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A woman gets a vaccination at the new National ...

National City COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens This Weekend

Jan. 22
By Matt Hoffman

After soft-launching on Thursday, the new vaccination site at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center officially opens at full capacity on Sunday.

San Diego's City Administration Building is sho...

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.

Edie Evans, a fifth-grader at San Diego Unified...

Vaccine Delays And High Case Rates Diminish Hopes For School Reopenings

Jan. 22
By Joe Hong

District and union officials in San Diego County say widespread in-person learning is unlikely even if teachers get vaccinated.

Rain from a winter storm on a car windshield in...

Southern California Rainfall Likely To Be Below Average For Year

Jan. 22
By City News Service

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has placed the odds of reaching an average amount of precipitation in Southern California this year at just 20%.

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.

The entrance to the Richard J. Donovan Correcti...

San Diego’s Donovan Prison Has One Of Highest COVID-19 Death Rates In State

Jan. 22
By Katy Stegall

A December outbreak at the prison led to more than 700 cases and 15 deaths, according to state records.

A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at San Diego ...

County Reports Record 79 COVID-19 Deaths, 2,847 New Cases of Virus

Jan. 22
By City News Service

A record 79 COVID-19 deaths were reported by San Diego County public health officials Friday, along with 2,847 new COVID-19 cases and 437 positive intensive care patients.

A sign is shown in a Carlsbad restaurant defyin...

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.

Patrons dining outside Mr. Moto Pizza in SeaPor...

Appeals Court Overturns Injunction Reopening Restaurants Amid Pandemic

Jan. 22
By City News Service

An appeals court Friday overturned a San Diego Superior Court judge's ruling that would have reopened San Diego County restaurants amid COVID-19 restrictions, finding that the judge issued "an overbroad injunction that was unsupported by the law."

The Colorado River Basin continues to be sapped...

Upper Colorado River Drought Plan Triggered For First Time

Jan. 22
Luke Runyon / KUNC

The 24-month study released in January by the Bureau of Reclamation, which projects two years of operations at the river’s biggest reservoirs, showed Lake Powell possibly dipping below an elevation of 3,525 feet above sea level in 2022.

A man walks by a COVID-19 testing sign at UC Sa...

UC San Diego Reports COVID-19 Testing Positive Rates Below 1%

Jan. 22
By City News Service

With the third week of the winter quarter drawing to a close at UC San Diego, the university reported Friday that COVID-19 positive test rates among its students have fallen to less than 1% since classes resumed on Jan. 4, far below the San Diego County average of 12%.

Motorists wait in lines to take a coronavirus t...

It's A Secret: California Keeps Key Virus Data From Public

Jan. 22
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency.

Japan Tries To Remain Optimistic As COVID-19 Threatens To Cancel Tokyo Olympics

Jan. 22
Anthony Kuhn / NPR

Officials are swatting away rumors and reports that the government has concluded that new coronavirus restrictions will force the cancellation of the already delayed games.

After A Year Battling COVID-19, Drug Treatments Get A Mixed Report Card

Jan. 22
Richard Harris / NPR

Drugs for COVID-19 are sorted into three basic categories: They work, they don't work, or there simply isn't enough information to know. A generic steroid is one medicine that proved helpful.

She Resisted Getting Her Kids The Usual Vaccines. Then The Pandemic Hit.

Jan. 22
Steve Mullis / NPR

Lydia, a mother of three in Canada, was opposed getting her kids vaccinated against childhood diseases. The pandemic led her out of that movement. Getting there was a years-long search for answers.

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