Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout; ICU Capacity Falls: Top CA Stories

Kristina Houck

CALIFORNIA – It was another busy news week across California. Missed the headlines on Patch?

Whether you're looking for breaking or bizarre news, or sweet or silly features, we've rounded up some of the most share-worthy stories from the past week.

Take a look at some of this week's top news stories from across the state.

California Electors Hand Trump Defeat, Give Biden The White House

Joe Biden won the White House Monday when California's 55 electors pushed him across the 270 electoral college vote threshold.

Coronavirus Vaccine: Most In CA Want, But Many Have Concerns

Over 52 percent of respondents to a Patch survey said they were willing to take the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it's available.

Who's Getting The Coronavirus Vaccine First In California?

The vaccine is here. Plus, Gov. Newsom announced Tuesday how many more doses are already on the way. What to know:

Coming To California: What We Know About The Vaccine Rollout

Newsom said the vaccine rollout is "the beginning of the end," but it won't be able to reverse the latest surge in hospitalizations.

Southern California's ICU Capacity Falls To Zero Percent

Slammed with COVID-19 patients, the 11-county region is critically short of acute care resources, which may lead to higher mortality rates.

Appeals Court Stays Ruling Halting Restaurant Enforcement

San Diego County eateries must again abide by the state's regional stay-at-home order, at least for now.

Covered California Extends Deadline To Enroll Amid Pandemic Surge

Covered CA extended its first major enrollment deadline from Dec. 15 to Dec. 30, giving residents more time to sign up for health benefits.

Pandemic's Uneven Impact On Women Could Do Long-Term Harm: Study

The burden of job loss and child care is falling disproportionately on women, according to a study by USC.

USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailor Who Went Overboard Identified

U.S. Navy officials publicly identified a sailor from the San Diego-based USS Theodore Roosevelt who died after going overboard last week.

NorCal Rapist Sentenced To 897 Years In Case Spanning 6 Counties

Roy Waller, 60, received the maximum sentence for raping nine women in Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa, Yolo, Butte and Sacramento counties.

Thin Blue Line Flags Focus Of Bay Area 'Racism' Controversy

Livermore officials said meeting notes were taken "out of context" in discussion about Thin Blue Line flags.

Agents Rescue Mom, Toddler From Remote Area Of San Diego County

The mom and her 3-year-old daughter were becoming dehydrated and having difficulty hiking out of the canyon, Border Patrol officials said.

Firefighters Rescue 4 Dogs From Apartment Fire In Santa Rosa

Two of the dogs were unconscious but firefighters were able to revive them using specialized pet oxygen resuscitation masks.

German Shepherd Dangling From Auto Shop Window Rescued In RivCo

The incident was reported around 7 a.m. Wednesday by an employee at All Car Auto Repair.

Vanessa Bryant Decries Her Mom's 'Frivolous Lawsuit'

Kobe Bryant's widow is being sued by her mother, whom she says is attempting to "extort a financial windfall from our family."

State Wildlife Officials Investigate Links Between Coyote Attacks

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:

This article originally appeared on the Carlsbad Patch