June 19, 2021

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A state agency has determined that if the city were to move forward with the housing, retail and arena deal being contemplated it would be in violation of the Surplus Land Act and subject to fines

Tommy Pham leads off with a homer, Wil Myers has two-homer game as Padres beat Reds

A state agency has determined that if the city were to move forward with the housing, retail and arena deal being contemplated it would be in violation of the Surplus Land Act and subject to fines

Reopening

State and national politics

President Joe Biden has signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president

President Joe Biden spent his first trip overseas highlighting a sharp break from his disruptive predecessor

California is giving away more goodies and plans to make it easier to show who has been vaccinated against the coronavirus as officials and businesses encourage people to get their shots while the state tries to reopen its economy

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  1. There is a hole in the earth the likes of which downtown has not seen in nearly four decades. IQHQ President Tracy Murphy, with a team of commercial real estate heavy hitters, is working to turn it into a life science city.

  2. A state agency has determined that if the city were to move forward with the housing, retail and arena deal being contemplated it would be in violation of the Surplus Land Act and subject to fines

Friday, June 18

San Diego News Fix
A new California constitutional amendment proposal would allow local governments to ignore state housing policies. U-T columnist Michael Smolens has more.

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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.

Podcasts

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Padres beat writer Kevin Acee and sports editor Jay Posner discuss all things Padres.

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Padres dubbed it Opening Day, with all the pomp and circumstance that is typical of the first home game of the season.

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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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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jon M. Chu’s ‘In the Heights’ has an impressive cast, but little Afro-Latinx or LGBTQ+ representation. Now Miranda has apologized.

‘You CAN teach this old dog new tricks,’ Rita Moreno wrote while walking back her comments on the colorism controversy surrounding ‘In the Heights.’

Jennifer Rocha celebrated her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC San Diego, but instead of a regular graduation photo shoot, she decided to honor her parents and the sacrifices they made for her.

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