May 17, 2021

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WEEKEND STORIES

As 20-year war in Afghanistan winds down, Camp Pendleton’s influence on coastal city’s economy has tapered off

This year will be the final season for Aquatica, which will be transformed into a new Sesame Place theme park that will still have water attractions

An opinion piece spurred students at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts to mount a campaign, urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to ‘let us perform’

Padres’ first two runs in four-run fourth inning score on bases-loaded walks; Dinelson Lamet makes first relief appearance

The Navy made headlines when it moved to decommission the first four San Diego-based ships after less than half their service lives

The school offers classes to children at the shelter where hundreds of asylum-seeking families expelled from the United States are living

Inovio Pharmaceuticals is trying to avoid playing catch-up with viral variants. But its pan-coronavirus vaccine still has a long way to go before it’s ready for primetime

Gaza conflict

Israeli warplanes have staged another series of heavy airstrikes in Gaza City hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers would rage on

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Today we’re talking about working from home. At the height of the pandemic, it seemed like this new way of life might be here to stay for certain jobs. But a new report shows most San Diego employers want their workers back in the office.

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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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Cleotilde Dimas has sold ice cream in Logan Heights for 20 years. Business took a hit during the coronavirus pandemic, and as she slowly rebuilds, she — and hundreds of other pushcart vendors — anxiously wait for street-vending regulations in the city.

A new survey shows that unvaccinated Hispanics are almost twice as likely as unvaccinated Blacks or whites to want a covid vaccination. But many still face a variety of access problems, ranging from fear to time squeeze.

Nearly half of Californians disapprove of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s job performance, according to a Berkeley IGS Poll released on Thursday. Sen. Alex Padilla has higher approval ratings, but fewer have an opinion on the state’s junior senator.

WASHINGTON — The AFL-CIO and other groups filed a complaint with the Biden administration Monday over claims of labor violations at a group of auto parts factories in Mexico, a move that will pose an early test of the new North American trade deal and its labor protections.

A deadly wreck of a boat off Point Loma shows how decades of heightened border enforcement and recent pandemic policies have driven migrants to riskier crossings

New collaboration between the long-time San Diego restaurant and the celebrity chef introduces three new tacos to the Rubio’s menu.

San Diego rock band celebrates the 20th anniversary of “Satellite” with a three-day livestream event

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