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In this Jan. 13, 2020, photo, travelers pass by...

US To Screen Airline Passengers From China For New Illness

Jan. 17
Mike Strobbe / Associated Press

U.S. health officials have announced they will begin screening airline passengers from central China for a new virus that is making people sick.

An undated X-ray of a Tuberculosis patient's lung.

County Health Reports 2 TB Cases; Advises Testing For Those Exposed

Jan. 17
By City News Service

The county Health and Human Services Agency Friday reported two unrelated tuberculosis cases, and that people may have been exposed to the bacteria at Southwestern and San Diego City colleges, and on a Metropolitan Transit System bus route.

Passengers arrive at Terminal 1 at the San Dieg...

Roundtable: San Diego Airport's Crowded Terminal 1 Due For $3B Makeover

Jan. 17
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Terminal 1, the home to Southwest, Alaska and a few other carriers, is closer to a major makeover.

San Diego fire crews put out a fire on Fairmoun...

Homeless Mentioned In Nearly 13% Of All San Diego Fire Dispatch Calls

Jan. 17
By Mary Plummer / inewsource

As San Diego grapples with a large, unsheltered homeless population, some turn to canyons and parks for a place to live. Many of those areas are at the highest risk for fire in the city, putting nearby homes and structures at risk.

One of the portraits that will be on display as...

Trafficking Victims Reclaim Their Stories In Photo Exhibit

Jan. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A photo exhibit opening Friday in San Diego not only literally puts a human face to the issue of human trafficking but also shows how former victimization does not define lives.

Volunteer Daniella Martinez, left, and Shane Sa...

A California Housing Crisis Mystery: Rents Are Way Up This Decade, But Eviction Filings Are Way Down

Jan. 16
Matt Levin / CALmatters

Despite a major run-up in rents, California landlords are using the courts far less frequently to remove tenants. What’s going on?

U.S. Geological Survey ecologist Todd Esque hol...

Climate Change, And Our Response To It, Is Making Life Hard For Desert Tortoises

Jan. 16
Luke Runyon/KUER

Few species are equipped to handle a hot and dry climate better than the desert tortoise. But with climate change making their home hotter and drier, and energy projects meant to limit carbon emissions springing up in the desert, the tortoises are being hit with a one-two punch.

San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey speaks to...

San Diego Waives Permit Fees For Sidewalk Repairs

Jan. 15
By Priya Sridhar

The city of San Diego will temporarily waive permit fees for property owners who want to fix damaged sidewalks in front of their homes and businesses.

Microbiologist Anthony Aziz walks through the s...

SD County Records 9 More Flu Deaths, Bringing Number To 20 This Season

Jan. 15
By City News Service

The ages of the patients ranged from 45 to 88, and all had underlying medical conditions with the exception of a 57-year-old San Diego woman who died Jan. 3, according to the HHSA.

Pacific Gas & Electric, PG&E crews work on rest...

California Lawmaker Demands Probe Of PG&E's Chief Regulator

Jan. 15
By Associated Press

A state lawmaker on Wednesday demanded an extensive review of the California Public Utilities Commission to determine whether regulators’ lax oversight enabled neglect at Pacific Gas & Electric that triggered catastrophic wildfires, a messy bankruptcy and exasperating blackouts.

Tease photo for Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Wants T...

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Wants To Ban 'Virginity Tests' In California

Jan. 15
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, introduced Assembly Bill 1909 last week. It would subject physicians who perform the exam, which involves inspecting a woman's hymen, to professional misconduct penalties.

Fentanyl pills pictured from a seizure in San D...

7,800 Packages Of Meth, Fentanyl And Heroin Mailed Across US From San Diego

Jan. 15
By Tarryn Mento

A man pleaded guilty in federal court this month to shipping thousands of packages filled with drugs across the country.

Household items that tested positive for lead a...

Thousands Of San Diego Kids Test Positive For Lead

Jan. 15
By Ebone Monet

A state audit has revealed thousands of San Diego children tested positive for lead poisoning and thousands more went untested despite a state mandate.

The construction site for an affordable senior ...

San Diego City Council Moves Forward On Affordable Housing Bond Measure

Jan. 14
By City News Service

On a 6-3 vote, the council approved a resolution clearing the way for its staff to craft a ballot measure and bring it back to the council for another vote in June. If approved again by two-thirds of the council, the bond issue would go before voters in November. It would also require approval from two-thirds of voters.

A man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago...

Supervisors OK Moratorium On Sale Of E-Smoking Devices, Tobacco Ban In Unincorporated Areas

Jan. 14
By City News Service

The moratorium on electronic smoking devices would last until Feb. 28, 2021 — but could be lifted sooner in accordance with U.S. Center for Disease Control policy.

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