March 4, 2021


Homeless man had a knife. Was he drawing it on police, or surrendering his weapon?

Nearby businesses are concerned about traffic, others are upset project would demolish historic Scottish Rite Center

The ruling means restaurants and gyms remain under purple tier restrictions, for now

‘They come in all grumpy with low self-esteem, and when they come out they’re a whole new person’

It’s the first time apes have been immunized against the coronavirus

National politics

The $400 unemployment supplement included in a pending economic aid package will stop in August, not September, as some Senate Democrats had hoped

The bill, which faces long odds in the Senate, aims to impose new national requirements weakening restrictive state voter ID laws, mandate automatic voter registration and expand early and mail-in voting

President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency

Many questions remain unanswered about the failure to prevent the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, even after six congressional hearings


In a bid to vaccinate 1.9 million San Diegans against COVID-19 by July, the county and local health systems have launched immunization sites throughout the region. Check out this map to find the location nearest you and schedule an appointment.

Here are the latest demographic data on COVID-19 cases in the county


Thursday, March 4

11:30 a.m. | Together San Diego
Guest Roberto Alcantar will talk to us about the San Diego Latino Health Coalition’s goal is to reduce COVID-19 infection rates, increase access to vital information, increase participation in COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and most importantly, save lives.

San Diego News Fix
Police became eligible to get vaccines in San Diego County last weekend, but it turns out, most who wanted shots had already gotten them. David Hernandez has the story.


To help local businesses and workers recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union-Tribune invites you to list your business free of charge.


See more editorial cartoons from Steve Breen here.

Racial Justice Commentary

Holtville, CA - March 02: On Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Holtville, CA., law enforcement investigator look over the SUV after tow wreckers separated it from the large tractor trailer. The accident was the scene of a deadly crash on State Highway115 near the U.S.-Mexico border. The crash Tuesday morning left at least 13 people dead and several others injured. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Images from Union-Tribune staff and contributing freelance photographers


Taurino and Silvia Rivera had four biological sons, and through their ministry at Fe Esperanza Y Amor church, they left behind many more who considered them parents

As the president looks to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, he is hoping for cooperation from a Mexican counterpart who was a contributor to them

Some 80,000 Mexicans disappeared in the last 15 years. Many are thought to be among the thousands of corpses that pass through morgues without ever being identified

The Southern fusion comfort food restaurant owned by the San Diego hospitality company Good Time Design

After an eight-month, pandemic-related delay, the restaurant recently opened the shopping center in Mission Valley

Ballast Point will be hosting an expanded Victory at Sea Days celebration from Feb. 28 through March 7


Games, events and promotions


Trios Studio Launches New Online Jewelry Catalog

LAKE OSWEGO, OR, November 21, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Trios' Studio has launched their new online jewelry catalog on their custom design jewelry website,, which features custom design, restyling of family jewelry, along with restorations, repair work, and wedding sets. In addition, Trios' offers uses eco-friendly metals and Fair Trade gemstones whenever and wherever possible.

According to their website, Fair Trade is defined as "treating the earth, and the people who mine its gifts, with respect." This means providing fair pricing, a transparent supply chain, fair labor conditions for workers, and protecting the environment. Also, preserving cultural diversity, along with providing full disclosure and educational services to the community, is an important aspect in keeping with Fair Trade standards.

Trios' was also recently featured in The Portland Tribune for their exquisite craftsmanship and exceptional customer service that the store is famous for. Trios Studio also features the work of William Henry Studio, Nancy Hoyt Designs, Andrew Nyce Designs, and Solarwind Studios.


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