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San Diego LGBTQ Community Leaders React To New Police Procedures

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The San Diego Police Department released new procedures this week for how officers should interact with transgender and nonbinary people. Read more

28 Days Of Black Film History

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Follow this blog for daily posts about films made by Black directors that are important or noteworthy in the evolution of Black cinema. Read more

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Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 Pacific Beach Farmers Market

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Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 Coronado Ferry Landing

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Gardening Events

Tinaguis de la Raza 'Crafters Market'

Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 Centro Cultural de la Raza

Tinaguis de la Raza 'Crafters Market'

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 Centro Cultural de la Raza

Tinaguis de la Raza 'Crafters Market'

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San Diego Parklets Must Now Be In Compliance, Potential Fees Loom

Aug. 2
By Melissa Mae

Parklets helped San Diego restaurants during the pandemic by providing outdoor dining space. Now they must be brought up to code, which includes permits and removing permanent roofs.

Erica Miller takes a photo in Chicano Park, Nov...

Exploring The 'X' in Latinx: A Conversation On Identity

July 29
By Cristina Kim, Harrison Patiño

The term "Latinx" has been used increasingly in recent years to describe the Latin-American community as a whole within the United States.

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San Diego Humane Society Will Waive Adoption Fees Through Saturday

July 27
By City News Service

The move is intended to help create space in the shelter for other animals urgently in need.

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Warming Rivers In US West Killing Fish, Imperiling Industry

July 26
Daisy Nguyen / Associated Press

Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the alarm as blistering heat waves and extended drought in the U.S. West raise water temperatures and imperil fish from Idaho to California.

Southwest Airlines planes sit at the gate at Sa...

With Virus Surge, US To Keep Travel Restrictions For Now

July 26
By Associated Press

The United States will keep existing COVID-19 travel restrictions on international travel in place for now because of concerns about the surging infection rate due to the delta variant.

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Snow Leopard At San Diego Zoo Tests Positive For Virus Causing COVID-19

July 23
By City News Service

A male snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has preliminarily tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, it was announced Friday.

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U-T's New Bilingual News Program To Spotlight Issues Important To Latinos

July 20
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

A news magazine developed by The San Diego Union-Tribune and The Los Angeles Times premiered on Sunday. It will offer bilingual coverage to San Diego County's Latino population in a one-a-month broadcast that will also be available to stream online.

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Annual Bighorn Sheep Count In Anza-Borrego Canceled, Ending 50-Year Tradition

July 19
By Claire Trageser

The heatwaves that have rippled across the Western United States this summer are causing problems for wildlife researchers. In the desert outside San Diego, an annual bighorn sheep count was cancelled after a volunteer died of heatstroke.

Midshipmen from the Naval Academy depart the US...

Navy Agrees To Reexamine Training Impacts Following Whale Deaths In San Diego

July 15
By City News Service

The U.S. Navy will reevaluate the impacts of its training exercises on marine life in the wake of the deaths of two fin whales apparently fatally struck by a military vessel off the coast of San Diego earlier this year.

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Gay Bars Were Hit Hard By COVID, But Most Have Made It Back Ahead Of Pride Weekend

July 15
By Katy Stegall

With Pride Week upon us, these cultural hubs have re-opened and are again providing safe havens for many in the LGBTQ community.

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