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Take a look at some of this week's top news stories from across the state.
Joe Biden won the White House Monday when California's 55 electors pushed him across the 270 electoral college vote threshold.
Over 52 percent of respondents to a Patch survey said they were willing to take the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it's available.
The vaccine is here. Plus, Gov. Newsom announced Tuesday how many more doses are already on the way. What to know:
Newsom said the vaccine rollout is "the beginning of the end," but it won't be able to reverse the latest surge in hospitalizations.
Slammed with COVID-19 patients, the 11-county region is critically short of acute care resources, which may lead to higher mortality rates.
San Diego County eateries must again abide by the state's regional stay-at-home order, at least for now.
Covered CA extended its first major enrollment deadline from Dec. 15 to Dec. 30, giving residents more time to sign up for health benefits.
The burden of job loss and child care is falling disproportionately on women, according to a study by USC.
U.S. Navy officials publicly identified a sailor from the San Diego-based USS Theodore Roosevelt who died after going overboard last week.
Roy Waller, 60, received the maximum sentence for raping nine women in Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa, Yolo, Butte and Sacramento counties.
Livermore officials said meeting notes were taken "out of context" in discussion about Thin Blue Line flags.
The mom and her 3-year-old daughter were becoming dehydrated and having difficulty hiking out of the canyon, Border Patrol officials said.
Two of the dogs were unconscious but firefighters were able to revive them using specialized pet oxygen resuscitation masks.
The incident was reported around 7 a.m. Wednesday by an employee at All Car Auto Repair.
Kobe Bryant's widow is being sued by her mother, whom she says is attempting to "extort a financial windfall from our family."
After a Lafayette grocery store worker was bitten, wildlife officials wonder if the same coyote is involved in multiple East Bay attacks.
For the weekend: