Exactly one year ago Saturday, Stanislaus County announced its first death related to the coronavirus. The death toll is now at 1,017, according to the latest data released by the Health Services Agency. Last summer, to illustrate the seriousness of COVID-19, the county published a chart showing the average annual […]

PIEDMONT The Piedmont Council Boy Scouts of America had its 100th Annual Recognition Event recently, recognizing volunteers who make the Piedmont Scouting program possible. Among the award recipients was Sue Smegal, who received the highest honor of the evening, the Silver Beaver Award. This award recognizes a volunteer who has […]

Josh Duggar (m. Anna Keller) Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest child, Josh, was born on March 3, 1988. After being home-schooled (as the Duggars would do with all of their kids) he too became a conservative activist, campaigning for the Family Council. He stepped down after old police records surfaced in 2015 revealing that […]

Josh Duggar (m. Anna Keller) Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest child, Josh, was born on March 3, 1988. After being home-schooled (as the Duggars would do with all of their kids) he too became a conservative activist, campaigning for the Family Council. He stepped down after old police records surfaced in 2015 revealing that […]

The UC Santa Barbara Recreation Center is reopening in a limited capacity on April 12, the university announced in an email to students on March 23.  The recreation center — known as the Rec Cen — closed in March 2020 after the university transitioned to online learning in light of […]

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer speaks with guard Kiana Williams during the second half of a college basketball game against Oklahoma State in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament at the UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Stephen Spillman) Stephen Spillman AP STANFORD, […]

Share Tweet Share Share Share Email The U.S. has mobilized the largest COVID-19 vaccination rollout of any country in the world. The Biden administration has set May 1 as the date that all states will be required to lift vaccine requirements to include any adult who wants to get the […]

The 109th National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off Saturday, but for the second consecutive year officials in the nation’s capital are urging people to avoid visiting Washington’s famed cherry trees due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re encouraging the public to experience the cherry blossoms virtually this year to help avoid […]

This article is published in partnership with TexasTribune.org. As many Texas universities take the extraordinary step of canceling or significantly reducing spring break during the pandemic, some schools are hosting on-campus events and continuing the weeklong break in March despite concerns about college students using the time to travel and […]

For over a year, I’ve been on a quest to find the best books to read in quarantine. An unexpected byproduct of lockdown, for me, was feeling overwhelmed by the amount of TV shows and movies available, so instead I morphed into the cliché tableau of a woman hunched over […]

Christopher Palmeri and Emily Chang, Bloomberg Published 2:07 p.m. ET March 17, 2021 Walt Disney Co. plans to reopen its two California theme parks on April 30 after they were dark for more than a year, a key step in the entertainment giant’s recovery from the pandemic. Disneyland and Disney […]

WESTPORT — First Selectman Jim Marpe still remembers standing on the steps outside of town hall a year ago — maskless and surrounded by other officials — announcing schools and various aspects of town government would have to close. COVID-19 had come to Westport. “This was going to be the […]

With the new time change (I still think Daylight Saving Time was designed just to keep us in a constant state of confusion) and warmer weather, now is the best time of year in Lafayette and Lamorinda. Also, as more people get their vaccinations, more of us will enjoy all […]

Saturday marks a rather bittersweet anniversary. On March 13, 2020, I walked out of a local store. I haven’t been inside any building other than my house since then. This has been the Year of COVID, and as an “at risk” individual, I’ve followed the advice of my doctor and […]