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Live Blog: Looting Starting In Downtown San Diego

May 31
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates and reaction after a night of unrest across San Diego and the U.S.

A protester giving the black power salute in do...

Curfew Order Issued For Unincorporated Areas, Santee, Poway, La Mesa And El Cajon

May 31
By KPBS Staff

Everyone who lives in those areas must stay home and off the streets. People who violate the order face a misdemeanor and are subject to a fine up to $1,000 or 6 months in jail.

A red rash, as shown on this child's back in th...

Incidents of Pediatric Illness Associated With COVID-19 Still Low In Southern California

May 31
By Max Rivlin-Nadler, Tarryn Mento

You may have heard about a new illness connected to the novel coronavirus that is affecting some children. The illness, which inflames blood vessels, has yet to take much of a hold in southern California.

An essential worker wearing a face mask stands ...

How California Farms Can Survive The Post-Pandemic World

May 31
Kate Cimini/CalMatters

Growers will need to find new ways to market their products, such as shipping farm boxes directly to consumers.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department monitor...

National Guard Called In To Quell Violence In Los Angeles

May 30
Stefanie Dazio and Daisey Nguyen / Associated Press

The Los Angeles mayor says National Guard troops will be deployed overnight as violence continues in the nation's second-largest city. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Saturday evening he asked Gov. Gavin Newsom for 500 to 700 members of the Guard.

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Live Blog: San Diego County Reports 3 Percent Positive Rate With 145 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 New Deaths

May 30
By KPBS Staff

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

Members of the Racial Justice Coalition of San ...

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.

Christa Jones, a nurse in the Sharp Grossmont H...

Hypertension Continues To Be Top Underlying Health Condition Among Local COVID-19 Deaths

May 30
By Tarryn Mento

Federal statistics show nearly half of the nation's adults have high blood pressure and most are not adequately addressing it.

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

Coronavirus testing is offered in the parking l...

Trust Barriers Pose Challenge For Coronavirus Testing, Tracing Among Black And Latino Californians

May 30
Ana B. Ibarra/CalMatters

Public health leaders try to tailor their response in California's communities of color, where the pandemic has been devastating.

Members of the Racial Justice Coalition of San ...

San Diego Racial Justice Group Gets Zoom Bombed While Calling For End To Neck Restraints

May 29
By John Carroll

The Racial Justice Coalition's virtual news conference was suddenly interrupted by racist comments.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer at the May 29, 2020, news...

San Diego Mayor Condemns Minneapolis Officers Over Police Custody Death

May 29
By City News Service

Faulconer began his daily news conference, which has typically provided updates on the region's COVID-19 situation, by calling George Floyd's death "a tragedy" and saying he stood with the San Diego Police Department in condemning the officers' actions "in the strongest possible terms."

The San Diego International Airport is shown at...

Business Report: Summer Travel Season Shaken By COVID-19

May 29
By Bennett Lacy

Major job cuts hit businesses at the heart of the travel industry, and regional destinations like theme parks and casinos prepare to slowly reopen in the coming weeks.

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.

San Diego County Sheriff William D. Gore at the...

Sheriff Gore Denounces Minneapolis Police Custody Death

May 29
By City News Service

In his online statement, Gore said his agency's employees "work every day to build trust with the communities we serve."

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