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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III speaks...

Secretary Of Defense Flies To USS Nimitz To Thank Crew For Lengthy Deployment

Feb. 25
By City News Service

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III flew out to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz off the coast of San Diego Thursday to thank the crew for a lengthy deployment.

Medical professionals administer COVID-19 vacci...

San Diego Health Care Professionals Worry About Vaccine Supply

Feb. 25
By John Carroll

Hundreds of thousands of people will become eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. Health care professionals worry the supply won't be there to vaccinate all of them.

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Oceanside City Council Sinks Proposal To Close Brooks Street Pool

Feb. 25
By Tania Thorne

The proposal to shut down the Brooks Street Swimming Center was abandoned after a 4-1 vote at Wednesday’s Oceanside City Council meeting.

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US Bombs Facilities In Syria Used By Iran-Backed Militia

Feb. 25
By Associated Press

The U.S. military conducted airstrikes against facilities in eastern Syria that the Pentagon said were used by Iran-backed militia groups, in response to recent attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq.

U.S. Launches Military Airstrikes Against Iranian Militants In Syria

Feb. 25
Vanessa Romo / NPR

The Thursday strikes targeted Iranian-backed groups in eastern Syria in response to rocket attacks against Americans In Iraq.

In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, Senate Parliamenta...

Senate Parliamentarian Deals Blow To Minimum Wage Hike Tied To COVID-19 Bill

Feb. 25
Alan Fram / Associated Press

The Senate parliamentarian has dealt a potentially lethal blow to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress.

Senate Can't Vote On $15 Minimum Wage, Parliamentarian Rules

Feb. 25
Kelsey Snell / NPR

The Senate Parliamentarian informed lawmakers that a plan to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 does not fit the complicated rules that govern budget bills in the Senate.

Students arrive at Newhall Elementary School Th...

Governor's Vaccine Plan Aims To Reopen California Classrooms

Feb. 25
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is continuing his push to reopen more schools for in-class instruction with a plan broadly outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers.

TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over 'Theft' Of Personal Data

Feb. 25
Bobby Allyn / NPR

The proposed settlement applies to 89 million TikTok users in the U.S. whose personal data was allegedly tracked and sold to advertisers in violation of state and federal law.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks ab...

House Votes To Expand Legal Safeguards For LGBTQ People

Feb. 25
By Associated Press

The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

A semi-automatic hand gun is displayed with a 1...

9th Circuit To Rehear Large-Capacity Magazine Ban Ruling Based On San Diego Case

Feb. 25
By City News Service

An appeals court ruling that tossed out California's large capacity-magazine ban was vacated Thursday, with the San Diego-based case set to be reviewed by a larger panel of judges.

 In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, people walk ...

State High Court Upholds Ending Adult Trials For Some Youths

Feb. 25
Don Thompson / Associated Press

The California Supreme Court has upheld the state’s 2018 law barring 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults and sent to adult prisons even for serious crimes such as murder, arson, robbery, rape or kidnapping.

The San Diego LGBT Community Center sign is see...

San Diego Partners With Three Nonprofits To Alleviate Homelessness In Youth

Feb. 25
By City News Service

Mayor Todd Gloria Thursday announced new partnerships between the city and three nonprofit organizations to bolster programs helping young people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Former USA Gymnastics Coach Charged With Abuse Dies By Suicide

Feb. 25
Brakkton Booker / NPR

John Geddert, 63, who coached the women's gold medal team in the 2012 Summer Olympics, was charged Thursday with two dozen criminal counts. An official says he took his life later the same day.

Capitol Police Chief: Records Prove Immediate Calls For Military Backup On Jan. 6

Feb. 25
Claudia Grisales / NPR

Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told a House committee that phone records prove several immediate requests for military backup were made in the first hour of the Jan. 6 breach.

Beds fill a homeless shelter inside the San Die...

Task Force To Explore Link Between Health And Homelessness

Feb. 25
By City News Service

The Regional Task Force on the Homeless has established an ad hoc committee in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to explore the link between a person's health and their ability to be housed, it was announced today.

 Musician Rebecca Jade in an undated photo.

Influential: Rebecca Jade's Playlist

Feb. 25
By Brooke Ruth, Julia Dixon Evans

Rebecca Jade is a winner of multiple San Diego Music Awards, a jazz soloist, performs in her own band, Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, and is a backup singer for Sheila E. We asked her to reflect on her influences, and she told us about her childhood with a jazz singer for a mother, the songs that made her fall in love with music, and the artists that shaped her style.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former Adviser In His Administration

Feb. 25
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

Former economic adviser Lindsey Boylan alleges harassing behavior starting in 2016, including an unwanted kiss and a suggestion of strip poker, after being told the governor had a "crush" on her.

A sculptural installation in Carlos Castro's

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Carlos Castro's 'Remorses And Other Maladies,' Plus The Symphony And Drive-Thru Purim

Feb. 25
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include a new exhibition at Bread and Salt, the Symphony's homage to lives lost to police brutality, and the San Diego Ballet and San Diego REP take on Purim.

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