Tag: San Diego (Calif)

Starbucks Barista Gets $65,000 in Donations After Customer’s Mask Complaint

A Starbucks barista in San Diego has more than $65,000 to fuel his dream of teaching dance after an online fund-raiser was created in response to a customer who was not wearing a mask complained on Facebook about the company’s policies and her interaction with him. The barista, Lenin Gutierrez, said in a Facebook video […]

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Coronavirus Diary: Four Stints in Quarantine, on Two Continents

Before the pandemic, my friends called me “the empress,” a joking reference to my last name. But these days, they have begun referring to me by another, slightly less esteemed royal moniker: I am now the Quarantine Queen. That’s because in the last three months, I have completed four rounds of quarantine in four cities, […]

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Coronavirus Diary: Four Stints in Quarantine, on Two Continents

Before the pandemic, my friends called me “the empress,” a joking reference to my last name. But these days, they have begun referring to me by another, slightly less esteemed royal moniker: I am now the Quarantine Queen. That’s because in the last three months, I have completed four rounds of quarantine in four cities, […]

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Doctor Charged With Fraud After U.S. Says He Sold Treatment as ‘100 Percent’ Cure for Covid-19

Federal prosecutors this week charged a Southern California doctor with selling coronavirus treatments online — including a drug repeatedly promoted by President Trump — as a “100 percent” cure, officials said. The doctor, Jennings Ryan Staley, 44, a licensed physician and the owner of Skinny Beach Med Spa in San Diego, was charged with mail […]

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To Study a Problem That’s Everywhere, They’re Getting Creative

SAN DIEGO — Three years ago, Dimitri Deheyn noticed intensely blue stringy shapes as he examined jellyfish samples through a microscope in his marine biology lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He assumed his lens was dirty, so he wiped it off with a special cloth. Then […]

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$30 Million in Illegal Drugs Seized From Cross-Border Tunnel in San Diego, U.S. Says

Federal agents seized $29.6 million worth of illegal drugs from a tunnel used by smugglers to enter San Diego from Mexico, a cross-border passageway so sophisticated that it had ventilation, lighting and an underground rail system, the authorities said on Tuesday. The tunnel’s entrance was not far from a newly constructed section of the border […]

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Encinitas, Calif.: A Beach Town Where Prices Rise With the Tide

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more quintessential California surf town than Encinitas, a sun-drenched pocket of coastal North County San Diego where wet suits hang like flags from bungalow porches and taco shops promise “No shirt, no shoes, no problem.” But when Morgan and Trevor Gates moved back to the area in 2018 after […]

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Some Wuhan Evacuees Ask Why They Aren’t Being Tested for the Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — When 195 Americans, including diplomats, were evacuated from Wuhan, China, last month, they were tested for the coronavirus on arrival at a California military base. Health officials swabbed the throats and noses of everyone in the group — the first to be evacuated from Wuhan — and they were relieved when all […]

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In San Diego, Patient Tests Negative, Then Positive for Coronavirus

A person who was among hundreds evacuated to the United States from China was released from a San Diego hospital after testing negative for coronavirus, but was returned to the hospital about a day later after further tests indicated that the person actually had the virus, officials say. The patient, who was part of a […]

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