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San Diego County Reports 256 New COVID-19 Infections, No New Deaths

April 20
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 256 new COVID-19 infections and an uptick in hospitalizations, as the region's weekly case rates increased further into the red tier of the state's Blueprint for Recovery for the second week in a row.

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City Council Adopts Resolution To Accept $75,000 Grant For Cannabis Justice

April 20
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday authorizing city staff to enter an agreement with the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development to accept a $75,000 grant to advance economic justice for populations and communities disproportionately affected by cannabis prohibition.

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Former Police Officer Chauvin Guilty Of Murder, Manslaughter In Floyd Case

April 20
By Associated Press

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.

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Report: Biden Continuing Many Of Trump’s Policies Along The Border

April 20
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Immigrant advocacy groups are calling for an immediate end to restrictive policies they say are driving more family separations.

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UC San Diego Planning Full Fall Reopening With Hopes Of Required Vaccinations

April 20
By Joe Hong

The University of California Regents have yet to decide on whether to require vaccinations of returning students and staff on UC campuses in the fall. UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla hopes the answer is yes.

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria announcing expanded...

Mayor Gloria Expands Access 4 All Program To Provide Free Wi-Fi, Hotspots

April 20
By City News Service

In an attempt to reduce the digital divide that has left 53,000 San Diego households with no internet access, Mayor Todd Gloria Tuesday launched an expansion of the "SD Access 4 All" program with free Wi-Fi at more than 300 new locations.

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SD Council Object To Increase Police Funding, Reduce Library Hours In Proposed Budget

April 20
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council found much to like in Mayor Todd Gloria's proposed $4.6 billion budget Tuesday, but two facets — reduced library hours and increased police spending — look to be contentious issues going forward.

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Live Blog: San Diego Reacts To Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

April 20
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates on the conviction of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin on murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd.

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Extended Dry Period Suggests State Could Be In 'Mega Drought'

April 20
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

As climate experts point to the possibility of a so-called "mega drought," California's urban and agricultural sectors must prepare for a new normal in extreme weather.

In this March 28, 2021, file photo, Carlos Enri...

Climate Change Creates Migrants. Biden Considers Protections

April 20
Julie Watson / Associated Press

No nation offers asylum or other protections to people displaced because of climate change. President Joe Biden’s administration is studying the idea, and climate migration is expected to be discussed at his first climate summit this week.

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