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San Diego News Now

San Diego news; when you want it, where you want it. Get local stories on politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings. Hosted by Anica Colbert and produced by KPBS, San Diego and the Imperial County's NPR and PBS station.

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Waiting On A Cross Border Sewage Fix

Federal money has been set aside to fix the cross border sewage flows fouling local beaches, but that solution remains a long way off. And, fact checking on claims by San Diego’s Former Mayor Kevin Faulconer now Republican Recall Election Candidate. Plus, a preview of this weekend’s local arts events.

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Oceanside’s First Year-Round Homeless Shelter

Oceanside will soon have its first year-round homeless shelter. Meanwhile, state windfall money is giving a major boost to San Diego’s budget. Plus, the median home price here hits a record $750,000.

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Coronado Thumbing Its Nose At State Housing Law

State officials last year ordered the city of Coronado to plan for the construction of a lot more affordable housing. But the city is not on board with that change. Plus: A guilty plea for murder and other charges in connection with a deadly shooting at the Chabad synagogue in Poway in 2019. And 30,000 students in the Chula Vista ... Read more →

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Uptick In COVID-19 Cases

Cases of COVID-19 are rising, a trend that is likely due to the Delta variant, which is now the dominant strain in California. And health officials are beginning to take notice. Plus: San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria unveiled a plan he calls “Housing For All Of Us,” a San Diego DACA recipient discusses the federal judge's ruling that the program ... Read more →

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Cancelled Sheep Count

The yearly count of the endangered bighorn sheep was canceled after a volunteer died due to heat stroke; so what’s next for the sheep census? Plus: remembering victims of a tragedy in San Ysidro, no-strings-attached money from the state for people in poverty and looking back at two decades of war and how some San Diego families aree not able ... Read more →

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San Diego Hospital Addresses Rise In High Risk Pregnancies

One San Diego hospital is expanding its operations to deal with more high risk pregnancies. Meanwhile, San Diego police are creating a special team to investigate “ghost guns.” Plus, a preview of this weekend’s local arts events.

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Gay Bars Are Back

With San Diego Pride Week upon us, these cultural hubs have re-opened and are again providing safe havens for many in the LGBTQ community. Meanwhile, One of California's hallmark anti-poverty programs is failing to reach hundreds of thousands of low-income residents, according to a report by the California Policy Lab. And, despite another being in another drought emergency, we haven’t ... Read more →

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California Changes Course On Schools Enforcing Mask Mandate

California public health officials say they will now let local school districts decide how to enforce new mask rules. Meanwhile, a new state measure outlines billions of dollars towards broadband infrastructure. Plus, veterans in tiny homes.

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Audit: San Diego’s Poor Implementation Of Climate Action Plan

San Diego’s auditor found city departments are far behind the goals set in the 2015 Climate Action Plan, and that the city has no estimate for how much it will cost to fully implement the plan. Meanwhile, Father Joe Carroll, the legendary San Diego priest who built a nationally known nonprofit organization to help the homeless, has died at the ... Read more →

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California Reparations Task Force Grapples With Community Engagement

The newly established California task force met on Friday to define what community engagement will look like as they move forward. Meanwhile, a new citizens group claims Palomar Health violated the Brown Act in awarding a new contract to a physicians' group last month. Plus, how is San Diego doing when it comes to housing the homeless?