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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gary Warth. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gary Warth, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gary Warth. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gary Warth, often where they are interviewed.

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Indoor businesses begin to re-reopen | Brittany Meiling, Gary Warth

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Despite cries from some to go faster and others to go slower, Dr. Wilma Wooten largely stuck with the state’s new rules announced Friday allowing a wide range of businesses to resume varying levels of indoor activity.

There were a few new public health orders announced Monday, including one that all businesses now reopening keep logs with names and phone numbers of everyone they serve to make it easier to track people down quickly if a COVID-19 outbreak is detected.

Overall, Wooten’s take on the now-underway move back indoors seemed to be: Now it’s up to you.

Continuing to meet the state’s requirements for fewer and fewer local cases, she said, will come down to whether the community can collectively hew to long-standing facial covering, hand-washing and distancing requirements even as they begin to move more freely.


Read more: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/story/2020-08-31/indoor-businesses-reopen-across-the-county-but-some-say-new-rules-too-restrictive

Sep 01 2020 · 23mins
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Inside San Diego's largest homeless shelter | Gary Warth

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Life inside San Diego’s largest homeless shelter can be tranquil, relaxing and friendly.

And it could be a place where women are frightened by men who leer at them. Where possessions often go missing. Where sleep is disturbed every night by the sound of someone screaming.

Perhaps it’s no surprise that 1,300 people living at the city’s largest homeless shelter — in the San Diego Convention Center — are not going to have a shared experience.

Depending on who you ask, the bathrooms are either horrible or the best part of the shelter. The effort to find people permanent housing is either running smoothly or at a snail’s pace. The days can be tedious or can be pleasant and peaceful.


Read more: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/homelessness/story/2020-06-13/1-300-under-one-roof-at-convention-center-shelter

Jun 16 2020 · 23mins
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What it's like to be tested for COVID-19 | Gary Warth

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Publicly funded testing for COVID-19 in San Diego County had been reserved for people who had been referred to a testing site by a medical provider. That changed Tuesday when new state-fund testing sites opened in Escondido, Grossmont College in El Cajon and at a closed Sears in Chula Vista.

Expanding tests to people without symptoms will be a way for the county to better track the spread of the virus, and the new sites together have a capacity of performing almost 800 tests daily.


The state contracted with Optum, which is part of UnitedHealth Group, to find 80 locations in California for the sites, and Optum has contracted with labs to get results from samples collected. The wait for results usually is 48 to 72 hours.

May 08 2020 · 20mins
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What it is like to be homeless during COVID-19 | Gary Warth

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While county residents are told to stay inside during the COVID-19 outbreak, thousands of people still have no home in which to shelter. Instead, they are sleeping in doorways, in canyons and sometimes crowding together on sidewalks.

While San Diego County’s homeless population has not been hit hard by the virus, with no deaths from COVID-19 and a small percentage testing positive for the coronavirus, the population is considered especially vulnerable because many are older and in poor health.

On the streets of downtown San Diego or in riverbed encampments, many are very aware of the health risk and are wearing facial coverings and washing their hands whenever possible. Others shrug when asked if they are concerned, with some saying they feel safer outdoors and others dismissing the outbreak as unreal.


Read more here: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/homelessness/story/2020-05-04/county-works-to-protect-unsheltered-homeless-from-spread-of-coronavirus

May 05 2020 · 20mins
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Coronavirus update: Empty Convention Center turned into homeless shelter | Gary Warth

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The San Diego Convention Center officially became the city’s newest emergency shelter on Wednesday, a move that aims to slow the spread of COVID-19 among homeless San Diegans.

The doors opened a day after county officials announced that three sheltered individuals had tested positive for COVID-19, the first known cases to involve homeless San Diegans.

People currently living in two of the city’s bridge shelters will be the first to move in.

“I’m glad that we can use this community asset to serve our neighbors in need,” said Rip Rippetoe, president of the San Diego Convention Center.

The decision to re-purpose the convention center — dubbed “Operation Shelter to Home” — was announced last week.

With the extra space the center will provide, city officials and shelter workers will be able to better space homeless individuals, ensuring social-distancing guidelines are adhered to. It will also allow the city to convert its existing bridge shelters into locations that provide health screenings and other services to people living outdoors.

Bob McElroy, president of Alpha Project, said 260 men and 170 women from the city’s bridge shelters will be bused to the convention center throughout Wednesday.

Each person can take two bins for personal items that will fit under their cots. Larger overflow bins will remain at the bridge shelter sites, and people will be shuttled back if they need to retrieve something.

Apr 02 2020 · 21mins
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How this homeless advocate helped "defeat" Measure C | Gary Warth

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Michael McConnell, who led the only campaign against Measure C, isn’t gloating over the election results that as of Sunday showed the initiative failing to reach its required two-thirds threshold as outstanding ballots were being counted.

“If it fails, it’s not a victory for me,” said McConnell, one of the city’s most vocal and visible homeless advocates."I’ve moved on.”

Mar 09 2020 · 22mins
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Living In Your Car Is Now Illegal In San Diego | David Garrick, Gary Warth

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San Diego restored its ability Tuesday to prohibit homeless people from living in cars on city streets with a new law that local police say they plan to use only as a last resort.
Supporters of the law say a crackdown is necessary because San Diego’s beach communities have been flooded with homeless people living in cars since a federal judge ruled a previous version of the law was too vague last summer.
Citations can’t be written under the new law unless people living in cars refuse to move to one of several “safe” parking lots in the city, and police say they will issue warnings for first offenses and carefully evaluate each situation before writing a ticket.
Critics say the new law will unnecessarily criminalize homelessness, punish people already struggling to turn their lives around and further deepen the local cycle of poverty.
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/san-diego/story/2019-05-14/san-diego-approves-law-prohibiting-homeless-from-sleeping-in-vehicles
May 16 2019 · 16mins
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Episode 26: Gary Warth! (And a Chihuahua!)

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Stuart Swanson is joined by his second guest of all time, Gary Warth! Gary's guitar and chihuahua intervene at the appropriate time, every time. Originally published March 5, 2016.

Feb 28 2018 · 1hr 37mins