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Live Blog: Flash Bangs, Pepper Balls Deployed To Disperse Protesters Downtown

May 31
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates and reaction after a night of unrest across San Diego and the U.S.

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San Diego Racial Justice Group Gets Zoom Bombed While Calling For End To Neck Restraints

May 29
By John Carroll

The Racial Justice Coalition's virtual news conference was suddenly interrupted by racist comments.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer at the May 29, 2020, news...

San Diego Mayor Condemns Minneapolis Officers Over Police Custody Death

May 29
By City News Service

Faulconer began his daily news conference, which has typically provided updates on the region's COVID-19 situation, by calling George Floyd's death "a tragedy" and saying he stood with the San Diego Police Department in condemning the officers' actions "in the strongest possible terms."

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Chicano Park Mural Remembers Anastasio Hernandez Rojas

May 29
By Beth Accomando

Ten years ago San Diego resident Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was brutally beaten and shot with a Taser by border agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He died two days later. Now a mural at Chicano Park pays tribute to his memory and to the continued battle for justice.

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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.

San Diego County Sheriff William D. Gore at the...

Sheriff Gore Denounces Minneapolis Police Custody Death

May 29
By City News Service

In his online statement, Gore said his agency's employees "work every day to build trust with the communities we serve."

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COVID-19 Cases Rise To 7,240, Supervisors Consider Eviction Ban Next Week

May 29
By City News Service

County health officials recorded 4,624 tests Friday, raising the cumulative total number of tests to 151,910.

Johanna Bernal,pictured in this undated photo, ...

Building Trust Key To Stopping Coronavirus Spread In Communities Of Color

May 29
By Shalina Chatlani

Latinos make up just one-third of the county's population. But they account for 60% of positive coronavirus cases. So, cities like San Diego are seeing how critical it is to address the issue of trust and fear in communities of color.

An undated mug shot of Michale James Poulsom.

Sex Offender To be Released To Jacumba Hot Springs Within The Next Week

May 29
By City News Service

Michael James Poulsom's release was approved by a judge earlier this year amid opposition from the District Attorney's Office, county Supervisor Dianne Jacob and residents of the rural East County region.

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La Mesa To Launch Investigation After Video Shows Officer Detaining Black Man

May 29
By City News Service

Investigators Friday were looking into a La Mesa police officer's use of force while detaining a black man at a trolley station on Wednesday, after video of the incident was widely circulated on social media.

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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%.

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit speaks wit...

Nisleit Offers Condolences Over Protested Minneapolis Police Custody Death

May 28
By City News Service

"Our profession must do better," Nisleit said of the Memorial Day death of 46-year-old George Floyd, who was handcuffed and repeatedly protested that he could not breathe during the ordeal.

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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.

$1.25 Million In Funding For San Diego Arts Relief Programs

May 28
By Julia Dixon Evans

The city of San Diego announced two new programs, SD Practice and Park Social, that will provide $1 million to fund and share public art from San Diego artists, plus $250,000 in nonprofit grants will support arts organizations.

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