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Essential California: A poem for San Bernardino

Good morning. It’s Saturday, Dec. 26 — or unhappy returns day in the retail business. Here’s what you don't want to miss this weekend:


Feeling queasy: The “winter vomiting virus” is on the rise, officials say. Caused by the highly contagious pathogen known as norovirus, the illness spreads rapidly in closed and crowded environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, schools, cruise ships and restaurants. “It causes an extremely unpleasant illness.”