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Health Jan 18California becomes first state to top 3 million virus cases
The grim milestone wasn't entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents but its speed was stunning. The state only reached 2 million reported cases on Dec. 24.
Health Jan 18California urges halt to batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses after reports of reactions
Dr. Erica S. Pan is recommending that vaccine providers stop using one lot of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of an investigation. She says less than 10 people who got the shots at a single site needed medical attention.
Nation Dec 05California’s San Joaquin Valley enacts stay-home order
Much of the state, including Southern California, is on the brink of the same restrictions, and some regions have opted to impose them even before the state mandate kicks in.
Nation Aug 19San Francisco blanketed in smoke as California fires rage
Thousands of people were under orders to evacuate in regions surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area Wednesday as some 30 wildfires blazed across the state amid a blistering heat wave now in its second week.
Nation May 25California issues guidelines for church reopenings
Churches can resume in-person services but worshippers will be limited to 100 people and they should wear masks, avoid sharing prayer books and skip the collection plate under state guidelines released Monday.
Nation May 15Federal judge orders thousands of LA homeless relocated
A federal judge has ordered Los Angeles city and county to move thousands of homeless people who are living near freeways, saying their health is at risk from pollution and the coronavirus.
Health Apr 02Los Angeles mayor tells 4 million residents to wear masks
The mayor of Los Angeles is urging 4 million residents to wear masks to combat the coronavirus when they're in public, while state health officials are shying away from requiring a coverup.
Health Feb 27California novel coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin
California officials said the person is a resident of Solano County, northeast of San Francisco, and is getting medical care in Sacramento County.
Nation Oct 25PG&E admits it may have been responsible for igniting California fire
California's biggest utility admitted its electrical equipment may have ignited a ruinous wildfire spreading over the state's wine country Friday, despite blackouts imposed across the region to prevent blazes.
Nation Jul 08California quakes serve as ‘wake-up call’ to be better prepared
California is spending more than $16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors statewide after two large earthquakes shook the state.