Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Aug. 14, and here’s what’s happening across California:
A sticking point
Despite a strict new California law, hundreds of schools still don't have enough vaccinated kids. At nearly 750 schools, 90% or fewer kindergartners had been fully vaccinated last year, an analysis by the Los Angeles Times found. Experts say the rate should be at least 95% to prevent the spread of highly contagious...