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  • San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher announced on Sunday that he’s checking into a treatment center for post traumatic stress, trauma and alcohol abuse. In other news, we hear about Javier Salazar Rojas, who is known in Tijuana as the Deported Artist. Plus, NASA is running a competition to get kids to imagine future space missions. We hear from a local third grader who’s doing just that.
  • Belarusians in San Diego made their opposition to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s support of Russian President Vladamir Putin loud and clear over the weekend, by holding a protest in Balboa Park. In other news, the Cal State University system just introduced a new option for high school graduates who want a guaranteed acceptance after completing community college. Plus, we hear about the connection between San Diego Opera’s latest production and Star Wars.
  • Interest rates went up this week, we look at what that means for your bank account. Then, North County resident Sierra Enge joins the San Diego Wave FC soccer team when they start the season Saturday. Lastly, we talk about Persian New Year and the traditions behind the holiday.
  • Since 2019, San Diego’s Golden Hall has been a shelter for hundreds of people experiencing homelessness, but that's about to change. In other news, a crematorium in Escondido is letting families witness the cremation process. Plus, a look inside WonderCon this weekend.
  • San Diego researchers have achieved something that’s never been done before. They’ve taken a core sample from the bottom of a lake, buried under thousands of feet of ice, in the middle of Antarctica. In other news, thousands of Mexicans are protesting their president’s unpopular election reforms. Plus, our KPBS film critic reviews “John Wick 4.”
  • The new Miss California Extraordinaire Pageant, which aims to give "contestants with disabilities an experience of a lifetime," launches in July. Then, Gov. Gavin Newsom wrapped up a five-day tour of the state to highlight major policy goals in place of the usual State of the State address. And 20 years ago, the U.S. and allied forces launched an invasion of Iraq that would lead to more than 4,500 American military deaths and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths.
  • A rehabilitation program in Chula Vista is finding success getting people permanently off the streets and it’s led by a man who has the lived experience to help. Then, research out of UC San Diego details how spyware works. Lastly, the cold, wet winter has impacted the endangered Monarch butterflies.
  • Nurses at UC San Diego Health are calling for help, because they say they have too many patients and not enough resources in the emergency room. In other news, we hear from two adaptive sports competitors who competed in the Marine Corps Trials. Plus, we have details on some of the films playing in the final weekend of the San Diego Latino Film Festival.
  • A new state law aimed at criminal justice reform is allowing some inmates to request resentencing, but the county district attorney’s office says it's causing problems. In other news, the city of San Diego’s ambulance provider is again under scrutiny for response times and staffing levels. Plus, we have details on two new special exhibitions opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego this week.
  • Oceanside Unified is closing an elementary school that the district said literally sits on dangerous ground. Rideshare companies celebrate a court ruling that upholds Proposition 22. A new smartphone application would allow social workers to quickly find available shelter beds for unhoused people.