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County Reports Record 79 COVID-19 Deaths, 2,847 New Cases of Virus

County Reports Record 79 COVID-19 Deaths, 2,847 New Cases of Virus

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: | |ByPhoto byAbove: A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at San Diego County's "Vaccination Superstation" in Chula Vista, Calif. Jan. 21, 2021.A record 79 COVID-19 deaths were reported by San Diego County public health officials Friday, along with 2,847 new COVID-19 cases and 437 positive intensive care patients.The previous record of 65 deaths was set on Wednesday, with 62 on New Years Eve the third-highest death toll.Friday marked the 53rd consecutive day with more than 1,000 cases. It is the 25th time in the past 30 days with more...

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Appeals Court Overturns Injunction Reopening Restaurants Amid Pandemic

Appeals Court Overturns Injunction Reopening Restaurants Amid Pandemic

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: | |ByPhoto byAbove: Patrons dining outside Mr. Moto Pizza in SeaPort Village on Jan. 1, 2021, in violation of the regional stay-at-home order.UPDATE: 3:44 p.m., Jan. 22, 20201An appeals court Friday overturned a San Diego judge's ruling allowing county restaurants to reopen amid COVID-19 restrictions, finding that he issued "an overbroad injunction that was unsupported by the law."The appellate panel decision concerned last month's preliminary injunction issued by San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil prohibiting the state...

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San Diego COVID-19 Deaths Remain High But New Infections Rate Down

San Diego COVID-19 Deaths Remain High But New Infections Rate Down

Your browser does not support inline framesBreaking News:LATEST UPDATES: | |ByPhoto byAbove: A man gets the COVID-19 vaccine at San Diego County's "Vaccination Superstation" in Chula Vista, Calif. Jan. 21, 2021.Deaths from COVID-19 remain high in San Diego County, even as health officials reported the fewest new cases in more than a month, with just 1,176 positive cases reported Thursday.The 48 deaths reported Thursday follow a record 65 deaths from the pandemic on Wednesday. The county's cumulative case total increased to 219,731 and the number of deaths to 2,222.Thursday marked the 52nd...

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San Diego Delivery Drivers Laid Off As Prop 22 Takes Effect

San Diego Delivery Drivers Laid Off As Prop 22 Takes Effect

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: | |ByCredit: Associated PressAbove: A Vons supermarket storefront in San Diego is shown. Safeway Inc. is the parent company of the supermarket.Late last month, 27-year-old Matthew and other delivery drivers at a San Diego Vons, a subsidiary of Albertsons, were called in for a meeting with managers.The drivers had been working long hours during the pandemic, delivering groceries in refrigerated trucks to elderly folks and people at home with their kids.Aired 1/13/21onListen to this story by Max Rivlin-Nadler.“I thought they were...

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When The Drug Is Alive: Treating Superbug Infections With Bacteriophage Therapy

When The Drug Is Alive: Treating Superbug Infections With Bacteriophage Therapy

Your browser does not support inline framesSEARCHSPONSORSHIP |Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most pressing global health issues of the 21st Century.In 2016, was involved in a remarkable case where she and her colleagues revived a hundred year old forgotten cure –bacteriophage therapy—which saved her husband’s life from a deadly superbug infection. Since then, UC San Diego faculty have used intravenous phage therapy to successfully treat superbug infections in over a dozen other compassionate use cases, including the first use of a genetically modified phage cocktail.In 2018, UCSD’s...

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Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer To Explore Potential Run For California Governor

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer To Explore Potential Run For California Governor

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: |By ,Credit: Associated PressAbove: In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer speaks during the California GOP fall convention in Indian Wells, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a possible recall election as the nation's most populous state struggles to emerge from the coronavirus crisis.Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Monday he is launching a gubernatorial exploratory committee, the first step in a potential run for California governor next year.Faulconer, who left San Diego...

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SD County Reports 4,427 New Covid-19 Cases, No New Deaths

SD County Reports 4,427 New Covid-19 Cases, No New Deaths

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: |ByPhoto byAbove: Medical staff administer COVID-19 swab tests at the drive-through Aquatica San Diego testing location, Dec. 8, 2020.San Diego County public health officials have reported 4,427 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths, bringing the county's totals to 164,500 cases and the death toll remaining at 1,592.The County Communications Office Saturday reported 24 new hospitalizations from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 5,938, and 1,219 total in intensive care.Those cases marked the 33rd...

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Ex-San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Joins Effort To Recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

Ex-San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Joins Effort To Recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: |ByPhoto by Marcio Jose Sanchez / APAbove: In this Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, demonstrators shout slogans while carrying a sign calling for a recall on Gov. Gavin Newsom during a protest against a stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Huntington Beach, Calif.Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, a likely Republican challenger to Gov. Gavin Newsom, today endorsed a statewide effort to recall the governor.Faulconer, who left San Diego City Hall last month after two terms as mayor, linked to the recall petition website...

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Here's Where COVID-19 Outbreaks Have Happened In San Diego County

Here's Where COVID-19 Outbreaks Have Happened In San Diego County

Your browser does not support inline framesCredit:KPBS StaffAbove:A map of San Diego showing COVID-19 outbreak locations is pictured in this undated graphic.This is part one in a three-part series. Click here to read .Aired 12/21/20onListen to this story by Claire Trageser.Community outbreaks of COVID-19 have touched every corner of San Diego County and all types of establishments over the past nine months, but they are most prevalent in big box stores, restaurants and group living situations like nursing homes and jails, according to county outbreak records obtained exclusively by KPBS.If...

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Hundreds Of COVID-19 Cases Tied To San Diego County Tribal Casinos

Hundreds Of COVID-19 Cases Tied To San Diego County Tribal Casinos

Your browser does not support inline framesPhoto by / KPBSAbove:A row of casino slot machines are pictured in this undated graphic.This is part two in a three-part series. Click here to read .Earlier this year, San Diego County’s tribal casinos bet big that they could reopen and still keep COVID-19 at bay.It’s been a bad wager.County records of community outbreaks obtained by KPBS show that at least 638 COVID-19 cases from late June through mid-December have been linked to seven area casinos.Records show the highest numbers tied to the county’s two largest casinos, Viejas Casino & Resort...

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Here's Where COVID-19 Outbreaks Have Happened In San Diego County

Here's Where COVID-19 Outbreaks Have Happened In San Diego County

Your browser does not support inline framesCredit:KPBS StaffAbove:A map of San Diego showing COVID-19 outbreak locations is pictured in this undated graphic.This is part one in a three-part series. Click here to read .Aired 12/21/20onListen to this story by Claire Trageser.Community outbreaks of COVID-19 have touched every corner of San Diego County and all types of establishments over the past nine months, but they are most prevalent in big box stores, restaurants and group living situations like nursing homes and jails, according to county outbreak records obtained exclusively by KPBS.If...

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Live Blog: San Diego County Reports Record 3,611 COVID-19 Cases

Live Blog: San Diego County Reports Record 3,611 COVID-19 Cases

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: |ByThis is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates about the coronavirus pandemic.–5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020San Diego County public health officials have reported 2,509 COVID-19 infections and 27 additional deaths, bringing the county's totals to 122,972 cases and 1,280 fatalities.The top four-highest daily cases have all occurred in the past week, with Wednesday's 2,807 cases and Thursday's 2,604.A jump of 46 hospitalizations Friday set a record with 1,218 COVID-19- positive patients hospitalized locally. An...

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California's Monarch Butterflies May Be In Extinction Spiral

California's Monarch Butterflies May Be In Extinction Spiral

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: |ByPhoto byAbove: A monarch butterfly sits on a flower at Butterfly Farms in Encinitas on May 24, 2019California monarchs are in trouble and federal officials have demurred when it comes to providing help.A new survey of the Western population of the orange, black and white butterflies shows that the migrating population is crashing.Aired 12/16/20onListen to this story by Erik Anderson.A Thanksgiving holiday survey of the butterfly’s traditional West Coast wintering sites recorded only 2,000 of the iconic butterflies.Hundreds of...

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'Do As I Say': Anger As Some Politicians Ignore Virus Rules

'Do As I Say': Anger As Some Politicians Ignore Virus Rules

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: |By and Juliet WilliamsPhoto byAbove: A sign advising of COVID-19 prevention at Torrey Pines State Beach. Dec. 10, 2020.Denver's mayor flies to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his family — after urging others to stay home. He later says he was thinking with “my heart and not my head." A Pennsylvania mayor bans indoor dining, then eats at a restaurant in Maryland. The governor of Rhode Island is photographed at an indoor wine event as her state faces the nation's second-highest virus rate.While people weigh whether it's safe...

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Dreamers Look Forward To Biden Administration After Being Left In Limbo

Dreamers Look Forward To Biden Administration After Being Left In Limbo

Your browser does not support inline framesBreaking News:LATEST UPDATES: |ByPhoto by J. Scott Applewhite APAbove: People brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as "Dreamers," and other supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, listen as lawmakers speak at the U.S. Capitol.DACA recipients, or Dreamers as they’ve come to be known, have been left in limbo amid the pandemic and the Trump administration's actions to end DACA.Aired: December 8, 2020 |, known as DACA, has granted work authorization and protection from deportation to approximately 750,000...

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San Diego To Fight Ruling Letting Strip Clubs Stay Open

San Diego To Fight Ruling Letting Strip Clubs Stay Open

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: |/ Associated PressPhoto by Elliot Spagat / APAbove: A pedestrian walks past Pacers Showgirls International in San Diego, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.While California's new stay-at-home order has shut down restaurant dining, shuttered salons and kept church services outside, two strip clubs in San Diego are still welcoming patrons nightly, protected by a court order.San Diego County officials on Wednesday voted 3-2 to appeal the judge's ruling that has allowed Pacer Showgirls International and Cheetahs Gentleman’s Club to stay open...

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San Diego County Reports 2,050 New COVID-19 Cases, 11 Deaths

San Diego County Reports 2,050 New COVID-19 Cases, 11 Deaths

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: |ByPhoto byAbove: Medical staff administer COVID-19 swab tests at the drive-through Aquatica San Diego testing location, Dec. 8, 2020.San Diego County health officials reported 2,050 new infections Thursday, the second consecutive day that over 2,000 new cases were reported.The infections reported Thursday were the third highest daily total since the pandemic began, behind 2,104 on Wednesday and 2,287 last Friday. The county's cumulative case total is now 99,599.Eleven new deaths were confirmed Thursday, raising the death toll to...

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Jen Campbell Chosen As New San Diego City Council President

Jen Campbell Chosen As New San Diego City Council President

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: |ByPhoto byAbove: City Councilwoman Jen Campbell smiles while attending a trash pick-up in Rose Creek, April 27, 2019.A freshly inaugurated San Diego City Council on Thursday chose Councilmember Jen Cambell as its next council president after a long and contentious meeting that was frequently interrupted by technical difficulties.Campbell beat out Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe for the position, which can be one of the most powerful in city government because its holder has final say over what issues make it on council...

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San Diego Private, Public Schools Have Differing Rules On In-Person Teaching

San Diego Private, Public Schools Have Differing Rules On In-Person Teaching

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: | |ByPhoto byAbove: Francis Parker School in Linda Vista in this file photo from Aug. 20, 2020.A local private school's decision to change its policy on whether teachers are required to teach in-person classes shows the varying rules for teachers across the county. While some private schools say teachers can't work remotely unless they have a personal medical exemption, public school teachers may be given that option.After a week of outrage from students, parents and alumni, the Francis Parker School in the Linda Vista neighborhood...

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Nov 18
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Amid Spike In Cases, San Diego Sheriff Steps Up COVID-19 Compliance Enforcement

Amid Spike In Cases, San Diego Sheriff Steps Up COVID-19 Compliance Enforcement

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: | |ByCredit: County of San DiegoAbove: San Diego County Sheriff's Bill Gore announcing the step up in coronavirus pandemic enforcement at the county press conference Nov. 19, 2020.San Diego County officials announced Thursday that law enforcement will step up COVID-19 compliance protocols, including education and citations, amid spiking coronavirus cases.Sheriff Bill Gore said four two-deputy teams will begin making "a full-time commitment" of the county's 18 cities and unincorporated areas, ensuring compliance with public health...

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San Diego Hospitals Brace For Surge In COVID-19 Patients

San Diego Hospitals Brace For Surge In COVID-19 Patients

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: | |ByPhoto by/Above: Christa Jones, a nurse in the Sharp Grossmont Hospital intensive care unit, takes a moment to comfort a COVID-19 patient. April 20, 2020.With cooler weather and holidays approaching, hospitals are bracing for a surge in COVID-19 cases that could exhaust medical staff and resources.Aired: November 18, 2020 |With in San Diego, local hospitals are preparing for an increase in patients as cooler weather and the holidays approach.This increase is already noticeable at Scripps Health."Usually after a holiday, a couple...

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Election News | Voter Guide | KPBS

Election News | Voter Guide | KPBS

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: | |Get ready to cast your ballot with the help of the KPBS Voter Guide!To see what’s on a ballot based on a specific location, enter an address or ZIP code.to learn how to use the KPBS Voter Guide.Please note: an email address is not required, but feel free to enter it if you’d like to get the latest news including all of our election coverage via email.If you don’t see a widget for the Voter Guide above, please go to .Here are some key deadlines:Oct. 29BySome Coronado homeowners who publicly display their support for President...

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Local Gym Owners Sue State, Local Officials Over Pandemic Restrictions

Local Gym Owners Sue State, Local Officials Over Pandemic Restrictions

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: | |ByPhoto byAbove: Lou Uridel, the owner of MetroFlex gym in Oceanside, May 13, 2020.Eight San Diego County gyms have filed a lawsuit against various state and local leaders, which challenges public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in San Diego federal court says the stay-at-home orders have caused "widespread and catastrophic damage to the California economy" and that the gym owners have had "difficulty in satisfying their financial obligations, having been forced to lay off a significant...

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SDPD Releases Body Camera Footage Of Officer Killing Man In Mountain View Neighborhood

SDPD Releases Body Camera Footage Of Officer Killing Man In Mountain View Neighborhood

Your browser does not support inline framesLATEST UPDATES: | |ByCredit: San Diego Police DepartmentAbove: A still from a body-worn camera footage shows the moments after an SDPD police officer shot and killed 30-year-old Jose Alfredo Castro Gutierrez in the Mountain View neighborhood on Oct. 19, 2020.The man was in mental distress and carrying a shower rod. The department waited more than a week to release the footage.Aired: October 29, 2020 |More than a week after a San Diego police officer shot and killed 39-year-old Jose Alfredo Castro Gutierrez in the Mountain View neighborhood, the San...

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Different Backgrounds, Different Politics Separate San Diego City Council District 7 Candidates

Different Backgrounds, Different Politics Separate San Diego City Council District 7 Candidates

Your browser does not support inline framesBreaking News:LATEST UPDATES: | |ByCredit: Campaign photosAbove: City Council candidates Noli Zosa (left) and Raul Campillo in undated campaign photos.Aired 10/14/20onListen to this story by Claire Trageser.The race for San Diego City Council District 7 is one of just two council races with a Democrat and Republican facing off. And the candidates have very different stances on key local issues, from the COVID response and relief for businesses to public transportation and changes to zoning laws.This gives voters in the district a clear choice. The...

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