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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Spiking Across Bay Area, California

Just over 3,600 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in California, as of Thursday, an increase of about 108% from two weeks ago, and doctors have said most of those patients are not vaccinated. The Bay Area also has seen a spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations, with Alameda County topping the list at 160 patients. Contra Costa […]

California Covid Cases Surge To 5-Month High As Delta Variant Spreads Among The Unvaccinated

There are 18 million unvaccinated people in California, according to the state’s vaccination dashboard. State health officials say it’s those residents who are driving the new surge in Covid-19 cases across the state. On Wednesday, the California Department of Public Health released figures showing, in early July, case rates among unvaccinated residents were 600% higher […]

Donald Millwee, Condemned California Inmate Who Killed Disabled Mother, Dies Of Natural Causes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California inmate died of natural causes while awaiting execution for killing his physically disabled mother, officials said Wednesday. He was 68. Donald R. Millwee died at an outside hospital Tuesday evening, correctional officials said. He had been housed at a state prison in Corcoran, midway between Bakersfield and Fresno. READ MORE: […]

Major 8.2 Earthquake Rocks Alaskan Coast; Tsunami Warning Lifted For Northern California

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (CBS SF/AP) — A warning for large tsunami generated waves slamming into the San Francisco Bay Area coastline was lifted early Thursday morning after a major 8.2 magnitude earthquake and dozens of strong aftershocks rocked the Alaskan coastline. The major quake struck at about 11:15 p.m. in the Pacific Ocean, 56 miles east […]

Bay Area Businesses Challenged With New Mask Guidelines Amid COVID Delta Surge

SAN MATEO (KPIX 5) — With the newest federal and state guidance recommending people wear masks indoors in areas of high disease transmission regardless of vaccination status, many businesses are trying to figure out how to move forward with yet another change. Some establishments will continue to require masks, some spots will soon require masks, […]

California Drought: Shrinking Lake Mendocino Forces Water Cuts To Sonoma County Russian River Region

HEALDSBURG (KPIX 5) — Residents in the Russian River region of northern Sonoma County are already facing mandatory water rationing. But now, the situation has become so dire that some agricultural users are being cut off completely. Healdsburg was ordered by the state to reduce water usage by 40 percent and the city stepped up, […]

California Calls For Universal Masking In Indoor Public Settings

In response to the spike in Covid cases and hospitalizations and new CDC guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of the highly-transmissible Delta variant, the California Department of Public Health updated its Guidance for Face Coverings, recommending mask use for indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. “The Delta variant has caused […]

California Follows CDC, Advises Indoor Masks for Vaccinated

California’s public health agency is recommending that people wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, as protection against the contagious delta variant. Wednesday’s announcement follows an about-face by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people mask up in public indoor settings in areas where transmission is high […]

Newsom Pulls Kids From Summer Camp With No Mask Requirement

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Tuesday he pulled his children out of a summer day camp that did not require kids to wear masks, a violation of state policy that Newsom’s spokeswoman said he and his wife missed when reviewing communication from the camp. “The Newsoms were concerned to see unvaccinated children unmasked indoors […]

Officials: 4 Dead After Jet Crash Near Lake Tahoe

Four people were on a twin-engine jet that crashed and burned near a golf course in the Lake Tahoe area, killing all aboard, authorities said Tuesday. Two crew members and two passengers died when the Bombardier CL 600 crashed “under unknown circumstances” in Truckee, California, short of an airport runway Monday afternoon, according to a […]

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