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Roundtable On Mexican Farm Labor, Border Traffic, Chula...12/20/14
Mexican export farms exploit and abuse laborers who harvest produce for the U.S. Do shorter waits at San Ysidro border crossing mean more freeway traffic? Chula Vista has a mayor and a new school board and now it has a full city council.
Terminal 1 Focus Of San Diego Airport Development Plan
The redevelopment of Terminal 1 is expected to cost $6.5 million.
San Diego's Cuban-Americans Respond To Effort To Revive U.S.-Cuba...
President Barack Obama's announcement on Wednesday sparked debate across the country. Now, local Cuban-Americans share their reactions.
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'
The actor who played Westley in the family favorite and cult classic film "The Princess Bride" has released a book with a behind-the-scenes look a the making of the film.
What Motivates People To Give During The Holidays?
The charitable giving season is in full swing and some estimates suggest people being more generous. A San Diego professor explains the psychology behind giving.
The Challenge To End Homelessness Among Veterans In San Diego
President Obama set an ambitious goal to eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015. That's right around the corner. Are we on track? We check in with a local veteran support group.
Winter Gardening With California Native Plants
All of this rain reminded us that we are approaching the time of year when it is best to plant native species.
Finding A Healthy Balance When Choosing Technology For Kids
Technology devices such as smart phones, iPads and video games are on the must-have list for many children this year. KPBS Midday looks at what's considered a safe and healthy amount of time for children to spend on these devices.
San Diego's Rep. Vargas On The Budget Bill, Homeland Security, Salton...
Democratic Rep. Juan Vargas was the only member of San Diego County's congressional delegation to vote against the government spending bill, which the House approved last week and the Senate passed over the weekend.
Toni Atkins Begins First Full Term As California Assembly Speaker
A conversation with Atkins for her take on what's cooking at the state capital.
Rep. Scott Peters Talks Plans For Upcoming Congressional Term
Democratic Congressman Scott Peters narrowly won re-election in November, beating Republican Carl DeMaio in a close race that included a lot of negative campaigning from both sides.
Roundtable: Gloria Out, Lightner In; Transportation Plan Appealed;...
Todd Gloria is out as council president -- Machiavellian coup or business-as-usual? A state appeals court overrides SANDAG's Regional Transportation Plan. The San Diego Padres spend some money on a slugger at the winter meetings.
Mexican And Central American Asylum Rates Remain Low
Many of the young people who surged across the US border this year say they are refugees seeking asylum. A conference in San Diego focuses on how to improve refugee policies.
The Blind Boys Of Alabama And Taj Mahal Coming To California Center For...
Tis the season for holiday music. Finding new music to celebrate Christmas is a true holiday treat. A collaboration between the celebrated gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama and legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, is just that.
The Best Words And Phrases Of 2014: Cloud-Chasing, Lumbersexual,...
From cloud-chasing to Ebola and to lumbersexual we take a look at the words and phrases that were hits in 2014. Grant Barrett of "A Way With Words" joins us with his list of the top words for the year.
Chula Vista, Imperial Beach Welcome New Mayors
Mary Salas was sworn in as the first Latina mayor of Chula Vista on Tuesday as conservationist Serge Dedina is getting ready to take the mayoral oath of office in Imperial Beach.
San Diego Unified To Move Year-Round Schools To Traditional Calendars
Priority will be given to campuses that serve military families and those that feed into middle and high schools with traditional calendars.
Little Italy's Juniper & Ivy Tops San Diego's Best New Restaurant List
San Diego Magazine food critic Troy Johnson's highly anticipated list of the year's best new restaurants includes expected picks and lots of surprises.
Navy Returns NASA's Orion Spacecraft After Test Flight
A Navy ship, the USS Anchorage, delivered the capsule to Naval Base San Diego and unloaded the 11-foot-tall cone around 10 p.m. PST Monday.
Report Says CIA Misled Senate, White House On Interrogation Program
The report is the most comprehensive account of interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The report's release has been controversial
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