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Who’s Next in Line for California’s Scarce Vaccines? Committees Debate.

SACRAMENTO — A pair of advisory committees is making potential life-and-death decisions starting Wednesday over who's next in line for scarce coronavirus vaccines that aren't expected to be universally available to California's nearly 40 million residents until sometime deep into next year. Should teachers be among the chosen few? Farmworkers?...

As Virus Surges, Fresno Hospital Adds Beds. State Has Makeshift Morgues Standing By.

Hospitals are filling up so fast in California that officials are rolling out mobile field facilities and scrambling to hire more doctors and nurses to prepare for an expected surge in coronavirus patients. Fresno's Community Regional Medical Center is rushing 50 beds into a building near the hospital and bringing...

What Does Poll Show About Vaccines, Mask Mandate and a Replacement for Harris’ Senate Seat

Californians overwhelmingly want Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint the best person possible to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ Senate seat regardless of race or sex, and people are more overwhelmed by living with COVID-19 than they expected, according to a recent poll by Public Policy Polling. Though the governor wrestles with whom...