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San Diego Sets Single-Day COVID-19 Deaths, ICU Records

Jan. 20
By City News Service

The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units in San Diego County set a record Wednesday, according to public health officials, who also reported 1,720 new COVID-19 cases and a record 65 additional deaths.

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San Diego City Starts Business Outreach About Outdoor Dining Safety Requirements

Jan. 20
By City News Service

Beginning the week of Feb. 1, 2021, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department personnel will be visiting businesses to provide informational handouts outlining the safety requirements.

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Stiff Santa Ana Winds Remain In San Diego Area

Jan. 20
By City News Service

Strong Santa Ana winds were expected to continue blowing in the San Diego area Wednesday, along with a chance of showers throughout the county.

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Former Representative Cunningham Pardoned By Trump

Jan. 20
By City News Service, John Carroll

Former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham was among 73 people pardoned by President Donald Trump hours before his term expired.

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San Diego County Reports 2,498 New COVID-19 Cases As Hospitalizations Decrease

Jan. 19
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 2,498 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths Tuesday as hospitalizations continue a slow decline.

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Santa Ana Winds Lash San Diego Area

Jan. 19
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Strong Santa Ana winds kicked up in the San Diego area Tuesday, downing trees and power lines while increasing wildfire hazards across the rain-starved region.

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La Jolla Salon Operator Sues State Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Jan. 19
By City News Service

Tatoma Inc., which does business as Atelier Aucoin Salon on Girard Avenue, alleges in the suit filed in San Diego federal court that the state has singled out barbering and cosmetology professionals for complete closure of their businesses while other establishments have been allowed to operate either at reduced capacity, outdoors, or remotely.

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San Diego Mayor Gloria Appoints Farhat Popal As City's Immigrant Affairs Manager

Jan. 19
By City News Service

Popal succeeds the city's first immigrant affairs manager, Rita Fernandez, who now serves as San Diego's director of global affairs.

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Santa Ana Winds To Increase Fire Danger In San Diego County

Jan. 18
By City News Service

Santa Ana winds will kick up in San Diego County starting Monday night through Wednesday, creating dangerous fire conditions amid dried-out fuels.

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San Diego County Reports 2,550 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

Jan. 18
By City News Service

Public health officials Monday reported 2,550 new COVID-19 cases in San Diego County and expanded the category of those eligible to receive a vaccine to those aged 75 and older.

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San Diego County Expands Vaccine Eligibility To People 75 And Older

Jan. 18
By City News Service, Tarryn Mento

San Diego County public health officials announced Monday that due to a slowing of appointments at COVID-19 vaccination sites, they have expanded the category of those eligible to receive a vaccine to those ages 75 and older.

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Ex-LA Councilman Padilla Formally Appointed To US Senate

Jan. 18
By City News Service

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla resigned Monday as California secretary of state and was formally appointed by the governor to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

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Bobcat Found Injured And Pregnant Released After San Diego Humane Society Treatment

Jan. 18
By City News Service

An injured, pregnant bobcat that was found last month in Rancho Bernardo and treated by the San Diego Humane Society's Project Wildlife medical staff has been released back into the wild.

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'Persistence' The Theme Of The 33rd All Peoples Celebration On MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 18
By City News Service, Maya Trabulsi

The event is organized by Alliance San Diego, a community empowerment organization with the mission to build coalitions to promote justice and social change.

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San Diego Administration Offices Shut For MLK Holiday

Jan. 18
By City News Service

All San Diego administrative offices will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, but many other city functions will remain open.

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San Diego County Reports 1,890 COVID-19 Cases, 38 Deaths, 12 New Outbreaks

Jan. 18
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials have reported 1,890 new COVID-19 infections and 38 virus-related fatalities.

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Biden Nominates San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten for Deputy Education Secretary

Jan. 18
By City News Service

President-elect Joe Biden Monday nominated San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten to the post of deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

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Warm And Windy Weather Expected In San Diego County

Jan. 17
By City News Service

Santa Ana conditions were expected to continue through midday Sunday in San Diego County, with very warm and dry weather and gusty winds along the coastal foothills, the National Weather Service said.

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San Diego County Reports 3,027 COVID-19 Cases, 28 Deaths

Jan. 16
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials have reported 3,027 new COVID-19 infections and 28 virus-related fatalities.

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Dry, Warm Weather Predicted For San Diego County

Jan. 16
By City News Service

Dry, warm Santa Ana conditions were predicted Saturday for San Diego County with gusty northeasterly winds, with temperatures a little cooler than Friday, the National Weather Service said.

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San Diego Leaders Plan for Quiet Inauguration Day, Remote Meetings As Planned

Jan. 15
By City News Service

With no specific threats reported locally regarding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, San Diego leaders have not changed or canceled meetings on Wednesday — partly because no major meetings are scheduled — while FBI officials said Friday they are operating a command post to gather intelligence and coordinate with other law enforcement agencies.

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San Diego County Reports 2,695 COVID-19 Cases, 32 Deaths

Jan. 15
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 2,695 new COVID-19 infections and 32 virus-related fatalities Friday, with cases beginning a downward trend.

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Gusty Santa Ana Winds Expected In San Diego County Mountains, Western Valleys

Jan. 15
By City News Service

Gusty Santa Ana winds will blow in the San Diego County mountains and western valleys Friday.

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Lawsuit Announced Against Trump Admin Over Endangered Species Listings

Jan. 15
By City News Service

The Center for Biological Diversity on Friday filed a formal notice of its intent to sue the Trump administration over its alleged failure to protect four plant and animal species, including a butterfly currently found only in San Diego County and Baja California.

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19-Year-Old Latest COVID-19 Death As County Reports 2,000-Plus Lives Lost

Jan. 14
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 2,595 new COVID-19 infections and 53 virus-related fatalities Thursday, as the county's death toll officially crossed the 2,000 mark.

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Nine San Diego Inmates Charged In Unemployment Benefits Fraud Scheme

Jan. 14
By City News Service

The defendants, who allegedly committed the fraud between June and September of last year, were assigned to a program in San Diego allowing qualified state prison inmates to serve the final months of their sentences in a halfway house setting.

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UCSD Researchers Find Direct Air Capture Could Help Avoid Climate Disaster

Jan. 14
By City News Service

As governments, scientists and individuals grapple with how to tackle a looming climate crisis, new research from UC San Diego released Thursday explores a possible mode of response that seems borderline science fiction.

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$2.7-Million-Plus Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold in San Diego

Jan. 14
By City News Service

A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, for Wednesday's drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery was sold at a gasoline station in San Diego and is worth $2,768,497, the California Lottery announced.

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Gloria Pledges To Overcome City's 'Fragile State'

Jan. 14
By City News Service

Overcoming the hurdles of homelessness, social injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic were front and center in San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria's first state of the city address delivered Thursday.

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San Diego County Reports 3,261 New COVID-19 Infections, Crosses 200,000 Mark

Jan. 13
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 3,261 new COVID-19 infections and 54 deaths from the virus Wednesday as the county officially crossed the 200,000 total case mark and neared 2,000 deaths from the virus since the pandemic began.

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County Supervisors OK Developing New Climate Action Plan

Jan. 13
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Wednesday to develop a new climate action plan that focuses on accomplishing zero carbon emissions within 15 years.

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San Diego County Reports 3,524 New COVID-19 Infections, 41 Deaths

Jan. 12
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 3,524 new COVID-19 infections and 41 deaths from the virus Tuesday, as the county nears 200,000 total cases since the pandemic began.

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San Diego County Supervisors Declare Racism A Public Health Crisis

Jan. 12
By City News Service

The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted in favor of a resolution that declares racism a public health crisis.

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Japan Airlines To Resume Nonstop Flights Between SAN And Tokyo In March

Jan. 12
By City News Service

Japan Airlines announced Tuesday it will resume nonstop flights between Tokyo, via Narita International Airport, and San Diego International Airport beginning in early March.

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Supervisors OK More Resources For COVID-19 Compliance, Enforcement

Jan. 12
By City News Service

The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved several COVID-19 measures, including stepped-up enforcement of businesses not complying with restrictions, and a fair and consistent application of policies based on scientific data.

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UCSD Scientists Find Certain Metabolisms May Be Linked To Recurring Depression

Jan. 12
By City News Service

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine found that certain metabolites — small molecules produced by the process of metabolism — may be predictive indicators for people at risk for clinical depression.

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FBI Monitoring Possibility Of Armed Protests Leading Up To Inauguration Day

Jan. 12
By City News Service

Though no specific threats have been identified in the San Diego area, the FBI is monitoring the possibility of armed protests and resulting unrest leading up to inauguration day.

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San Diego County Reports 2,907 New COVID-19 Infections

Jan. 12
By City News Service

Public health officials in San Diego County reported 2,907 new COVID-19 infections Monday, making the 42nd consecutive day with more than 1,000 new diagnoses.

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Three People Face Charges Over Pro-, Anti-Trump Protests In Pacific Beach

Jan. 11
By City News Service

Three people, including a minor, face potential criminal charges over their actions during a weekend clash between supporters and critics of President Donald Trump in Pacific Beach, authorities reported Monday.

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San Diego Zoo Gorillas Contract COVID-19; First Known Transmission In Great Apes

Jan. 11
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in what is believed to be the first cases among such primates in captivity.

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UCSD Report Finds Youth Using E-Cigs Three Times As Likely To Be Daily Smokers

Jan. 11
By City News Service

In the report, published in Monday's online edition of Pediatrics, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers found in 2014 people ages 12 to 24 using e-cigarettes were three times as likely to become daily cigarette smokers in the future.

Second Round of Oceanside Business Grants Opens To Business Owners

Jan. 11
By City News Service

The second round of Oceanside Small Business Grants will open to business owners at 8 a.m. Monday as part of an effort by the Oceanside City Council to keep small businesses afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UCSD To Help County Deliver 5,000 COVID-19 Vaccinations Per Day

Jan. 11
By City News Service

UC San Diego Health, San Diego County and the Padres are teaming up to vaccinate at least 5,000 healthcare workers per day against the novel coronavirus, starting Monday.

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San Diego County Reports 3,288 COVID-19 Infections, 33 New Deaths

Jan. 11
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials have reported 3,288 new COVID-19 infections and 33 additional deaths from the virus.

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UCSD To Help County Deliver 5,000 COVID-19 Vaccinations Per Day

Jan. 10
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

UC San Diego Health, San Diego County and the Padres are teaming up to vaccinate at least 5,000 healthcare workers per day against the novel coronavirus, starting Monday.

Counter-protesters in Pacific Beach. Jan. 9, 2021.

Three Reportedly Arrested In Trump-Related Pacific Beach Protest

Jan. 10
By City News Service

Demonstrators for and against President Donald Trump squared off in Pacific Beach, with police reportedly arresting at least three people after declaring an unlawful assembly when officers were hit with rocks, pepper spray, bottles and eggs.

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Santa Ana Conditions Expected This Week In San Diego County

Jan. 10
By City News Service

Santa Ana conditions, with low humidity and gusty winds, are expected this week in San Diego County, including elevated surf early in the week with some minor coastal flooding in spots.

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SD County Reports 3,538 COVID-19 Infections And 53 New Deaths

Jan. 9
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials have reported 3,538 new COVID-19 infections and 53 additional deaths from the virus.

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Pro-Trump, Anti-Fascist Protesters Square Off In Pacific Beach

Jan. 9
By City News Service

The San Diego Police Department declared a demonstration in Pacific Beach an unlawful assembly Saturday "due to acts of violence.''

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Warm Weather Ahead This Week In San Diego County

Jan. 9
By City News Service

Dry weather with above-normal temperatures are expected to continue Saturday throughout San Diego County as a Santa Ana pattern prevails, with warmth peaking later in the week, the National Weather Service said.

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