Santa Cruz Co Passes 2 New Initiatives to Limit COVID-19 SpreadWith COVID-19 case rates increasing in Santa Cruz County, local leaders began implementing creative options to limit the spread of the virus this week.
Alameda Co Supe Chastises Agency Over Failure to Hire Black ContractorsKeith Carson chastised the county's General Services Agency (GSA) at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting for sole sourcing a project for tiny homes when Black contractors are getting few, if any, projects from the agency.
Hair Salon Owners Plan to Defy Alameda Co Shelter-In-PlaceA large group of salon owners across the state are planning to reopen on Aug. 17, whether they have permission or not. 
California Under-Reporting Virus Cases Due to Technical IssueA technical problem created a lag in California's tally of coronavirus test results, casting doubt on the accuracy of recent data and hindering efforts to track the spread.
Hayward Drive-Up Testing Site Moved Due To Long Lines, CongestionHayward’s first come, first served COVID-19 testing site is now by appointment only and no longer at Cal State East Bay.
Pelosi Hopeful For Deal But Progress Slow On Coronavirus Relief BillNegotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed Monday in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools assuming a higher profile in the talks.
'You're Killing People' - San Mateo Supervisor Seeks Fines For Violating COVID-19 Mask, Health OrdersFines for violating health orders to stop the spread of COVID-19 could be coming to the Peninsula.
San Mateo 'Salon Alley' Business Owners Face Bleak Future With New County ShutdownSan Mateo County became the last Bay Area county to face new restrictions after being on the state's coronaVirus watch list. Starting Sunday, the new restrictions ban malls, gyms, churches, tattoo parlors, spas, hair and nail salons.
Released Inmates Describe Ordeal Inside San Quentin During Coronavirus OutbreakGreg Morris was doing 17 years to life in San Quentin State Prison for attempted murder when coronavirus infiltrated the prison's walls. In an interview with KPIX he described conditions inside the Big House that he said were "terrible."

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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.