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Scripps Health Modernization Plan Includes New Hillcrest Hospital

Scripps Health Modernization Plan Includes New Hillcrest Hospital

Nov. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

Scripps Health plans to launch a massive $2.6 billion makeover of its health care system.

County Supervisors Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

County Supervisors Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Nov. 6
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Monday extended a state of emergency over a hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County that has killed 20 people, amid a declining number of new cases.

Council Members Propose Temporary Homeless Shelter At Former Charge...

Council Members Propose Temporary Homeless Shelter At Former Chargers Facility

Nov. 6
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Two members of the San Diego City Council proposed Monday that the former Chargers training facility in Murphy Canyon be used for a temporary shelter for the homeless.

San Diego Board Of Supervisors Considering Extending Hepatitis A Em...

San Diego Board Of Supervisors Considering Extending Hepatitis A Emergency Declaration

Nov. 3
By City News Service

The County Board of Supervisors Friday scheduled a special meeting for Monday to extend a declaration of emergency regarding an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego.

San Diego's Hepatitis A Coordination Center Meeting Less Often

San Diego's Hepatitis A Coordination Center Meeting Less Often

Nov. 3
By Matt Hoffman

As the local hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow, the city of San Diego's hepatitis A Coordination Center will no longer meet daily.

City Heights Hosts One-Stop Shop For Community Resources

City Heights Hosts One-Stop Shop For Community Resources

Nov. 2
By Tarryn Mento

For communities in need of a health screening, employment assistance or a hot meal, an annual resource fair aims to be a one-stop shop.

Meet the Berkeley Man Who Helped Lead the Disability Rights Movement

Meet the Berkeley Man Who Helped Lead the Disability Rights Movement

Nov. 2
Sasha Khokha / KQED

“Hale” is a new short documentary film about Hale Zukas, who helped make Berkeley the birthplace of the disability rights movement. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child. He went on to study Russian and math at UC Berkeley in the 1970s and he helped found Berkeley’s groundbreaking Center for Independent Living, which has become a nationwide model.

San Diego Hepatitis A Death Toll Reaches 20

San Diego Hepatitis A Death Toll Reaches 20

Oct. 31
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The death toll in an almost year-long hepatitis A outbreak in the San Diego region has reached 20, county health officials reported Tuesday.

Superhero Window Cleaners Surprise Patients At Rady Children’s Hosp...

Superhero Window Cleaners Surprise Patients At Rady Children’s Hospital

Oct. 31
By KPBS News

Local window washers from A-Plus Window Cleaning dressed up as superheroes to surprise patients at Rady's Children's Hospital for Halloween.

Hundreds Sickened At San Diego Marine Corps Depot, Some With E. Coli

Hundreds Sickened At San Diego Marine Corps Depot, Some With E. Coli

Oct. 31
By City News Service

An outbreak of diarrheal illnesses, including cases of E. coli infection, has sickened about 300 Marines-in-training at Marine Corps Depot San Diego along with some personnel at Camp Pendleton over the last week, base officials announced Tuesday.