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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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When The Eviction Moratorium Ends

Despite a moratorium on evictions in San Diego county, some landlords are still forcing renters out. Meanwhile, that moratorium is set to expire in the fall and many others could face eviction. Plus a 12-year-old in City Heights is taking it upon himself to raise awareness about poor drinking water quality in local schools. And, the San Diego Unified School ... Read more →

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Rental Relief Not Working For All

A rental relief program meant to prevent massive evictions is not working as it should, as KPBS investigative reporter Claire Trageser found. Plus: The push is on for a California Assembly bill that addresses learning loss suffered by students during the pandemic and more local news you need.

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The Coronado Tortilla Incident

The Coronado Unified School District Board fired the high school’s basketball coach on Tuesday night following a racist incident that occurred after a CIF final. Last Saturday, some Coronado high school basketball players threw tortillas at Orange Glen high school players. Orange Glen is an Escondido school that is largely Latino; Coronado is mostly white. Plus: A little slice of ... Read more →

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Revisiting Midway’s Redevelopment

Mayor Todd Gloria's has to restart the process of planning the redevelopment of the Pechanga Arena in the Midway District. We unpack what that means. Plus: the cruise ship industry is coming back, the border will stay closed for another month and more state and local news you need.

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Women And Guns

More women are buying guns than ever before. KPBS spoke with a local organization dedicated to educating women about firearms. Meanwhile, a new housing development in Rancho Peñasquitos is raising concerns about increased traffic and potential wildfire risks. Plus, a full fact check on Governor Newsom’s recent comments about the state’s covid-19 health policies.

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Hispanic, Latino, Latinx — A Question Of Belonging

Identities are complicated, messy and often incredibly personal. San Diegans weigh in on how they identify and their thoughts on the term Latinx. Meanwhile, a report released Thursday by a Yale University-based research organization found distinct racial disparities in police contacts in San Diego. Plus, how the Angelika Film Center is doing as pandemic restrictions ease, along with our weekend ... Read more →

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Incentives For Affordable Housing

A new housing development going up near Balboa Park is a preview of the city’s "Complete Communities" program, meant to incentivize the construction of affordable housing. Meanwhile, as San Diego employers struggle to fill jobs, it seems employees have gained the upper hand in this post-pandemic job market. Plus, how will our beloved pets adjust to us returning to the ... Read more →

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Words Of Hope And Warning

“The Grand State Reopening” kicked off yesterday and much of San Diego rejoiced. But public health officials are warning that the pandemic still isn’t over. Meanwhile, a grassroots organization called “Let Oceanside Vote,” is collecting signatures to recall Kori Jensen, the Council member for District 1 in Oceanside. Plus, can the movie ‘In The Heights’ change Hollywood’s racial landscape?

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The Unvaccinated Left Behind

Many in San Diego County have chosen to not get a COVID-19 vaccine. But there are a few among us who desperately want to be vaccinated, but can’t due to medical issues. Meanwhile, The San Diego City Council unanimously voted on Monday to pass Mayor Todd Gloria's roughly $4.6 billion proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Plus, summer camp is ... Read more →

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Deported Veterans

Veterans who commit crimes are often deported if they don’t have US citizenship. Many are now looking at the Biden administration for a chance to return. Meanwhile, a new analysis finds the recall election aimed at Governor Gavin Newsom will cost California counties $215 million. Plus, the problem with gun restraining orders is a lot of people, even police, don't ... Read more →