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WEEKEND STORIES
ENVIRONMENT
Pressure rises on Port of San Diego to curb air pollution from shipping industry
Monitoring suggests tugboats, ferries and cargo ships are major sources of cancer-causing diesel pollution in portside neighborhoods such as Barrio Logan
San Diego airport’s cell lot reopens, a sign of returning air travel
Column: San Diego author Richard Farrell lost his dream career, and he couldn’t be happier
Chris Reed: 2 reasons Democrats should fear a 2022 House wipeout
Padres come back before dropping game to Giants; two players hurt
COURTS
Staffer awarded $60K in sexual harassment allegations targeting former assistant sheriff
May 8, 2021
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May 7, 2021
TOP STORIES
OCEANSIDE
Judge upholds North River Farms lawsuit over referendum
Court says voters can’t limit residential development
BORDER & BAJA
Mexican authorities seize illegal drugs from tunnel discovered in Nueva Tijuana home
The narco tunnel has ventilation, lighting and rails, but does not have an exit in the United States
May 7, 2021
BUSINESS
SDG&E critics want San Diego City Council to consider barring the utility from franchise agreement
City’s lawsuit over water project spurs letter to council members
May 7, 2021
CALIFORNIA
Californians are finally acknowledging Asians are ‘frequently’ discriminated against, survey shows
The survey also found that 73% of Asian residents worry about being victims of a hate crime. That’s higher than the share of Black and Latino residents, 61% and 58% respectively
May 7, 2021
HEALTH
San Diego County to local groups: You bring the people, we’ll bring the COVID-19 vaccine
It’s the latest move to make getting vaccinated against the coronavirus more convenient
May 7, 2021
More Coverage
3 million coronavirus vaccine doses down, but many more still to go in San Diego
California bar owner charged with selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards
CALIFORNIA
Juliette Paskowitz, matriarch of the ‘first family of surfing,’ dies at 89
With her husband and nine children, Juliette Paskowitz spent a lifetime chasing the perfect wave.
NATION-WORLD
4 former Minneapolis officers indicted on federal charges in George Floyd death
A federal grand jury has indicted four former Minneapolis police officers on civil rights charges in the arrest and killing of George Floyd last year.
OUTDOORS
A new spin on an old sport: Disc golf soars during the pandemic
A tournament in Oceanside this weekend features top pros
BUSINESS
‘It’s like a war,’ San Diego restaurateur says of struggle to find workers
Across the hospitality industry, businesses that once were partially shut down by the pandemic are so desperate for workers they’re offering signing bonuses and one-upping competitors’ offers
More Coverage
U.S. added 266,000 jobs in April, below expectations, as hiring slowed
BUSINESS
Is direct federal spending a good way to increase the livelihood of low-income Americans?
President Biden’s federal spending plan rejects trickle-down economics.
COLUMNS
Column: Immigration overhaul comes to the fore (again), but compromise still hard to find
Schumer reportedly considering unilateral Democratic action if negotiations with Republicans fail
STATE AND NATIONAL POLITICS
Despite Democrats’ late-night efforts, Texas House passes GOP bill aimed at tighter election restrictions
Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call ‘un-American’
Observers of Maricopa County recount report procedural problems
Biden commits to waiving vaccine patents, irking pharmaceutical companies
BREAKING
PUBLIC SAFETY
Woman, 68, seriously injured in head-on crash in San Pasqual
May 7, 2021
PUBLIC SAFETY
Police serve search warrant at home of missing Chula Vista mother
May 7, 2021
COURTS
No bail for 23-year-old accused in fatal shooting of teen at a Chula Vista park
May 7, 2021
CALIFORNIA
California’s population has fallen for the first time in history
May 7, 2021
PUBLIC SAFETY
Overflowing water tank causes damage to 8 homes in Rancho San Diego
May 7, 2021
COURTS
Former San Diego County sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to sex crimes involving minors
May 7, 2021
NATIONAL BUSINESS
U.S. added 266,000 jobs in April, below expectations, as hiring slowed
May 7, 2021
PUBLIC SAFETY
Pedestrian, 55, struck by car, gravely injured in City Heights
May 7, 2021
PUBLIC SAFETY
Firefighters rescue tree trimmer stuck near top of Spring Valley palm tree
May 6, 2021
PADRES
Padres Daily: Snell confounded; Tingler ticked; still chasing Giants
Minors: Hassell homers again for Storm; Gore labors in Chihuahuas debut
Padres notes: Grisham’s focus was getting better; still no word on Sunday starter
SUBSCRIBERS ARE READING
‘It’s like a war,’ San Diego restaurateur says of struggle to find workers
Mexican authorities seize illegal drugs from tunnel discovered in Nueva Tijuana home
Happy ending for Warwick’s bookstore as local investors step in to save the day
After High Tech High teachers worked to form a union, the school fired an organizer
Minors: Anderson Espinoza’s triumphant return; Robert Hassell III’s first homer
Tracking coronavirus data in San Diego County
Vaccination sites in San Diego County
How many COVID-19 cases are in your neighborhood?
Who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19 in San Diego County?
SHAREABLE
PEOPLE
Cassandra Schramm on her art and the art of making human connections
HOME & GARDEN
Lotusland gardens a dedicated stage for over-the-top botanical beauty
VISUAL ARTS
Athenaeum’s ‘Marking Time’ captures local artists’ pandemic year
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IDEAS & OPINIONS
Opinion: Cyberattack on Scripps Health has scary, broad implications
Opinion: Your Say on Joe Biden’s first 100 days
Opinion: Californians are anxious about a backlog in unemployment checks. Lawmakers must intervene.
Opinion: Republicans should encourage more, not less, voting
Commentary: The pandemic cost San Diego almost 20 years in tourism gains. Here’s how we rebuild.
Opinion: The public is not better served by providing affordable housing at the Sports Arena site. Here’s why.
The latest from Steve Breen
See more editorial cartoons from Steve Breen here.
RACIAL JUSTICE COMMENTARY
Opinion: Police are killing Black people like my brother Alfred Olango like clockwork. This has to stop.
I lost my brother, Alfred Olango, to police brutality in 2016. In 2020, the wound and pain of losing my brother was reopened as I watched the way George Floyd was mistreated.
COMMUNITY VOICES PROJECT
Opinion: When I think of inspiring mothers, I think of the ones at Father Joe’s Villages
Opinion: My mother taught me the value of self-respect and family. She can teach a Master Class in humility.
COLUMNISTS
DIANE BELL
Chronicling life in and around the region.
CHARLES T. CLARK
Analysis on how identity intersects with civic life and daily news in San Diego.
LISA DEADERICK
Social justice issues with activists, experts and everyday people.
KARLA PETERSON
Stories on San Diego’s community and cultural life.
MICHAEL SMOLENS
Political analysis from a veteran San Diego journalist.
VISUAL STORYTELLING
Gallery: The week in photos
Images from Union-Tribune staff and contributing freelance photographers
Padres’ Blake Snell, Manny Machado on win over Giants, offense heating up, NL West and more
Honk for Bruce
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.
SOMEONE SAN DIEGO SHOULD KNOW
Someone San Diego Should Know: Mario Chacon
He rediscovers art and now combines it with activism
PEOPLE
Man in cartoon bear costume walking 500 miles for San Diego autism charity
Jessy Larios, 33, of L.A., is a cartoon-lover who enjoys spreading smiles as his self-designed Bearsun character
LATEST
HOME & GARDEN
Garden Mastery: 6 steps to prep your irrigation system for the growing season
May 8, 2021
HOME & GARDEN
TinyFest bringing big buzz about little homes back to Del Mar
May 8, 2021
BOOKS
San Diego author Christine Paik explores Korean history in her debut children’s book
May 8, 2021
CALIFORNIA
Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies at 90
May 7, 2021
NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT
Glenn Close on 8 Oscar nods with no wins: I am not a loser
May 7, 2021
HEALTH
Pfizer asks FDA for full approval of coronavirus vaccine
May 7, 2021
LATINO AFFAIRS
Feds seek potential victims of San Diego-area preschool teacher who shared child porn
Authorities say Paul Torres Jimenez De La Cuesta worked full-time or as a substitute at 12 schools in San Diego County and Tijuana
Federal charges filed against alleged boat captain in deadly smuggling wreck
Televisa Californias opens television studio in Seaport Village
Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Diego
Migrants in capsized boat paid $15,000 to $18,000 to be smuggled
BORDER & IMMIGRATION
Accused boat captain in court on human smuggling, assault charges
Antonio Hurtado is accused of piloting the boat that crashed near Point Loma Sunday, killing 3
May 6, 2021
Job-training program for refugees, immigrants spins off to scale up
May 5, 2021
A boat packed with 32 people shows how migrant smugglers shifted to the sea
May 3, 2021
Biden raises nation’s refugee cap to 62,500 this year
May 3, 2021
U.S. to start reuniting some families separated at Mexico border
May 3, 2021
MILITARY
Graduation day for first women to attend Marine boot camp in San Diego
May 6, 2021
Miramar Air Show grounded for second year due to coronavirus
May 6, 2021
Navy investigates woman’s allegation that San Diego recruiter broke into her home
May 5, 2021
The Pentagon wants to take a harder line on domestic extremism. How far can it go?
May 5, 2021
FROM THE ARCHIVES
LOCAL HISTORY
From the Archives: News of the Hindenburg disaster in 1937
LOCAL HISTORY
From the Archives: Donald T. Sterling bought the San Diego Clippers 40 years ago
LOCAL HISTORY
From the Archives: Ten year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death
LOCAL HISTORY
From the Archives: ‘Darkhorse’ Marines honored fallen brothers 10 years ago
CAREGIVER
Persistence, hope required when seeking respite care
Tax time: Filing tips for family caregivers
PACIFIC
RESTAURANTS
Two San Diego restaurants in OpenTable national rankings
The rankings are based on the number of high-starred reviews, diner recommendations and other factors
RESTAURANTS
Naegi Izakaya pops up in Oceanside
ARTS | CULTURE
San Diego author Christine Paik explores Korean history in her debut children’s book
EAT | DRINK
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams expands to North Park and Carlsbad
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SPORTS
Padres pregame: Blake Snell getting awfully familiar with Giants
Padres on deck: Returning to San Francisco
Fernando Tatis Jr. stars in Boys & Girls Club PSA
Aztecs get 6-7 transfer wing with four years of eligibility remaining
BUSINESS
HOA Homefront – Is the HOA’s insurance coverage sufficient?
San Diego startup Gryphon ignores stigma, opts for equity crowdfunding over venture capital
He sold his last startup for $1.4 billion. Now he’s running a tech accelerator in San Diego
San Diego biotech offers coronavirus testing to California community colleges
ENTERTAINMENT
Arts & Culture Newsletter: Sutton Foster shines in ‘Light’
Column: How writing ‘Things We Lost to the Water’ helped author Eric Nguyen find himself
Mother’s Day 2021: 15 San Diego brunch and dinner spots where you can celebrate Mom
The Monkees’ 2020 tour, postponed a year by COVID pandemic, has now become the group’s 2021 farewell tour
LIFESTYLE
Column: San Diegans ponder fate of school they founded in Afghanistan
Column: As pandemic eases, local pastor experiences another disaster
From feeling powerless to empowered, San Diego woman starts nonprofit to support people of color
Creating a safe space for artists pushing boundaries
LOCAL
Chula Vista ‘building its future’ as COVID-19 recovery continues
Homeless people told to leave Oceanside hotel
San Diego County unveils $7 billion budget proposal
San Diego plans to partially restore library cuts, most branches won’t re-open ‘til fall
CALIFORNIA
Southern resident orca pod in best condition in decade
Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook ban stays
Sacramento police officer arrested in domestic violence case
LA inmate could face hate crime charge in jail worker attack
NATION & WORLD
ND governor vetoes penalizing state colleges over abortions
Rhode Island investigating death of man handcuffed by police
EXPLAINER: Why are people protesting across Colombia?
Maryland governor pardoning 34 victims of racial lynching
EN ESPAÑOL
Fallece el cofundador de las zapatillas Vans, Paul Van Doren
Bayern Munich gana 9no título consecutivo de la Bundesliga
Napoli golea a Spezia, espera clasificarse a Campeones
Barça, Madrid, Juve persisten con Superliga, critican UEFA
GAMES, EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS
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