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Roundtable: Speeding Up School Reopenings

March 5
By Bennett Lacy

A new law provides financial incentives for school districts that accelerate school reopenings, an investigation into the waiver system that increased nurse workloads during the recent COVID-19 surge, and San Diego County moves to eliminate phone call costs for jail inmates.

Feeding San Diego volunteers place food into th...

Feeding San Diego Uses Empty Legoland Parking Lot To Distribute Food

March 3
By Tania Thorne

The organization has seen a 50% increase of people facing hunger in San Diego County.

The main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base is ...

Service Member Killed, 5 Other Navy Personnel Injured In I-5 Convoy Pileup

March 2
By City News Service

A 26-year-old service member was killed Tuesday and five fellow Navy personnel were injured in a freeway pileup involving a group of military trucks in the northern reaches of San Diego County.

Entrance of the Carlsbad Flower Fields. March 1...

Carlsbad Flower Fields Open With COVID-19 Restrictions

March 1
By Tania Thorne

The famous Carlsbad Flower Fields are in bloom and open for visitors.

A California Highway Patrol vehicle in San Dieg...

CHP Officer Injured When Carjacking Suspect Rams Vehicle In Serra Mesa Area

March 1
By City News Service

A man was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of ramming an SUV into a California Highway Patrol vehicle during a pursuit in the Serra Mesa neighborhood, causing minor injuries to a CHP officer and prompting two officers to open fire, police said.

Agricultural workers at Alex's nursery in Ocean...

Vaccines Will Be Delivered Directly To Agricultural Workers

Feb. 26
By Tania Thorne

Through “Operation Collaboration,” various fire and EMS agencies will work together to help get the COVID-19 vaccine out to rural areas of the county and help administer them to the new tier.

The exterior of the Brooks Street Swimming Cent...

Oceanside City Council Sinks Proposal To Close Brooks Street Pool

Feb. 25
By Tania Thorne

The proposal to shut down the Brooks Street Swimming Center was abandoned after a 4-1 vote at Wednesday’s Oceanside City Council meeting.

Members walking into the Brooks Street Swimming...

'Taking From The Poor To Give To The Rich': Oceanside Decides Which Pool Opens, Which Closes

Feb. 23
By Tania Thorne

The city of Oceanside awaits the opening of what it calls “a world-class aquatic center.” But, it could come at the cost of an older public pool in one of Oceanside’s poorer neighborhoods.

Bobsleigh pilot Kaillie Humphries of the United...

Humphries Applies For Citizenship, With Beijing 2022 In Mind

Feb. 22
Tim Reynolds / Associated Press

Kaillie Humphries, the reigning world champion and presumed Olympic favorite in both women’s bobsled and monobob, has applied for an expedited process of obtaining U.S. citizenship so she can represent the country in the 2022 Beijing Games.

Anastasio Rosas Jr. in an undated photo release...

Police Officer Shot In Escondido, Suspect Found Dead In Vacant Apartment

Feb. 22
By City News Service

A police officer was shot Monday morning after responding to a domestic violence call in Escondido and the suspected shooter was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a vacant apartment nearby, authorities said.

A Coastal Roots Farm worker moves vegetables in...

Encinitas Farm Helps Feed Food Insecure In San Diego

Feb. 22
By Jacob Aere

A farm in Encinitas provides pay-what-you-can farm stands, donates to local hunger relief organizations and educates on how to grow a closer relationship to the land.

Trash left behind from homeless encampments at ...

Trash From Homeless Encampments Takes Over Oceanside Nature Preserve

Feb. 18
By Tania Thorne

Volunteers with the San Diego Habitat Conservancy and A Cleaner North County collaborated to remove trash from an Oceanside nature preserve.

Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez sits outside of ...

Oceanside's First Female And Latina Mayor Looks To Be A Voice Of The People

Feb. 11
By Jacob Aere

Esther Sanchez was elected as the Oceanside's first female and Latina mayor in November. She tells KPBS about her roots in North County's largest city and her plans to address inequities in her community.

A couple sits down to receive their COVID-19 va...

Seniors-Only COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens In San Marcos

Feb. 10
By Jacob Aere

The vaccination site has streamlined the process for seniors in the county.

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the vac...

Del Mar Fairgrounds Will Open COVID-19 Vaccine Site On Friday

Feb. 10
By City News Service

Scripps Health, San Diego County and the Del Mar Fairgrounds are partnering to open a COVID-19 vaccination super station at the fairgrounds on Friday, it was announced Wednesday.

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