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County Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccines As 278 COVID Cases, 2 Deaths Reported

April 13
By City News Service

Following federal guidance, San Diego County stopped administering Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday, as county public health officials reported 278 new coronavirus infections and two deaths.

This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson &...

San Diego County Announces Pause Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

April 13
By City News Service

San Diego County announced Tuesday morning that it is pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, following guidance from the federal government.

Gov. Gavin Newsom next to state and county fire...

Gov. Newsom Inks Bill Adding Half A Billion Dollars To Wildfire Prevention

April 13
By Erik Anderson

California's governor signs a legislative package that directs more than half a billion dollars to wildfire prevention efforts.

San Diego High School is pictured in this undat...

Shooting Suspect Killed By SWAT During Standoff At San Diego High School

April 13
By City News Service

A fugitive wanted in connection with two shootings within the last month was fatally shot by SWAT officers Tuesday morning during a standoff at San Diego High School, according to multiple media reports.

Chinese-Japanese American student Kara Chu, 18,...

LA County's Human Relations Commission's New Approach To Documenting Hate Crimes

April 13
By Jade Hindmon

As the occurrence hate crimes against Asian-American and Pacific Islanders becoming more apparent throughout the pandemic, the LA County Human Relations Commission created a new system for victims to report hate crimes and get help.

People walk in to get their COVID-19 vaccine at...

Newsom: J&J Vaccine Pause Won't Affect California Reopening

April 13
Kathleen Ronayne and Amy Taxin / Associated Press

California officials say the state's pause on using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as federal agencies examine a possible and rare side effect is likely to have little effect on vaccination efforts.

Smoke from California wildfires mixes with low ...

Padres Announce Increase In Petco Park Crowds To 33% Of Capacity

April 13
By City News Service

The San Diego Padres announced Tuesday that Petco Park's attendance limits have been increased to 33% of capacity in accordance with San Diego County's move to the orange tier of the state's coronavirus reopening system.

Peter Lee, executive director of Covered Califo...

California Re-opens Enrollment For Health Insurance Coverage

April 13
Adam Beam / Associated Press

California on Monday re-opened enrollment for its state health insurance exchange, hoping more people will buy coverage now that the federal government is offering new assistance that could lower monthly premiums by $1,000 or more in some cases.

India's Crusade To Save Babies And Moms In The Pandemic

April 13
Kamala Thiagarajan / NPR

A UNICEF report estimates that hundreds of thousands of babies in South Asia alone have died because of the inability of pregnant women to get appropriate care. India is seeking solutions.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the C...

U.S. Recommends Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns

April 13
Scott Neuman / NPR

In a statement on Tuesday, U.S. authorities said they are "reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine."

A Mystery Under Study: How, Why And When COVID Vaccines Aren't Fully Protective

April 13
Rob Stein / NPR

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective but don't always provide perfect protection. Some vaccinated people later exposed to the virus still get sick. Why and how often that happens is under study.

Line of tents at the Oceanside Homeless Encampm...

Oceanside Homeless Encampment Given More Time Before Getting Forced Out

April 12
By Tania Thorne

A large homeless encampment off South Oceanside Blvd. was scheduled to be cleared out by Oceanside Police this week. But now, the city is giving the people more time while they try to secure motel vouchers for temporary housing.

A sign reading

California Lifts COVID-19 Limits On Indoor Worship Services

April 12
By Associated Press

California on Monday lifted its limits on indoor worship services in the face of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the coronavirus public health mandates.

Canyon Hills High School Junior Kate Chasin pre...

KPBS Midday Edition Special: Students Return To The Classroom

April 12
By Brooke Ruth, Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diego Unified, San Diego County's largest school district, welcomed students back to campus Monday. About half of the district's students opted to return to the classroom while the other half will continue learning remotely.

Border View YMCA is shown in this photograph. A...

Vaccine Availability Varies Throughout San Diego

April 12
By Melissa Mae

The Del Mar Fairgrounds Vaccination Super Station will close again for four days this week, while some small clinics in San Diego will provide no appointment, first-come first-served COVID-19 vaccines to people in specific ZIP codes.