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Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2017

Dec. 29, 2017
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

President Donald Trump brought us "fake news" and a major tax reform package. San Diego dealt with a deadly public health emergency and lost the Chargers. And, the #MeToo movement brings a social reckoning. Some of our regular panel guests look back on the biggest stories of the year.

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San Diego County Supervisors Plan To Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Dec. 28, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Thursday scheduled a special meeting next week to extend a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County.

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Most Likely Over, Public Health Emergency Could End Soon

Dec. 19, 2017
By Matt Hoffman

As number of confirmed hepatitis A cases fall, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to again extend the local health emergency, which officials said could end by January 2018.

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Homeless Of Golden Hill's Temporary Shelter To Be Relocated

Dec. 11, 2017
By City News Service

The nonprofit that operates a temporary homeless camp in Golden Hill is aiming to shutter the facility by the end of this week, officials said Monday.

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First Of Three Temporary Homeless Shelters Opens In Downtown San Diego

Dec. 1, 2017
By Matt Hoffman

The shelter, run by the nonprofit Alpha Project, will house up to 350 homeless men and women each night.

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In San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak, Lessons Learned From HIV/AIDS

Dec. 1, 2017
By Andrew Bowen

Public health officials say their response to San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak has been informed by the mistakes made in the early years of the HIV epidemic.

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Biotech Incubator Lets Clairemont Students Tackle Real-Life Problem — Hepatitis A

Nov. 30, 2017
By Megan Burks

Special anti-bacterial gloves and packaged meals for the homeless are just two ideas Clairemont High School students pitched this week to stop the spread of hepatitis A.

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Supervisors Extend County Hepatitis Emergency

Nov. 27, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a special meeting Monday to extend a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County amid signs that the rate of new infections is slowing.

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Seven More Hepatitis A Cases Reported In San Diego County

Nov. 21, 2017
By City News Service

A weekly update on an outbreak of hepatitis A in the San Diego region included seven new cases, as the rate of infections continued to slow.

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San Diego City Council Approves $6.5M To House Homeless In Industrial Tents

Nov. 14, 2017
By City News Service

The City Council Tuesday approved a plan to spend $6.5 million on industrial-sized tents to accommodate the homeless in Barrio Logan, the East Village and the Midway District.

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San Diego County Extends Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Nov. 14, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday extended a state of emergency over the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County, despite a decline in the number of new cases and no new deaths in the last two weeks.

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Councilman Wants To Use San Diego’s Hotel Room Taxes To Fund Permanent Homeless Housing

Nov. 7, 2017
By City News Service

San Diego voters could decide next year whether to direct increases in the city's hotel room tax revenue toward permanent supportive housing for homeless families and individuals under a plan outlined Tuesday by Councilman David Alvarez.

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County Supervisors Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Nov. 6, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Monday extended a state of emergency over a hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County that has killed 20 people, amid a declining number of new cases.

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Council Members Propose Temporary Homeless Shelter At Former Chargers Facility

Nov. 6, 2017
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Two members of the San Diego City Council proposed Monday that the former Chargers training facility in Murphy Canyon be used for a temporary shelter for the homeless.

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San Diego Board Of Supervisors Considering Extending Hepatitis A Emergency Declaration

Nov. 3, 2017
By City News Service

The County Board of Supervisors Friday scheduled a special meeting for Monday to extend a declaration of emergency regarding an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego.