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Health Aug 11California to require COVID-19 vaccine or test for teachers
Several large school districts in the state have issued similar requirements in recent days, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and the Long Beach Unified school districts.
Health Aug 02Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge
Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties have announced that they are reinstating a mast mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge.
Education Jul 19California launches largest free school lunch program in U.S.
When classrooms in California reopen for the fall term, all 6.2 million public school students will have the option to eat school meals for free, regardless of their family’s income.
Education Jul 09California set to require face masks at schools this fall
Ahead of new school guidelines expected next week, health officials in California said Friday that requiring face coverings will allow all schools to reopen this fall for full in-person instruction.
Nation Jun 15California fully reopens after being 1st to shut in pandemic
Most of California's coronavirus restrictions are over, including capacity limits at businesses, masks and social distancing. Newsom pointed to the 40 million-plus doses of vaccine administered and the plunge in cases as the reason for the reopening.
Nation May 27Killer of 9 in California had talked of workplace attacks
An employee who gunned down nine people at a California rail yard and then killed himself as law enforcement rushed in had talked about killing people at work more than a decade ago, his ex-wife said.
Nation May 26Employee shoots, kills 8 at California rail yard, police say
An employee opened fire at a California rail yard serving Silicon Valley, killing eight people before ending his own life. Authorities say the shooting took place Wednesday in San Jose at a transit control center that stores trains and has…
Education Apr 22California public schools see ‘sharp decline’ in enrollment
The California Department of Education says public school enrollment dropped by more than 160,000 this academic year. That's by far the biggest decline in the state in years and the clearest picture yet of the pandemic's devastating toll on public…
Nation Oct 04Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4 million acres
Deadly wildfires in California have burned more than 4 million acres (6,250 square miles) this year — more than double the previous record for the most land burned in a single year in the state.
Education Sep 22State auditor says University of California wrongly admitted well-connected students
A California state audit finds that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as "favors to donors, family, and friends."…