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    1. Orange County says too soon to say if COVID surge is peaking

      Orange County says too soon to say if COVID surge is peaking

      An Orange County health official said Wednesday it was too soon to say whether the county has reached the peak of a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant.

      “I don’t want to jump to that conclusion yet because we know that it can always change,” Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong, the county’s deputy health officer, said, especially if people ease up on protective measures. “And we know, more recently, schools just opened and that can also impact numbers” in coming weeks.

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    2. Orange County spike in COVID-19 cases: What to know

      Orange County spike in COVID-19 cases: What to know

      Orange County officials are expressing growing concern about the spread of the coronavirus amid a nationwide surge caused by the highly contagious Delta variant.

      As of Tuesday, 495 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized in Orange County, the highest number in about six months and nearly five times the number from a month ago when 102 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals on July 10.

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    3. Dishing up hot meals, dignity to O.C.'s neediest residents -

      Dishing up hot meals, dignity to O.C.'s neediest residents -

      As Orange County entered the long stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, a contingent of nonprofit organizations, restaurants, philanthropists and volunteers teamed up to provide fresh, hot meals to residents whose food options were scarce.

      Delivering With Dignity Orange County created a framework where donors raised funds to pay $6 per meal to independent restaurants, who took turns boxing up goods for an army of volunteer delivery drivers.

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    4. California could have spring COVID-19 surge, experts worry

      California could have spring COVID-19 surge, experts worry

      Is California headed toward a spring COVID-19 surge?

      At first glance, the data looks promising for avoiding one. California’s number of average daily coronavirus cases is down 16% over the past two weeks, falling to fewer than 3,000 cases a day. And COVID-19 hospitalizations in California are down 28% from two weeks ago.

      But experts and public health officials are increasingly alarmed that increases in cases being seen in parts of the U.S. and Europe could eventually threaten California’s progress.

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    5. How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Orange County

      How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Orange County

      Vaccine sites specifically for teachers, drive-through options for disabled people and an appointment site that’s now available in Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean — these are just some of the recent updates to the Orange County’s COVID-19 vaccination effort.

      It was a challenging start, but as of Feb. 25, more than 425,000 people have gotten at least one vaccine dose in Orange County, and more than 165,000 have received both doses.

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    6. How to get your first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses in Orange County - Los Angeles Times

      How to get your first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses in Orange County - Los Angeles Times

      As she saw her friends get appointments, her daughter took to social media to crowdsource advice. They were advised by the Orange County Health Care Agency to contact Curapatient, the company behind the app. Someone eventually confirmed she was registered but gave no other information.

      The county hopes to eventually open five sites and serve up to 8,000 people daily. Their goal is to vaccinate all county residents who want to be vaccinated by July 4, 2021.

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    7. Coronavirus cases in OC may be 7 times higher than reported

      Coronavirus cases in OC may be 7 times higher than reported

      The number of COVID-19 infections in Orange County may be nearly eight times higher than previously thought, a new antibody study suggests.

      Although the screening, a collaborative effort between UC Irvine and the O.C. Health Care Agency, demonstrates that the coronavirus may be far more widespread — though less deadly — than official numbers indicate, researchers said more work is needed to understand the level of protection that antibodies provide and how best to address disparities in how the virus affects different populations.

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    8. Orange County resets clock to move into next reopening tier

      Orange County resets clock to move into next reopening tier

      Orange County won’t be moving up to the next tier under California’s coronavirus reopening rules for at least two more weeks after the average new daily COVID-19 case rate climbed.

      Dr. Clayton Chau, the Orange County Health Care Agency director, said during a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday that the county was on track last week to move to the next tier, but the latest data on new infections will keep the county in Tier 2 — the “red tier” — denoting substantial transmission of the illness. The tier is the second-most restrictive in the state’s reopening guidelines.

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    9. O.C. health agency has some good coronavirus news

      O.C. health agency has some good coronavirus news

      Though COVID-19 is generally uncommon and leads to less serious complications in younger patients, every city in Orange County has children who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

      More than half of pediatric COVID-19 patients in Orange County are teenagers, specifically 15 through 17 years old. Another 16% are 3 years old and younger.

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    10. Orange County rescinds coronavirus mask mandate

      Orange County rescinds coronavirus mask mandate

      Orange County residents no longer have to wear masks in public, officials announced Thursday — an abrupt shift in health orders following weeks of debate over the use of face coverings to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
      Masks will go from being required to being strongly recommended in public settings under a revised order from new Orange County Health Care Agency Director Dr. Clayton Chau.

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    11. Where do I need a coronavirus mask? California rules vary

      Where do I need a coronavirus mask? California rules vary

      Los Angeles city and county this week imposed stricter rules requiring the wearing of masks outdoors to continue efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

      Face coverings, experts say, are a key component in combating COVID-19 because they can help block the transmission of respiratory droplets that carry the disease.

      But the rules vary widely across Southern California. Here’s what they say:

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    12. Reopening Orange County without Newsom's OK could worsen the public health crisis - Los Angeles Times

      Reopening Orange County without Newsom's OK could worsen the public health crisis - Los Angeles Times

      I knew it was only a matter of time before the businessmen (excuse me, two women, 33 men) in Orange County joined together to try to push the Board of Supervisors to come up with a plan to reopen Orange County’s economy more quickly than other counties (“Mailbag: It’s time for the Orange County board of supervisors to cautiously restart the local economy,” April 22).

      I notice in their manifesto that they are not suggesting going through the proper channels by communicating with the governor because at this point they know he would turn them down. In fact, in their document, they did not mention the governor once.

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      Mentions: Southern CA News
    13. Coronavirus: L.A. imposes more restrictions; death toll rises

      Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday said Los Angeles residents need to do a better job of following orders to practice social distancing, announcing the closure of city golf courses, group sports facilities and beach parking lots in Venice.

      The weekend was marked by growing alarm from public officials as many people, rather than staying close to home, packed beaches, parks, and hiking and bike trails.

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    14. Orange County declares emergency over coronavirus outbreak

      Orange County declares emergency over coronavirus outbreak

      Orange County has declared a local health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus, which has killed thousands globally, officials announced Wednesday.

      The move is largely in response to a proposal to move coronavirus patients to a facility in Costa Mesa, which has sparked a bitter court battle, Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel and Vice Chairman Andrew Do said at a news conference. At the center of the dispute is a proposal to use the Fairview Developmental Center as a coronavirus quarantine site, an idea that drew swift and fierce condemnation from city, county, state and federal officials representing the area.

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    15. Coronavirus in Orange County: How concerned should we be?

      Coronavirus in Orange County: How concerned should we be?

      Los Angeles and Orange County health officials are dealing with their first cases of a patient with the new strain of coronavirus. But they are stressing that there is no evidence the virus has been spread beyond the two patients.

      “The risk of local transmission remains low,” officials said. While officials were waiting to hear lab confirmation of the virus, the patient was instructed on how to reduce exposing the virus to others.

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    16. IRS moves to block California and other states from helping residents avoid new tax-deduction limit

      IRS moves to block California and other states from helping residents avoid new tax-deduction limit

      The Trump administration has delivered another blow to California.
      The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department on Thursday moved to block efforts by lawmakers in California and other Democratic-controlled states to help their residents avoid a new limit on state and local tax deductions.

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    17. Southern California's median home price hits a record $520,000 despite rising mortgage rates

       

      Southern California home prices in April surged 7.2% from a year earlier to reach an all-time high, a sharp increase at a time when rising mortgage rates are making an already pricey housing market even more so.

      The region's median sale price for new and resale houses and condos was $520,000, up $1,000 from the previous high set in March, according to a report released Wednesday by real estate data firm CoreLogic.

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      Mentions: CoreLogic Sharp
    18. Southern California News Group asks for public support — and perhaps a shift to nonprofit status — amid cuts

      Southern California News Group asks for public support — and perhaps a shift to nonprofit status — amid cutsThe Southern California News Group, which includes the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Daily News, is pushing back against its owner, Digital First Media, calling for public support in the face of steep cuts that have hollowed out its newsrooms.

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    19. California Democrats pitch business tax hike following Trump's tax cut

      California Democrats pitch business tax hike following Trump's tax cut

      Assemblymen Kevin McCarty of Sacramento and Phil Ting of San Francisco introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 22 Thursday that would raise corporate taxes on California companies with revenues higher than $1 million. The state tax hike would be for an amount equivalent to half what they received from the federal tax cut.

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    20. Archie’s Ice Cream is ‘your neighborhood ice cream store that rocks’

      Archie’s Ice Cream is ‘your neighborhood ice cream store that rocks’

      What do Steven Spielberg, Leonard Nimoy and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols have in common?
      They’ve all eaten Archie’s Ice Cream.
      The business, headed by three brothers who live in Orange County, has become a community favorite in Tustin where the sole store is located.
      But long before that shop was opened five years ago, Archie’s earned the admiration of popular celebrities, particularly the musical elite.

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