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CDC Says Vaccinated Can Still Spread COVID

An internal CDC report says Delta variant infections are likely more severe and vaccinated people may spread it just as easily as the unvaccinated. Scripps Research Director Eric Topol weighs in on the report. And, this weekend in the arts: “Twenty Women Artists: NOW” wraps up its exhibition, the 2021 Juried Biennial Exhibition hosts its closing reception, and SD Practice ... Read more →

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Kaitlyn Greenidge Discusses Her Highly Anticipated Novel, 'Libertie'

July 27
By Emilyn Mohebbi, Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

Author Kaitlin Greenridge joined KPBS Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the book. She will be speaking Saturday during the second weekend of this year's virtual San Diego Writer's Festival.

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Concerns Over Latest Surge Giving Some 'COVID Whiplash'

July 27
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

A new spike in COVID infections is causing concerned San Diegans to revisit their pandemic anxieties.

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer gives a ...

California Recall Candidate Kevin Faulconer Wants To Tackle Homelessness. What Did He Do As San Diego’s Mayor?

July 27
By Chris Nichols

Faulconer says he did not allow tent encampments and achieved a “double digit” reduction in homelessness. Experts say his claims are overstated and incomplete.

Army veterans Emma Toops and Scott Weaver meet ...

As US Troops Leave Afghanistan, Veterans Say The War's Legacy Is Complex

July 27
Anne Kniggendorf / The American Homefront Project

Amid debate over President Biden's decision to withdraw American forces, veterans who served in Afghanistan say the situation is hard to understand if you haven’t been there.

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Encinitas Mother Of Addiction Victim Says Opioid Settlement Doesn't Hold Drug Companies Accountable

July 26
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

An Encinitas woman who lost her son to opioid addiction in 2019 says that the recently announced $26 billion settlement involving four major producers of prescription opioids doesn't truly hold the pharmaceutical giants accountable.

Detail from the cover of San Diego author Chris...

Baseball, Earthquakes And The Healing Power Of Friendship In San Diego Author's New Book

July 26
By Julia Dixon Evans

Chris Baron's middle-grade novel-in-verse, "The Magical Imperfect," is set in the Bay Area during the 1989 World Series, following the friendship of two young outcasts as they navigate ancestry, illness, magic and the earth cracked open.

Aaron Harvey poses on the UC Berkeley campus af...

‘At The Expense Of My Life.’ Aaron Harvey’s Journey From Wrongful Gang Charges To UC Berkeley Graduation

July 26
By Claire Trageser

Harvey said the case brought a lot of change. But at what cost.

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California To Require Vaccine Or Testing For State Workers

July 26
Kathleen Ronayne and Janie Har / Associated Press

Officials announced Monday that the new rules will take effect next month. There are at least 238,000 state employees. Health officials couldn’t immediately provide an estimate on size of the health care workforce in the nation’s most populated state.

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Rep. Levin Forms Nuclear Waste Caucus

July 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego North County Congressman Mike Levin has announced the formation of a bipartisan congressional caucus to explore solutions to the spent nuclear waste problem.

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Roundtable: Comic-Con Weekend Moves Online Once Again

July 23
By Bennett Lacy

Comic-Con returns with another virtual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California system implements a new series of tuition increases, and the environmental cost of electric car batteries.