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Beloved Ocean Beach Pier Faces Uncertain Future

April 16
By John Carroll

It is an icon of Ocean Beach. But a new engineering report shows the OB Pier is in bad shape. It might have to be demolished.

Lauderbach Elementary School welcomes back stud...

Roundtable: San Diego Public Schools Reopen

April 16
By Bennett Lacy

The San Diego Unified School District begins its return to in-person instruction, police reform is part of Mayor Todd Gloria's Black empowerment plan, and pushback to an inewsource investigation into complaints about a local COVID-19 shelter.

In this June 25, 2020, file photo, Sen. Nancy S...

California Legislature OKs Bill To Help Displaced Workers

April 16
Adam Beam / Associated Press

The California Legislature has passed a bill requiring some hotels and event centers to offer laid-off workers their jobs back.

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria holds a press confe...

Mayor Gloria Proposes $4.6 Billion Budget To Help City Recover From COVID-19

April 15
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

Nonprofit and small business loans, building "sexy" streets, reducing police overtime, investing in the city's Climate Equity Fund and a focus on supporting the San Diego Convention Center are among the highlights of Mayor Todd Gloria's $4.6 billion proposed budget.

The San Diego Police Department headquarters is...

San Diego Councilmembers Discuss Ongoing Racial Disparities In Policing

April 14
By Cristina Kim

They heard from the author of a study showing that San Diego police agencies were twice as likely to stop Black people as white people.

The entrance to Montgomery Middle School, Feb. ...

Newsom Pushes School Reopening As Many Districts Resist

April 14
By Associated Press

Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration said Wednesday that all California schools should reopen when the new academic year begins next fall, though his guidelines remain merely an expectation rather than a mandate.

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Mayor Gloria Signs Short-Term Rental Ordinance Into Law

April 14
By City News Service

Mayor Todd Gloria signed into law an ordinance Wednesday capping short-term vacation rentals at 1% of the city's housing supply and prioritizing "good actors" in a lottery to determine who gets to offer properties for whole-home vacation rentals.

 In this June 11, 2018, file photo, state Sen. ...

California Proposal Would Let Recall Targets See Who Signed Petition

April 13
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press

If passed, it would take effect next year. That means it wouldn't apply to the expected recall election against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, the state's highest-profile recall effort in years.

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria talking to Black le...

Mayor Gloria Releases Black Empowerment Plan To Fight Systemic Racism In San Diego

April 12
By City News Service

Mayor Todd Gloria on Monday announced an empowerment policy plan for San Diego's Black community focusing on housing, economic mobility, the effects of climate change, police reform, educational barriers and differing health outcomes in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protesters marching through to streets of downt...

Man Sues San Diego City, County For Alleged Police Projectiles Fired At Downtown Protest

April 12
By City News Service

According to his suit filed Friday in San Diego federal court, Matthew Burgess attended the May 31 demonstration and was fired on, along with other protesters.

San Diego's seal is shown at the downtown City ...

San Diego City Council Considers Keeping Remote Option For Public Comment

April 12
By Andrew Bowen

Open government advocates say remote testimony allows more people to engage with their local government and that it's worth keeping even after the post-pandemic return to in-person meetings.

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Friday...

High Court Halts California Virus Rules Limiting Home Worship

April 10
Jessica Gresko / Associated Press

The order from the court late Friday is the latest in a recent string of cases in which the high court has barred officials from enforcing some coronavirus-related restrictions applying to religious gatherings.

A conceptual rendering shows a re-imagined San ...

SANDAG Regional Plan Update Includes Pledge To Black Contractors

April 9
By KPBS Staff

The county’s largest transportation agency today took a significant step in an ongoing effort to approve a multi-billion dollar package to beef up transit.

A sign indicating masks were required at The Pr...

Roundtable: San Diego Enters The Orange Tier

April 9
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego's reopening expands as progress is made on COVID-19 cases and vaccinations, an encampment for cross-border farmworkers is dismantled by police in Calexico and a look at the revolving door in Chula Vista between the city's police department and the surveillance drone industry.

In this undated file photo provided by the Coun...

California Bill Would Remove Youth From Career Criminal Law

April 9
Don Thompson / Associated Press

Los Angeles’ new reform-minded top prosecutor says it’s time to remove youthful offenders from California’s tough career criminal law.

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