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Business Report: Summer Travel Season Shaken By COVID-19

May 29
By Bennett Lacy

Major job cuts hit businesses at the heart of the travel industry, and regional destinations like theme parks and casinos prepare to slowly reopen in the coming weeks.

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Del Mar Fairgrounds Asks Public To Write Politicians For COVID-19 Funds

May 29
By City News Service

The 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the fairgrounds, asked Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this month to allocate $20 million of the state's portion of the economic aid package approved by Congress in March to assist government agencies as part of COVID-19 relief.

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City Approves Framework For Sale Of Mission Valley Stadium Site To SDSU

May 29
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Friday to approve a sale agreement for the city-owned Mission Valley stadium property to San Diego State University for $86.2 million, bringing more than a year of negotiations nearly to a close.

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SANDAG Study Finds Sales Drop Countywide By Nearly $2.3 Billion

May 28
By City News Service

The report estimates the largest losses in taxable sales are to apparel stores, down 83%, and restaurants, down 67%.

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New Affordable Housing Report Offers 10 Strategies To Keep Units In San Diego

May 28
By City News Service

The study, "Preserving Affordable Housing in the City of San Diego," offers its strategies in four categories: Preservation policies, capital resources, tenant protections and capacity building.

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Family Of Amazon Worker Who Died Of Coronavirus Questioning Company Hiring Spree

May 28
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Harry Sentoso, 63, died after going to work in an Irvine Amazon warehouse in March. His story is profiled in a Los Angeles Times report on the risks faced by workers at those warehouses. His family is asking why Amazon hired additional workers to help with non-essential online purchases, putting those workers' lives at risk.

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$11.2 Million In Rent Losses Add To San Diego’s COVID-19 Budget Woes

May 27
By Mary Plummer / inewsource

San Diego’s revenue losses are major. Among them: rent payments from people who lease land from the city.

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Shopping Center Giant Simon Reopens San Diego County Malls

May 26
By City News Service

Those malls were closed in March, when one of the nation's largest owners and operators of shopping centers shut down 10 Southern California locations as part of a statewide attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19.

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Hillcrest Bakery Bread And Cie Uses Humor To Reopen, Enforce Social Distancing Rules

May 26
By Beth Accomando

Restaurants were allowed to reopen over the weekend but with certain guidelines in effect. Bread and Cie in Hillcrest is using humor to help customers abide by the social distancing rules.

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San Diego May Not See Fast Rebound Of Air Travel

May 26
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's tourist industry may suffer for a long time before air travel returns to normal.

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