Incarcerated Writer At San Quentin Prison On Living Through Outbreak, Vaccines28 incarcerated men at San Quentin Prison and 1 guard died last year from Covid-19 complications. Now vaccines are being administered at San Quentin and across the California prison system. CBSN Bay Area's Len Kiese spoke with the co-founders of the Prison Journalism Project Yukari Iwatani Kane & Shaheen Pasha, as well as incarcerated writer Joe Garcia, in our ongoing series.
Leaving Prison During the Covid-19 PandemicThe Covid-19 pandemic has brought special challenges to those reentering society from prison. CBSN Bay Area's Michelle Griego spoke with Yukari Kane, co-founder of the Prison Journalism Project and Jonathan Chiu, who was released from San Quentin Prison last May.
UPDATE: Kaiser Permanente San Jose Emergency Room COVID Outbreak Linked To Air-Powered CostumeA COVID-19 outbreak at a South Bay hospital that infected at least 44 emergency room workers may be linked to an inflatable Christmas costume.
COVID Surge: Outbreak Reported At Two Santa Clara County Youth Detention FacilitiesSanta Clara County health officials on Wednesday confirmed an outbreak of over a dozen cases among youths and staff at two of the county's juvenile detention facilities.
COVID-19 Outbreak Sickens 38 At Santa Cruz Skilled Nursing FacilityOfficials in Santa Cruz are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak at a skilled nursing facility that has made nearly 40 people ill and hospitalized some residents.
Salinas-Based Company Recalls Romaine Lettuce Over Possible E. Coli ContaminationThe Salinas-based produce company Tanimura & Antle Inc. is voluntarily recalling its brand of packaged single head romaine lettuce out of an abundance of caution due to possible E. coli contamination, according to federal health officials.
Santa Cruz County Health Officer Concerned Over Rise In COVID-19 CasesSanta Cruz County health officer Dr. Gail Newel said Thursday that she is worried because COVID-19 cases are steadily growing in the county.
Officials Raise Alarm Over Spike In East Palo Alto COVID-19 CasesOfficials in East Palo Alto and San Mateo County on Tuesday were scrambling to contain a COVID-19 outbreak in the blue-collar, working-class community at the southern end of the county.
Bay Area Public Defenders Ask State To Release At-Risk San Quentin Inmates Amid COVID OutbreakFour Bay Area public defenders are collaborating to seek the release of non-violent inmates from San Quentin State Prison, where a coronavirus outbreak has claimed 25 lives, a top lawyer in the San Francisco Public Defender's office said Wednesday.
Hundreds Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Red Onions From CaliforniaAn outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to eating red onions from a supplier in Bakersfield has sickened hundreds of people nationwide, according to health officials.
California Killing Millions Of Trout To Stop Bacterial Outbreak Threatening Hatcheries, FarmsCalifornia will kill 3.2 million trout to stop the outbreak of a bacterial infection that’s threatening hatcheries. Outbreaks have been reported in fresh and saltwater fish farms, shellfish hatcheries, cattle and poultry farms around the world,
Tesla Workers Speak Out After Industry Blog Reports Dozens Of Workers Tested Positive For COVID-19Workers at Tesla are speaking out after an industry blog reported that more than a hundred employees have tested positive for coronavirus and more than a thousand have been exposed.
Gov. Newsom 'Not Pleased' As COVID-19 Cases Continue Spiking In CaliforniaCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday laid out some grim figures in the state's battle to stop the spread of coronavirus cases as numbers continued to skyrocket.
Gov. Newsom: COVID-19 Monitoring List Grows To 23 Counties Including Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, MontereyGovernor Gavin Newsom on Monday outlined some of California's efforts at COVID-19 enforcement over the holiday weekend as new coronavirus cases continued to skyrocket with 23 counties being monitored by health officials.
Former Inmate Describes 'Filthy, Contaminated' Conditions Inside San Quentin Amid Growing COVID-19 OutbreakIn a chilling, firsthand account of what it's like inside The Q, an inmate who was released last week, says the prison conditions are filthy and contaminated with germs. He told KPIX5 something needs to be done before everyone inside is exposed to COVID-19.