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Palo Alto Parklet Program Morphs Again


Despite opposition from several downtown property owners and disagreement in its own ranks, the Palo Alto City Council came up with new rules—including a size limit and licensing fees—on parklets.

California to End Mandatory Pay for Workers With COVID


The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted to end the rule in part because it has become harder to enforce. Only people who caught the virus on the job are eligible to keep getting paid, but it is so widespread that it's hard to tell where someone got sick.

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CA Pandemic Emergency Officially Ends Feb. 28

California's coronavirus emergency declaration will expire on Feb. 28, almost three years after it began. It gave Gov. Gavin Newsom broad power to issue mandates intended to slow the spread of the virus, as well as to bypass certain state …

Image caption: The Israeli drugmaker Teva is one of three manufacturers experiencing a shortage of Amoxicillin.
Amoxicillin: Why the Popular Antibiotic is in Short Supply

Amoxicillin, the most widely prescribed antibiotic, is suddenly in short supply just as a wave of respiratory illnesses is sweeping California. What is causing the sudden shortage?

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Covid increases in county sewersheds

While transmission of respiratory syncytial virus has begun to plateau in Santa Clara County, the county's top health official said Tuesday that Covid-19 and flu transmission continue to rise. Covid virus concentration in each of the county's sewersheds in San …

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Flu, Covid, RSV transmission increasing across state

Transmission of the flu, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus is increasing statewide simultaneously and could lead to overwhelmed hospitals this winter, one of the state's top health officials said Thursday. Covid test positivity and case rates have climbed by roughly …

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County outpacing state in new Covid booster uptake

Santa Clara County is outpacing the state in uptake of the omicron-specific Covid-19 booster vaccine across all eligible age groups, the county's top health official said. Roughly one-third of county residents ages 65 and up have received the updated booster …

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Vaccination Mandate Lifted for Workers in County Health Care Facilities, Homeless Shelters, Prisons

Vaccination or frequent testing had been a requirement for workers in settings with a high-risk of viral transmission since last summer.

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County Obtains Novavax Inoculation Doses

Santa Clara County announced Tuesday that it has acquired the new Novavax Covid-19 vaccine and will begin administering the vaccine at all County Health System vaccination sites on Aug. 2. Unlike the currently available Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that use …

Image caption: Steven Carrillo, who has pled guilty to the murders of two law enforcement officers.
Facebook and Steven Carrillo: How a Veteran Became a Cop Killer

Steven Carrillo, an active-duty Air Force servicemember, fell down a rabbit hole of Facebook extremism and became convinced he could start a new civil war. Then he turned his online obsession into real-life murder.

Image caption: Californians may soon mask in public places again, as the BA.5 COVID variant sweeps the state.
What the COVID BA.5 Variant Means For California

California is headed for a new COVID surge as BA.5, the most contagious variant of the virus yet discovered, arrives in the state, apparently causing an uptick in hospitalizations and deaths.

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With Covid Rates Rising, Health Officials Urge Caution

With the Bay Area currently showing the highest Covid-19 infection rates in California, health officers are reminding people of the importance of safety precautions such as continued masking indoors and vaccine boosters. The current wave of infections is fueled by …

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