June 15, 2021

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Pandemic hit event businesses hard, as families organize celebrations again, some businesses closed permanently

Ghost guns, which are assembled at home and usually untraceable, are becoming more prolific in San Diego, police say in newly released report

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State and national politics

The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is to meet President Joe Biden this week, is suggesting that the hundreds of people arrested for rioting at the U_S_ Capitol are being subjected to “persecution for political opinions.”

Joe Biden has used his first appearance at the NATO summit as president to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the U.S. and allies

WASHINGTON - The tech company Apple recently notified former White House counsel Donald McGahn and his wife that the Justice Department had secretly requested their information in 2018, an individual familiar with the request said Sunday.

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  1. As Open returns to San Diego, look back at how golf great played through painful leg injuries to beat Rocco Mediate in 19-hole playoff and earn 14th major championship

  2. Writing songs with his cancer patients puts Dr. Steven Eisenberg’s treatment on a positive note

  3. The two cities are collaborating on bid to become first binational region to earn world design designation

Tuesday, June 15

San Diego News Fix
Dozens of candidates were killed in Mexico’s recent midterm elections. We’ll talk to Vicente Calderón, editor of the Tijuana Press about that, as well as where politics stand now.

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As part of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s effort to support local journalists, we awarded six grants last year for reporting on social justice issues.
The goal of the project was to present authentic voices of the racial and social justice movement in ways not otherwise seen in San Diego media.

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Swifty Swine Racing Pigs are a center stage attraction at this year's HomeGrownFun

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MIGRANT VOICES TODAY FILM COMPETITION

The Migrant Voices Today Film Challenge showcases diverse short-form films exploring loss, separation, current political realities and COVID-19’s effects on migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on a worldwide scale.

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Arianna Chávez posts about countywide resources for food, housing, and COVID-19 issues on her San Diego Free Resources Instagram page

Latinx audiences, key to the success of “Fast and Furious,” are Hollywood’s most dependable customers. Now they’re helping movie theaters bounce back after COVID-19. Will they be rewarded?

Maya Alfaro, 18, is a graduate of Mira Mesa High School in San Diego and one of the youth artists whose work is included in the Museum of Photographic Arts’ “Darkest Nights, Brightest Stars: 15th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition”

Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday eased back on the harsh message she sent to potential migrants during her trip earlier this week to Guatemala and Mexico, saying that she is “committed” to guaranteeing that the United States will be a “safe haven” for people seeking asylum.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved this week the creation of an Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, which will serve as a hub to connect families and individuals to available services and resources.

Amnesty International outlines how the U.S. treats unaccompanied migrant children from Mexico different from other nationalities, denying a chance to request asylum

Newly released data show that migrants were stopped 180,034 times across the southern border in May, nearly eight times the total a year ago

Agents rescued a Guatemalan man Friday who was coughing blood and struggling to breathe, and a Honduran man Sunday who was losing consciousness

Family-style pizza chain based in Newport Beach debuts second Oceanside location on June 12

More than 70 breweries will participate in the three-day, East Village festival

The country-western bar in downtown San Diego hosts line dancing, live music and a DJ on June 11

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