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SANDAG Elects San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria As Vice Chair

Jan. 22
By City News Service

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria was unanimously elected as the San Diego Association of Governments' vice-chair Friday by its Board of Directors, where he will serve alongside Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, who was unanimously elected chair in December.

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San Diego County Unemployment Rises to 8% As 5,300 Jobs Lost

Jan. 22
By City News Service

According to the EDD, total non-farm employment in San Diego County decreased by 5,300 jobs month-over-month — from 1,424,900 to 1,419,600 — while farm employment contracted from 9,200 to 8,600.

The Colorado River Basin continues to be sapped...

Upper Colorado River Drought Plan Triggered For First Time

Jan. 22
Luke Runyon / KUNC

The 24-month study released in January by the Bureau of Reclamation, which projects two years of operations at the river’s biggest reservoirs, showed Lake Powell possibly dipping below an elevation of 3,525 feet above sea level in 2022.

A man walks by a COVID-19 testing sign at UC Sa...

UC San Diego Reports COVID-19 Testing Positive Rates Below 1%

Jan. 22
By City News Service

With the third week of the winter quarter drawing to a close at UC San Diego, the university reported Friday that COVID-19 positive test rates among its students have fallen to less than 1% since classes resumed on Jan. 4, far below the San Diego County average of 12%.

Storm clouds form over the San Carlos area in S...

Winter Storm Bears Down On San Diego Area

Jan. 22
By City News Service

Following a spell of unseasonably warm and dry Santa Ana conditions in the San Diego area, a cold storm will return wintry weather — including widespread rainfall and mountain snow — to the region this weekend, forecasters said.

Motorists wait in lines to take a coronavirus t...

It's A Secret: California Keeps Key Virus Data From Public

Jan. 22
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency.

In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, a restaurant ...

San Diego Councilmembers Ask Mayor To Cap Restaurant Delivery Fees

Jan. 21
By City News Service

Several San Diego City Councilmembers asked Mayor Todd Gloria to use an executive action to place a cap on third-party delivery services fees Thursday, with the intention of helping struggling businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Supervisor Joel Anderson speaks outside of Nonn...

Joel Anderson Discusses Enforcement Of COVID-19 Rules

Jan. 21
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

San Diego County Supervisor Joel Anderson joined Midday Edition to discuss his priorities and the enforcement of state and county rules aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines at the Vaccination Super Stat...

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

Jan. 21
By Brooke Ruth, Tarryn Mento

Dr. Christian Ramers responds to your questions about vaccine storage, distribution and when certain groups will be eligible to get the vaccine.

Carl Solomon, Senior Director of Environmental ...

Seniors Struggle To Make Vaccination Appointments; County Works To Smooth Process

Jan. 21
By John Carroll

Ever since the County opened up COVID-19 vaccines to those 75 and older, KPBS has been hearing from seniors about the difficulty of getting an appointment online.

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