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San Diego Faces Budget Cliff Without More Federal Aid

Jan. 22
By Andrew Bowen

City departments are planning budget cuts as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to choke the local economy. But President Biden’s relief plan gives them hope.

Police hold off Trump supporters who tried to b...

Riverside FAA Employee Charged With Taking Part In US Capitol Riot

Jan. 22
By Associated Press

The FBI says 44-year-old Kevin Strong of Beaumont surrendered to authorities on Friday and appeared in a federal court in Riverside, where he was ordered held on $50,000 bond. He is charged with violent entry into the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

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More Than 99% Of Mail-In Ballots Accepted In California Election

Jan. 22
Michael R. Blood / Associated Press

The election took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the state taking the precautionary step of mailing every voter a ballot. The hope was to discourage large crowds at polling places where infections could potentially spread.

In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a cashier di...

Californians To Vote On Banning Sale Of Flavored Tobacco

Jan. 22
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press

Lawmakers approved the ban in 2020, but a referendum that qualified Friday means voters will have to weigh in. In the meanwhile, the law won’t take effect. Major tobacco companies are backing the referendum in hopes of overturning the law.

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Roundtable: Restaurant Resistance Of COVID-19 Rules

Jan. 22
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Local restaurants defy COVID-19 rules as a peaceful protest, San Diego's Spanish-speaking community reacts to the end of the Trump era, and the leader of the San Diego Unified School District is chosen for a position in the Biden administration.

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria delivering his inau...

SANDAG Elects San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria As Vice Chair

Jan. 22
By City News Service

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria was unanimously elected as the San Diego Association of Governments' vice-chair Friday by its Board of Directors, where he will serve alongside Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, who was unanimously elected chair in December.

In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, a restaurant ...

San Diego Councilmembers Ask Mayor To Cap Restaurant Delivery Fees

Jan. 21
By City News Service

Several San Diego City Councilmembers asked Mayor Todd Gloria to use an executive action to place a cap on third-party delivery services fees Thursday, with the intention of helping struggling businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Supervisor Joel Anderson speaks outside of Nonn...

Joel Anderson Discusses Enforcement Of COVID-19 Rules

Jan. 21
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

San Diego County Supervisor Joel Anderson joined Midday Edition to discuss his priorities and the enforcement of state and county rules aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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New President Gives Environmentalists Hope For Planet's Future

Jan. 21
By Erik Anderson

Environmentalists are hopeful the Biden administration will reverse the destructive climate policies under the Trump administration.

Preparations are made prior to a dress rehearsa...

San Diego County Politicians React To Biden, Harris Inauguration

Jan. 20
By City News Service, Lara McCaffrey

Some of San Diego County’s political leaders released statements Wednesday in reaction to the inauguration.

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove, left, o...

After Losses, Republicans In California Senate Elect Leader

Jan. 20
Adam Beam / Associated Press

Republicans voted unanimously Wednesday to replace Sen. Shannon Grove of Bakersfield with Sen. Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita. The change came after two incumbent Republican senators lost their seats in the November election.

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San Diego City Starts Business Outreach About Outdoor Dining Safety Requirements

Jan. 20
By City News Service

Beginning the week of Feb. 1, 2021, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department personnel will be visiting businesses to provide informational handouts outlining the safety requirements.

Former Rep. Randy

Former Representative Cunningham Pardoned By Trump

Jan. 20
By City News Service, John Carroll

Former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham was among 73 people pardoned by President Donald Trump hours before his term expired.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department fire trucks ar...

Some Fire Department Staffers Decline COVID-19 Vaccine, Even Amid Outbreak

Jan. 19
By Andrew Bowen

A recent outbreak at a fire dispatch center forced 14 Fire-Rescue Department employees into quarantine. Yet, about one in five department employees have thus far declined to be vaccinated.

Downtown San Diego federal building on Aug. 13,...

La Jolla Salon Operator Sues State Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Jan. 19
By City News Service

Tatoma Inc., which does business as Atelier Aucoin Salon on Girard Avenue, alleges in the suit filed in San Diego federal court that the state has singled out barbering and cosmetology professionals for complete closure of their businesses while other establishments have been allowed to operate either at reduced capacity, outdoors, or remotely.

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