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Violent Crimes Increase In First Half Of 2021, SANDAG Report Finds

Sept. 16
By City News Service

Violent crimes reported in the first half of 2021 increased 14% over the last year and were 9% higher than in 2019, according to a new report by the San Diego Association of Governments' Criminal Justice Research Division.

Janet Jurado receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the...

San Diego County Reports 742 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 More Deaths

Sept. 16
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 742 new coronavirus infections and 17 additional deaths, according to the latest reports.

Alaska's Largest Hospital Says The Strain Of COVID Is Forcing It To Ration Care

Sept. 16
Jaclyn Diaz / NPR

Hospitals in Alaska, Idaho and Nevada are reporting a crush of new coronavirus cases and limited medical staff, forcing some facilities to prioritize resources.

Students at Mira Mesa High School continue to w...

After The Recall, Parents Wonder When Vaccination Mandate Will Come

Sept. 15
By M.G. Perez

Following the recall defeat by California voters, parents wonder when a vaccination mandate will come for schools

Tease photo for Some National Forests Reopen In Calif...

Some National Forests Reopen In California, But Not The One In San Diego

Sept. 15
By Erik Anderson

California continues to battle wildfires, but some national forests are reopening. San Diego's Cleveland National Forest will remain closed because the fire risk remains high.

In this Wednesday, July 7, 2021, file photo, pa...

Los Angeles To Require COVID Vaccine/Test For Outdoor Events, Vaccines At Indoor Bars

Sept. 15
By City News Service

The order will require patrons and employees to have at least one dose of vaccine by Oct. 7 and receive their second by Nov. 4.

The U.S. Will Require Would-Be Immigrants To Prove They've Been Vaccinated For COVID

Sept. 15
Bill Chappell / NPR

The COVID-19 shot joins a list of well-established vaccines required by the U.S., aimed at preventing dangerous diseases such as polio and varicella (chickenpox).

She's Been Teaching For 18 Years. She Says This Year Is Her Most Stressful Yet

Sept. 15
Natosha Via / NPR

What does an elementary school classroom look like right now? Photojournalist Natosha Via spent the day with one Louisville music teacher as she adjusted masks and sanitized xylophone mallets.

A firefighter lays hose around the Foothills Vi...

Fires Shut Sequoia National Park, Could Threaten Huge Trees

Sept. 15
By Associated Press

Sequoia National Park has been shut down and its namesake gigantic trees could be in danger as forest fires burn in steep terrain across California’s Sierra Nevada.

A Pfizer Analysis Makes The Case For A COVID Vaccine Booster

Sept. 15
Scott Hensley / NPR

Pfizer says data supports its request for Food and Drug Administration approval of a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine about six months after the second dose in people 16 years and older.

Farmworkers at the Yasukochi Family Farms in Fa...

Climate Change Raises Risk For Outdoor Workers

Sept. 15
By Erik Anderson

The warming climate will soon begin squeezing worker's pocketbooks as intense heat begins limiting when and how long they can work outside.

San Diego Sheriff helicopter hovers over the 'h...

San Diego County’s First ‘Heli-Hydrant’ Ready For Duty As Wildfire Season Peak Approaches

Sept. 14
By Melissa Mae

San Diego County's first "heli-hydrant" is the newest tool to help fight wildfires.

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Health Care Worker Vaccination Mandate Goes Into Effect At End Of September

Sept. 14
By Matt Hoffman

In just about two weeks California’s vaccination mandate for health care workers goes into effect — unlike other requirements there is no testing opt-out option.

A man getting nasal swapped for a coronavirus t...

San Diego County Reports 593 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 New Deaths

Sept. 14
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 593 new coronavirus infections and five additional deaths Tuesday.

The San Diego County Administration Building in...

San Diego County Supervisors Vote 3-1 For Reproductive Freedom

Sept. 14
By City News Service

After a lengthy and at times contentious public hearing, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to declare San Diego County a "champion of reproductive freedom."