Roundtable: More San Diegans Get Their COVID-19 Vaccine
Friday, February 5, 2021
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Matt Hoffman, reporter, KPBS News
Marco Serrano, anchor, Univision San Diego
Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
KPBS Roundtable airs on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS Radio and at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV. Encore presentation Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on KPBS TV.
COVID Cases Dropping Amid Vaccine Rollout
It’s been a while since local COVID-19 news carried an optimistic tone, but that’s what we’re seeing this week. Case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths are all trending downward as we emerge from record-setting levels reached during the holidays. More people are also getting vaccinated as additional county-run supersites are established. KPBS reporter Matt Hoffman is covering local vaccination efforts and joins us to talk about what he’s seeing this week.
Kevin Faulconer’s Run For Governor
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced his intention to run for California Governor this week. One of his first stops was San Diego’s Univision affiliate, where he spoke with anchor Marco Serrano about his reasons for running. From COVID-19, to building support with California’s largely democratic electorate, we’ll talk with Marco about his interview with the highest profile republican hoping to unseat Governor Gavin Newsom.
DIY Sidewalks In Paradise Hills
Paradise Hills, located in Southeastern San Diego, is a community where many blocks simply don’t have sidewalks. It’s an issue that’s been ignored by public leaders for years, despite concerns raised by residents over safety and access for those with disabilities. Now, some are trying to form their own tax district to raise the money needed to install more sidewalk in the area. San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Andrea Lopez-Villafaña talked with residents about their efforts, how it would work, and why they feel this is the only way to bring long overdue improvements to their area.
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