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California Water Agencies Resolve Colorado River Dispute

Sept. 21
Felicia Fonseca / Associated Press

Two major California water agencies have settled a dispute that once threatened to derail a multi-state agreement to protect the Colorado River.

People swim at the Tierrasanta Aquatic Center, ...

It’s Hot In September, But City Of San Diego Has Slashed Pool Hours

Sept. 21
By Claire Trageser

Blaming a staffing shortage, San Diego has slashed September weekend pool hours from 2019.

Johnson & Johnson Says Its Booster Shot Provides Increased Protection From COVID-19

Sept. 21
Jaclyn Diaz / NPR

Johnson & Johnson shared data from its Phase 3 trial of the company's booster shot on Tuesday. The data showed a booster shot at six months provided a 12-fold increase in antibodies.

4 year old Max Martinez at the school district ...

Parents React To Pfizer Announcement Of Vaccine For 5-to-11 Year Olds

Sept. 20
By M.G. Perez

Parents react to Pfizer Announcement of vaccine for children 5-to-11 years old.

A 17-year-old resident is vaccinated inside of ...

San Diego County Reports 365 New COVID-19 Cases As Hospitals Prepare For Flu Season

Sept. 20
By City News Service

San Diego County reported 365 new COVID-19 infections and three new deaths Monday, as the region's hospitals say they are preparing for a "fifth surge" of the virus.

A Scripps health official draws from a vile the...

The Debate Over COVID Booster Shots: CDC Panel Takes Issue Up This Week

Sept. 20
By Matt Hoffman

An FDA advisory committee said booster shots are not needed for all Americans. Later this week a CDC panel will take up the same issue.

Buildings burn as the Dixie Fire tears through ...

Homeowners Near California Wildfires Won't Lose Insurance

Sept. 20
Adam Beam / Associated Press

Homeowners and renters in 22 Northern California counties impacted by wildfires are guaranteed not to lose property insurance policies for the next year.

In this March 2, 2021, file photo, pharmacy tec...

Rady's Doctor Reacts To Pfizer Announcement On Vaccine For Children Aged 5-11

Sept. 20
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

Recent findings have concluded the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be safe for children aged 5-11, according to the two pharmaceutical companies behind its development.

COVID-19 Has Now Killed About As Many Americans As The 1918-19 Flu

Sept. 20
The Associated Press / NPR

Before COVID-19, the 1918-19 flu was universally considered the worst pandemic disease in human history. Whether the current scourge ultimately proves deadlier is unclear.

A sign for a new listing in the Golden Hill nei...

Fewer Than 1% Of Local Residential Units Remain Vacant Long-Term, Study Finds

Sept. 20
By City News Service

A San Diego Housing Commission study published Monday analyzed vacancies among homes in the city as a potential factor in the housing crisis and found fewer than 1% of residential housing units were vacant for at least six consecutive months during a five-year period before the COVID- 19 pandemic.

In this June 24, 2021 photo, lumber is piled at...

Inflation Forces Homebuilders To Take It Slow, Raise Prices

Sept. 20
Alex Veiga / Associated Press

Rising costs and shortages of building materials and labor are rippling across the homebuilding industry, delaying construction and prompting many builders to pump the brakes on how many homes they put up for sale.

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

4 Famous Giant Trees Unharmed By Sequoia National Park Fire

Sept. 20
By Associated Press

Authorities say four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park.

People waiting in line for a COVID-19 vaccine a...

San Diego County Reports 378 New Cases Of COVID-19, No New Deaths

Sept. 20
By City News Service

San Diego County reported 378 new COVID-19 infections and no new deaths, released in its latest data, and also cited a slight decrease in coronavirus-related hospital admissions.

Tease photo for COVID Vaccine For Kids Ages 5 To 11 I...

COVID Vaccine For Kids Ages 5 To 11 Is Safe And Effective, Pfizer Says

Sept. 20
Jaclyn Diaz / NPR

Pfizer and BioNTech say that early trial results show their vaccine established a strong antibody response against the coronavirus. FDA review is still needed.

How Ivermectin Became The New Focus Of The Anti-Vaccine Movement

Sept. 19
Pien Huang / NPR

Scientists are still studying whether the deworming medicine could have any effect on COVID-19. But the frenzy over the drug has far more to do with politics than science. Here's how that happened.

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