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'Back To Work SD' To Provide $10 Million In COVID Relief For Businesses

Aug. 4
By Alexandra Rangel

Some much needed COVID relief money is coming to small businesses in the county.

An East Palo Alto resident is inoculated during...

COVID Vaccinations Lag For People On Medi-Cal

Aug. 4
Ana B. Ibarra / CalMatters

In all California counties, Medi-Cal enrollees have been vaccinated at substantially lower rates than the overall population. Experts point to several factors for this economic divide, like the inability of low-income people to take time off work.

The official seal for the city of San Diego app...

City Sues Broker Who Made Over $1M From Sale Of Hotels To House The Homeless

Aug. 4
By City News Service

The lawsuit alleges real estate brokerage Kidder Mathews Inc. and agent Jim Neil did not disclose alleged conflicts of interest when advising the San Diego Housing Commission to acquire the two hotels.

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at Hanzo Sushi Thursda...

Newsom In Court To Defend Language Tying Recall To The GOP

Aug. 4
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's lawyers say he should be allowed to brand the recall against him as a Republican effort in the state's official voter guide.

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Sports Arena Property Declared `Surplus Land' In Step Toward Redevelopment

Aug. 3
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Tuesday declared the San Diego Sports Arena redevelopment area as "surplus land," beginning the process to correct a previous real estate deal which failed to prioritize affordable housing in the development of the property.

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Former Senator Urges More Study On UFOs

Aug. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh

Former Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid told KPBS Midday Edition that he was disappointed with a recent report about UFOs from the Department of Defense.

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San Diego City Council Approves $293 Million For Critical Infrastructure Projects

Aug. 2
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Monday approved $293 million for critical infrastructure projects across the city, including major road repairs and park improvements.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, speaks with Dr. Mark G...

What Election? California Democrats Worry Over Recall Apathy

Aug. 2
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom should survive the recall election against him if he can convince Democrats to come out to vote.

Reopen San Diego holds rally outside of San Die...

Reopen San Diego Urges Restaurant Owners Say No To Vaccine Policies

July 30
By Alexandra Rangel

Reopen San Diego is a local group advocating for the full reopening of schools and businesses. It’s now asking restaurants to adopt their proclamation.

In this July 13, 2021, file photo, conservative...

Roundtable: California Recall Race Tightens

July 30
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

New polling shows a tightening recall race for governor, far-right groups in east county, and an update on the COVID-19 situation in San Diego.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, front left, and N...

California, Nevada Governors Tour Site Of Huge Wildfire

July 29
Sam Metz Associated Press / Report for America

The governors of California and Nevada are calling for increased federal assistance as they tour an area blackened by one of several massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes.

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria delivering his inau...

Mayor Todd Gloria Reinstates San Diego's Youth Commission, Defunct Since 2015

July 29
By City News Service

Mayor Todd Gloria Thursday announced the reinstatement of the city's Youth Commission, charged with identifying critical issues affecting youth in the city and advising the mayor, City Council and city staff on those issues.

101 Ash Street in Downtown San Diego. Aug. 21, ...

San Diego City Council Reviews Audit Of Troubled Real Estate Deals

July 28
By Andrew Bowen

The audit slammed former Mayor Kevin Faulconer and his staff for failing to follow best practices in real estate acquisitions and withholding information from key decision makers.

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Civic Center Plaza Lenders File To Evict The City After Rent Non-Payment

July 28
Lisa Halverstadt / Voice of San Diego

It’s not immediately clear what the filing could mean for more than a dozen city departments and about 850 employees who work in the building.

Burn scars from the Valley Fire are seen from H...

Gov. Newsom Signs Law To Give Farmers Help With Fire Insurance

July 28
By Camille von Kaenel / inewsource

San Diego County has a nearly $1.8 billion agriculture industry and it is facing significant risks as fire insurance becomes harder for farmers to get. Now a new law will provide farmers with backstop insurance.

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