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February, 2021

  • 24 February

    First International Forum On Date Palm – Status and Outlook

    -Editorial The Sonora State University (UES) will hold the First International Forum of Date Palm – Status and Prospects, on February 25 and 26, 2021. This event is aimed at researchers, producers, and students of careers related to agriculture and horticulture. The program will include four keynotes, twelve presentations in …

  • 23 February

    Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Conduct 2nd Annual Joint Training

    -Editorial  The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will conduct an information exchange onboard Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, February 24- March 3, to trade best practices and lessons learned in preparation for the 2021 show season. …

  • 23 February

    Homeless San Diegans at Convention Center Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

    -Editorial As mass vaccination efforts countywide continue, today San Diegans experiencing homelessness residing at the San Diego Convention Center emergency shelter received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Operation Shelter to Home residents who are at least 65 years old and in the County of San Diego’s Phase 1B …

  • 20 February

    US officially rejoins Paris climate agreement

    -Editorial Secretary of State Tony Blinken announced Friday that the United States formally rejoined the Paris climate agreement, arguing it will “help us all avoid catastrophic planetary warming” and “build resilience” around the world. The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by …

  • 19 February

    Border Travel Restrictions to Canada and Mexico Will Continue

    -Editorial U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least March 21 to address COVID-19 concerns, the U.S. government said Friday.  The new 30-day extension is the first announced under President Joe Biden and comes as the White House has been holding meetings …

  • 18 February

    California lawmakers agree on $600 stimulus for low-income Californians

    -Editorial Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced that they have reached an agreement on a package of immediate actions that will speed needed relief to individuals, families, and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship from the COVID-19 Recession. The …

  • 17 February

    PAHO Director warns that damage from COVID-19 disproportionately impacts women

    -Editorial PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne warned that the health, social and economic effects of COVID-19 are disproportionately impacting women and called for heightened attention to the pandemic’s gender disparities. “To overcome this pandemic, countries must recognize and respond to the gender dynamics of this outbreak. This starts with ensuring …

  • 17 February

    Imperial County Health Officials Share Information About School Reopening

    -Editorial The Imperial County Public Health Department and the Imperial County Office of Education announced today that Imperial County has reached the threshold to permit elementary schools to reopen. The adjusted case rate necessary to allow the reopening of elementary schools is 25 per 100,000 and Imperial County is currently at …

  • 17 February

    New San Diego County Director of the Office of Equity and Racial Justice Selected

    -Editorial A new director of the Office of Equity and Racial Justice in San Diego has been named after a thorough national recruitment and selection process. Andrew Strong will head the office and brings 15 years of experience in local government leadership and community engagement. “Andrew is a respected member …

  • 16 February

    Baja California Starts Vaccination Process Against COVID-19 In Older Adults

    -Editorial The vaccination process against Covid-19 began this Monday with older adults who reside in rural areas now that 23,810 doses of vaccines arrived in Baja California. In this sense, the Secretary of Health in the State, Alonso Pérez Rico, confirmed that the application will begin in 13 points of …