COVID: In California, Vaccinations Are Priority But Testing MattersUnder California's four-tier, colored coded system for resuming business operations and other activities, if a county tests more it gets rewarded by having its virus case rate adjusted down.
COVID Recovery: Half Of Eligible Berkeley Residents Fully Vaccinated, Positivity Rate Stays LowOfficials in Berkeley announced that half of the city's eligible residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, outpacing the state and nation in the vaccination rollout.
COVID: San Joaquin County Mired In Red Tier; Hospitalizations Up As Vaccinations SlowOn the outskirts of the Bay Area, San Joaquin County continues to remain in the state's Red Tier of COVID-19 restrictions for the fourth week in a row.
Sonoma-Marin Water Committee Calls On Residents To Reduce Water Use By 20%An advisory committee for water agencies in the North Bay passed a resolution Monday asking residents to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20%.
COVID Reopening: Monterey County Could Enter Yellow Tier Next Week; 61% Have Received Vaccine DoseMonterey County could move into the Yellow Tier of the state's pandemic reopening system as soon as next week, the county's top health official said Tuesday.
Endangered Condor Born in NorCal National ParkAn endangered condor hatched from its egg last month in Pinnacles National Park, making it the newest member of the park’s recovery program for the massive bird.
Santa Clara County Garbage Rates Go Up In Unincorporated AreasAfter a vote by the county Board of supervisors, beginning July 1, garbage collection rates in the eastern unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County will increase.
Come And Get It: Bay Area Walmart, Sam's Club Stores Latest To Offer Walk-Up COVID-19 VaccinesAs COVID-19 vaccine supplies continue to increase, Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, announced Tuesday that walk-up shots are available at their stores in the Bay Area and across the country.
COVID Reopening: San Francisco Symphony Increases Capacity For Concerts To 35%, Up To 50% In Yellow TierThe San Francisco Symphony announced that they have been allowed to increase capacity for upcoming events, as the symphony is set to hold its first concert with patrons in attendance in over a year.

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Sleeping Well During The COVID-19 PandemicA lack of routine during the pandemic has made it difficult for kids to maintain a healthy sleep schedule. Now is the time for kids to get back on track.
The Dangers Of Skipping Routine Vaccinations During COVID-19Across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a decline in vaccination rates as some families are choosing to forgo or delay their children’s routine pediatric well-visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heart Monitoring Device Brings Comfort To Newborn Bronte's ParentsMarvin and Amanda Benedict are self-described techies. They both work at Google, so they naturally love automation, and they joke that it’s fitting that their daughter now has an automated device.
Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Brain SurgeryThe name Ari means “lion” in Hebrew, and Ari Ellman’s first day back at preschool this September was a roaring success. Ari is small for his three years, but his vocabulary and charm are big enough to more than compensate. He’s excited, energetic, curious, and fully engaged with his friends and teachers.
Pioneering Immunotherapy Targeting Elusive Cancer Cells In ChildrenThe “remarkably successful” CAR-T cell therapy is giving new hope to the sickest cancer patients. Now, Stanford experts are focusing on advancing its use and broadening its benefits.
New Hope for Children With Aortic Valve DisordersWhen Claudia and Tom Yore discussed having a third child, the clincher came from Claudia, who said, “Let’s do it. He’s going to be our easy third.”
Mom Braves New Territory To Give Daughter With Spina Bifida Her Best ShotHelisabed Romano turned to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to perform in utero surgery to possibly save her baby from serious limitations later in life.
Cleft And Craniofacial Center Fosters Patient’s Dream To Entertain Mathias Dizon practiced for weeks to fulfill a promise he had made to his doctors and nurses at the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Center: to sing the national anthem at the center’s annual patient and family picnic every year until he goes to college.
Heart Transplant Allows Justin Wang To Experience His Bucket ListAt just 15-years-old, Justin Wang has already built a bucket list of the things he wants to see and do in his lifetime.