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Scripps Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan Will Receive Prestigious Climate Prize

June 17
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan, the renowned professor and researcher in climate science at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is being honored for his work on climate change.

A framed memorial for Maribel Villanueva sits a...

An Oakland Mom's Death From COVID: How Two Women Are Trying To Fill Her Shoes

June 17
Julia McEvoy / KQED

More than 60,000 Californians have died from COVID-19, and The California Report Magazine has launched a series to remember some of them.

A girls receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at...

Live Blog: California Drops Workplace Mask Rule For Vaccinated Workers

June 17
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates about the coronavirus pandemic.

The chef of Hunan Chinese Restaurant working in...

California Drops Workplace Mask Rule For Vaccinated Workers

June 17
By Associated Press

California regulators have approved revised worksite pandemic rules that allow fully vaccinated employees the same freedoms as when they are off the job.

Restaurant workers in Old Town San Diego wear f...

California To Loosen Worksite Pandemic Rules Amid Reopening

June 17
DON THOMPSON / Associated Press

California regulators are set to approve revised worksite pandemic rules that allow fully vaccinated employees the same freedoms as when they are off the job.

Pfizer's COVID Vaccine In Teens And Myocarditis: What You Need To Know

June 17
Joanne Silberner / NPR

Health officials are investigating reports of mostly mild, temporary and treatable heart inflammation that may or may not be causally linked to vaccination with an mRNA vaccine against COVID-19.

The Investigation Of The Pandemic's Origins Is At An Impasse

June 17
Will Stone / NPR

In the wake of heated debate over the unproven lab leak theory, the world is calling on China to cooperate with investigations. But efforts to delve into this matter seem to be stalling.

Gilman Bishop, left, and Ryan Wynn stand in fro...

Bankers Hill Project A Test Case For San Diego's New Affordable Housing Incentives

June 17
By Andrew Bowen

The zero-parking apartment project is the first to fall under the "Complete Communities" program approved by the San Diego City Council last year.

A girls receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at...

San Diego County Reports 48 New COVID-19 Infections

June 16
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 48 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday as it begins to wind down its response to the pandemic.

A disposable face mask discarded on a hiking tr...

With The State Reopen But Herd Immunity Not Met, What Is The COVID-19 Infection Risk?

June 16
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

As many California residents prepare for a mask-free summer, some are wondering how the end of the state's tiered reopening will affect herd immunity goals.

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

Officials Warn Of Spike In San Diego County Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths

June 16
By City News Service

Around 700 fentanyl-related overdose deaths are projected to occur in San Diego County by the end of the year, according to a joint warning issued Wednesday by San Diego County law enforcement and prosecutors about the drug's dangerous potential.

KPBS reporter Claire Trageser with her dog Kima...

How To Help Your Pet Get Ready For When You Go Back To Work

June 16
By Claire Trageser, Megan Burke

With many of us working from home for the past year and a half, our pets have gotten used to having us around.

Health care workers from the city of Tijuana gi...

COVID-19 Survey Finds Baja California Faring Better than Other Mexican States

June 16
By City News Service

As San Diego County lifts COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, Baja California is still recovering from the pandemic but may be doing slightly better than Mexico on average, a binational report revealed Wednesday.

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Countywide Home Prices Up 3%, Sales Slip

June 16
By City News Service

The median price of a single-family home in San Diego County rose 3% last month, but sales of existing homes dropped slightly, the California Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.

Family of five enjoying Mission Beach without a...

Beachgoers Escape Heat, Enjoy Coast Without COVID Restrictions

June 15
By Melissa Mae

As the excessive heat warning continues in San Diego's mountain, desert and valley areas, people head to the beach to escape the heat without having to worry about any pandemic restrictions.

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