COVID in California: Cases in children soar nationwide amid BA.2 outbreak

San Francisco is in a new pandemic location: it no longer has lower rates of COVID-19 cases than the nation as a whole, a reversal of its status throughout the pandemic. Legislation to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19 appears to have fallen out of favor among California lawmakers. Masks, on the other hand, are … Read more

Symptoms persist for two years for some; inflammatory protein models may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois, States United States, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Join now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

2 Santa Cruz Starbucks stores vote to unionize, first in California

Two Starbucks stores in Santa Cruz, Calif., voted to unionize, becoming the first two Starbucks stores in California to do so. A third Santa Cruz store will vote to unionize in June. | Video player | Santa Cruz Starbucks unionization push follows national trend of increased union approval By a vote of 15 to two, … Read more

California bets big on offshore wind power

Floating wind turbines, like these in Scotland, are controversial, but they are probably a necessary part of moving away from fossil fuels. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Staff (Getty Images) The wind is picking up on the west coast. California plans to produce 10 to 15 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2045, enough to … Read more

‘Significant increase’ in California coronavirus outbreaks brings new warnings

Palisades Charter High School students ride the Expo Line after school on April 21. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times) Coronavirus conditions are likely to worsen as case rates continue to rise and hospitalizations begin to rise, according to the top health official for the most populous county in the San Francisco Bay Area. “We are also … Read more

‘Significant increase’ in California coronavirus outbreaks brings new warnings

SAN FRANCISCO— Coronavirus conditions are likely to worsen as case rates continue to rise and hospitalizations begin to rise, according to the top health official for the most populous county in the San Francisco Bay Area. “We are also seeing quite a significant increase in reports of outbreaks, coming from schools, workplaces and other congregate … Read more

Inside the $23.5million mansion set to break another local record in Southern California

The ocean view from the most expensive mansion ever sold in Encinitas, California. Ranch Pics A modern $23.5 million mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Southern California is set to officially hit the market on May 14 and, in the process, become the most expensive home to ever come up for sale in the city … Read more

The painless wearable gadget can measure blood sugar, alcohol and muscle fatigue at the same time

A new wearable gadget that attaches to the arm can measure blood sugar and muscle fatigue at the gym and alcohol levels at the pub. Created in California, the prototype can continuously monitor three health stats – glucose, alcohol and lactate levels – either separately or simultaneously in real time. About the size of three … Read more

The painless wearable gadget can measure blood sugar, alcohol and muscle fatigue at the same time

A new wearable gadget that attaches to the arm can measure blood sugar and muscle fatigue at the gym and alcohol levels at the pub. Created in California, the prototype can continuously monitor three health stats – glucose, alcohol and lactate levels – either separately or simultaneously in real time. About the size of three … Read more

South Korea hunts for tungsten treasure in race for rare minerals

South Korean tungsten mine gets $100 million makeover Dozens of new mining projects launched around the world Green and digital booms are fueling demand for rare minerals China is preeminent in the supply of critical minerals GRAPHIC-South Korea’s dependence on China: SANGDONG, South Korea, May 9 (Reuters) – Glistening blue tungsten from the walls of … Read more