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Tenants rights lawyers and activists gathered in San Francisco in 2020 to protest what they feared might be the end of the pandemic mandate that stopped evictions.<ins> (Jim Wilson/New York Times)</ins>

California tenants are still protected from eviction through Sept. 30

Some residents may be eligible for cleared rent debt

Tenants rights lawyers and activists gathered in San Francisco in 2020 to protest what they feared might be the end of the pandemic mandate that stopped evictions.<ins> (Jim Wilson/New York Times)</ins>
Spouses of people injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers may make claims for compensation under California law. (Shutterstock)

Loss of consortium: Injured person’s spouse may seek compensation

Claims may be based on diminished sexual relations or ability to have children

Spouses of people injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers may make claims for compensation under California law. (Shutterstock)
Greek philosopher Plato wrote about the advantages of rational thought. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of Aug. 12, 2021

Libra, rebel against reason and do things that awaken and highlight your feelings

Greek philosopher Plato wrote about the advantages of rational thought. (Shutterstock)
Danny Manning, an assistant fire chief in Greenville who has been delivering food and gas to those who had not evacuated, stands near burnt out cars and homes, Aug. 8, 2021. Over the weekend the Dixie fire burned through enough of the Sierra Nevada to become the second largest fire in Californiaճ history. (Christian Monterrosa/The New York Times)

A Native American community fights to protect its land from the Dixie Fire

‘I Would Want to Die Right Here’

  • Aug 10, 2021
Danny Manning, an assistant fire chief in Greenville who has been delivering food and gas to those who had not evacuated, stands near burnt out cars and homes, Aug. 8, 2021. Over the weekend the Dixie fire burned through enough of the Sierra Nevada to become the second largest fire in Californiaճ history. (Christian Monterrosa/The New York Times)
Numerous homes along North Valley Road burned to the ground during the Dixie Fire in Greenville, Aug. 7, 2021. The Dixie Fire ravaging Northern California over the weekend has become the state’s second largest on record. (Jungho Kim/The New York Times)

The ashes of the Dixie Fire cast a pall 1,000 miles from its flames

By Livia Albeck-Ripka, Thomas Fuller and Jack Healy New York Times TAYLORSVILLE…

  • Aug 10, 2021
Numerous homes along North Valley Road burned to the ground during the Dixie Fire in Greenville, Aug. 7, 2021. The Dixie Fire ravaging Northern California over the weekend has become the state’s second largest on record. (Jungho Kim/The New York Times)
Storms loom in the distance on Nevada Highway 446. 
John Curley/Burning Man Journal

What’s now, what’s next for Burning Man

‘It’s different now, for everyone’

  • Aug 6, 2021
Storms loom in the distance on Nevada Highway 446. 
John Curley/Burning Man Journal
Sagittarian poet Gertrud Kolmar called herself continent, containing “mountains never-reached, scrubland unpenetrated, pond bay, river-delta, salt-licking coast-tongue.”

Free Will Astrology for week of Aug. 5, 2021

Sagittarius, you’re like unexplored territory, a land teeming with undiscovered mysteries

Sagittarian poet Gertrud Kolmar called herself continent, containing “mountains never-reached, scrubland unpenetrated, pond bay, river-delta, salt-licking coast-tongue.”
People who knowingly serve alcohol to minors in California potentially could be liable for damages in the case of injury or death.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Who is to blame if customers drink too much?

Drinker, not pourer, liable in California for damages

People who knowingly serve alcohol to minors in California potentially could be liable for damages in the case of injury or death.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
Indulging in common activities such as making French toast may inspire feelings of inhibition and spaciousness. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of July 29, 2021

Cancer, you’ll thrive on day-to-day details that prompt an excitement for life

Indulging in common activities such as making French toast may inspire feelings of inhibition and spaciousness. (Shutterstock)
Under California emergency temporary standards issued on June 17, employees who are vaccinated do not have to wear a mask in indoor workplaces, but those who are not vaccinated must wear one. (Shutterstock)

Guidelines for safely returning to work in an office

Employers are required to maintain a healthy site

Under California emergency temporary standards issued on June 17, employees who are vaccinated do not have to wear a mask in indoor workplaces, but those who are not vaccinated must wear one. (Shutterstock)
The bartender at the Top of the Mark served a refreshing Virgin Cucumber Mint Collins. (Saul Sugarman/Special to The Examiner)
The bartender at the Top of the Mark served a refreshing Virgin Cucumber Mint Collins. (Saul Sugarman/Special to The Examiner)
Some people, including folks in West Portal on July 20, have stopped wearing masks, particularly if they’re outdoors — but others haven’t. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

California lifts mask mandate — but what does it mean?

Vaccinated folks aren’t legally required to keep covered, but it’s a good idea for safety

Some people, including folks in West Portal on July 20, have stopped wearing masks, particularly if they’re outdoors — but others haven’t. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Taurus Barbra Streisand (pictured in New York in 2017) has a mall in her house. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Free Will Astrology for week of July 22, 2021

Taurus, treasured possessions may be a source of inspiration for you

Taurus Barbra Streisand (pictured in New York in 2017) has a mall in her house. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
A storage room at Dario Sattui’s winery, Castello di Amorosa, in Calistoga, on Oct. 1, 2020, that burned in the Glass Fire. If any nook of American agriculture has the means and incentive to outwit the climate crisis, it is Napa Valley. But so far, vineyards here show the limits of adapting to a warming planet. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Scorched, parched and now uninsurable: Climate change hits Wine Country

By Christopher Flavelle NYTimes News Service ST. HELENA — Last September, a…

  • Jul 19, 2021
A storage room at Dario Sattui’s winery, Castello di Amorosa, in Calistoga, on Oct. 1, 2020, that burned in the Glass Fire. If any nook of American agriculture has the means and incentive to outwit the climate crisis, it is Napa Valley. But so far, vineyards here show the limits of adapting to a warming planet. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
One child’s project involves seeing how long ladybugs can survive on very little food in what could be a metaphor for human resilency. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of July 15, 2021

Gemini, take the opportunity to see how resourceful you can be

One child’s project involves seeing how long ladybugs can survive on very little food in what could be a metaphor for human resilency. (Shutterstock)
Under California law, dogs are viewed as property, and people who suffer as a result of a violent dog may file insurance claims for possible financial reimbursement. (Shutterstock)

Financial compensation may be possible in wake of dog attack

Insurance company could pay medical expenses, or for emotional distress

Under California law, dogs are viewed as property, and people who suffer as a result of a violent dog may file insurance claims for possible financial reimbursement. (Shutterstock)
People injured in a collision resulting from another’s negligent driving have the right to seek compensation for damages. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

What do I do? This is my first auto accident

Exchange information with drivers involved, obtain police report

People injured in a collision resulting from another’s negligent driving have the right to seek compensation for damages. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
Capricorn-born poet Kenneth Rexroth wrote about about having “a crooked guide on the twisted path of love.” (Courtesy Internet Archives)

Free Will Astrology for week of July 8, 2021

Capricorn, to cultivate interesting intimacy, make efforts to appreciate nuance and complexity

Capricorn-born poet Kenneth Rexroth wrote about about having “a crooked guide on the twisted path of love.” (Courtesy Internet Archives)
The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has moved the balance in favor of conservative views on the U.S. Supreme Court. (Shutterstock)

U.S. Supreme Court shifts on LGBTQ+ issues

Case pitting discrimination against religious freedom shows impact of Trump appointments

The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has moved the balance in favor of conservative views on the U.S. Supreme Court. (Shutterstock)
Taking care of things that make home a pleasant place is a good way to take good care of yourself. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of July 1, 2021

Aries, it’s a good time to lavish attention on your environment

Taking care of things that make home a pleasant place is a good way to take good care of yourself. (Shutterstock)