Stories by Patty Lane
In his memoir, Dennis Lynch offers a behind-the-scenes look at the trial that led to the conviction and execution of the deposed Iraqi leader.
California has many disclosure codes on the books requiring home sellers to tell potential buyers everything from whether a person died in the home to an unruly neighbor.
Midday Edition takes a closer look at the March of Dimes 2015 Report Card on Premature Birth Rates and what San Diego researchers are doing to help preterm babies.
San Diego's coastal environment is always changing and geology professor Keith Heyer Meldahl explains how in his new book, "Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast."
The California Nutrition Incentives Act will leverage federal grants to provide a dollar-for-dollar match to people who shop at farmers markets.
As celebrations wind down marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, a new biography explores the many facets of the man.
The new executive director at the Birch Aquarium joins Midday Edition for a chat about his work and his plans for the future.
A vote scheduled next week could make Solana Beach the first city in San Diego County to ban plastic foam food containers, commonly known as Styrofoam. KPBS Midday Edition looks at what's behind the effort.
A scientific recommendation for the final 2105 Dietary Guidelines not only calls for a healthy diet but a healthy planet. However, the USDA says it will not adopt sustainability in its final report.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed more than 800 bills this year and last week, many involved privacy rights. Midday Edition will take a look at how electronic communication will be regulated in California.
The 2014 Ebola outbreak will be front and center at a national infectious disease conference being held in San Diego this week.
Community, government and business leaders will take part in a summit this week to tackle hunger and the impact of food waste in San Diego County landfills.
A binational delegation of business and community leaders will meet with Washington, D.C. lawmakers to examine California's ongoing drought and other issues affecting San Diego County.
As Pope Francis' begins his first U.S. visit, Midday Edition looks at his much anticipated speech before Congress addressing climate change and how San Diego's interfaith community is responding.
California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) joined Midday Edition Wednesday to discuss wrapping up the 2015 regular legislative session and her future plans as she plans to end her term in state office.
Crime around San Diego County has stayed relatively stable, according to a new SANDAG report.
San Diego resettles 2,700 refugees annually. Midday Edition takes a look at the process and challenges families may face as they search for a new home.
The team and city of San Diego failed to meet their Friday deadline for a stadium agreement. "The Chargers are unwilling to go along with the city's ill-conceived strategies," Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani told the Associated Press.
Forecasters said slightly less intense heat was expected Thursday but again predicted temperatures would be 5 to 15 degrees above average as a high- pressure system remains over California.
A San Diego man donated his Torah collection to the university, which turned out to be worth nearly $500,000.
Desalination has become a hot topic as California looks to mitigate the ongoing drought. Midday Edition takes a look at lessons learned from Australia's drought.
Many San Diegans gathered this weekend to pick their Fantasy Football teams. Midday Edition discusses the game and who is making money from it.
The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina brings up painful memories for some San Diegans. We hear from a woman who relocated after losing everything to the storm and how San Diegans helped out in the aftermath.
Firefighters continue to fight wildfires across Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. As San Diego County prepares for wildfire season, we look at new technologies that will help firefighters and residents.
Researchers at UC San Diego find a popular smoking cessation drug is not boosting the numbers of smokers who quit.
A program put in place by the Metropolitan Water District to help owners replace their lawns during the drought - ran out of money. We look at what's next.
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the day President Harry Truman announced Japan’s surrender during World War II. Midday Edition looks at San Diego's role in the war effort.
It’s the dog days of summer, and San Diego County animal advocates are promoting pet adoptions this weekend.
A hands-on, interactive event is planned at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in August. Midday Edition has a preview of the Impossible Science Festival.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds many schools are starting too early making it difficult for teenagers to get enough sleep.
A San Diego woman shares the story of her father, who survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima 70 years ago. Midday Edition looks at how survivors promote peace in San Diego.
As the Voting Rights Act turns 50 this year, Midday Edition looks at struggles to get the civil rights law in place and challenges ahead.
A new biography focuses on Leon Williams and his contributions to San Diego County. Williams, the first African American to serve on the City Council and the County Board of Supervisors, worked for inclusive policies for all.
San Diego Unified School District has seen a drop in expulsions since it implemented a discipline program that uses restorative justice.
The San Diego Foundation awarded more than $300,000 in grants to six local programs to address climate issues that impact San Diego County's economy and way of life.
Aaryn Belfer looks at how white people can help fight racism by being "upstanders" instead of “bystanders."
With The Daily Transcript business newspaper closing in September, the conversation continues around whether print journalism is dying a slow death in a world with on-demand news options.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer told KPBS Midday Edition on Thursday that the $2.1 million the city agreed to spend on an environmental analysis of a proposed NFL stadium will be money “well-spent.”
UC San Diego researchers studying bacteria colonies found bacteria have the ability to secure the survival of the entire community.
Legislation introduced in Sacramento would allow first responders to disable or damage drones if it interferes with emergency responses.
San Diego's Pride Parade and Festival take place this weekend and there's plenty to celebrate in the LGBT community. Midday Edition takes a look at victories and challenges still facing many in the LGBT community.
After 9-1/2 years traveling 4.67 billion miles from earth at a speed of over 36,000 miles per hour - the spacecraft New Horizons is presumed to have gotten a close-up of Pluto. San Diego astronomers tell us what scientists hope to learn about the farthest planetary mass in our solar system.
University of California President Janet Napolitano announced this week a plan to help streamline the way community college students transfer to UC campuses.
Two experts offer pointers on building a better burger and smoking your favorite food, desert and cocktails.
Reports of discrimination against Muslims in California nearly doubled between 2013 and 2014, according to the latest report published by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said high school cheerleaders are athletes performing without health and safety standards.
A special friendship between a San Diego man and his guide dog is shared with readers in "Confessions of a Guide Dog: The Blonde Leading the Blind."
The San Diego Welfare Coalition announced a new policy Wednesday that would lead to fewer dogs and cats being euthanized at shelters. Midday Edition reviews the policy and concerns that it may lead to overcrowding.
Midday Edition looks back at 1985 and the Normal Heights fire that destroyed 76 homes and damaged another 57. The fire prompted San Diego leaders to establish several initiative and improve water pressure in the mid-city area.
A San Diego Magazine investigation uncovers how local eateries may be claiming they're using locally grown food in their farm-to-table menus, but instead they're lying about where the food comes from.
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