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A brush fire had grown to about 180 acres and burned at least two homes Wednesday, forcing evacuations in the community of Pinon Hills near the San Gabriel Mountains east of Palmdale.

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The debate in Orange County signifies continuing skepticism toward the government’s handling of COVID-19 and speaks to the larger politicization that has plagued nearly every other aspect of the pandemic.

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L.A. County officials say the Pfizer vaccine will be offered to pre-teens and younger teens once the CDC affirms the FDA’s recommendation, which may happen Wednesday.

Experts had previously expressed concern that waning demand and uneven vaccination rates could make it hard to reach the herd immunity goal.

Even after the CDC said fully vaccinated Americans could stop wearing masks outdoors unless they’re in a crowd of strangers, many in L.A. still mask up.

California Gov. Newsom’s economic recovery plan calls for $600 stimulus checks for eligible Californians. Families with children would get an additional $500.

The reassurance comes as California continues to report one of the lowest per-capita daily coronavirus case counts of any state in the U.S.

Officials are hoping people who have not gotten their shots will take advantage of the opportunity at a time when demand for vaccinations is dropping.


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In the three years since the Los Angeles Fire Department began tracking them, fires related to homeless camps have more than doubled.

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