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Early last week, San Diego Unified School District announced that the new school year will start with online-only classes, with instruction resuming on August 31 as previously scheduled. The Governor’s office also released new industry guidance for schools and school-based programs. Under the new regulations, California school districts cannot reopen until coronavirus infections and hospitalizations have […]

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On Wednesday July 22, San Diego City Council members Jennifer Campbell and Chris Cate held a press conference to officially launch the campaign to amend the People’s Ordinance O-10960 and Municipal Code Section 132.0505, following July 21’s City Council vote. The campaign to Exclude the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Plan Area from Coastal Zone Height Limits […]

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On Thursday, July 16, The City of San Diego’s Environment Committee voted 3-1 to accept a consultant’s report on the City’s franchise fee agreement with a number of small recommendations. The recommendations include the initiation of a Climate Equity Fund that would be capitalized by the winner of the franchise as well as assurances that the franchise […]

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The U.S. Commercial Service, through the U.S. Department of Commerce, will host a virtual forum and a series of industry-focused activities starting July 28 to help empower women from small and medium-sized businesses across a variety of sectors. Participants will develop skills and have access to the tools, networks, and resources to build an export […]

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The Chamber, in partnership with the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., and PCM Corporativo, will host an International Business Affairs Forum on Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. focused on trade and exporting tools and how to navigate the cross-border business landscape. Our Cali-Baja region boasts tremendous assets from incubators to manufacturing, marketing, sales, and […]

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The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico have been extended an additional 30 days to August 20. To prevent long wait times for our cross-border community, the Chamber continues to urge U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to restore operating lanes and staffing at our […]

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Humberto Marengo Mogollon has been appointed as Commissioner of CILA, the Mexican section of the International Boundary and Water Commission). CILA has recently installed new pumps in Tijuana to address transboundary pollution impacting the Tijuana River Valley. Mexico’s Water Commission, CONAGUA, also allocated $83.9 million pesos (about $3.6 million USD) to aid operation of the […]

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  As a Chamber member, you’re invited to take part in this exclusive offer. Join Alaska Airlines dedicated business travel portal and loyalty program – EasyBiz.  It’s free to join, and from July 15th to December 15th, 2020, flights booked through this portal qualify for a number of benefits which will help your organization get […]

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Throughout June, the County has continued to reopen, however recent COVID-19 community outbreaks have paused additional reopening. You can view what’s open, closed, and coming soon here. Yesterday, the County announced eight COVID-19 community outbreaks within seven days and the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases in a single day. More than seven community outbreaks within […]

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An executive order issued this week suspended numerous work visas and expands existing restrictions until the end of 2020. Impacted visas include the H-1B program for skilled workers; L-1 visas for executives; J-1 visas for scholars and professors; and H-2B visas used by seasonal workers, such as in the construction and hospitality industries. This action […]

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