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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    San Diego’s effort to upgrade and standardize its firefighting fleet includes a new $58.5 million contract to buy more than three dozen ladder trucks, brush rigs, water tenders and other vehicles. The four-year deal does not include plans to begin shifting the fleet to electric vehicles.
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    People still walked their dogs, jogged down sidewalks and strolled in parks throughout San Diego County on Friday. There just wasn’t as many of them, and more than a few wore face masks for protection from the coronavirus.
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  • Times of San Diego
    A cruise ship docked in San Diego. Courtesy of the Port of San Diego The Port of San Diego is working with cruise lines to conclude voyages that were underway when the cruise companies suspended operations last week, it announced Friday. “No ship has or will be allowed in San Diego Bay without first being cleared by medical authorities ...
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  • Times of San Diego
    A worshiper prays at the closed doors of St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown San Diego. Photo by Enrique Morones Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9:30 p.m. on Friday. • There have been 110 cases of coronavirus disease among San Diego County residents as of Friday afternoon.
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  • Times of San Diego
    The Heil family won the prize for number of theater people affected in one household. Kim Heil is associate producer and casting director at San Diego Repertory Theatre, whose gorgeous production of “House of Joy” closed right after opening night and will not be reinstated. Jason Heil is an adjunct professor at Cal State San Marcos and ...
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    It may be a spell until at least some of them tee it up again. Effective Saturday, the city of San Diego is closing the three golf venues it owns — Torrey Pines, Balboa Park and Mission Bay — until further notice.
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    With occupancies at record lows, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Paradise Point, Rancho Valencia and others will temporarily shutter, leaving many jobless
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    As a grocer for more than 40 years, I can honestly say that these are unprecedented times we are living in. We’ve seen earthquakes, fires and times of unrest — but nothing like the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    In the time of COVID-19, the world needs copious amounts of compassion and justice so we can safeguard not only our health but also our humanity, a San Diego Imam says
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    An empty synagogue on Friday night or Saturday morning would normally be a terrible situation. And it is a terrible situation but for now, our empty synagogue is a sign of our community’s participation in doing our part to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    The slot machines and poker tables went silent at most of San Diego County’s casinos at noon Friday, the latest casualties in an escalating response to the COVID-19 outbreak racking the region, the state,
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  • Times of San Diego
    “The safety of our passengers and crews is our highest priority.” Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile coastal rail route through San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, serving 27 stations. It is the busiest state-supported intercity passenger rail route in the United States ...
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    When Wyatt Evans, Cole Fisher and Ian Sturak decided to make a documentary about the Electoral College, they were too young to vote. They still are. But while the Correia Middle School students are a few years years away from eligibility,
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  • Times of San Diego
    United Way sign. Photo Credit: Cassia PollockUnited Way of San Diego County announced Friday it is offering emergency assistance for low-wage workers across the county who need help paying bills or making rent/mortgage payments during the coronavirus pandemic. The Worker Assistance Initiative is part of the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response ...
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  • Times of San Diego
    Testing for coronavirus at the San Diego County public health laboratory. Image from County News Center video UC San Diego Health and UCSD School of Medicine Friday announced that the university’s Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine is significantly ramping up testing for COVID-19, projecting a capacity to complete 1,000 to 1,500 tests ...
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  • Times of San Diego
    The Naval Air Forces has also implemented a telework policy where possible to further mitigate the risk of COVID-19. The Navy announced Tuesday that it closed its Training Support Command center in San Diego after a third sailor with ties to the school tested presumptive positive for the novel coronavirus. Two students and an instructor at the ...
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    A third cluster of COVID-19 patients in San Diego was announced Thursday, as the local count of virus cases jumped from 80 to 105 and efforts to house vulnerable people in local hotels progressed. It was the second day in a row that the region has set a single-day record for newly-reported cases of novel coronavirus in the community.
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    Gasoline prices across the country have taken a dive in recent weeks and a fuel analyst from GasBuddy.com says the trend will likely accelerate to where the average price in San Diego could sink to around $2 a gallon.
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  • San Diego Union-Tribune
    On any given weekday, the spa chairs at Posh and Polished Nail Lounge in Barrio Logan would be bustling with activity. Nail technicians would be filing, cutting and painting nails; clients would be engaging in small talk or checking their emails.
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  • Times of San Diego
    There’s still the option of catching up to nature, and this week that means snow. Three inches fell on Mount Laguna, with trace amounts on Palomar Mountain, if you’re in remote San Diego County. As for the coast, try Torrey Pines State Reserve. Though visitors centers and cafes have shut down, the beaches and trails remain open ...
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