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348 New COVID-18 Cases In San Diego As State Notes Issues With Private Labs And Reporting

Aug. 5
By City News Service

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said Wednesday that California had reported issues with private labs and reporting, meaning some additional cases might be retroactively added to both local and statewide case totals in coming weeks.

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Plan To Allow Legal Pot Shops In Unincorporated Areas Dies For Lack Of Support

Aug. 5
By City News Service

A county supervisor's proposal to allow recreational cannabis products to be sold in unincorporated areas failed to advance Wednesday, after no other board member supported it.

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Live Blog: San Diego County Reports 348 New COVID-19 Cases

Aug. 5
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates about the coronavirus pandemic.

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San Diego County Creates Grant Program For Day Care Providers Hurt By Pandemic

Aug. 5
By Claire Trageser

The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $25 million in federal CARES Act funding on grants to providers that are struggling to stay afloat because of class-size restrictions brought on by the pandemic.

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Fossil Fuel Setbacks Rejected By California Senate Committee

Aug. 5
By Erik Anderson

Clean air advocates fall short in their bid to protect communities of color from fossil fuel extraction in urban areas.

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Report: Homicides In Mexico Hit A New Record In 2019

Aug. 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Tijuana continues to top the list for the city with the highest number of reported homicides in the country, according to researchers with the Justice in Mexico program at the University of San Diego.

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San Diego County Parks To Open For Outdoor Gyms, Religious Services

Aug. 5
By Andrew Bowen

County supervisors approved a measure Wednesday to allow gyms and houses of worship to meet outdoors at county parks, as more activities move outside to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Pushes COVID-19 Worker Protection Bill

Aug. 5
By City News Service

Gonzalez and others urged their fellow legislators to pass Assembly Bill 685, under which employers would be required to provide a 24-hour notice to all employees at a worksite should any worker be exposed to COVID-19.

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Sempra Reports Much Higher Earnings In Second Quarter Over Last Year

Aug. 5
By City News Service

In the first six months of 2020, the company earned just under $3 billion, or $9.91 per diluted share, compared with earnings of $795 million, or $2.85 per diluted share, in the same period last year.

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Becerra Asking US To Step In To Increase Coronavirus Drug Supply, Decrease Cost

Aug. 5
By Megan Burke, Tarryn Mento

California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra is calling on the federal government to increase the availability and decrease the price of remdesivir, the only drug given FDA authorization to treat COVID-19.

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