City leaders, San Diego Housing Commission push to transform hotels into housing for homeless

The city said the transformation would allow for 332 units to become housing for people experiencing homelessness.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — City leaders and the San Diego Housing Commission are looking for approval to purchase both the Residence Inn on Kearny Mesa Road and the one on Hotel Circle in Mission Valley to increase housing for people experiencing homelessness in San Diego county, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Region leaders scoff at Chicago possibly restricting travel to and from Indiana | Government and Politics

LaPorte Mayor Tom Dermody, a Republican, likewise rejected the implication that his city isn’t doing all it can to combat the coronavirus.

“We take this pandemic very seriously and are sparing no effort to help protect the health and safety of our residents,” Dermody said. “Fighting COVID-19 is our No. 1 priority, and we will do what we can to keep residents healthy while also keeping the economy going.”


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Donald Trump tries to play down severity of coronavirus as Pentagon leaders go into quarantine

US President Donald Trump appeared to be using his bout with Covid-19 to try to gain an advantage over his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, even as the number of infections around him continued to rise and some of America’s top military leaders went into quarantine.

General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; General James McConville, the Army chief of staff; and several other Pentagon leaders are

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Do you frequent Hendersonville Road in Asheville? City and county leaders want your input

If you travel along Hendersonville Road, Asheville city and Buncombe County leaders need your help.

The French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is holding several virtual public workshops, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The workshops will focus on the section from Rock Hill Road to Airport Road. It’s a part of Hendersonville Road known for being heavily congested and expected to see more growth. News 13 met Elizabeth Russler outside

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Top business leaders say the global economy is facing its worst crisis in 100 years

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA – OCTOBER 5, 2017: SABIC Vice Chairman and CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan attends the Russian-Saudi Investment Forum at the Ritz-Carlton Moscow Hotel. Sergei Bobylev/TASS Sergei BobylevTASS via Getty Images

  • Business leaders from the engagement group Business Twenty (B20) have called for urgent reforms to be made if the global economy is to recover from its worst crisis in a century due to
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Quarles, local leaders tour Alliance | News

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, state Rep. Samara Heavrin, state Sen. Steve Meredith, and several of Grayson County’s elected officials were given a tour of the Grayson County Alliance last Friday to learn about the work that is being done to expand the facility and its services.

Heavrin, who organized the visit, said there are many hungry people in Grayson County, making the Alliance’s efforts all the more needed.


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As the coronavirus has spread, world leaders have not been spared.

Here are some of the world leaders who have fallen ill and how they handled it.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain

Johnson, 56, who in the early part of the pandemic resisted a lockdown and social-distancing measures, contracted the virus in March. He was later hospitalized, spending three nights in an intensive care unit, and deputized the country’s foreign secretary to carry out his duties.

After Johnson was released

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Julien Temple’s Rock Doc Looks for the Soul Behind the Pogues Leader’s Legendary Inebriation

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Before Amy Winehouse, there was Shane MacGowan, another, earlier figure who captivated Britannia at first with irreverent songwriting brilliance, then train-wreck levels of unbridled consumption. That MacGowan has, unlike Winehouse, survived decades into a death watch and been able to participate in an A-list documentary feels almost like an eighth wonder of the modern world. Which is not to say

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Kuwaitis await new crown prince as Arab leaders mourn late emir

Video: Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah dies at 91 (PA Media)

Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah dies at 91



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Palestinian artists make sand sculpture in tribute to Kuwait’s late Emir Sheikh al-Sabah

KUWAIT (Reuters) – Arab leaders headed to Kuwait on Thursday to offer condolences for the death of its ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad, who worked to unify a polarised region,

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World Leaders Ignoring The S.O.S.

How many more signals do world leaders need to see to believe that global shipping is an industry in meltdown?

Between 200,000 and 400,000 seafarers are stranded in vessels around the

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KPFK’s Arts In Review Welcomes L.A. Live Theater Leaders Stephanie Black, Julianna Ojeda, and Grett T. Daniels

Over the course of three weekends, thirty-four (34) of ATLA theatre companies will showcase 10-minute works.

KPFK's Arts In Review Welcomes L.A. Live Theater Leaders Stephanie Black, Julianna Ojeda, and Grett T. Daniels

KPFK Radio’s Arts in Review, Los Angeles’s longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK 90.7FM. On September 25, Arts in Review welcomes Stephanie Black (Co-Artistic Director, IAMA Theatre Company, Julianna Ojeda, Associate Producer, Company of Angels, and Gregg T. Daniel, Artistic Director, Lower Depth Theatre, discussing their participation

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Robyn Benincasa to Keynote Travel Leaders’ Virtual Conference

Travel Leaders Network announced that Robyn Benincasa, a motivational speaker on leadership, an Adventure Racing world champion, CNN Hero and author, will be the keynote speaker for the company’s annual conference. Bridge to the Future, as the virtual conference is titled, will be held October 13-15. Benincasa, Travel Leaders says, will provide a blend of inspiration and fortitude to complement the array of workshops and networking opportunities that

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NIMBY or Not? Midtown Business Leaders Blast Homeless Hotels, But Fund Homeless Outreach

Business leaders in Midtown Manhattan are demanding an end to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pandemic policy of turning hotels into temporary homeless shelters. They also want to fend off criticism that theirs is a NIMBY – not in my back yard – crusade.

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“The quality of life on the streets has degraded at a deplorable rate,” said Barbara Blair, President of the Garment District

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COVID-19 milestone: World races toward one million deaths, leaders plead ‘stay the course’

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The latest forecast from a University of Washington research institute is projecting a deadly December, with up to 30,000 deaths a day, globally.

But here is where “psychic numbing,” as University of Oregon psychologist Paul Slovic has described it, comes into play. One person in distress will shock us, Slovic said. “Once you get into the hundreds or thousands or millions, these are just numbers,” Slovic said.

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Lithuania, Poland and Romania to ask EU leaders to offer trade, visa-free travel to Belarus

VILNIUS (Reuters) – The presidents of Lithuania, Poland and Romania will ask European Union leaders at a summit later this week to offer a support package for Belarus if the country holds a democratic election.

The proposed package would include a favourable trade regime with the EU, visa-free travel and support in negotiations to enter the World Trade Organization, according to the statement from the three presidents to the EU

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