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Daily Edition for Friday, October 8, 2021

San Francisco Eases Mask Rules Starting Oct. 15: San Francisco will loosen its mask mandate for certain indoor spaces on Oct. 15, but in the city and much of the rest of the Bay Area, people will still be required to wear face coverings in most public places for the next couple of months and possibly into 2022, according to new rules announced Thursday. Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times and KQED. Keep reading for more on the Bay Area's mask mandate.

Daily Edition for Monday, October 4, 2021

Two California Scientists Awarded The Nobel Prize In Medicine: Ardem Patapoutian, a neuroscientist at Scripps Research in La Jolla, and his partner physiologist David Julius of UC San Francisco were awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine Monday for discovering receptors that enable people to sense heat, cold and touch. The discovery is essential to understanding a key part of human life, enabling a person to do everything from feel the caress of a finger on their skin to gauge the temperature of a cup of coffee. Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune, The Mercury News, The New York Times and CNN.

Daily Edition for Thursday, September 30, 2021

It’s Vaccine D-Day For Health Workers: California’s vaccination mandate for health care workers arrives as planned today despite a last-minute indication from the California Hospital Association that a 45-day extension would be available for facilities experiencing a “critical staffing shortage.” Asked about the statement, the California Department of Public Health said Wednesday that “no changes to the vaccine requirements for health care workers have been made or are imminent.” Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune. Scroll down for more coverage of California’s vaccine mandates.

Daily Edition for Tuesday, September 28, 2021

SoCalGas To Pay $1.8 Billion Over Gas Leak: It’s been nearly six years since noxious fumes spewed from a failing well in the hills above the San Fernando Valley, sickening thousands with headaches and nosebleeds. On Monday, Southern California Gas Co. and its parent company announced agreements to pay up to $1.8 billion to settle years of legal action. Read more from the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune and LA Daily News.