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The San Diego Unified School District begins its return to in-person instruction, police reform is part of Mayor Todd Gloria's Black empowerment plan, and pushback to an inewsource investigation into complaints about a local COVID-19 shelter.
San Diego's reopening expands as progress is made on COVID-19 cases and vaccinations, an encampment for cross-border farmworkers is dismantled by police in Calexico and a look at the revolving door in Chula Vista between the city's police department and the surveillance drone industry.
Hundreds of unaccompanied girls arrived in San Diego from Mexico last week, seeking asylum after a long trek from Central American countries. Most will be here at least 30 days as they are processed for reunification with family members or other placement.
Supporters of former President Donald Trump use social media to spread misinformation about asylum seekers, immigrants and refugees from Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds are underrepresented in the census, and reflections on the demolition of San Diego Stadium in Mission Valley.
The renewed focus on San Diego's homelessness crisis after a deadly crash downtown, the enormous toll on local small businesses after one year of pandemic closures, and Governor Gavin Newsom's political strategy as a recall effort gains momentum.
City finances get a major boost from the latest COVID-19 relief package, a look back on one year since the pandemic shutdowns began, and the superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District prepares for the scrutiny of a senate confirmation hearing.
A new law provides financial incentives for school districts that accelerate school reopenings, an investigation into the waiver system that increased nurse workloads during the recent COVID-19 surge, and San Diego County moves to eliminate phone call costs for jail inmates.
The San Diego Unified School District announces a plan to return all grades to in-person learning after a year long COVID-19 hiatus, an examination of California's utility bills show more than $1 billion in past due charges, and San Diego's city council ends years of gridlock on short term home rental regulations.
A deep freeze in Texas and elsewhere becomes the latest political fight over how to deal with climate change, San Diego's push to step up enforcement of COVID-19 violations doesn't materialize and local college students weigh in on the debate over whether to forgive student loan debt.
State lawmakers push to accelerate theme park reopenings as SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo reopen with limited capacity, the San Diego Padres prepare for a new season while navigating COVID-19 and housing advocates worry how a large local real estate deal might affect the supply of affordable apartments.
San Diego County brings vaccine distribution sites to rural areas, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer launches his run for California Governor, and residents in Paradise Hills band together to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.
President Joe Biden takes steps to undo some of former President Trump's controversial immigration policies, California's public schools experience a significant drop in enrollment during COVID-19 and a San Diego Congressman joins a bipartisan effort to deal with climate change.
Local restaurants declare defiance of COVID-19 a peaceful protest, how San Diego's Spanish-speaking community is reacting to the end of the Trump era, and the leader of the San Diego Unified School District is chosen for a high-ranking position in the Biden administration.
San Diego's congressional representatives split on impeachment, a new COVID-19 vaccination center opens near Petco Park, and the vaccine arrives in short supply in Imperial County.
Calls grow for President Donald Trump's removal from office after deadly protest by supporters at the U.S. Capitol, the role social media played in organizing this week's chaos in Washington, and the worsening COVID-19 situation in San Diego County.
San Diego receives its first batch of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, transportation advocates have high hopes for a major expansion of bus and rail service, and a look back at how KPBS covered the top stories of 2020.
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria begins his term with a city council dominated by Democrats, a look back on the Mayor Kevin Faulconer era, and some analysis on San Diego's record-breaking voter turnout in the 2020 general election.
The San Diego Unified School District announces distance learning will continue indefinitely, local COVID-19 deaths reach a grim milestone, and Balboa Park's cultural institutions struggle to stay afloat during the pandemic.
A special edition of KPBS Roundtable discusses the impact of COVID-19 on local arts, from the cancellation of big events to the pandemic's influence on artistic expression.
New efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in San Diego, Amazon's Jeff Bezos donates millions to help local climate change research, and a major development in Mission Valley gets final approval from the city.
Many local businesses will be forced to reduce capacity as San Diego slides into the state's most restrictive COVID-19 operating tier, women running for political office in San Diego County tell their stories about confronting receiving threats and harassment on social media, and artists go to court to preserve murals slated for demolition at a middle school in Logan Heights.
San Diego embraces Democrats at the city and county level, what the presidential election results tell us about the shifting attitudes of voters, and a roundup of some of the election results in north county.
What the latest polling tells us about San Diego's top races, the San Diego Union-Tribune explains its election endorsements and voters prepare to give President Trump four more years or end the MAGA movement.
Major money fuels California's Prop 22, how San Diego's Measure E could impact the city's climate plan, and the partisan battle for control of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
The surge in early voting across San Diego county, the Supreme Court sides with President Trump to end the census early, and a look at what happens to asylum seekers who are returned to Central America.
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Podcast Details

Created by
KPBS
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jan 6th, 2017
Latest Episode
Apr 16th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
212
Avg. Episode Length
26 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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