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New ‘Vaccination Super Station’ Opens In Chula Vista

Officials hope a new COVID-19 “Vaccination Super Station” in Chula Vista will bring much needed relief to the South Bay. Plus, KPBS Health Reporter Tarryn Mento poses listeners’ questions to Dr. Christian Ramers about the new coronavirus vaccines. And new San Diego County Board of Supervisors member Joel Anderson discusses his priorities and the enforcement of state and county rules ... Read more →

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COVID-19 Vaccination Superstation Opens in Chula Vista, Second In County

Jan. 21
By Jacob Aere

The Chula Vista COVID-19 vaccination superstation joins one at Petco Park. Each is expected to be able to administer 5,000 vaccines a day, seven days a week.

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.

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.

A migrant calls out numbers from the unofficial...

How Advocates Pushed The Biden Administration To Take Immediate Action On Immigration

Jan. 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A taskforce has been working for weeks on ways to restart the country's asylum system and uphold its international commitments.

In the 2019 installment of The Old Globe's Powe...

The Old Globe's Powers New Voices Festival Champions Fresh Perspective

Jan. 20
By Julia Dixon Evans

A 2,500-year-old art form can (and must) still learn new tricks.

Pride And Excitement At Howard University, Harris' Alma Mater

Jan. 20
Marisa Peñaloza / NPR

Howard marching band members and dancers are thrilled to escort Vice President Harris during the inauguration parade. "I honestly can't believe it's happening," one student said.

The San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Charles C...

New U-T Columnist To Focus On San Diego's Diverse Identities, Values

Jan. 19
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

As a reporter on the politics and events of San Diego County for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Charles Clark kept his opinions to himself. Today he becomes a columnist who will focus on how race, history, identity and values shape our actions.

Billy Lemon works at the Castro Country Club in...

‘Kamala Harris Is My Fairy Godmother’: A VP Super Fan Says She Saved His Life

Jan. 19
April Dembosky / KQED

Billy Lemon has been sober for eight years and now runs the Castro Country Club, helping other gay men get off drugs. Billy says it’s all because of Kamala Harris.

Tease photo for California Innocence Project Frees An...

California Innocence Project Frees Another Client

Jan. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

After 29 years in prison for murdering her three children in a Los Angeles County house fire, JoAnn Parks was granted clemency and paroled. Her attorneys from the California Innocence project continue the fight to exonerate her.

San Diego Musician, blues man Tomcat Courtney

Remembering San Diego Blues Legend Tomcat Courtney

Jan. 18
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Courtney went from Texas cotton fields to a three-ring circus, and along that road he found the music that sustained his life. The award-winning bluesman and staple on the San Diego music scene died this month at age 91.

The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, right, and Bishop Jul...

Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy Still Galvanizes Today's Movement For Justice And Equality

Jan. 18
By Jade Hindmon

As the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. it’s important to look at the Civil Rights Movement of the '50s and '60s and how it shapes the Black Lives Matter movement now.

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday in Wilming...

San Diego Climate Leaders Weigh In On Biden's Climate Plan

Jan. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president this week. A new administration means a new approach to the existential threat of climate change, a threat the president-elect calls, “the greatest challenge facing our nation and the world."

Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA 51) in front of the Hall...

Roundtable: How San Diego's Lawmakers Handled Trump's Second Impeachment

Jan. 15
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego's congressional representatives split on impeachment, a new COVID-19 vaccination center opens near Petco Park, and the vaccine arrives in short supply in Imperial County.

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