Mask mandates fail to make a comeback, despite pleas from public health experts

A protective face mask lies on the sidewalk in New York City on Oct. 26. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) COVID-19 updates. View latest news. WASHINGTON—Coronavirus infection rates rose steadily through the first half of November across Los Angeles County, then began to climb sharply around the long Thanksgiving weekend. As a result, on Dec. 1, the county’s … Read more

Bay Area highways and roads still closed Sunday due to storm damage

The atmospheric river pummeling the Bay Area is causing widespread flooding and even mudslides throughout the region. Residents are being encouraged to limit travel and check road closures before heading out, if they must drive. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory that is in effect until 11:45 am Saturday. This a developing story … Read more