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County Supervisors Ask For Guidance On COVID-Related Stimulus Funds

March 2
By City News Service

County supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to direct the chief administrative officer to present guidance on how to spend future federal or state money to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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San Diego County Remains In Purple Tier Despite COVID-19 Improvements

March 2
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

Despite considerable improvement in handling the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks, San Diego County will remain in the state's "Purple Tier" for at least one more week.

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Some Patients From Deadly Imperial County Crash Treated in San Diego

March 2
By City News Service

Four victims of an Imperial County traffic accident that killed at least 13 people and injured more than a dozen others Tuesday were airlifted to San Diego County for emergency care, authorities reported.

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Official: California Likely Facing Critically Dry Year

March 2
By Associated Press

State water authorities say California will likely face a critically dry year with much less runoff from the Sierra Nevada snowpack than normal and reservoirs that already are showing the impact of winter precipitation that is well below average.

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Biden: US Will Be Able To Vaccinate All Adults By End Of May

March 2
Zeke Miller and Linda A. Johnson / Associated Press

President Joe Biden says the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated.

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Climate Activists: Don't Forget About Natural Gas

March 2
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Climate activists in San Diego say we need to move away from the greenhouse gas and follow the lead of other cities in the state that have banned the use of it in new construction.

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County Ready To Distribute Over $100 Million In COVID-19 Rental Assistance

March 2
By City News Service

Starting Tuesday, low-income renters throughout the San Diego region who have experienced COVID-19-related loss of income will be able to apply for additional rental and utility assistance grants.

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San Diego County Reports 10% Of Residents Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

March 1
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 269 new COVID-19 infections Monday and no deaths, while the vaccine shortage kept Petco Park's COVID-19 superstation closed and a state-led deal to reopen schools could penalize non-compliant school districts.

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Imperial County Leaders Say They're Not Getting A Fair Share Of COVID-19 Vaccine

March 2
By Jennifer Bowman / inewsource

County officials tell our partners at inewsource that other similar-sized regions with lower poverty rates, higher household incomes and fewer positive COVID-19 cases and deaths have received more doses.

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Sheriff Announces First San Diego County Jail Inmate Death From COVID-19

March 1
By Mary Plummer / inewsource

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has announced that an inmate at the George Bailey Detention Facility in Otay Mesa died of COVID-19 – the first coronavirus jail death department officials have publicly acknowledged.

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2021 San Diego Comic-Con Goes Virtual Again Due To Pandemic

March 1
By City News Service

San Diego Comic-Con will go virtual for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Monday.

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CHP Officer Injured When Carjacking Suspect Rams Vehicle In Serra Mesa Area

March 1
By City News Service

A man was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of ramming an SUV into a California Highway Patrol vehicle during a pursuit in the Serra Mesa neighborhood, causing minor injuries to a CHP officer and prompting two officers to open fire, police said.

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Deal Reached To Get California Children Back In Classrooms

March 1
By Associated Press

California’s public schools could get $6.6 billion from the state Legislature if they return to in-person instruction by the end of March, according to a new agreement announced Monday between Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s legislative leaders.

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Petco Park Vaccination Super Station Closed Through Tuesday

Feb. 28
By City News Service

A shortage of vaccines has closed the Petco Park COVID-19 vaccination super station through Tuesday, and San Diego County public health officials also reported 262 new infections and 19 deaths.

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State Water Project Takes Aim At Restoring Salton Sea, Alleviating Health Risks

March 1
By Erik Anderson

State officials hope a restoration project along the southern edge of the Salton Sea steers the region away from an ecological and public health disaster.