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Sacramento County Considers Alternate Emergency Line For Immediate Mental Health Help

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HHS nominee Becerra says pandemic will be top priority

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic. Now attorney general of the nation’s most populous state, Becerra will be grilled by two panels. Tuesday, it’s the health committee’s turn, followed Wednesday by the Finance Committee, which w...
Tags: Health, Business, California, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer


Valencia’s new COVID-19 lab pushes back after report of ‘significant deficiencies’

A Valencia COVID-19 testing lab that was found to have “significant deficiencies” during a  recent state inspection says it has corrected the problems and believes the facility is not in danger of closure. The $25 million Valencia Branch Laboratory at 28545 Livingston Ave. was unveiled in late October and began processing tests Nov. 1. The 134,000-square-foot facility was converted for its new use by the Massachusetts-based diagnostics company PerkinElmer, which operates the lab under a $1.7 bil...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Technology, Massachusetts, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Lausd, Disneyland, Valencia, Health And Human Services, Santa Clarita, LFS, LA County


Inspectors find ‘deficiencies’ at virus test lab in Valencia

By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press Inspectors found “significant deficiencies” at California’s new coronavirus testing laboratory, problems that state officials on Monday, Feb. 22, partly blamed on the rapid ramp-up they required from the lab’s private operator under terms of a $1.4 billion contract. A fraction of 1% of the more than 1.5 million tests processed at the Valencia Branch Laboratory had problems, the state said in a preliminary report, but Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. ...
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COVID Deaths Remain High In California Even As Case Rates Plummet

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic remains alarmingly high, topping 49,000 this weekend, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. The number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks, the state Department of Public Health reported Sunday. The 6,760 new confirmed cases are more than 85% below the mid-December peak of about 54,0...
Tags: Health, News, California, Israel, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Ap, Cbs, Blue Shield, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Northern Nevada, Vacaville, LA County, state Department of Public Health


Newsom Says 7.3 Million Shots Given In California As New Vaccine Delivery System Rolls Out

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) – California’s new system of delivering, tracking and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in select counties, a first step in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout hampered by limited national supply. Newsom announced last month that his administration had tapped insurer Blue Shield to design and manage a centralized system to get doses out quickly and equitably. He said the state also needs robust da...
Tags: Health, California, Kaiser Permanente, Israel, California News, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kaiser, Cbs, Blue Shield, Disneyland, Prado, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


Sacramento Warming Centers Remain Closed For 10 Days After 3 More Positive COVID Tests

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two downtown Sacramento warming centers will remain closed for 10 days after a guest and two more workers tested positive for COVID-19, city officials said on Saturday. The two warming centers – the Library Galleria on I Street and Southside Pool House on 6th Street – temporarily closed Thursday after a staff member who worked at both sites tested positive. The City of Sacramento said county health officials notified them of the three new positive tests on Saturday and said ...
Tags: Health, News, Local, Sacramento, City, Cbs, City Hall, Vacaville, Cesar Chavez Plaza, 6th Street, Sacramento News, Darrel Steinberg, Coronavirus, Coronavirus News, Library Galleria, Sacramento Warming Centers


Watchdog calls for LA County nursing home crisis plan in light of ‘serious’ deficiencies, gaps 

A Los Angeles County watchdog is calling for the Public Health Department to create a nursing home crisis and response plan in light of major safety problems that surfaced during the coronavirus pandemic. Two Pasadena nursing home evacuations last year revealed “serious operational deficiencies” in these facilities that threatened the safety of residents and gaps in state and county procedures for triggering an “effective, timely and coordinated response,” according to the second interim nursing...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Sacramento, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, the City, Health Department


Travis AFB One Of Two Bases Nationwide Testing Pilot Suicide Prevention Program

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Nevada County Sheriff ‘Mobile Crisis Team’ Not On Duty At Time Of Deadly Deputy Shooting

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Tags: Crime, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Mental Health, DMV, Cbs, Nevada, West Sacramento, Nevada County, Southern California, Crawford, Alta Sierra, Arvidson


California Lawmaker Proposes New Law That Would Ban Fracking In California By 2027

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – Heeding the call of Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Scott Wiener introduced legislation on Wednesday that would ban all fracking in California by 2027 and halt the oil and gas extraction method around schools and homes by Jan. 1. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique used to extract huge amounts of oil and gas from shale rock deep underground. It involves injecting high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals into rock. Environmental groups says the c...
Tags: Health, Politics, California, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Fracking, DMV, Cbs, Associated Press, West Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Wiener, Newsom


Shut Down And Shut In: Some Mental Health Impacts May Linger Long-Term

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Tags: News, Cdc, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Mental Health, Cbs, Bain, Sims, Jane, David Bain, UC Davis Health, Coronavirus, Yellowlees, Peter Yellowlees, Savannah Sims


California reveals data used to lift stay-at-home order

SACRAMENTO — California’s health department on Monday released to the public previously secret projections for future hospital intensive care unit capacity throughout the state, the key metric for lifting the coronavirus stay-at-home order. However, state officials did not explain how regional per capita virus cases and transmission rates that also were released might influence how much ICU space will be available in four weeks. Last week, state health officials told The Associated Press they we...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Associated Press, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, State


California lifts coronavirus stay-at-home orders, curfew statewide

SACRAMENTO — California lifted regional stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, returning the state to a system of county-by-county restrictions, state health officials announced. The order had been in place in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, covering the majority of the state’s counties. The change will allow businesses such as restaurants to resume outdoor operations in many areas, though local officia...
Tags: Health, News, California, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, San Joaquin Valley, LA County, Newsom, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


US Surpasses 25 Million COVID Cases – Now It’s A Race Between Vaccines And Variants

SACRAMENTO (CNN/CBS13) – It took just over a year for the United States to go from one to 25 million coronavirus infections. That’s an average of about 67,934 new infections every day, or an average of one new infection every 1.2 seconds since January 21, 2020. As infections kept soaring this weekend, so did the death toll. As of Sunday, more than 419,000 people have died from the virus in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US death toll could reach 569,000 by May 1, a...
Tags: Health, UK, California, Cdc, Washington, US, Sacramento, Cnn, United States, United Kingdom, Cbs, Anthony Fauci, CBS Face the Nation, Vlade Divac, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University


Age May Be Priority Above All For California COVID Vaccinations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — Advocates for farmworkers, teachers, grocery store clerks and other essential workers are worried they will have to wait until this summer to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as California considers giving priority to older residents. State officials said the move makes sense given older people have a much higher rate of hospitalization and death from COVID-19, and with the state experiencing struggles with vaccine distribution, vaccinating all over the age of 65 ...
Tags: Health, California, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Cbs, San Diego County, United State, Vlade Divac, California Department of Public Health, Fresno County, California School Boards Association, Solana Beach School District, Noe Paramo, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation


Agencies Investigating Cause Of Death Of Person Who Died Hours After Receiving Vaccine, Placer Sheriff Says

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – Multiple agencies are investigating the cause of death of an individual who died Thursday hours after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday. The sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post that the individual tested positive for the virus in late December. “The individual was administered a COVID-19 vaccine several hours before their death on January 21, 2021,” the agency wrote. “The vaccine was not administered by Placer Co...
Tags: Health, Facebook, News, Local, Sacramento, Cbs, Placer County Sheriff s Office, Placer, Vlade Divac, Coronavirus, Coronavirus News, Coronavirus Vaccine, Placer County Public Health Further


Californians To Vote In 2022 On Banning Sale Of Flavored Tobacco Products

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Californians will vote in 2022 on whether the state should ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including flavored vaping cartridges. Lawmakers approved the ban in 2020, but a referendum qualified Friday, meaning voters will have their say in November 2022. In the meanwhile, the law won’t take effect. Major tobacco companies backed the referendum in hopes of overturning the law. The ban prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products but does not criminalize...
Tags: Health, California, California News, Sacramento, Cbs, Tom, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Sacramento Calif, Philip Morris USA, Big Tobacco, Midtown Sacramento, R J Reynolds Tobacco Company, Flavored Tobacco, Matthew L Myers, California Coalition for Fairness


Neighboring Counties Still Facing Vaccine Distribution Delays

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Even With Fewer Drivers On The Road, New Report Finds Risky Driving And Fatal Crashes Surged In 2020

(CNN) — The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many Americans to stay home and stay put. But even though fewer people were driving during the first six months of the pandemic, riskier driving surged, leading to a troubling uptick in fatal crashes, preliminary data shows. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report on Americans’ driving habits from March to September 2020 and found some disturbing trends. Traffic deaths rose, fewer drivers and passengers wore their seat...
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5 vaccination mega-centers open in L.A. County today – but are there enough doses to stock them?

Fueled by an increasingly uncertain supply of much-coveted coronavirus vaccines, Los Angeles County aimed to roll out five new large-scale vaccination centers, all at high-profile settings around the region, on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The array of new vaccination centers will be in addition to the giant parking-lot clinic at Dodger Stadium — perhaps the largest vaccination site in the nation — and 75 smaller sites the county is already operating. Though all the sites are quite recognizable to Southlan...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Washington, Government, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, San Diego, Community, San Diego County, Eric Garcetti, Valencia


California COVID Deaths Top 30,000 After Deadliest Weekend On Record

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) — California has hit another grim coronavirus milestone. Data from John Hopkins University on Monday showed the nation’s most populous state has recorded more than 30,000 deaths since the pandemic started nearly a year ago. Deaths have exploded since a COVID-19 surge began in October. It took California six months to record its first 10,000 deaths. But in barely a month, the total rose from 20,000 to 30,000. Over the weekend, state officials reported a two-day record of 1,1...
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State Desperate For More Medical Workers As California Health Corps Volunteers Dwindle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California desperately needs more medical workers at facilities swamped by coronavirus patients, but almost no help is coming from a volunteer program that Gov. Gavin Newsom created at the start of the pandemic. An army of 95,000 initially raised their hands, and just 14 are now working in the field. Very few volunteers actually met qualifications for the California Health Corps, and only a tiny sliver has the high-level experience needed to help with the most ser...
Tags: Health, California, California News, Sacramento, Cbs, Gavin Newsom, David Simon, Butler, Moore, Roberson, Corps, Sacramento Calif, University of California San Francisco, Charles Moore, XYZ, Newsom


California Reports Nearly 700 COVID Deaths Friday – Another Daily Record

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California health authorities reported Saturday another record one-day total of 695 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads. California’s death toll since the start of the pandemic rose to 29,233, according to the state Department of Public Health’s website. The state website also added another 52,636 positive cases on Friday. Meanwhile, hospitalizations are nearly 22,000 and state models project the number could reach 30,000 by Feb 1. A...
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Two-Day COVID Death Count Hits Record In California

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California on Thursday reported a record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads. The state Department of Public Health’s website listed 583 new deaths, a day after 459 deaths. The previous two-day record total was 1,013 deaths at the end of December. California’s death toll since the start of the pandemic rose to 28,045. The state’s hospitals are trying to prepare for the possibility that they may have to ration c...
Tags: Health, California, US, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Ap, Sacramento County, Arizona, Cbs, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Joaquin Valley, Coyle, Department of Public Health, California Hospital Association


As 258 more COVID deaths are posted, LA County urges people to wait their turns for vaccines

As Los Angeles County lost another 258 lives to coronavirus — one of the highest single-day totals of the pandemic — health officials pleaded on Wednesday, Jan. 6, with residents not to sign up for a vaccine appointment meant for healthcare workers. “Please do not sign up for an appointment if you’re not an eligible frontline healthcare worker,” said Barbara Ferrer, the public health director, acknowledging that some people have been inoculated inappropriately because they were not asked for ver...
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Stay-At-Home Order Remains In Effect for Greater Sacramento Region

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Stay-At-Home Order Remains In Effect for Greater Sacramento Region

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‘We Will Be There By The Early Fall’: Fauci Talks Return To Normalcy With Gov. Newsom

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – In a virtual conversation with California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the general public could potentially begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations by April and estimated life could begin returning to normal in the early fall of 2020. Newsom asked Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, whether or not the country was on track with predetermined plans for the vaccination process. As the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses per pers...
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California announces first case of coronavirus variant

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced the first known case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus in the nation’s most populated state, following the first reported U.S. case in Colorado. Newsom said he had just learned of the finding in a Southern California case Wednesday. He announced it during an online conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-disease expert. Fauci said: “I don’t think Californians should think that ...
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