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San Diego Coronavirus Cases Cross 18,000, Plastic Bags Are Banned Again, San Diego’s Top Events This Weekend

San Diego County public health officials reported 560 new coronavirus cases and nine new deaths Thursday, raising the county’s totals to 18,402 positive cases and 415 deaths. Plus, single-use plastic bags are banned again after making a brief return to grocery stores across the state due to COVID-19. But many bags are still lingering in the trash. Finally, KPBS Arts ... Read more →

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Total County COVID-19 Cases Cross 18,000 As Daily Count Reaches 500 Again

July 9
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 560 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths Thursday, raising the county's totals to 18,402 cases and 415 deaths.

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Plastic Bags Are Banned Again In California, But They're Still Here

July 10
By Erik Anderson

Single-use plastic shopping bags returned to markets thanks to COVID-19, and they are lingering as trash.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Matilda To Rapper Ric Scales To Drive-Through Art

July 9
By Julia Dixon Evans

Junior Theatre's Matilda, San Diego Writers Festival, Ric Scales and The Old Globe, an art auction through SDSU visual art department and Bread & Salt, and the IN Gallery's drive-through art show

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Roundtable: The Uncertain Summer For San Diego Schools

July 10
By Bennett Lacy

Local schools prepare for a mix of in-person and distance learning for the upcoming academic year, the San Diego Padres navigate COVID-19 as Major League Baseball tries to salvage a season, and a look inside the police culture behind 'The Thin Blue Line.'

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Rediscovering 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door'

July 9
By Beth Accomando

Today's Black Lives Matter protests are a manifestation of anger and frustration that has been brewing for centuries and those feelings were brilliantly conveyed in both the film "The Spook Who Sat By The Door," which was based on Sam Greenlee's book and was only briefly released in 1973.

Supreme Court Says Trump Not 'Immune' From Records Release, But Hedges On House Case

July 9
Nina Totenberg / NPR

In two 7-2 rulings written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court allowed a subpoena in a New York criminal case but told a lower court to consider separation of powers when it comes to Congress.

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Oceanside Native Brit Bennett Discusses Her New Novel, 'The Vanishing Half'

July 8
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

The novel reveals the personal experience of what it’s like to be defined by the color of your skin.

In this March 31, 2020, photo, Kyle Navarro pos...

Study: COVID-Related Discrimination Has Outsize Impact On Racial Minorities

July 8
By City News Service

The study found discrimination against people thought to have COVID-19, even if they weren't infected, peaked in April and has since declined, but it persists, particularly against Asian Americans.

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COVID-19 Has Forced The Army To Rethink And Step Up Its Virtual Recruiting Efforts

July 8
Carson Fame/American Homefront

The Army is holding its first nationwide virtual recruiting campaign, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to scale back face-to-face interactions and revealed gaps in its digital outreach strategy.

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Supervisors Ask Staff To Create CARES Act Spending Plan To Support Child Care

July 7
By City News Service, Tarryn Mento

If supervisors vote yes, $25 million of the funding would be spent on child care providers; $5 million would support the county Department of Public Health's Testing, Tracing, and Treatment strategy specifically dedicated for K-12 schools; and $18.8 million would be put toward senior food programs.

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More Layoffs Expected After Restrictions Targeting Indoor Activities Hit San Diego

July 7
By Matt Hoffman

Thousands of San Diegans were laid off when restaurants closed for dine-in service at the beginning of the pandemic. Now, with dine-in closures reinstated, more people are expected to be out of work.

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Board Of Supervisors Authorizes Funding For Mental Health Diversion Program

July 7
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors authorized a contract to accept up to $3,328,000 in grant funding from the Department of State Hospitals for the program, which will provide community-based treatment for individuals who meet the state's criteria for mental health diversion.

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