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California farmworkers lined up for the coronavirus vaccine at a mobile clinic that organizers hope will be a model for outreach to a community that’s been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state's 2018 law barring 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults and sent to adult prisons even for serious crimes such as murder, arson, robbery, rape or kidnapping.

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Strong winds swept out of the interior of California and out to sea early Thursday, fanning small fires and toppling big rigs.

Five California Counties Advance To Fewer Virus Restrictions

Feb 23, 2021
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After months with little change, five of California's 58 counties advanced to having fewer business restrictions on Tuesday as the state's worst coronavirus surge continued to ease, with eight more counties likely to move next week and “even more still” in two weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

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Researchers at Lake Tahoe are using tiny bubbles to combat the spread of invasive weeds that rob the alpine lake of its clarity.

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On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new coronavirus aid plan, which will send $600 checks to over 5.7 million eligible Californians.

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With efforts to recall Governor Gavin Newsom gaining traction in recent weeks, Californians may be participating in another statewide election this year. Recent legislative action could mean all voters will receive mail in ballots once again.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series Your Call, we’re bringing you an update on the Associated Press investigations that exposed widespread human rights abuses, including rape, slavery, and child labor, in the multibillion-dollar palm oil industry. 

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The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state's death toll remains persistently high.

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A surge of COVID-19 cases at the University of California, Berkeley has prompted school officials to extend a lockdown on about 2,000 students living in residence halls.

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The California Department of Public Health is investigating whistleblower allegations of mismanagement and incompetence, including reports of workers sleeping on the job, at the state’s new billion-dollar COVID-19 testing laboratory.

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Crews are working to clean up a 600-gallon petroleum spill in San Francisco Bay near the wharf at Chevron’s oil refinery in Richmond, authorities said Wednesday.

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Hing Yiu Chung lives in a racially diverse San Francisco neighborhood hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. While vaccines have been difficult to come by, the 69-year-old got one by showing proof she lives where she does.

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Despite some recent progress toward getting kids back into classrooms, educators are planning on the possibility of remote learning this fall.

Amanda Gorman Becomes First Poet To Perform At Super Bowl

Feb 8, 2021
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Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joe Biden last month, read the first poem ever to be performed at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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The powerful storm that drenched much of California last week eased drought conditions in some parts of the state, the U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday.

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Does wearing two masks provide more protection?

It depends, but it’s possible that doubling up could help in some situations.

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The San Francisco school board has voted to remove the names of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln from public schools after officials deemed them and other prominent figures, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, unworthy of the honor.

After months of controversy, the board voted 6-1 Tuesday in favor of renaming 44 San Francisco school sites with new names with no connection to slavery, oppression, racism or similar criteria, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s top two legislative leaders pledged Monday to pay off 80% of most people’s unpaid rent that has piled up during the coronavirus pandemic — but only if landlords agree to forgive the other 20%.

 

EU Sighs With Relief As Biden Readies To Enter White House

Jan 20, 2021
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The European Union’s top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president of the United States, but they warned that the world has changed after four years of Donald Trump and that trans-Atlantic ties will be different in the future.

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 1/18/21, AM

Jan 18, 2021

California Capitol Remains Peaceful Over The Weekend / Napa Man Arrested Under Suspicion Of Harboring Munitions / California Highway Patrol Says Motorcycle Passenger Died After Dangerous Driving / Assembly Bill Would Require Training Requirements For Private Security Officers / Phil Spector Died According To California Prison Officials

Trump Impeached After Capitol Riot In Historic Second Charge

Jan 13, 2021
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President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

Virus, Housing Issues Await Returning California Lawmakers

Jan 10, 2021
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Mending California's coronavirus-ravaged economy and fixing a state unemployment agency that is at the center of a titanic fraud case that could exceed $2 billion are at the top of the to-do list when lawmakers resume their session on Monday.

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California police agencies should routinely review officers' social media, cellphones and computers for racist, bigoted or other offensive content that contributes to disproportionate police stops of Black people, a state advisory board said Monday.

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The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Los Angeles County, which again broke a record for coronavirus hospitalizations this weekend as San Francisco County reported its highest number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

San Francisco Bay Area Issues New Stay-At-Home Order

Dec 5, 2020
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The health officers in five San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a new stay-at-home order Friday requiring some businesses to close and banning all gatherings, as the number of virus cases surge and hospitals fill.

Biden Wins White House

Nov 7, 2020
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Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.

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Pacific Gas & Electric may cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday.

Today Is The Last Day To Fill Out The U.S. Census

Oct 15, 2020
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Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by a pandemic, natural disasters, court fights and the Trump administration's push to have it end a month earlier than planned.

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The staggering scale of California's wildfires reached another milestone Monday: A single fire surpassed 1 million acres.

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