April 19, 2021

FILE - In this March 3, 2021, file photo, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is held by pharmacist Madeline Acquilano at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate unusual blood clots in a small number of people given the vaccine -- a one-dose shot that many countries hoped would help speed protection against the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

When an otherwise healthy 48-year-old Nebraska woman arrived at an emergency room after three days of abdominal pain and malaise, doctors discovered a life-threatening puzzle.

Museum of Us Visitor Experience Associate team members pose in front of the new Museum of Us sign at the museum in Balboa Park Thursday, April 15, 2021 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy)

Elimination of annual memberships, inclusive staffing part of Balboa Park venue’s effort to attract the whole community

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2020, file photo Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the 4th Women's March in Los Angeles. Jenner has been an Olympic hero, a reality TV personality and a transgender rights activist. Jenner has been consulting privately with Republican advisers as she considers joining the field of candidates seeking to replace Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a likely recall election later this year. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Faulconer has had little competition for attention in his bid to replace governor. That’s about to change as more potential candidates line up, including Caitlyn Jenner.

Chauvin trial

State and national politics

Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing to examine her nomination to be Secretary of Energy, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

As President Joe Biden unveils an ambitious target this week to cut the nation’s climate-warming emissions, his administration is also taking steps to refute critics who say it’ll put large numbers of American jobs at risk.

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen as sundown in Washington. The Supreme Court says it will not hear a case out of Pennsylvania related to the 2020 election, a case that had lingered while similar election challenges had already been rejected by the justices. The high court directed a lower court to dismiss the case as moot. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Supreme Court says it will not hear a case out of Pennsylvania related to the 2020 election, a dispute that had lingered while similar election challenges had already been rejected by the justices

FILE -- President Donald Trump makes an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2019. Over two decades of war, the Pentagon had fended off the political instincts of elected leaders frustrated with the grind of Afghanistan. President Joe Biden refused to be persuaded. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

Over two decades of war spanning four presidents, the Pentagon always managed to fend off the political instincts of elected leaders frustrated with the grind of Afghanistan


WASHINGTON - The routine has become so predictable that some gun-control activists see the familiarity of tragedy as their biggest obstacle to achieving the change they’ve been seeking for the past decade.

Reflecting on the war in Afghanistan

JULY 15, 2012, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN |Marines from the 2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment return fire on the enemy after the enemy fired an RPG rocket at their position. It was the longest firefight for the Marines in Afghanistan during the war, stretching more than 48 hours, exchanging machine gun fire, mortars and RPGs. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

From 2005 to 2014, U-T photojournalist Nelvin C. Cepeda traveled regularly to Afghanistan embedded with Marines from Camp Pendleton. He looks back on what it was like seeing the war unfold abroad and at home.


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San Diego, CA - April 13: On Saturday, April 17, 2021 in downtown San Diego, CA., the price for gasoline at a local gas station reflects an increase that tops $4 dollars per gallon. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

  1. Threshold hit for the first time since October 2019; prices may go higher this summer

  2. Deputies were sent to the home on Dain Court, near Jadam Way, after someone reported a disturbance Friday evening

  3. Beach goers enjoy a sunny day in Pacific Beach on March 17, 2020.

    Californians face high housing, tax, water and energy costs, threats of wildfires and earthquakes and a host of other challenges, leading many to consider moving away. We asked why you would or wouldn’t contemplate leaving California.

  4. San Diego Padres' Jorge Mateo has words with Los Angeles Dodgers' Dennis Santana in the 10th inning.

    Dodgers score five runs in 12th to end series opener that featured a little bit of everything

  5. The downtown San Diego Central Library, opened in 1913, sports a steel lattice dome looming over a reading room

    Mayor Gloria says first library cuts in a decade are necessary to cope with ‘structural’ budget deficit



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LA Galaxy forward Javier Hernandez (14) reacts after scoring a goal during the second half.

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández said he would be better in 2021, and he delivered in the Galaxy’s season opener by scoring twice in 3-2 win over Inter Miami.

Andrés Martín, el contrabajista de la Orquesta de Baja California.

Andrés Martín, a Baja California Orchestra’s musician, has designed an Eastman signature model double bass that will bear his name

Gustavo Dudamel conducting the L.A. Phil a week before pandemic closures hit the city.

The L.A. Phil’s artistic leader has been appointed music director in Paris, where he will join one of the most celebrated opera companies in the world.

General manager España Garcia Feucht pours milk into a drink at Mixed Grounds coffee shop in Logan Heights on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Mixed Grounds Coffee on Imperial Avenue will serve as a venue for local artists and the community of Logan Heights

President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about Russia in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month

Imperial Beach, California, USA January 10th, 2019 | Contaminated water signs posted along the souther part of the beach. Imperial Beach prepares for the King Tide along the San Diego coastline. | (Alejandro Tamayo, The San Diego Union Tribune 2019)

Tijuana recently finished repairs after sewage flowed over the border for weeks, shuttering beaches as far north as Coronado

President Joe Biden speaks about Russia in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Joe Biden has signed an emergency determination that officials say will speed refugee admissions to the U.S., but he did not lift his predecessor’s historically low cap of 15,000 refugees for this year

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at a virtual meeting with outside national security experts in Vice President's ceremonial office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Corruption underscores the challenge Harris confronts in working with leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to stem migration to the U.S.

San Diego, CA - March 27:At San Diego Convention Center on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in San Diego, CA., officials were given a tour of the main convention centerÕs kitchen that will prepare and cook lunch and dinner while the girls are at the temporary shelter. A second kitchen on site will prepare the girls breakfast meals. Girls between the ages of 13-17 will be separated in sleeping areas that will host up to 50-girls per pod and the temporary shelter will be capable of hosting up to 1450 teenage girls. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

San Diegans wanting to help support the unaccompanied children in federal custody can donate money, time or certain bulk items, officials say

A selection of cannabis-infused drinks.

From root beer to fancy horchata, columnist Ryan Bradford tries a variety of cannabis-infused drinks

San Diego, California - April 07: Local artist Tatiana Ortiz Rubio paints a 45 foot mural on the wall of Bread and Salt, titled Stop the Spread. The mural depicts a Latin American woman covering her nose and mouth with flowers in a delicate gesture as she gazes on to the community. On a crane Tatiana paints the mural at Logan Heights on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in San Diego, California (Alejandro Tamayo / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Tatiana Ortiz Rubio’s “Stop the Spread” is part of a statewide public awareness campaign that aims to remind people to stay diligent in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

JuneShine, a local hard kombucha company, is opening a tasting room in Santa Monica

In addition to tasting rooms in North Park and Scripps Ranch, the local hard kombucha company will now operate a third location in Los Angeles County

A photo of Chef Brian Redzikowski of Kettner Exchange on Oct. 10, 2019.

Chef Brian Redzikowski, who won top prize at the 2019 Grand Cochon culinary event in Chicago, will virtually guide at-home cooks


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