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Your say: What do you miss most about pre-pandemic life?
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Your say: What do you miss most about pre-pandemic life?

What I miss most about my pre-pandemic life is the normal routine that I previously took for granted. I seldom gave a second thought to the fact...

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San Diego residents fighting deep budget cuts during pandemic
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San Diego residents fighting deep budget cuts during pandemic

Residents are lobbying San Diego officials to spare from the budget axe city libraries, clean water efforts, arts funding and other programs that...

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COVID-19 community fund tops $10 million in donations
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COVID-19 community fund tops $10 million in donations

Juanita Carillo was already struggling when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The single mother of two had held jobs as a housekeeper and a seamstress,...

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Readers React: San Diego neighborhoods at risk if rents go unpaid
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Readers React: San Diego neighborhoods at risk if rents go unpaid

The residential rental market in San Diego is in grave danger of imploding. Without rents being paid, landlords will not be able to maintain the...

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The collapse of small business: How the shutdown could change the face of San Diego's neighborhoods
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The collapse of small business: How the shutdown could change the face of San Diego's neighborhoods

In San Diego's South Park neighborhood, the doors of small shops are typically thrown open. Dogs strolling past tug their humans into the open...

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San Diego's fruit swap captures spirit of neighbors helping neighbors during coronavirus crisis
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San Diego's fruit swap captures spirit of neighbors helping neighbors during coronavirus crisis

All the loquats that grow on Marcela Talavera's fruit trees don't make it to the kitchen table. The natural abundance of Talavera's trees...

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City Heights fruit swap captures spirit of neighbors helping neighbors
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City Heights fruit swap captures spirit of neighbors helping neighbors

All the loquats that grow on Marcela Talavera's fruit trees don't always make it to the kitchen table. The natural abundance of Talavera's trees...

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Local lifestyle company, surf shops and musicians 'band together' for concert
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Local lifestyle company, surf shops and musicians 'band together' for concert

With this week's news of San Diego oceans reopening, many surfers are running toward the shore to catch some waves. But on Thursday evening, some...

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Commentary: Coronavirus canceled Pride but our LGBTQ community will still find ways to help San Diego
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Commentary: Coronavirus canceled Pride but our LGBTQ community will still find ways to help San Diego

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of Pride celebrations all around the globe. In San Diego, where Pride weekend is our region's...

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Carlsbad to invest $5 million in small business recovery
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Carlsbad to invest $5 million in small business recovery

Plans to invest up to $5 million in economic assistance for small businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic got the go-ahead this week from the...

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Commentary: Chicano Park is 50 years old. Its history is as vibrant as its murals.
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Commentary: Chicano Park is 50 years old. Its history is as vibrant as its murals.

On April 22, 1970 - 50 years ago this week - some 250 Chicano high school and college students began occupying a 1.8-acre parcel of state property...

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Coronado's only bookstore finally reopens in new location
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Coronado's only bookstore finally reopens in new location

After more than a year of uncertainty, the South Bay's only independent bookstore will finally reopen for business Wednesday. Coronado's Bay Books...

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Commentary: Bold new community plan is ready to take shape in Sports Arena neighborhood
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Commentary: Bold new community plan is ready to take shape in Sports Arena neighborhood

There's a good chance you've driven through the Midway neighborhood in San Diego and thought, "What if?" Decades ago the San Diego Sports Arena,...

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San Diego bike shops riding high with sudden boom in sales
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San Diego bike shops riding high with sudden boom in sales

San Diego bike shop owners are seeing an unprecedented uptick in business as residents looking to stay active amid stay-at-home orders are suddenly...

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El Cajon sets aside $1 million to help residents, businesses hurt by COVID-19
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El Cajon sets aside $1 million to help residents, businesses hurt by COVID-19

El Cajon is implementing ways it can help residents make it through the current health emergency, from helping with utility bills to rental...

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Language, cultural barriers limit San Diego Somali residents access to COVID-19 resources
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Language, cultural barriers limit San Diego Somali residents access to COVID-19 resources

Like many of the 20,000 Somali refugees living in San Diego County, Hindi Mohamed finds a trip to the grocery store daunting. Not only does she...

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San Diego mayor's nonprofit a prime beneficiary of political donors' largesse
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San Diego mayor's nonprofit a prime beneficiary of political donors' largesse

In the weeks before San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer began steering the local fight against COVID-19, directing a stay-home order and opening the...

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Local mutual aid group provides community support during COVID-19
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Local mutual aid group provides community support during COVID-19

Christina Griffin-Jones has been fortunate to have a network of supportive people who have been able to help her with her needs during this novel...

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With Record Store Day postponed, here's your guide to getting your music-geek fix at home
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With Record Store Day postponed, here's your guide to getting your music-geek fix at home

In a normal year, music fiends would be going crazy right about now. In non-virus times, Saturday would have been Record Store Day, a worldwide...

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More than 90 percent of San Diegans paid property taxes, despite COVID-19 pandemic
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More than 90 percent of San Diegans paid property taxes, despite COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing major economic fallout and hardship in the region, more than 90 percent of San Diego County taxpayers...

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Commentary: Don't let California's community college system be devastated by the coronavirus recession
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Commentary: Don't let California's community college system be devastated by the coronavirus recession

In the throes of this novel coronavirus crisis, as front-line health-care workers do their heroic work and state leaders do their best to help us...

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Emergency ordinance in Santee to include help for small businesses
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Emergency ordinance in Santee to include help for small businesses

The Santee City Council is making sure its businesses, and not just renters in the city, are taken care of and protected if they need help...

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Local farmers, artisans teaming up to deliver fresh goods
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Local farmers, artisans teaming up to deliver fresh goods

Much to the chagrin of those who enjoy browsing outdoors for fresh foods in San Diego County, some farmers markets have been closed countywide...

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Could COVID-19 speed up gentrification in certain neighborhoods?
News 2 months ago
Could COVID-19 speed up gentrification in certain neighborhoods?

The shelves in Simón Limón, a small boutique in Barrio Logan, are usually filled with colorful handmade jewelry, coffee mugs of singer Selena...

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Commentary:  Tiffany Tang: A love letter to my beloved San Diego, from 5,399 miles away
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Commentary: Tiffany Tang: A love letter to my beloved San Diego, from 5,399 miles away

I am sitting at my desk in Adamstuen, a cute Kensington-ish neighborhood in Oslo, Norway, looking out onto a sunny day. What little snow we had...

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Imperial Beach comes together during coronavirus pandemic
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Imperial Beach comes together during coronavirus pandemic

The Sun and Sea Manor, an assisted living facility for people with dementia and Alzheimer's, hit a roadblock when ordering medical equipment...

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Author Tammy Greenwood gives us a peek into her office — 'my own room'
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Author Tammy Greenwood gives us a peek into her office — 'my own room'

Her grandfather's Underwood typewriter. A scarf with ballerinas on it. A cozy reading chair. A fabulous chandelier. These are the things that are...

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Healthcare district board OK's emergency funds to help clinics, caregivers
News 3 months ago
Healthcare district board OK's emergency funds to help clinics, caregivers

The Grossmont Healthcare District board of directors on Monday authorized an emergency grant program for COVID-19 relief funding. The board...

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South Bay cities pass bans on evictions for people impacted by COVID-19
News 3 months ago
South Bay cities pass bans on evictions for people impacted by COVID-19

Chula Vista and National City on Tuesday passed eviction moratoriums for people and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While specifics...

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Rental car companies storing 4,000 vehicles at Del Mar Fairgrounds
News 3 months ago
Rental car companies storing 4,000 vehicles at Del Mar Fairgrounds

The Del Mar Fairgrounds may be empty, but its parking lot is full. About 4,000 rental cars idled by the COVID-19 crisis are being temporarily...

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