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Officials warn that next year’s cuts in water supply could go even deeper as severe drought grips nearly 90% of California. “The challenge is there is no water,” says Karla Nemeth, director of @CA_DWR .

Over the past 18 months, more than 150 firefighters were sickened by heat exposure while working for Cal Fire. But public health experts and federal workplace regulators agree that heat-related illnesses and deaths are 100% preventable.

Today, the Bay Area's own Betty Reid Soskin turned 100 years old. It's also the day an El Sobrante middle school officially renamed itself in her honor. @KQED 's @bethlaberge  captured scenes from today's ceremony. 🔗

Back in mid-August, U.S. health officials announced plans to offer COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans — starting as early as this week. That didn't happen. So when could we actually see booster shots roll out? And who might get them first?

In 'The Displaced,' an interracial artist couple moves into a loft near the subway, excited to be embarking on their new life together. But they soon realize they share it with something... paranormal.

“If [Native customers] see a dish from their tribe, I want them to feel pride. I want people to taste and feel the love." —Crystal Wahpepah of the new Fruitvale restaurant Wahpepah's Kitchen

SFPD’s organized retail crime unit will triple in size and boost patrolling in popular commercial areas. But criminal justice advocates argue that this strategy relies on “failed approaches” and doesn't target the roots of financially motivated crime.

San Francisco Cinematheque’s 12th annual Crossroads festival of new avant-garde films and videos is a stirring, smashing smorgasbord of styles, techniques and voices.


UPDATE: Evacuation orders and warnings hit just south of South Lake Tahoe on Sunday after a challenging weekend for crews battling the Caldor Fire.

California is issuing one-time food stamps with credits of up to $365 per child to help qualifying families get through the #coronavirus  outbreak. The deadline to apply is June 30. Details on how to apply:

The 33-year-old Bay Area cafe chain announced it is closing for good — every one of its 50 locations across three U.S. States — citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

@AP  A panel of advisers to the FDA recommended against approval of a Pfizer booster shot for people 16 years and older. There may be another vote on boosters for a limited age group. (via @NPR )

🗳️ If you haven't registered to vote in California, there's still time. 🗳️ You have until Monday, Aug. 30 to register online with @CASOSvote . After that, you can register in-person at select polling locations on #ElectionDay .

CA has lost access to 5,500 megawatts of power due to the #BootlegFire 's impacts on a power connection between CA and OR To put that into context, during one rolling blackout last year, the loss of just 248 MW was the final tipping point into an emergency

Filmmaker and activist @BootsRiley  addressed a crowd of thousands at today's #Juneteenth  protest in Oakland, with a message about the port shutdown - and the power of labor. (Please note: contains strong language.)

Scenes from today's #FarmerProtest  in #SanFrancisco  in solidarity with farmers in India: ? @bethlaberge 

SHARE THIS: Here's a list of essential items to pack in your emergency bag in the event of evacuation. Be prepared.

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