1862 was the last major natural disaster in Calfornia, according to seismologist Lucy Jones. The flood killed one percent of the state’s population and destroyed one-third of its taxable land.
Former California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is one of five candidates in the race to represent District 4 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He’s a Marine combat veteran and teaches political science courses at UC San Diego. He is a Democrat.
Attorney Omar Passons is running to represent District 4 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He has worked on community issues of public health and land use. He's a Democrat. The supervisors positions are officially non-partisan, but right now all five supervisors on the board are Republican.
San Diego’s own Robert Lopez has lived an exciting life performing around the world, but not really as himself. He's better known, either on national television shows or opening for rock stars in a gold lamé Mariachi suit, as the Mexican Elvis, El Vez.
"The Madres" chronicles a mother's quest to find her pregnant daughter amid Argentina's dictatorship in the late 1970's when thousands of citizens disappeared. The play runs Mother's Day through June 1 at San Diego's Moxie Theatre.
An ambitious effort to speed up medical research by collecting health data from one million participants has just gotten underway. UC San Diego researchers are running part of the landmark research project called "All of Us."
The San Diego County Sheriff's department said it is launching an internal review after a video posted to Facebook appears to show sheriff's deputies hitting one restrained suspect repeatedly in the head and slamming a second handcuffed suspect’s head into a fence.
Republican Bill Shamus Sayed is running to represent the 50th District in the House of Representatives. Sayed is a businessman who owns San Diego-based Interpreters Unlimited.
The California gubernatorial primary this year is June 5, but that’s not the only date that’s important. There are other deadlines to keep in mind that could determine whether you get to vote, or if your vote will count.