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Delinquent Water Bills Could Create Problems For Consumers, Providers

Jan. 25
By Erik Anderson

State water customers and the agencies that rely on them are in trouble because of the coronavirus pandemic.

San Diego's City Administration Building is sho...

San Diego Faces Budget Cliff Without More Federal Aid

Jan. 22
By Andrew Bowen

City departments are planning budget cuts as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to choke the local economy. But President Biden’s relief plan gives them hope.


California Jobless Rate Edges Up Amid 52,000 Lost Jobs

Jan. 22
Don Thompson / Associated Press

California had gained 5,200 jobs in November before giving back 10 times that number last month. It has recouped 44% of the 2.6 million nonfarm jobs lost at the start of the pandemic in March and April compared with 55.6% nationwide.

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Roundtable: Restaurant Resistance Of COVID-19 Rules

Jan. 22
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Local restaurants defy COVID-19 rules as a peaceful protest, San Diego's Spanish-speaking community reacts to the end of the Trump era, and the leader of the San Diego Unified School District is chosen for a position in the Biden administration.

Patrons dining outside Mr. Moto Pizza in SeaPor...

Appeals Court Overturns Injunction Reopening Restaurants Amid Pandemic

Jan. 22
By City News Service

An appeals court Friday overturned a San Diego Superior Court judge's ruling that would have reopened San Diego County restaurants amid COVID-19 restrictions, finding that the judge issued "an overbroad injunction that was unsupported by the law."

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San Diego County Unemployment Rises to 8% As 5,300 Jobs Lost

Jan. 22
By City News Service

According to the EDD, total non-farm employment in San Diego County decreased by 5,300 jobs month-over-month — from 1,424,900 to 1,419,600 — while farm employment contracted from 9,200 to 8,600.

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San Diego Councilmembers Ask Mayor To Cap Restaurant Delivery Fees

Jan. 21
By City News Service

Several San Diego City Councilmembers asked Mayor Todd Gloria to use an executive action to place a cap on third-party delivery services fees Thursday, with the intention of helping struggling businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.


Gloria Earmarks $42 Million For Renters; No-Eviction Extension On Table

Jan. 21
By City News Service

San Diego will make more than $42 million in federal emergency rental assistance available to city residents.

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New President Gives Environmentalists Hope For Planet's Future

Jan. 21
By Erik Anderson

Environmentalists are hopeful the Biden administration will reverse the destructive climate policies under the Trump administration.

Supervisor Joel Anderson speaks outside of Nonn...

County To Use Scientific Data To Justify COVID-19 Enforcement

Jan. 20
By Jacob Aere

Supervisor Joel Anderson said the new COVID-19 enforcement policy should relieve restaurants and businesses of arbitrary enforcement, by backing action with evidence.

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