Wind-Whipped Wildfire in Big Sur Shuts Hwy 1, Forces EvacuationsHighway 1 in Monterey County was closed just south of Carmel late Friday evening due to a fast-moving brush fire fanned by high winds, causing flames to jump the roadway, prompting evacuations in the Palo Colorado region just north of Big Sur.
Two Years On, Employment Still Below Pre-Pandemic PeakSmall businesses navigating the challenges of the pandemic say hiring workers is the latest hurdle they face almost two years since COVID-19 changed the economy.
Review: 2020 Decision to Defend Central Coast Fire Station Nearly Cost LivesA firefighting crew’s decision to stay and defend its beloved station on California’s central coast nearly cost the lives of 14 firefighters who were overrun by flames, according to a report released Friday by an organization that promotes firefighter safety.
San Francisco Launches Vehicle Triage Center for Hundreds Living in Cars, RVsSan Francisco city officials Friday launched the new Bayview Vehicle Triage Center, providing a safe space and services for people living in their vehicles.
Intel to Build $20 Billion Fabrication Facility in Midwest to Ease Chip ShortageSilicon Valley chipmaker Intel said Friday it will invest $20 billion to build a new factory in Ohio, an attempt to help alleviate a global shortage, signaling the company’s commitment to manufacturing crucial technology products in the U.S.
Oakland Police Arrest Homicide Suspect Who Fatally Shot Male Victim, Fired at FirefightersPolice in Oakland on Friday confirmed the arrest of a person who fatally shot a victim and also fired at Oakland firefighters Thursday evening, according to authorities.

Entertainment

Liam's List Jan. 21: 49ers Playoff Showdown, New Charlie Puth Song, Fog Fair At Fort Mason
Rock Superstar Meat Loaf Dies At 74; Dark-Hearted Anthems Loved By Millions Meat Loaf, the rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” has died. He was 74.
North Bay Doctor Helps Make Medicine More Accessible in Rural GuatemalaA North Bay family medicine physician is making health care more accessible for remote areas of northern Guatemala where clinics are hours away.
California Could Limit Conservatorships, Promote Alternatives In Wake Of #FreeBritney MovementDisability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.
Another Planet Entertainment Announces Partnership with Castro Theatre OwnersBay Area concert promoter Another Planet Entertainment on Wednesday announced it is partnering with the owners of San Francisco's Castro Theatre to refurbish the landmark building and present live events at the venue.
Looking To Support Bay Area Shelters For the Betty White Challenge? Here Are A FewOn Monday, which would've been the 100th birthday for Hollywood legend Betty White, her fans are being prompted to take part in the Betty White Challenge.

Health

Napa Valley Looks to Restaurant Week to Help Jump-Start Economic ComebackRestaurant week kicked off in Napa Valley Friday night. It is a shot in the arm for those trying to stay in business but, for others, the pandemic has forced them to call it quits.
Families Anxiously Await COVID Vaccinations For Toddlers As Joseph Sanchez watched his 15-months-old son go down a slide at a Willow Glenn neighborhood playground, he tries not to think of the constant danger the youngster faces from the coronavirus.
Warriors, Chase Center to Require Fans Show Proof of COVID Booster ShotsTo get inside Chase Center to see Steph Curry and Klay Thompson make a splash you already need to show proof of vaccination. Starting Feb. 1, you'll need to show proof of a booster shot as well.
COVID: San Jose Children's Discovery Museum Announces Upcoming Family Vaccination ClinicsSan Jose's Children's Discovery Museum and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department will host another vaccination clinic Sunday for eligible children and their families.
Queen Of The Valley Hospital Workers Stage Picket Over Pandemic Staffing, Pay IssuesWorkers at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center were out picketing Wednesday, claiming Napa County's largest hospital is severely understaffed and that they’re underpaid.
COVID: Experts Say Distinction In Hospitalization Numbers Important As California Case Rates DipNew numbers from California state health officials Wednesday show COVID-19 cases are going down slightly. Meanwhile, experts say the distinction between patients hospitalized for COVID-19, versus with COVID, is more critical during the omicron surge.

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CBS Evening News, January 21, 2022U.S. and Russia hold talks over Ukraine crisis; Young adults step up during EMT shortage in NY town
Saturday Sessions: Curtis Harding performs "Can't Hide It"Born in Michigan, Curtis Harding spent his adolescence in Atlanta, where he grew up with two musical inspirations: his mother, a gospel singer, and his sister, a hip-hop fan. Since then he’s developed his own soulful style, showcased in two previous albums. From his latest album "If Words Were Flowers," Curtis Harding performs “Can't Hide It.”
Saturday Sessions: The Lumineers perform "A.M. RADIO"This morning on Saturday Sessions — a return visit from The Lumineers. Based in Denver, they hit it big right from their debut album, which topped the charts, went triple platinum and earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. More top-selling albums followed — along with sold-out arenas around the world. From their brand new album "Brightside," here are The Lumineers with "A.M. RADIO."
Saturday Sessions: The Lumineers perform "Where We Are"This morning on Saturday Sessions — a return visit from The Lumineers. Based in Denver, they hit it big right from their debut album, which topped the charts, went triple platinum and earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. More top-selling albums followed — along with sold-out arenas around the world. From their brand new album "Brightside," here are The Lumineers with "Where We Are."
U.S. and Russia hold talks over Ukraine crisisWith Russian President Vladimir Putin continuing to amass troops on the border, the U.S. and its allies are sending more weapons to Ukraine. Now, the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier and its strike group have moved into the region to participate in NATO maritime exercises. Holly Williams has the latest from Ukraine.
COVID cases floor Missouri Children's HospitalDr. Anthony Fauci said he "absolutely did not know when the FDA will authorize" a COVID vaccine for young children — walking back comments he made indicating that could happen within a month. It comes as infections among children are soaring across the country. Carter Evans has more.

CBS World News

U.S. and Russia hold talks over Ukraine crisisWith Russian President Vladimir Putin continuing to amass troops on the border, the U.S. and its allies are sending more weapons to Ukraine. Now, the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier and its strike group have moved into the region to participate in NATO maritime exercises. Holly Williams has the latest from Ukraine.
Secretary Blinken in Geneva for crucial talks with Russia amid fears of imminent Ukraine invasionU.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday. Christina Ruffini looks ahead to the meeting, which is seen as one of the last chances for a diplomatic path to averting what U.S. officials fear is an imminent Russian attack on Ukraine.
CIA reports most "Havana Syndrome" cases not caused by foreign groupThe CIA says most cases of the neurological illness known as "Havana Syndrome" were not caused by a foreign adversary, after a cluster of cases was first reported in Cuba by U.S. diplomats and personnel.
U.K. paleontologists find nearly complete IchthyosaurAn almost-perfect fossil of a 180-million-year-old reptile was discovered in a drained reservoir in England. As Charlie D'Agata reports, the rare find of the bones of a "Sea Dragon" that is over 33-feet long may help scientists learn about why these beasts failed to adapt to a changing climate.
Secretary Blinken in Geneva for crucial talks with Russia amid fears of Ukraine invasionOn Friday, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva. Holly Williams is in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, talking to locals about their fears for a Russian invasion.
Austrian Parliament votes to make vaccines mandatory for most adultsThe mandate is the strictest of its kind so far in the European Union.