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Nation Dec 28Inspired by own stories, immigrants welcome Afghan refugees
A San Francisco Bay Area health clinic founded four decades ago to screen refugees from Southeast Asia is part of the U.S. effort to resettle tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan.
Nation Nov 10As prices surge across the U.S., food banks struggle to feed the hungry
U.S. food banks dealing with increased demand from families sidelined by the pandemic now face a new challenge – surging food prices and supply chain issues.
Nation Sep 02Changing winds provide hope for California wildfire battle
Commanders have warned firefighters to be prepared for dangers, including localized terrain-driven winds in the Thursday weather forecast that happen as the sun heats the ground in the Caldor Fire zone.
Nation Sep 01Official reports progress in defending Lake Tahoe from fire
Firefighters reported progress Wednesday in the battle to save communities on the south end of Lake Tahoe from an approaching forest fire after the stiff winds and searing temperatures they had feared failed to materialize in the California-Nevada alpine region.
Nation Aug 31California fire approaches Lake Tahoe after mass evacuation
"It's more out of control than I thought," evacuee Glen Naasz said of the fire that by late Monday had been pushed by strong winds across California highways 50 and 89, burning mountain cabins as it swept down slopes into…
Health Jul 26California to require proof of vaccination for state workers
California will require state employees and all health care workers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly.
Health Jun 15U.S. COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.
Arts Feb 23Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101
Ferlinghetti helped launch and perpetuate the Beat movement. He was known for his City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, an essential meeting place for the Beats and other bohemians in the 1950s and beyond.
Health Jan 14Expanded vaccine rollout in U.S. spawns a new set of problems
The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.
Nation Sep 29Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California wildfires
The Glass Fire tripled in size Monday and the San Jose Mercury News says some two dozen homes have burned.