Border to reopen in November

Good morning, I’m Anika Colbert … Thursday, October 14th

A timeline for reopening the border between the United States, Mexico and Canada. The next detail, but first … let’s headline …

According to the latest data from San Diego County Health and Welfare Services, 80% of San Diego is fully vaccinated against covid-19. This makes San Diego one of the most vaccinated counties in the state and nation. But officials say they don’t have time to be complacent. At the same time, the flu season has begun in San Diego. So far, 195 cases confirmed by influenza tests have been reported. According to HHSA, these numbers are above the five-year average of 128 over the same period.


The California Department of Justice is participating in a proceeding against a company that manufactures and sells non-serialized or so-called “ghost gun” kits.State Attorney General Rob Bonta says [wednesday] The proceedings are against three companies: blackhawk, mdx and glockstore.

“We seek penalties, damages, injunctive relief, termination of practice, financial damage to what has been done in the past, and everything else we can use. Therefore, we are seeking the law. And the fact. “

The proceedings allege that the company violates a law that requires all firearms to include a serial number and is sold by a federal-licensed seller who conducts background checks. So far, there are no comments from companies.

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Meanwhile, in San Diego, Mayor Todd Gloria signed an ordinance last month officially banning ghost guns. County supervisors will vote next week (October 19) to create an ordinance that bans the manufacture or distribution of ghost guns, strengthens safe storage standards, and bans 3D printing of gun parts.


From KPBS, you are now listening to San Diego News. Stay with me for more information on the local news you need.

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it would ease a travel ban at border crossings. This happens after all trips, except mandatory trips, have been closed for 19 months. San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria praised the move at a press conference.

“Our border restrictions have been so long that we have separated families, devastated businesses that rely on cross-border travel.”

From early November, foreigners entering the United States for unnecessary travel must present evidence of COVID-19 vaccination.

David Shirk is Dean and Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego. He spoke with Andrew Bowen of KPBS in the noon edition about the impact of this announcement on San Diego.

Speaker 1:

The Biden administration announced today. Mayor of San Diego, Todd and Gloria praised the move at a press conference this morning.

Speaker 2:

They allow families to meet again. They allow businesses to return to a normal sense and ultimately allow our local economy to fully recover.

Speaker 1:

From early November, foreigners will enter the United States for non-essential trips. Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination must be presented. Joining me to discuss development and its impact on San Diego is David Shark, Dean of the University of San Diego and Professor of Political Science and International Relations. Professor Shark. Welcome. Yes, thank you for having a border crossing from Taiwan. I’ve been happening to some extent during the pandemic. So remember the types of intersections that were previously allowed and the types of intersections that can be reopened in November for this announcement.

Speaker 3:

So, uh, uh, near the beginning of the pandemic, the Trump administration imposed restrictions on border intersections, uh, our place of entry, uh, and Disneyland via the airport. If you come to the United States for a non-essential purpose, such as the possibility of entering the country, uh, uh, you are flying to the country. But for those who live here in the border area, well, only so-called essential travelers were allowed to come across our land-based ports of entry. Well, it may include someone you come across for medical reasons. Well, that could include someone in a position listed in the federal category of key workers. Well, but uh, it’s essentially crossing the border from, to the Mexican people, uh, working, working, or uh, in situations where they aren’t considered essential. Meaning I couldn’t, uh, safety from Quanta to San Diego, uh, for them, uh, otherwise visit my grandchildren, uh, go shopping, go to restaurants Setera for so-called essential activities such as shopping.

Speaker 1:

How can these changes affect the local economy and how can they affect the lives of everyday people in our community? good,

Speaker 3:

Prior to the pandemic, in February 2020, an average of about 200,000 people crossed Otai Mesa’s port of entry into San Diego, San Diego County. Uh, anytime, uh, anytime. And by April 2020, that number has fallen by more than 50%, with about 5,000 people crossing borders every day. As a result, the port of entry was truly dramatically emptied. Well, during 2020, that number gradually increased. Well, well, about 160,170,000 people cross every day until about the middle of the year. So, although the number of people coming for so-called essential purposes has recovered significantly, there are still tens of thousands of people who have not crossed the border and have not met, visiting SeaWorld and ours. To take advantage of the risks, go to our restaurants, and engage in other unquoted non-essential activities in front of our border community, and especially for companies in Minami-gun, yeah. And it was pretty devastating in trying to run a local restaurant, and uh, even hotels and other industries rely heavily on both, uh, uh, on Tijuana. People who can live and legally work in the United States.

Speaker 3:

And it obviously depends on the customers you will come across for normal, uh, uh, commercial activities, or uh, shopping activities.

Speaker 1:

If Eric travels to the United States, non-essential travel is permitted as long as the traveler can prove negative on the COVID-19 test. So, in a sense, it was easier to fly from Mexico City to San Diego than to walk or drive across San Isidro. Why was air travel treated differently than a border crossing?

Speaker 3:

You know, that’s a crazy exception. I can’t explain why that policy was chosen. In our case, we knew we had to fly from Mexico City or elsewhere to Mexico, uh, Los Angeles, uh, or San Diego to get our colleagues involved in professional activities here. increase. At the University of San Diego because of this strange loophole. Well, you might usually fly them at Tiguan Airport and come across them, but uh, uh, the CDX facility. Well, we had to go through this extra step to bring vaccinated people here for professional purposes. Well, in my view, part of the problem is that in Washington it’s really hard to understand what it means to live in a cross-border community. For day-to-day operations in places like San Diego and Tijuana, and for this type of awareness, it is somehow safer to fly with a vaccination card than to drive around with a vaccination card. Much is mixed in our community anyway, uh, I personally, very personally, in fact that border closures, uh, or restrictions reduce the cross-border flow of COVID. I’m skeptical that it brought about the effect of.


Federal agents say the investigation into the plane crash in Santi has ended the field investigation that killed two people and injured others … but Matt Hoffman of KPBS said. He says he still has many unanswered questions.

Whenever these things happen, they are tragic and we don’t want to repeat them

Chris Surka is the owner of Learn to Fly San Diego, has recorded over 5,000 hours of flight time and has been teaching for nearly 20 years. Records show that the crashed plane pilot, Das Sugada, is experienced and has a commercial license, and his plane traveled regularly from Yuma to San Diego. I don’t know exactly what happened to the slacker in the last moment before the crash, but the aircraft was rapidly moving up and down and changing speed before it plunged.

It’s a mystery. I don’t know-d he had a problem with an airplane we didn’t know about?

Sulka says the pilot didn’t give a distress signal, but based on some of his short responses to air traffic, he speculates that something was wrong. MHK PBS News


The California Compensation Commission met again this week to discuss housing and environmental inequality, which was particularly detrimental to black Americans.

There are more in Sarah Mizes-Tan on Cap Radio.

The Commission considered how compensation could be provided in the form of direct payments or other means to correct decades of racist policies and actions.

Members also heard from experts about the expulsion of black residents in California.

Pastor Amos Brown of San Francisco says the black middle class no longer exists in the city.

Brown: We were kicked out. It’s unclear if this is the case right now, and San Francisco will do anything to get us back, so we can have a fair share that isn’t the share of anyone else.

The Commission will meet again later this week to discuss issues such as the impact of racism in banks and racial wealth inequality.

In Vista, the medical marijuana industry has flourished during the pandemic … KPBS North County Reporter Tania Thorne is more.

Flora Verde Dispensary was Vista’s first legally licensed medical marijuana pharmacy. The pharmacy was set up just before the pandemic occurred. Owner Justin Christoman thought that a stay-at-home order would bring them out of business. He was wrong.


“Suddenly people were trapped in the house. They needed so many releases and treatments that they came to us for their overall alternative and sales began to skyrocket. . “

And his business wasn’t the only one that thrived. Last year, the city of Vista reported more than $ 5 million in revenue from cannabis sales tax.

The city will use its $ 1 million in tax revenues to pay for youth scholarships, acting new sheriffs, park maintenance, and masking operations to prevent stores from selling marijuana to minors. increase.


Future Plans …. Project Home Keys are an important part of California’s plans to fight the homeless … Some California cities also see other benefits to the project.

“Yes, I think this is an opportunity to really move the needle when it is urgently needed.”

The next detail is just after the break.

Project Homekey is the centerpiece of California’s multi-billion dollar plan to fight the homeless. It started last year and focuses on turning old or underutilized businesses, especially motels, into permanent support homes for the homeless. Some California cities see the home key as a way to turn abandoned assets in sometimes devastated areas into something that improves a wider community. For more information, California Report host Sole Gonzales went to the street with Orange County.

The work was reported by Saul Gonzalez, the host of the California Report, as part of a partnership between KCRW and the California Report.

That’s it for today’s podcast. Catch the KPBS Midday Edition at noon on KPBS Radio or check out the Midday podcast. You can also watch the KPBS Evening Edition at 5 o’clock on KPBS TV. As always, you can find San Diego news online at KPBS dotorg. This is Anika Colbert. Thank you for listening and have a great day.

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