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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher visits the Tubman/Ch...

One Millionth COVID-19 Vaccine Administered In San Diego County

March 5
By John Carroll

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher marked the occasion by visiting the Tubman-Chavez Community Center in southeast San Diego, one of more than 30 county-sponsored vaccination sites.

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New State Guidelines Mean Fans In Stands For Padres Opening Day

March 5
By City News Service

California are allowing people to attend Major League Baseball games and other sports, go to Disneyland and watch live performances in limited capacities starting April 1. The rules announced Friday coincide with baseball's opening day.

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Roundtable: Speeding Up School Reopenings

March 5
By Bennett Lacy

A new law provides financial incentives for school districts that accelerate school reopenings, an investigation into the waiver system that increased nurse workloads during the recent COVID-19 surge, and San Diego County moves to eliminate phone call costs for jail inmates.

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City Leaders Unveil 'No Shots Fired' Campaign To Curb Gang Violence

March 5
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

A new initiative between city, police, community and faith-based leaders urges peace and nonviolence following a year of increased gang violence.

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UC San Diego Study Finds Brain Regions Respond In Opposing Ways To Loneliness, Wisdom

March 5
By City News Service

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine found that specific regions of the brain respond to emotional stimuli related to loneliness and wisdom in opposing ways in a study published Friday.

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Mayor Gloria Announces End Of Operation Shelter To Home and Relocation Efforts

March 5
By City News Service

Mayor Todd Gloria announced that residents of a homeless shelter at the San Diego Convention Center will be relocated to the city's reconfigured shelters.

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Live Blog: California To Let Major League Baseball, Disneyland Reopen

March 5
By KPBS Staff

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

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Gov. Newsom Signs Law Aimed At Putting Kids In Class

March 5
Adam Beam / Associated Press

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law aimed at returning public school students to classrooms. Newsom signed the law on Friday, a day after it passed the state Legislature by a wide margin.

1 Shot Or 2 Shots? 'The Vaccine That's Available To You — Get That'

March 5
Will Stone / NPR

As the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, the health care community is trying to ward off misconceptions about it. The vaccine's one-shot feature may be what wins many over.

Australia Asks European Commission To Review Italy's Block On Vaccine Shipments

March 5
Jaclyn Diaz / NPR

The blocked shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines was the first intervention by the EU since the bloc approved rules that could restrict vaccine exports to non-member nations.

Got Questions About Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine? We Have Answers

March 4
Maria Godoy / NPR

The third COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. requires one shot instead of two, and works a slightly different way from the others. Here's what we know about its safety and effectiveness.

Chris Van Gorder, Scripps Health CEO, inoculate...

Vaccine Shortage Prompts One-Day Closure Of Del Mar Super Station

March 4
By City News Service

The Scripps Del Mar Vaccination Super Station will be closed on Saturday due to a shortage of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine but will reopen Sunday, officials announced Thursday.

Sculptured lions guard the front of Jasmine Sea...

San Diego's Spike In Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Mirrors National Trend

March 4
By Claire Trageser

There were at least 29 reports of racist incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in San Diego County in 2020, according to a national advocacy group.

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San Diego Research Finds Atmospheric Rivers Building Ice In Antarctica

March 4
By Erik Anderson

Antarctic ice may be piling up on the western edge of the continent because climate change is helping atmospheric rivers deliver moisture there.

A gorilla at the San Diego Zoo is shown in this...

San Diego Zoo Apes Receive Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

March 4
By City News Service

Nine apes at the San Diego Zoo were the first non- human primates to receive a version of the COVID-19 vaccine designed for animals, zoo officials announced Thursday.

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