LOOKOUT PM: Climate change, Delta variant showing their teeth
Hey, we’ve made it through another Monday, people!
Congrats to us and a great reminder that the next July weekend will be upon us before we know it. And with actual stuff on actual calendars — “events” I believe they were called — it’s a perfect time for another rundown on BOLO, our latest crazy Lookout concoction: A digital events resource that’s actually useful. The how-to...
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To the headlines of the day we go...
California’s ‘extraordinary conditions’
State faces power shortage as fires threaten electric lines: California’s energy operator issued a third Flex Alert in four days, attributing it to ‘extraordinary conditions’ due to record-breaking heat and fire. More from the LA Times here.
‘Climate change is real, it’s bad’
California hit by record-breaking fire destruction: Already this year, there have been more than twice as many acres burned than during the same period last year — and hundreds more fires. More from the Times here.
Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Cruz County service area is building partnerships with community and government organizations...
Delta developments: ‘The virus will find you’
Unvaccinated people face growing danger as Delta variant stalls herd immunity: Non-vaccinated people, perhaps hoping they might outlast the pandemic without getting a shot or getting sick, may be playing an increasingly risky game of chance. More from the Times here.
Camp Tannery Arts is in session this August for kids aged 7-15! This camp will be featuring 15+ experienced artists who...
California to bar K-12 students from campus if they refuse to wear a mask under new rules
Latest strict guidelines: California K-12 students who refuse to wear masks inside school classrooms and buildings, as required under new state rules, will be prohibited from entering their campus, and another form of education will be provided to them, according to new regulations the state released Monday. More from the Times here.
How many California kids actually go to college?
The state lags in tallying data but a fix may be coming: California high schools say they make students college-ready, but rarely does the public have the data to see if students actually made it to college and thrived. California lags the nation in public data that shows how students move from school to college and the workforce. A statewide fix is on the horizon. More from CalMatters here.
In case you somehow missed them over the weekend, be sure to check out these two good reads by contributors Liza Monroy and Laurel Bushman:
We’ll do it again tomorrow.
Deputy Managing Editor