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Caravan Protest Held In Point Loma To Demand Justice For George Floyd

May 30
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

Some of the estimated 75 cars carried signs posted on windows saying "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe." One car had "George" painted on its side.

Speaking at the White House on Friday, Presiden...

EU Urges Trump To Rethink Cutting Funding To WHO

May 30
David Rising and Martin Crutsinger / AP

The European Union is urging President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to terminate the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization as spiking COVID-19 case numbers in India and elsewhere indicate the pandemic is far from contained

Aerial view of the San Diego County Fair at the...

Del Mar Fairgrounds Asks Public To Write Politicians For COVID-19 Funds

May 29
By City News Service

The 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the fairgrounds, asked Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this month to allocate $20 million of the state's portion of the economic aid package approved by Congress in March to assist government agencies as part of COVID-19 relief.

Coronavirus testing at the San Diego county lab...

Rady Children's, SD County Team Up To Expand COVID-19 Testing For Children, Caregivers

May 27
By Shalina Chatlani

Around 6% of county positive cases are below the age of 19. But often a lot of other cases are asymptomatic and go unrecorded.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is shown on May 26, 2...

$11.2 Million In Rent Losses Add To San Diego’s COVID-19 Budget Woes

May 27
By Mary Plummer / inewsource

San Diego’s revenue losses are major. Among them: rent payments from people who lease land from the city.

A mail-in ballot, envelope and the

Three Republican Groups Sue Over Newsom's Vote By Mail Plan

May 26
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The lawsuits take issue with Newsom’s authority to mandate voting by mail and claim the order violates state law and the U.S. Constitution.

Gasoline prices are displayed at a Chevron stat...

Big Oil Loses Appeal, Climate Suits Go To California Courts

May 26
By Associated Press

The lawsuits claim the companies created a public nuisance and should pay for sea walls and other infrastructure to protect against the effects of climate change — construction that could cost tens of billions of dollars.

El Centro Regional Medical Center is shown in t...

California Rushes To Aid Virus-Stricken Imperial County

May 22
By Associated Press

Newsom says Imperial County in the state’s southeastern corner “continues to be of concern” and that emergency aid could be sent to other parts of the state that see similar surges. A temporary facility at the Imperial Valley College gymnasium was expected to open Monday to receive transfers from local hospitals.

People sit at tables at the Beach House Grill T...

Loosened Restrictions, Holiday Weekend To Test California

May 22
Julie Watson / Associated Press

Millions of Californians are heading into the Memorial Day weekend with both excitement and anxiety after restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus were eased across much of the state. California was the first in the nation to issue such a statewide mandate, and it was among the last to loosen restrictions.

The San Diego County Administration building is...

Fletcher, Gaspar Urge County To Fulfill Records Requests In Timely Fashion During Pandemic

May 22
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego County has said it is indefinitely delaying responses to some request for public records related to the coronavirus pandemic.

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom present...

State Lawmakers Ask Newsom To Grant Special Coronavirus Legal Immunity For Businesses

May 21
By Amita Sharma

The immunity would apply to businesses that adhere to safety standards in protecting workers and customers from COVID-19.

People use the bike path as surfers are seen in...

Ventura County, First In SoCal Approved For Faster Reopening

May 20
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press

At least 33 of the state's 58 counties had been given the go-ahead by the state as of Wednesday to allow dining at restaurants and in-store shopping. The list now includes the first in Southern California — Ventura County.

In this April 11, 2020, file photo, a person fi...

US Says California Order Discriminates Against Churches

May 20
Robert Jablon / Associated Press

The head of the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has told Gov. Gavin Newsom that his plan to reopen California discriminates against churches.

In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, a woman walks...

Budget Cuts Aimed At Older Adults Anger California Lawmakers

May 20
Adam Beam / Associated Press

The proposed cuts have angered state lawmakers from both major political parties. They say the cuts would be irresponsible in light of a coronavirus pandemic that has spread through nursing homes across the state.

Marlene Herrera, a first-time voter in San Dieg...

Coronavirus Upended Her Family, But This Latina Teen Is Determined To Make Her Vote Count

May 20
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

First-time voter Marlene Herrera is undecided when it comes to the 2020 presidential election. The coronavirus has upended the issues she is watching.

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