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Roundtable: San Diego Enters The Orange Tier

April 9
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego's reopening expands as progress is made on COVID-19 cases and vaccinations, an encampment for cross-border farmworkers is dismantled by police in Calexico and a look at the revolving door in Chula Vista between the city's police department and the surveillance drone industry.

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Twitter 'Bots' Help San Diegans Book COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

April 8
By Jacob Aere

Some technology experts are trying to make booking a COVID-19 vaccination easier in San Diego County through automated Twitter accounts.

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Steep Decline In Giant Sea Turtles Seen Off US West Coast

April 8
Gillian Flaccus and Haven Daley / Associated Press

Leatherback sea turtles have been plying the world's oceans for tens of millions of years, but scientists say a rapid decline in their numbers means they could disappear from U.S. West Coast waters within decades.

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Researchers Find How Venus Flytrap Plants Can React To Touch

April 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers find how carnivorous plants catch food may help teach human cells to act in particular ways.

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Vaccinated? Your Poop Could Help COVID-19 Research

March 31
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

Persephone Biosciences wants to enlist 250 San Diegans to share stool staples to analyze how the COVID-19 vaccine interacts with our bodies.

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Death Of Mexican Fisherman Could Lead To End Of Protections For Endangered Porpoise

March 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

An altercation between conservationists and fishermen in a marine refuge for the vaquita porpoise resulted in the death of a Mexican fisherman. Now, lawmakers are considering ending protections for the critically endangered porpoise.

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Chula Vista Police Drones Can Now Cover 100% Of City For Emergency Calls

March 19
By Jacob Aere

The Chula Vista Police Department is the first police agency in the nation to be able to respond to 911 calls and emergencies by launching drones from anywhere in the city. But the move has its critics.

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Roche Buys North County Biotech GenMark For $1.8 Billion

March 18
By Jade Hindmon

GenMark's development of rapid testing kits has put San Diego in the spotlight for bringing innovation to the market during a pandemic.

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UCSD Researchers Estimate COVID-19 Was Around 2 Months Before First Reports

March 18
By City News Service

Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at UCSD estimate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely circulating undetected for at most two months before the first human cases of COVID-19.

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What Can Oceanography Teach Us About Climate Change?

March 16
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

Author and oceanographer Kim McCoy combines science and adventure in his new book, "Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast."

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