Omicron Variant Detected in L.A. County Resident
Another confirmed case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected – this time, in Los Angeles County. According to public health officials, the infected person is an L.A. resident who had traveled to South Africa, returning to Southern California late last month.
Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC
An investigation by KQED and the California Newsroom has been looking into the state’s failure to enforce regulations meant to protect farm workers and others exposed to wildfire smoke. Earlier this year, lawmakers tried to boost enforcement, but Governor Newsom’s administration stepped in and blocked their efforts.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED
The redistricting process is coming to a close soon, as the commission tasked with drawing new district lines gets ready to submit its final maps. One of the commission’s biggest challenges has been to draw the lines in a way that preserves the voting power of California’s growing Latino population. And a lot of those voters are in the Central Valley.
Guest: Lori Pesante, Director of Civic Engagemnt & Government Relations, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Starting Wednesday, Americans can order free at-home COVID-19 tests at COVIDTests.gov. It's part of a push by the Biden administration to get more of these tests kits in the hands of Americans. But for many Californians, there are barriers beyond just the availability of the tests.
Many in-person celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have been canceled Monday due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant in California. Despite that, his legacy lives on, particularly in the work being done by California's Legislative Black Caucus, led by State Senator Steven...