Watsonville, CA |
3h

Nurse practitioner and Northern California resident Sigrid Stokes is following in her family’s footsteps during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nurse practitioner Sigrid Stokes, 76, holds a photograph of her mother talking to Shirley Temple, at the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital in Salinas, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.
Nurse practitioner Sigrid Stokes, 76, holds a photograph of her mother talking to Shirley Temple, at the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital in Salinas, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

By Haven Daley and John RogersSALINAS, CA — She’s 76 years old but nurse practitioner Sigrid Stokes is in no mood to retire. Stokes is too busy working to save lives during a deadly pandemic, just as her mother did more than a century ago. While the late Kristine Berg Mueller tended to those stricken by the deadly flu pandemic that swept around the world in 1918, Stokes is giving vaccinations to health care workers battling the… Read more




Rancho Santa Margarita, CA |
4h

Orange County CEO Frank Kim said he feared the Super Bowl could lead to another spike in coronavirus cases.

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Orange County reported 1,187 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 additional deaths Sunday, bringing the county’s totals to 238,264 cases and 3,358 fatalities…. Read more




Across California, CA |
9h

A recipe for trouble? With covid cases still far higher than they were when the bans took effect, restaurant owners are wary of reopening.

Outdoor dining is resuming in California under state and local orders issued last week — but with covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths still far higher than they were when the bans took effect, restaurant owners and workers are wary of reopening their patios and parking lots…. Read more




Across California, CA |
10h

Will CA’s bumpy vaccine rollout, more contagious coronavirus mutations, and decision to open up the state send COVID-19 cases surging?

By Ana B. Ibarra, CalMatters… Read more




Los Angeles, CA |
21h

Anti-vaccination protestors, who forced a temporary closure of the nation’s largest coronavirus vaccination site, say they aren’t done.

LOS ANGELES, CA — After an anti-vaxxer protest group briefly shut down the nation’s largest coronavirus vaccination site at Dodger Stadium last week, the group vowed to disrupt more California vaccination sites in the coming days…. Read more




Across California, CA |
1d

One person died of the flu in CA last week. During the same week in 2020, 55 died of influenza as 6 cases of Covid were reported nationwide.

CALIFORNIA — Has the coronavirus essentially beaten the flu into submission in the Golden State? … Read more




Across California, CA |
1d

California can’t bar indoor church services amid the coronavirus pandemic, justices said, but it can ban singing and chanting.

CALIFORNIA — Californians will be able to attend worship indoors again after the Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state can’t enforce a ban on indoor church services set in place by Gov. Gavin Newsom to mitigate the spread of coronavirus…. Read more




Rancho Santa Margarita, CA |
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How will you celebrate the Super Bowl this year in Orange County? Health Care Officials say “Stay home with the family” to watch the game.

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Super Bowl weekend leaves a pit in the stomach for Orange County officials. With numbers trending down, allowing local health care experts to see a bit of light at the end of the dark tunnel of high case rates from December and January, now officials warn over too much gathering on Super Bowl Sunday…. Read more



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