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California Reports More Than 20,000 Virus Cases In One Day

Dec. 2
Adam Beam / Associated Press

California has broken the record for new coronavirus cases reported in a single day. The state reported 20,759 new cases on Wednesday, shattering the previous record of more than 18,350 set just last week.

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Formerly Homeless Families In Vista Receive Christmas Surprise

Dec. 2
By Tania Thorne

Volunteers had a big Christmas surprise for formerly homeless families at the Solutions For Change campus in Vista.

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San Diego Getting Strong, Dry Winds From Santa Ana

Dec. 2
By Erik Anderson

San Diego’s National Weather Service is issuing a red flag warning for the region’s mountains because as dry, windy conditions are expected to persist this week.

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San Diego Unified Delays In-Person Learning Due To COVID-19 Surge

Dec. 2
By Joe Hong

Planned campus reopenings are on indefinite hold, but the district will continue offering in-person instruction to a small group of struggling students.

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County Leaders Urge Caution As San Diego Reports 1,217 COVID-19 Cases, 16 Deaths

Dec. 2
By City News Service

Wednesday marked the 22nd consecutive day more than 600 new cases have been reported and the 10th day of the last 13 more than 1,000 new cases were reported.

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City Unveils Restored Palisades Plaza In Balboa Park

Dec. 2
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

After months of construction, city leaders unveiled the Palisades Plaza in Balboa Park Wednesday, opening the former dilapidated parking lot as a public gathering place the way it was designed when it first opened in 1935 for the California Pacific International Exposition

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Stay Home For The Holidays Or Get Tested Twice, CDC Urges

Dec. 2
Lindsey Tanner / Associated Press

U.S. health officials say staying home for the upcoming winter holidays is the best way to stay safe and protect others. But for those who ignore that advice, COVID-19 testing before and after trips is an option.

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US Tightens Definition Of Service Animals Allowed On Planes

Dec. 2
David Koenig / Associated Press

The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday covering service animals. The rule says only dogs can qualify, and they have to be specially trained to help a person with disabilities.

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San Diego Blood Bank Asks For Convalescent Plasma As COVID-19 Cases Increase

Dec. 2
By City News Service

Historically, convalescent plasma has been successfully used to treat SARS, MERS and the Spanish flu, so there is evidence that it may help people suffering from certain infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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San Diego Hospital Staff Spread Thin, ICUs Nearing Capacity

Dec. 2
By Jacob Aere

Hospitals are filling up around the country with higher numbers of COVID-19 patients, including here in San Diego.

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Emergency Approval Of First COVID-19 Vaccine Could Complicate Search For The Best One

Dec. 2
By Tarryn Mento

Although initial doses of an emergency approved vaccine are expected to be limited to certain groups, experts are concerned participants in other ongoing vaccine trials may drop out to seek what regulators first OK.

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Dive Boat Captain Indicted In Fire That Killed 34, Including San Diego Woman

Dec. 1
Brian Melley and Stefanie Dazio / Associated Press

A Los Angeles federal grand jury said Tuesday that Jerry Boylan was negligent when the fire broke out aboard the Conception on Sept. 2, 2019. Boylan and four crew members escaped from the flaming boat after he made a breathless mayday call.

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Suspect In Arson Of Structure During La Mesa Police Protest Jailed

Dec. 1
By City News Service

Daniel Louis Sandoval, 43, was arrested Tuesday morning near his Campo home in connection with the fiery destruction of the Randall Lamb and Associates Building on Palm Avenue.

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UC San Diego Announces Major Expansion Of COVID-19 Testing

Dec. 1
By City News Service

UC San Diego is boosting its coronavirus testing efforts and increasing the number of samples taken for wastewater early detection, among other efforts to prevent the spread of the virus on campus, university leaders announced Tuesday.

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California Plans For Arrival Of First Virus Vaccine Doses

Dec. 1
Amy Taxin / Associated Press

California expects the first batch of coronavirus vaccines could reach the state in weeks and officials now are sorting out how they will be shipped and stored and who will be prioritized for inoculation.

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