When students’ stellar test scores are called into question in the 1988 movie “Stand and Deliver,” actor Edward James Olmos, playing a real-life high school math teacher whose success story the movie is based on, calls out the racial motivations behind the investigation. “Those scores would have never been questioned if my kids did not have Spanish surnames […]
Some new craft brewers are struggling to find ways to dispose of spent grain, the thick, mushy residue each batch of beer leaves behind. Some farmers will take it, but many of them have so much that they’re turning new breweries away.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Mario Koran explain why the district’s poorest schools stand to bear the brunt of impending layoffs.
Some San Diego institutions are losing money to gain visitors, dancers are coming to a flight near you and more in our weekly roundup of the region’s arts and culture news.
The California Public Records Act says public agencies have to release information when journalists or any members of the public ask to see it. There are, of course, some records that are exempt, but sometimes agencies claim those exemptions to keep records secret. Such was the case when San Diego Unified School District withheld certain emails […]
KPBS border reporter Jean Guerrero joined podcast hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts this week to talk about the harrowing details of activist Hugo Castro’s saga.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Ry Rivard and NBC7’s Monica Dean highlight the history and politics behind your rising water bill.
The mayor wants to cut arts funding, public art pieces will stay in not-so-public places and more in our weekly digest of arts and culture news.
A new opinion from the city attorney says there are ways the city could get around the policy that requires public art to be housed in not-so-public places, but it could open itself up to a lawsuit if it isn’t careful.
Some recent tweaks to city arts funding could bring more cultural nonprofits into the fold.