California

Masks and beer

California gives guidelines for private gatherings: wear a face mask, stay six feet apart, don't shout

New guidelines outline how private gatherings should be held
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PHOTOS: Meet the very good dogs comforting weary CA firefighters

They are among several comfort dogs roaming CAL FIRE’s incident command base in Santa Rosa each day to help reduce stress and anxiety impacting firefighters that often comes with a long fire season.
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redwoods on fire

Santa Cruz Mountains lose 40% of redwoods in fires

As a result of the CZU Lightnight Complex fires
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Bay Area favorite 'Karl The Fog' evaporates, now 'Karla' moves in

As many San Franciscans have come to know, the city’s thick marine layer is affectionately known as Karl The Fog. He’s got a sassy social media presence, is referenced by local weather forecasters and even published a well-received book last year.
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Starting today, California requires counties to address pandemic inequality before reopening

As California counties await today’s announcement of whether or not they will move down a level on the state’s tiered reopening system, state officials are taking a big step in addressing the pandemic’s racial and income disparities.
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Baby in car

New California law legalizes breaking into hot cars to save children

The law goes into effect January 1, 2021
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Playground

All outdoor playgrounds in California permitted to reopen

As of Tuesday they can all reopen
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Zoom class

California parents urge students to log off Zoom classes for a week to protest school closures

The "Zoom Out" began Monday
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Miracle Christmas cocktail bars announce 2020 Bay Area locations

Find them in SF, San Jose & Petaluma
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CA city bans junk food at grocery checkout aisle, first in the nation to do so

The city of Berkeley, CA has unanimously passed a landmark ordinance banning junk food from grocery store checkout aisles. The bill is intended to help people make healthier choices.
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