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On Day 2, Biden To Focus On COVID-19 Strategy With 10 Executive Actions

Jan. 21
Ayesha Rascoe / NPR

President Biden laid out his COVID-19 strategy before he took office. On Thursday, he'll start implementing it with 10 orders and directives.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine sits next to a syr...

California: OK To Use Moderna Vaccine After Illness Reports

Jan. 20
Don Thompson / Associated Press

Doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been arriving haphazardly as they make their way from the federal government to counties, cities and hospitals.

The driveway entrance to the emergency room at ...

San Diego Sets Single-Day COVID-19 Deaths, ICU Records

Jan. 20
By City News Service

The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units in San Diego County set a record Wednesday, according to public health officials, who also reported 1,720 new COVID-19 cases and a record 65 additional deaths.

Supervisor Joel Anderson speaks outside of Nonn...

County To Use Scientific Data To Justify COVID-19 Enforcement

Jan. 20
By Jacob Aere

Supervisor Joel Anderson said the new COVID-19 enforcement policy should relieve restaurants and businesses of arbitrary enforcement, by backing action with evidence.

Outdoor dining in front of Rustic Root on Fifth...

San Diego City Starts Business Outreach About Outdoor Dining Safety Requirements

Jan. 20
By City News Service

Beginning the week of Feb. 1, 2021, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department personnel will be visiting businesses to provide informational handouts outlining the safety requirements.

Smoke rises from a Park Fire in Carlsbad, Jan. ...

Live Updates: Evacuations Lifted In Carlsbad Brush Fire

Jan. 20
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest developments about the brush fire. Check back for frequent updates.

Jeff He takes a photo of himself and his father...

'Free Again': Former Scientists, 90 And 88 Years Old, Relieved To Finally Get Vaccine

Jan. 20
By Tarryn Mento

Older San Diegans are celebrating their opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from county sites.

Nearly 200,000 Flags On National Mall Represent Those Who Cannot Attend Inauguration

Jan. 20
Elissa Nadworny / NPR

The flags represent people from all 50 states, the five U.S. territories and Washington, D.C., who cannot attend because of the coronavirus pandemic and tight security in the nation's capital.

People wait in line at a temporary COVID-19 vac...

Vaccine Chaos: Californians Scramble For Shots Amid Mixed Messaging

Jan. 20
Barbara Feder Ostrov, Ana B. Ibarra / CalMatters

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the feds failed to deliver promised vaccine supplies, but he expects Californians with their first shots to be able to secure their second.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department fire trucks ar...

Some Fire Department Staffers Decline COVID-19 Vaccine, Even Amid Outbreak

Jan. 19
By Andrew Bowen

A recent outbreak at a fire dispatch center forced 14 Fire-Rescue Department employees into quarantine. Yet, about one in five department employees have thus far declined to be vaccinated.

Medical staff administer COVID-19 swab tests at...

San Diego County Reports 2,498 New COVID-19 Cases As Hospitalizations Decrease

Jan. 19
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 2,498 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths Tuesday as hospitalizations continue a slow decline.

Diego Varras, an employee of Kaiser Permanente ...

California Sees Hopeful Signs As Counties Fight For Vaccines

Jan. 19
By Associated Press

Vaccine scarcity is continuing to plague California even as other indicators seem to show a slowing in the holiday-driven surge that led the state to be the first to top 3 million known coronavirus infections

Downtown San Diego federal building on Aug. 13,...

La Jolla Salon Operator Sues State Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Jan. 19
By City News Service

Tatoma Inc., which does business as Atelier Aucoin Salon on Girard Avenue, alleges in the suit filed in San Diego federal court that the state has singled out barbering and cosmetology professionals for complete closure of their businesses while other establishments have been allowed to operate either at reduced capacity, outdoors, or remotely.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom holds up a vial of...

Audit: More Virus Money Should Have Gone To Small Counties

Jan. 19
Adam Beam / Associated Press

California's auditor says the state should have spent more money helping its smaller counties battle the coronavirus.

Tease photo for California Innocence Project Frees An...

California Innocence Project Frees Another Client

Jan. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

After 29 years in prison for murdering her three children in a Los Angeles County house fire, JoAnn Parks was granted clemency and paroled. Her attorneys from the California Innocence project continue the fight to exonerate her.