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WHY ARE LATINOS DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY COVID-19 IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY?

By Briana Gomez

Photo, left: Briana Gomez and her daughter, Aya, with masks from Chicanista Boutique, a Chicana-owned San Diego business

May 28, 2020 (San Diego) -- COVID-19 has plagued millions globally, hitting San Diego at over 5,000 cases according to recent CDC data. The virus has disproportionately impacted San Diego County’s Latino population.

According to the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, 60 percent of COVID-19 positive tests in San Diego County are among Hispanic or Latinos. Equally troubling, CBS 8 reports that 41.1% of deaths locally are among Latinos.


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MISSING PERSON AT RISK - LEMON GROVE

 

May 21, 2014 (Rancho San Diego)--The Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station wants your help in finding a missing person at risk.


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7-11 CLERK ROBBED IN LA MESA

 
May 13, 2012 (La Mesa) -- On May 13, 2012, at approximately 3:36 a.m. the 7-11 Store located at 4253 Palm Ave. in La Mesa was robbed of cash by a lone male suspect who demanded money. The business was staffed by a lone clerk who was approached by an adult male suspect who had a red bandana covering his face.

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DEPUTIES SEEK PERSON OF INTEREST IN LEMON GROVE STABBING

 
May 12, 2012 (Lemon Grove) – Deputies from the Lemon Grove substation received a call at 12:10 a.m. reporting that an assault victim had been taken to Paradise Valley Hospital by a friend.  Deputies responded and discovered the victim, Adel Salim Rammal, 47 years of  age, had been stabbed three times in the chest and he was also tased with a Taser by the suspect(s).

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RECORD NUMBER OF SUICIDES REPORTED IN 2011

 
392 Suicides Reported; County Officials Urge People to Get Help

March 14, 2012 (San Diego) -- A total of 392 suicides were reported last year,  the highest number in   23 years. This and the tragic suicides reported recently prompted County mental health officials to remind the public to learn the warning signs of suicide and to seek help.

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NINE CALIFORNIANS, INCLUDING SAN DIEGO’S ERICA TISCARENO, WIN UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

 
Diverse Scholars Initiative Seeks To Enhance Culturally Competent Health Care
 

 

 
 
 

 

July 15, 2011 (San Diego) – Nine California residents, including Erica Tiscareno of San Diego, have won scholarships from United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative to pursue a career in health care. 

 
Tiscareno, who is a sophomore studying nursing at San Diego State University, hopes to one day become a nurse. Other scholarship winners from California include Matthew Vazquez of Corona, Francisco Hernandez of Signal Hill and Nedra Chijioke of Corona.
 

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