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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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Vaccination Rates Highest In Wealthy ZIP Codes

County data show vaccination rates in places like Coronado, Del Mar and La Jolla are as high as 25%. Meanwhile, lower-income areas with high case rates have vaccination rates as low as 7%. And, trash from homeless encampments threatens to overwhelm county nature preserves so, in Oceanside, volunteers organize a clean-up. Plus, a full fact check of some questionable statements ... Read more →

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Vaccine Shipments Delayed Again

Bad weather around the U.S. has caused delays for some COVID-19 shipments that were expected to arrive this week in San Diego County. Plus: Fernando Tatis Jr. will be a Padre for a very, very, very long time and more local news you need.

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Remembering A San Diego Civil Rights Leader

The co-founder of the San Diego chapter of the Black Panther Party, died last month at 72. Trunnell Price helped start the local chapter while a student at SDSU in the 1960s. Meanwhile, California’s vaccine rollout has not been equitable, according to early data. And, a new seed library is helping San Diegans plant native plants.

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Chula Vista’s Coronavirus Relief Program

The Chula Vista City Council will vote today on millions of dollars in relief funding for residents impacted by the pandemic. Meanwhile, President Biden is facing increasing pressure at the border. Plus, an update on the female marines training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

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New School Reopening Guidelines

With updated school reopening guidance from the CDC, San Diego Unified officials signaled optimism for a partial return to campuses in the coming months Meanwhile, there’s new hope for the Salton Sea and... a conversation about reopening San Diego’s theme parks sometime soon.

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Community Clinics Prepare For Vaccine Distribution

Community clinics will be critical to getting vaccines to neighborhoods most affected by COVID-19. The Biden Administration says it will be sending vaccine shipments directly to community clinics starting next week. Plus, the local plan to reopen schools. Also, UC San Diego Craft Center is hosting Afrofuturism Dream Tank this weekend for Black History Month.

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Seniors-Only Vaccination Site

A new seniors-only vaccination site opens in San Marcos today. Meanwhile, San Diego county is working on opening the next vaccination super station at the Del mar Fairgrounds. Plus, a closer look at Esther Sanchez, the newly elected first-ever Latina mayor of Oceanside.

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Vaccine Likely Beneficial For Breastfed Babies, But Questions Remain

No clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines were done on pregnant or breastfeeding women — so there’s a lack of data on how the vaccine will affect the health of babies and their mothers. But now studies are underway at UCSD and elsewhere to evaluate how the vaccine affects breast milk. Meanwhile, affordable housing advocates are warning that the sale ... Read more →

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Should Pregnant Women Get A Covid-19 Vaccine?

Medical professionals largely agree that pregnant women should be vaccinated because if they do contract COVID-19, they have a higher risk of serious illness. But there is little data on the effect of the vaccine on unborn babies and expectant mothers- so many are hesitating. Meanwhile, Governor Gavin Newsom visited a vaccination super station in San Diego on Monday. Plus, ... Read more →

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Churches Can Reopen For Indoor Worship

The U.S. Supreme Court hands a victory to a local church and lifts California’s ban on indoor religious services. Meanwhile, some schools in San Diego return to limited in-person learning. Plus, the Port of San Diego welcomes its first Latina to the Port’s Board of Commissioners.