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Vaccines should allow CA colleges to teach in-person next fall

By Madeleine Beck CalMatters While coronavirus cases are surging across California and…

  • Dec 21, 2020
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Gov. Gavin Newsom said some regions may see an extension of stay-at-home orders. (Jae Hong/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)

State likely to extend stay-at-home orders, Newsom says

70,258 administered COVID-19 vaccine in CA last week

Gov. Gavin Newsom said some regions may see an extension of stay-at-home orders. (Jae Hong/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)
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Uber rolls out fee for California customers as Prop. 22 takes effect

Company charging passenger to cover cost of new benefits for drivers

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Judge fines Uber $59 million, threatens license in California over assault data

California regulators issued a $59-million fine to Uber and threatened to suspend…

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A woman receives a flu vaccine shot in Lima, Peru. (Shutterstock)

Debate begins over who should get COVID-19 vaccine first

City health officials warn it could be summer or fall before most people can gain access

A woman receives a flu vaccine shot in Lima, Peru. (Shutterstock)
Kindergartener Naeema Rutherford goes down a slide at the recently-renovated Merced Heights Playground in The City. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Playgrounds to reopen in San Francisco during COVID-19 shutdown

State health officials change guidance to allow outdoor play

Kindergartener Naeema Rutherford goes down a slide at the recently-renovated Merced Heights Playground in The City. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
State Assemblymember David Chiu hopes to extend a state moratorium on evictions due to inability to pay rent caused by coronavirus through the end of next year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

California’s ban on evictions would last through 2021 under new extension proposal

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee California tenants struggling to pay rent due…

State Assemblymember David Chiu hopes to extend a state moratorium on evictions due to inability to pay rent caused by coronavirus through the end of next year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Michael Pecherer in his vineyard, which borders the Redwood Valley Cemetery in Mendocino County. (Courtesy Michael Pecherer)

SF attorney in legal battle with cemetery over pioneer grave sites

Search is on for next of kin to people buried more than a century ago

  • Dec 7, 2020
Michael Pecherer in his vineyard, which borders the Redwood Valley Cemetery in Mendocino County. (Courtesy Michael Pecherer)
President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be the next health and human services secretary. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Biden picks California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for health and human services secretary

By Noam N. Levey and Sarah D. Wire Los Angeles Times President-elect…

President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be the next health and human services secretary. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Why college savings is more important than ever this holiday season

By Fiona Ma When it comes to holiday gifts, kids (and even…

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
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Former Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard facing domestic violence, child abuse charges

Prominent Bay Area political strategist Nathan Ballard is facing domestic violence and…

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is weighing further restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise. (Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom considering new shelter-in-place order as COVID-19 cases rise

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday warned that he may need to reinstate…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is weighing further restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise. (Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Dan Johanson on summit: Dan Johanson celebrates his first visit to Mount Shasta’s summit. Photo by Matt Johanson

Mount Shasta inspires and teaches generations of climbers

Challenging climb maintains a magnetic pull on mountaineers

Dan Johanson on summit: Dan Johanson celebrates his first visit to Mount Shasta’s summit. Photo by Matt Johanson
A dinner at three Michelin Stars restaurant The French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley has highlighted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s relationship with a well-known lobbyist. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

The lobbyist who led Gavin Newsom to the French Laundry has a history of controversy

Lara Korte and Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee When photos circulated earlier…

A dinner at three Michelin Stars restaurant The French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley has highlighted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s relationship with a well-known lobbyist. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)
Health care workers would be the first group in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)

Hope on the way: Here’s what to know about California’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

The first batch of doses could hit the state as soon as early December

  • Nov 27, 2020
Health care workers would be the first group in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
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‘Magic mushrooms’ moving into the mainstream

Efforts to decriminalize psychedelics could follow several different paths

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Convicted murderer Scott Peterson is among the death row inmates that alleedly benefited from an unployment fraud scheme. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)

California has sent COVID-19 jobless benefits to death row inmates

By Anita Chabria, Patrick McGreevy and Richard Winton Los Angeles Times San…

Convicted murderer Scott Peterson is among the death row inmates that alleedly benefited from an unployment fraud scheme. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)
Long lines have developed at food banks during the pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, as seen here at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center in May of this year. (Shutterstock)

Pandemic response shows hunger is a problem that can be solved

Policymakers must commit to giving all Californians access to food regardless of race or origins

Long lines have developed at food banks during the pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, as seen here at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center in May of this year. (Shutterstock)
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Newsom calls latest surge of COVID-19 cases ‘unprecendented’

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California’s latest surge of COVID-19…

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Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, during a news conference on March 10, 2020. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

LA County suspends outdoor dining at restaurants as coronavirus surges

By Alex Wigglesworth Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County public health officials…

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, during a news conference on March 10, 2020. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)