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KCRA: Records show steps Costco took to address Tracy meatpacking site outbreak

KCRA: San Joaquin County ICUs at 146% capacity, officials say

KRCR: Passenger dies after jumping from suspect vehicle during police chase in Red Bluff

KRCR: Lightning sparks new 200 acre fire in Lassen County

East Bay Times: Athletics-Astros brawl: Ramón Laureano suspended six games, Astros’ Alex Cintrón gets 20 games

East Bay Times: Pac-12 football shuts down: Coronavirus forces first canceled season in more than 100 years

Sacramento Bee: Feds offer $5,000 reward as search continues for North Sacramento man who shot at police

Sacramento Bee: ‘Get the f*** out of my town’: Sides clash at BLM protest march in Nevada City

LA Times: Coronavirus strikes indoor mushroom farms

Washington Post: Wearing a neck gaiter may be worse than no mask at all, researchers find

Press Democrat: Study: Small group of Sonoma County residents use $162 million in social services annually

The Guardian: Love you to death: how we hurt the animals we cherish

The Guardian: Disease-bearing ticks thrive as climate change heats up US

The Guardian: More than 900 US healthcare workers have died of Covid-19 – and the toll is rising

SF Chronicle: Two evacuated by helicopter after hostile cow attack



Washington Post: Nearly 100,000 U.S. children test positive for coronavirus in two-week span

Washington Post: ‘He’s not a drug kingpin,’ judge says about Black veteran serving life sentence for selling less than $30 of marijuana. Now he will be released from prison

LA Times: Thousands of online listings are violating L.A.’s new short-term rental law

SF Chronicle: California's public health director resigns amid questions about coronavirus test data

Sunday, Aug. 9

NBC News: Gunmen kill 6 French tourists at a wildlife park in Niger

Saturday, Aug. 8

NPR: A Cooking Camp Chef's Recipe For Remote Education: Make It Ambitious

NPR: Gov. Cuomo Clears The Way For In-Person Learning At Schools In New York State

Politico: Trump antagonizes GOP megadonor Adelson in heated phone call

Siskiyou Daily News: ‘You’re a Judas:’ Hunter Sims’ sister confronts murderer Eddie Dodge

The Oregonian: Oregon State Parks to add temporary out-of-state camping surcharge

Washington Post: Most VA workers see racism against colleagues and veterans, union survey finds

Marin Independent Journal: Shoving, spitting reported at Novato political rally

San Jose Mercury: Alaska Airlines offers ‘buy one, get one free’ airfares

Friday, Aug. 7

Smithsonian Magazine: Seabird Poop Is Worth More Than $1 Billion Annually

The Hill: New postmaster general overhauls USPS leadership amid probe into mail delays

Politico: Black Lives Matter movement sparks 'collective awakening' on marijuana policies

CBS News : How red tape and black market weed are buzzkills for California's legal marijuana industry

Washington Post: Blumenthal: The threat to U.S. elections is real, and frightening. The public has a right to know.

Sacramento Bee: CalPERS chief’s abrupt resignation preceded by conflict of interest questions

Sacramento Bee: California’s 800,000 farmworkers are under siege from the coronavirus. Lawmakers urge relief

Sacramento Bee: Firefighter saves tortoise who was struck by vehicle in Northern California

LA Times: Man dies attempting to save three children from drowning in Kings River

LA Times: California colleges can reopen with a ton of restrictions, limited dorms, online classes

KRCR: Expect stronger CHP enforcement at the Redding to Anderson Six Lane project until complete

KRCR: Redding School District adopts hybrid model for 2020-2021 school year

SF Chronicle: 4 Big Sur roads closed due to 'overwhelming increase in visitors'

Washington Post: Postal Service overhauls leadership as Democrats press for investigation of mail delays

The Guardian: Jerry Falwell Jr takes leave of absence after unzipped pants photo

The Guardian: Canada to retaliate dollar for dollar after US announces 10% tariff on aluminum

LA Times: Facing a wave of evictions, California is about to make thousands of kids homeless

LA Times: After first being spared, rural California now being ravaged by the coronavirus

Press Democrat: Sonoma County tribes unveil plan for large medical center at former Kmart site in Santa Rosa

Press Democrat: 21 detained at suspected Mendocino County mairjuana grow

Press Democrat: North Coast grape harvest kicks off as COVID-19 poses serious threat to farmworkers

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