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COVID Update: Mandatory Workplace Vaccinations Urged In Contra Costa, Santa Clara County, San FranciscoHealth officials from Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties urged businesses Thursday to implement mandatory COVID vaccination policies amid the rapid rise COVID cases fueled by the Delta variant. (7/22/21)
Rising COVID Cases Would Have Some Bay Area Counties In Most Restrictive Level Of Former Tier System In CaliforniaWith COVID cases on the rise, three Bay Area counties would be back in the Purple Tier, the most restrictive of California former tier system. Justin Andrews reports. (7/22/21)
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Raw Video: Scene of Pedestrian Crash in East San JoseA man was sent to the hospital with life threatening injuries after getting hit by a vehicle in San Jose early Thursday morning and the driver was arrested. (7/22/21)
Thursday Morning Weather Forecast with Mary Lee(7/22/21)
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Families Forced Out After Antioch Vegetation Fire Spreads To ApartmentsMore than a dozen families were displaced Wednesday after a vegetation fire broke out in Antioch and spread to a nearby apartment complex. Andrea Nakano reports. (7/21/21)
Bay Area Reopens: Festivals Set To Return To Fremont, San JoseFollowing last year's pandemic pause, the Fremont Festival of the Arts and the San Jose Jazz Festival are gearing up amid rising concerns about the Delta variant. Katie Nielsen reports. (7/21/21) 
Chinatown Businesses Say They're Targets Of Frivolous ADA Lawsuits; DA InvestigatesSan Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin's office is launching an investigation after several Chinatown merchants were hit by potentially fake lawsuits and so-called "demand letters." Andria Borba reports. (7/21/21)
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Wildfire Smoke Revealed To Be More Damaging Than Originally BelievedResearchers are now revealing the damaging risk that comes with smoke exposure, from asthma to lead poisoning, and it all began with what was at the time the worst fire on record in California. (7/21/21)
Wednesday Evening Forecast With Paul HeggenContinued cool by the coast, warm inland.
PG&E Announces Major Initiative To Bury Power Lines In Wildfire AreasPacific Gas and Electric officials on Wednesday announced a multi-year effort to bury power lines in areas of California where the wildfire risk is the highest. Wilson Walker reports. (7/21/21)
Stanford Campus Police Reforms Include More Unarmed OfficersStanford has been working for months on a plan for police reform. As Len Ramirez tells us, that could mean more unarmed officers responding to calls.
East Bay Woman Dedicates Career To Helping Veterans Receive Their BenefitsU.S. military veterans can go through a maddening mountain of red tape and roadblocks in applying for government benefits available to them. Sharon Chin introduces us to Jill Martinez, a woman who's spent the last 35 years fighting on the frontlines for veterans. (7/21/21)
Senate Republicans Block Efforts to Begin Debate on Infrastructure DealNatalie Brand reports on Republican senators opposing procedural vote on infrastructure deal (7-21-2021)
Drought Emergency: Santa Clara Valley Water District Customers Falling Short Of Conservation GoalsMore than a month after the Santa Clara Valley Water District declared a drought emergency, officials said the area is falling short of a goal to cut usage by 15%. Devin Fehely reports. (7/21/21)
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Newsom Signs Bill Aimed at Cracking Down on Organized Retail TheftKenny Choi reports on Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a new bill aimed at expanding law enforcement focus on organized retail theft (7-21-2021)
Vegetation Fire In Antioch Spreads To Apartment Building, Burns 2 CarsA vegetation fire that broke out in Antioch Wednesday afternoon spread to a nearby apartment complex and burned at least two vehicles. (7/21/21)
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A's Rookie Jacob Wilson Finally Gets 1st Career HitA's infielder Jacob Wilson reacts to getting his first career hit on Tuesday. Wilson spent 9 seasons in the minors and was finally called up to make his big league debut earlier this month. (7-21-21)

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