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California has entered another drought. But depending on who you ask, the last one may have never really ended.

State Laws, Politics & Policy

Senate Bill 93 requires employers in hospitality and business services industries to offer new positions for similar work to employees laid off during the pandemic.


Vaccine hunters are the unofficial heroes of the coronavirus age. Wielding smartphones and tablets, PCs and Macs, these internet wranglers blast through barriers that stand between loved ones’ arms and COVID vaccines.

Researchers are developing vaccines that could be taken as a capsule, a dissolvable tablet or a nasal spray. But the barriers to success are high.

With everyone 16 and older now eligible to get vaccinated, Riverside County health officials expect herd immunity to COVID-19 in eight to 10 weeks.

Officials moved the lone remaining occupant of the category, Merced County, into the less-stringent red tier after reexamining the region’s data.

During the pandemic, these clinics have helped women with painful gynecological issues avoid long waits in ERs or longer waits to see their doctors.

Among communities with at least 5,000 residents, those that saw the largest relative increases in their vaccination rates over a weeks-long stretch ending Monday were lower-income areas with predominantly non-white populations.

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, close physical contact has become anything but routine. Here are some stories of first post-vaccine hugs.


Housing & Homelessness

L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended Dr. David Drew Pinsky, more commonly known as “Dr. Drew,” to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority commission, prompting outcry among some homeless service advocates.

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