April 19, 2021

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COVID: Santa Clara County adds thousands of vaccine appointments
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In a stark turnaround from the shortages a month ago that forced cancellations of COVID vaccine appointments, Santa Clara County officials Monday announced thousands of new appointments available at multiple sites through this weekend.“We encourage everyone who is eligible to sign up for an appointment now,” said Dr. Jennifer Tong, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. “This includes our community members who have already had COVID-19 and have recovered. The vaccines are our most critical and effective tools to protect you and your loved ones, especially with variants of the virus circulating in our community.”The County Health System is now scheduling first dose appointments up to one week in advance. Appointments released today include 10,000 appointments for next weekend.  Anyone age 16 and older who lives or works in Santa Clara County is eligible and can sign up for a vaccination appointment at sccfreevax.org, the county’s online scheduler.
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Thousands of COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Added in Santa Clara County
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Santa Clara County officials announced late Sunday that the local supply of the COVID vaccine has increased and that, as a result, thousands of appointments have been added this week, including 10,000 more just for this weekend.All people age 16 and older who live or work in the county are eligible and are encouraged to sign up for a vaccination appointment at sccfreevax.org, said Dr. Jennifer Tong, associate chief medical officer for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
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Fall from tree critically injures East Bay man
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A 56-year-old man suffered major injuries Sunday when he fell approximately 20 feet from a palm tree in the driveway of his Discovery Bay home, fire officials said.The man was airlifted to the hospital by a medical helicopter. The accident happened in the 5300 block of River Point just after 8 p.m.He landed on a concrete driveway, Battalion Chief Craig Auzenne of the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.When emergency responders arrived, they found the man with major trauma and provided care, Auzenne said. They moved him to a soccer field nearby, and the medical helicopter picked him up there.There was no immediate update Monday morning on the man’s condition.Please check back for updates.
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Santa Clara County adds thousands of vaccine appointments, while San Mateo County struggles
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Santa Clara County officials announced late Sunday that the local supply of the COVID vaccine has increased and that, as a result, thousands of appointments have been added this week, including 10,000 more just for this weekend.At the same time, getting the COVID-19 vaccine is getting increasingly difficult in San Mateo County, and may get worse this week.All people age 16 and older who live or work in the county are eligible and are encouraged to sign up for a vaccination appointment at sccfreevax.org, said Dr. Jennifer Tong, associate chief medical officer for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center."This includes our community members who have already had COVID-19 and have recovered. The vaccines are our most critical and effective tools to protect you and your loved ones, especially with variants of the virus circulating in our community."
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Quick Cook: Pasta primavera inspired this creamy risotto
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Spring is here, and it’s time to celebrate by adding a little freshness and lightness to your favorite year-round dishes, such as risottos and pasta.Primavera means springtime in Italian, but pasta primavera, while Italian in name, has American roots. It was created in the ’70s in the famous New York restaurant Le Cirque, and it embraces the season with fresh vegetables and herbs enveloped in a lemony cream sauce. This risotto takes inspiration from pasta primavera, with fresh asparagus and peas studding the rice, along with sweet briny shrimp and juicy Meyer lemon.When making risotto, remember these simple but important rules for best results. Always purchase arborio rice, which is known for its high starch content. The starch will be “agitated” while stirring the rice, which yields a delicious creamy risotto. The rice grains should be lightly toasted in the pan before adding any liquid. This step protects the grains from bursting while cooking. And be sure to stir the risotto constantly — or nearly constantly — while cooking to prevent it from sticking and to help the rice release its starch.
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Marin County Could Move to COVID-19 Yellow Tier for Reopening This Week
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Marin County is eyeing a move into the yellow tier this week and could become the first Bay Area County to do so. The county has fewer than two COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people and a positivity rate below 2%.Moving into the least restrictive yellow tier allows the county to reopen bars at 25% capacity, gyms at up to 50% capacity and live events with assigned seating up to 67% capacity.Indoor dining at restaurants remains at 50% capacity.
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San Leandro celebrates Steven Taylor Day, one year after he was killed by police
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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. - People gathered in San Leandro on Sunday to remember Steven Taylor, a 33-year-old who was killed exactly a year ago by police in a Walmart.     Police said he was waving a bat and scaring customers but his family said he was in the throes of a mental health crisis. A recent independent investigation concluded that police did not deescalate the situation as they should have, did not form a plan and did not wait for backup. The event, with music, dancing and speakers, was held at San Leandro Marina Park.         "Twenty seconds, 30 seconds into that, you didn't wait for backup, you didn't do what you're trained to do, so that hurts," Taylor's mother, Sharon Taylor said. Officer Jason Fletcher, who retired after the shooting, was charged with voluntary manslaughter which carries a maximum sentence of 11 years in state prison. He has pleaded not guilty.
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Pig’s head left at former Bay Area home of George Floyd trial witness
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Vandals left a pig’s head at the one-time California home of a use-of-force expert who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd, police said.Blood was also smeared on the house in Santa Rosa that once belonged to Barry Brodd, a retired police officer who was on the stand in the Minneapolis murder trial last week, according to a police statement Saturday.“It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony,” the Santa Rosa Police Department said. “Mr. Brodd has not lived at the residence for a number of years and is no longer a resident of California.”Officers responding around 3 a.m. Saturday found a severed pig’s head on the front porch and blood on the residence, police said.“Because Mr. Brodd no longer lives in the city of Santa Rosa, it appears the victim was falsely targeted,” the statement said.
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Some students in West Contra Costa Unified return to campus; teachers allowed to stay home
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RICHMOND, Calif. - Some students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District will return to classrooms on Monday: Some students will be back for just a couple of hours a day and some of them may not see their teachers in person. Most students returning to campus will spend most of their day in what the district is calling a "supervised learning hub." That means in some cases, the students will be in class together even though their teacher may still be at home, teaching the class remotely.Under their reopening plan, the district is allowing teachers to voluntarily return to campus to teach their classes.If they do, those teachers will get a $3,200 bonus for the rest of the school year, according to EdSource.According to the superintendent, 51% of teachers will return and 83% of teacher aides, custodians and support staff said they will return.
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First homicide of year in San Leandro is a stabbing
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A man was stabbed to death late Sunday night in San Leandro, and officers arrested a roommate as a suspect, police said.Police did not release many details, and the victim’s identification was not released immediately. The homicide is the first one in 2021 investigated by San Leandro police.According to police, officers responded to the 300 block of Dutton Avenue around 11 p.m. and found the victim with more than one stab wound.Officers arrested a 33-year-old man that police said was the victim’s roommate. Police did not identify him immediately.Police in a statement said they would release more details of the killing “at a later time.”Please check back for updates.
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Veteran public defender is Santa Clara County’s newest judge
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As a seasoned public defender in the Bay Area, Jessica Delgado says her north star is an iconic quote from Sister Helen Prejean, the legendary Catholic nun who has sought to infuse compassion into the American criminal-justice system in her lifelong crusade against the death penalty.“People are more than the worst thing they have ever done in their lives,” the quote reads.For Delgado, who has spent her career representing people charged with serious crimes, the sentiment continues to guide her, as she takes on a new role as Santa Clara County’s newest judge.“Remembering that a person has the capacity to be better,” Delgado said, “At root that is probably the strongest thing I bring to the bench community.”She officially joined the Superior Court bench this week, after she was appointed at the end of last month by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Delgado, 52, has spent the past two decades as an attorney in the county’s public defender’s office and alternate defender’s office.
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Grenade-wielding alleged shoplifter arrested in North Bay
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An alleged shoplifter at Nugget Markets in Vacaville was arrested Friday after what appeared to be a grenade was pried from his possession.No injuries were reported and the device, police said, was a replica.Events unfolded around 4 p.m. when the store’s Loss Prevention officer contacted the suspect, later identified as Octavio Alonzo Rodriguez, 23, of Fairfield. While detaining him, the potentially explosive device was seen in the suspect’s hand.“In fear for their own safety and the safety of the public, Loss Prevention quickly sprang into action and attempted to get the device away from Octavio and a struggle ensued,” officials said on the department’s Facebook page.Related Articles Pig’s head left at former Bay Area home of George Floyd trial witness On their way into a Bay Area building with burglary tools, men give police a novel excuse: They were there to illegally gamble at underground den After deadliest day of 2021, Oakland reels from gun violence Vacaville police use spike strip to arrest Bay Area men in morning police chase East Bay man with 'approximately' 17 felony convictions charged with federal meth distribution Police arrived and took Rodriguez into custody. Officers recovered the device,which was moved to a concrete garbage enclosure and a Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms-approved explosives magazine box was placed over it to minimize any potential explosion, officials said.
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San Jose Sikhs hold vigil for Indianapolis shooting victims
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - There was a big showing of support Sunday night from members of the Sikh community in the South Bay. Members remembered the lives lost in the shooting rampage at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis."When the community heard about this event that happened, everybody is shocked and feeling the loss," said Sukhdev Singh Bainiwal.Half of the victims who died in Indianapolis were Sikh members. There was sorrow and sadness at the temple in San Jose, the largest temple in the United States. Members from San Jose and beyond came together for a vigil to express grief and solidarity.Dozens of people attended including San Jose’s police chief."It is important for us to join together during this time of grief," said San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata.The shooting is reminiscent of one at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012 when six members were killed. The shooting in Indianapolis is the second-biggest loss to the community.
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Sharks’ Marleau began pursuit of Gordie Howe’s NHL record with a big hit
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Patrick Marleau says he doesn’t remember much about his first game — the first of 1,768 — other than then-Oilers defenseman Bryan Marchment trying to level him with a body check early in the first period. It says a lot about Marleau that Marchment remembers it too. Marchment, now a Sharks scout and development coach, was as rough and tough as they come back then. “I can remember just how solid he was back then,” said Marchment. “I ended up getting the worst of it. I thought, ‘this kid must be put together.’” Marchment, who wasn’t aware that it was Marleau’s first game, remembers the play. He hit the then-18-year-old rookie straight on in the neutral zone, “and he basically skated right over me.” Kelly Hrudey had a pretty good career — 15 seasons in the NHL, the final two with the Sharks, — but for him one of the highlights was housing Marleau.
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Nick’s Cove Recipe: Chipotle Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Cilantro-Lime Aioli
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Is there a more quintessential California dish than the fish taco? Here, it’s marinated in orange juice and chipotle in adobo before being seared and topped with zingy aioli, freshly-made pico de gallo and lots of shredded green cabbage. The recipe, one of 58 in Dena Grunt’s “Table with a View: The History and Recipes of Nick’s Cove” (Cameron Books, $30),” will transport you to the tranquil waters of Tomales Bay, where Nick’s Cove, the iconic Marshall inn and restaurant, is located.Serves 4Chipotle marinated fish:½ cup orange juice½ bunch fresh cilantro1 tablespoon chopped chipotle in adobo1 small shallot, minced1 clove garlic, minced1½ teaspoons kosher salt1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon smoked paprika2 pounds fresh rock cod filletsCilantro-lime aioli:3 large egg yolks½ bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
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Q&A: Can you skip the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine?
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You dread the prospect of aches and pains. That trip to the clinic is inconvenient and takes time. And that first dose already offers some protection.Tempted to skip that second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine? Don’t do it, experts say. Here’s why.Q: Why do we need two doses?A: A single dose of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s vaccine was 80% effective in preventing infections, according to the CDC’s March 29 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The vaccines’ effectiveness jumped to 90% two weeks after the second dose.The second dose is an insurance policy.In the short term, one dose is probably going to be fine. The reason for a second dose is that you’ll have a more durable response.— Peter Chin-Hong, M.D., infectious disease physician and Associate Dean for Regional Campuses, UCSF
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5 new destination cookbooks that will transport you and your cooking
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Step away from Zoom and open a cookbook. During this time when travel is still limited, a flurry of new cookbooks is making it possible for us to experience the flavors and beauty of amazing places from our kitchens. Whether you’re craving the diverse dishes and landscapes of Australia or the calm, seafood-centric waters closer to home in Tomales Bay, one of these five culinary collections will help put you there.Fans of Andrea Ngyuen should make space on the shelf for this eye-opening collection from Kathy Manning, Tung Nguyen, her daughter, Lyn, and Elisa Ung. In 1975, after escaping the fall of Saigon, Tung, a pregnant refugee and cook, ended up in the Miami home of Manning, a grad student and waitress taking in displaced Vietnamese.The union was meant to be: Together they would open Hy Vong (hope in Vietnamese), a 14-seat, no-frills eatery in Little Havana, and grow it into one of the most lauded Vietnamese restaurants in the country.
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Getting a vaccine in San Mateo County in increasingly difficult
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SAN MATEO, Calif. - Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is getting increasingly difficult in San Mateo County, and may get worse this week.Despite the county’s drive to vaccinate anyone 16 and older who wants it, supply isn’t there.The official reason is the county’s allocation from the state has been on the decline.But it goes deeper than that because at least one county official says their allocation cuts seem to be deeper than other Bay Area counties.It’s a situation that officials say is severely slowing their progress.For anyone looking to get their first dose of the COVID vaccine in San Mateo County this week, the odds are not good."It's like finding a needle in a haystack. Very, very difficult, extraordinarily difficult," said David Canepa, president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.
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Getting a vaccine in San Mateo County is increasingly difficult
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SAN MATEO, Calif. - Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is getting increasingly difficult in San Mateo County, and may get worse this week.Despite the county’s drive to vaccinate anyone 16 and older who wants it, supply isn’t there.The official reason is the county’s allocation from the state has been on the decline.But it goes deeper than that because at least one county official says their allocation cuts seem to be deeper than other Bay Area counties.It’s a situation that officials say is severely slowing their progress.For anyone looking to get their first dose of the COVID vaccine in San Mateo County this week, the odds are not good."It's like finding a needle in a haystack. Very, very difficult, extraordinarily difficult," said David Canepa, president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.
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Woman in San Joaquin County dies after parachuting accident
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SACRAMENTO — A woman in California has died after her parachute failed to fully open as she was falling to the ground and it became tangled around her, police said.The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said the woman died on Saturday at the Lodi Parachute Center. The woman was not identified.“What was reported to us from someone who witnessed the (incident))… was that the chute failed to fully open as she was coming down and it was heavily tangled around her,” the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said.Related Articles Tesla with ‘no one’ driving crashes in Texas, killing two East Bay DUI deaths: Suspect charged with two murders in crash that killed 7-year-old child, man 12 missing from ship that capsized off Louisiana coast 12-year-old Colorado boy dies after taking social media ‘blackout challenge’ California father suspected of DUI in crash that killed his 5-year-old daughter charged with murder Police did not provide a cause of death. They said the woman was “very experienced.”
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