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Local Health Officials Await State's Decision To Start Giving COVID Boosters

Sept. 24
By Alexander Nguyen

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said once the state gives its approval "our region will be well-prepared to provide Pfizer booster shots for those who are eligible."

A patient gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at B...

San Diego County Reports 1,068 New COVID-19 Cases, 7 Deaths

Sept. 24
By City News Service

San Diego County reported 1,068 new COVID-19 infections and seven new deaths Friday, as one county official prepared for the possibility of vaccine booster shots.

Students at Patrick Henry High School in Del Ce...

High School Students Rally For Climate Change Solutions

Sept. 24
By M.G. Perez

Students went "on strike" Friday to draw attention to climate change.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted offi...

Roundtable: Risking It All To Enter The US

Sept. 24
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts our discussion on the situation involving Haitian asylum seekers in Texas and what it says about U.S. policy and actions toward vulnerable groups fleeing their home countries.

A house burns on Platina Road at the Zogg Fire ...

PG&E Charged In California Wildfire Last Year That Killed 4

Sept. 24
By Associated Press

Pacific Gas & Electric has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes in a Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Edward Muro gets a shot of Pfizer's COVID-19 va...

EXPLAINER: California Making Plans To Give COVID-19 Boosters

Sept. 24
By Associated Press

California health officials are making plans to begin giving booster shots for older people along with vaccinations for kids under 12.

Carl Solomon, Senior Director of Environmental ...

CDC Leader Adds People With Risky Jobs To COVID Booster List

Sept. 24
By Associated Press

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed COVID-19 booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans.

In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vi...

Biden Urges COVID-19 Booster Shots For Those Now Eligible

Sept. 24
By Associated Press

President Joe Biden is urging those now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots to get the added protection.

A nurse preparing the COVID-19 vaccine at San D...

San Diego County Reports 894 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths

Sept. 23
By City News Service

San Diego County reported 894 new COVID-19 infections and 12 new deaths Thursday.

Fault lines across San Diego county are shown o...

California Geological Survey Releases New Maps Of Fault Line In San Diego

Sept. 23
By City News Service

Maps released Thursday of earthquake-prone areas are intended to ensure new construction in San Diego does not take place atop earthquake faults that may break the surface.

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A CDC Panel Backs Booster Shots For Older Adults, A Step Toward Making Them Available

Sept. 23
Emma Bowman / NPR

The advisory committee's recommendation expands on the FDA's authorization of Pfizer vaccine boosters for people 65 and up. Both regulatory moves will inform the U.S. plan to dispense extra doses.

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Private Prison In Downtown San Diego To Stay Open Despite Order By Biden

Sept. 23
By Emilyn Mohebbi, Maureen Cavanaugh

A private prison in Downtown San Diego remains open despite an executive order by President Joe Biden.

Line safety director Joe Labak marks a falling ...

New Wildfire Prompts Evacuations In Northern California

Sept. 23
By Associated Press

Evacuations have been ordered in a Northern California community as a new wildfire spreads.

Mark Garrett, a fire information officer, exami...

Climate Change Fuels California Emphasis On Preventing Fires

Sept. 23
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved nearly $1 billion in new spending to prevent wildfires that are getting bigger and more destructive from climate change.

A memorial for Laura Shinn, who was struck and ...

Mayor Gloria Directs City Staff To Create Protected Bikeways On Pershing Drive

Sept. 23
By City News Service

In a move to separate cyclists and scooter riders from cars on Pershing Drive, Mayor Todd Gloria Thursday directed city staff to install bollards to create bikeways in both directions.

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