Stories by Harrison Patiño
As students return to UCSD's campus for the fall quarter, university officials say enrollment might be at it's highest in the school's 61-year history.
Five popular San Diego restaurants have made their way into the new all-California Michelin restaurant guide.
Recent findings have concluded the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be safe for children aged 5-11, according to the two pharmaceutical companies behind its development.
A Logan Heights brewery is playing host to a regular showing of Lucha Libre — the high flying traditional sport of Mexican wrestling.
New York Times military correspondent David Philipps explores the controversy surrounding retired U.S. Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher in a new book.
As the deadline looms for state healthcare workers to get vaccinated by the end of the month, more than 1,700 are seeking exemptions primarily based on religious grounds.
While cases of the mu variant continue to be documented across California, leading health officials say that the delta variant is still the primary cause for concern as the pandemic continues.
In the 20 years since 9/11, American media coverage of the 'war on terror" has changed drastically from initially supportive to deeply critical.
- Sept. 6
- By Andrew Bracken, Brooke Ruth, Emilyn Mohebbi, Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh
Debate over what is called "critical race theory" continues to be a charged topic at school board meetings across the country.
Humanitarian groups in San Diego are preparing resettlement efforts as refugees continue to pour out of war-torn Afghanistan.
As public health leaders continue to emphasize the importance of vaccination in fighting the nation's ongoing COVID-19 surge, many Americans are left with questions about the future efficacy of available vaccines.
An effort to uncover how much carbon is hidden under Mission Bay could lead to future restoration and redevelopment of the marsh.
A recent San Diego County Supervisors meeting turned ugly when a number of protestors levied insults, profanity and vague threats at members of the board over Chair Nathan Fletcher's proposed masking and testing requirements for workplaces, schools and hospitals.
As the Taliban cements its control over Afghanistan, experts warn that instability will continue to plague the region for the foreseeable future as terror groups could regroup in the war-torn country.
In addition to a wave delta-variant-related COVID cases, San Diego's hospitals are struggling to keep up with a high volume of non-COVID-related hospitalizations.
With daring feats of horsemanship, traditional music and ornamental outfits, San Diego's charrerias offer visitors a gathering place to celebrate Mexico's centuries-old ranching traditions.
A new book by journalist and author Amanda Ripley takes aim at how discourse surrounding controversial topics can become toxic.
San Diego is seeing it's number of COVID-related hospitalizations increase, mirroring a nationwide trend as the Delta variant continues to tax the county's medical infrastructure.
An Amazon fulfilment center under construction in Otay Mesa is hiring 1,500 workers with a starting pay of $15 an hour - which may present the online retailer with certain challenges given the shifting attitudes on worker compensation in the county.
The impending civil sex abuse lawsuit of defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick could lead to more men speaking up about their past sexual trauma.
An internal document from the CDC indicates that the Delta variant is more transmissible than initially thought, and that infections from the strain are more severe than that of previous variants.
The term "Latinx" has been used increasingly in recent years to describe the Latin-American community as a whole within the United States.
A new spike in COVID infections is causing concerned San Diegans to revisit their pandemic anxieties.
An Encinitas woman who lost her son to opioid addiction in 2019 says that the recently announced $26 billion settlement involving four major producers of prescription opioids doesn't truly hold the pharmaceutical giants accountable.
While surfing fans are rejoicing, some are raising concerns that what was originally a Native Hawaiian cultural practice has been co-opted into a multi-billion dollar industry.
A news magazine developed by The San Diego Union-Tribune and The Los Angeles Times premiered on Sunday. It will offer bilingual coverage to San Diego County's Latino population in a one-a-month broadcast that will also be available to stream online.
Latinas in San Diego's workforce faced a disproportionately high number of obstacles in retaining or finding employment throughout the pandemic.
- July 9
- By Harrison Patiño
What were you taught that you found out later to be wrong or what lessons were omitted from your American history education?
A recent report by the American Planning Association and Scripps Institution of Oceanography emphasizes the need for better coordination from the region's institutions in preparing for worsening climate change.
San Diego saw a sharp increase in fentanyl related deaths during the region's COVID lockdowns in particular.
A comprehensive report on San Diego's worsening homelessness situation has identified the need for more affordable housing, among a number of other recommendations, to Mayor Todd Gloria's administration.
A new city parks proposal that hopes to revitalize the city's overlooked parks also will incentivize developers to build more affordable housing in the process.
The San Diego Unified School Board voted unanimously to fund an expansion of ethnic studies and anti-racism training, prompting some debate in the community over how much racism should be confronted in the classroom.
A new Biden administration policy grants legal protections for undocumented immigrants to ease deportation concerns when reporting crimes within the U.S.
As San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll prepares for retirement at the end of the month, she looks ahead to some of the key issues that face community colleges across the nation.
As many California residents prepare for a mask-free summer, some are wondering how the end of the state's tiered reopening will affect herd immunity goals.
In the more than four years since the Chargers moved to Los Angeles, there have been a few clear winners in the local sports scene.
An investigation by The San Diego Union-Tribune has revealed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and discrimination among some of the county's largest employers.
While parents await further guidance on vaccinating children under 12, many are wondering what social precautions must be taken as California prepares to reopen on June 15.
In a new book, a newly retired state lifeguard recalls the highlights and lessons learn from nearly 50 years in the profession.
"_____ While Black" interrogates the fraught notion of Black identity in San Diego through the firsthand testimony of several San Diegans
"Not The Typical Racism" explores the role colorism has played in creating tension within communities of color.
The National Parks Service has issued new guidance on how best to prioritize conservation efforts in the face of intensifying climate change.
A new multimedia series by The San Diego Union-Tribune spotlights social justice reporting across San Diego.
To the pleasant surprise of marine biologists, a group of highly social turtles has been discovered living year-round off the coast of La Jolla.
A letter written by a San Diego City Council member addressed to San Diego Unified leadership has raised concerns over a number of issues Lincoln High School.
In this year's GI Film Festival, a number of films shine a light on the unique perspective of Black experience in the military.
A San Diego Superior Court ruling that overturned an Oceanside ballot initiative could have widespread consequences on housing development in the state.
The sweeping, county-wide purchase of dozens of San Diego apartment complexes by a massive New York-based private equity company is prompting concern from some residents over whether or not the properties will remain affordable.
A new children's book by a San Diego author celebrates Korean American identity in a tale of inter-generational family pride and tradition.
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