Oakland Invites Public Comment On Proposed Council, School Board District Boundaries

OAKLAND (BCN/CBS SF) — Oakland’s inaugural Redistricting Commission is inviting public comment on new proposed City Council and school board district boundaries. The commission is holding meetings on Wednesday as well as Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 — all at 6 p.m. — to receive comment on the proposed districts. Following the release of 2020… Continue reading Oakland Invites Public Comment On Proposed Council, School Board District Boundaries

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St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Neighborhood Series brings concerts to venues across the metro

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will resume its Neighborhood Series, a series of concerts curated and led by SPCO musicians and performed in multiple venues across the Twin Cities. Season tickets are on sale now and are $11 or $26 per concert. Individual tickets will go on sale in late November. For details, see thespco.org.… Continue reading St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Neighborhood Series brings concerts to venues across the metro

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U.S. to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted… Continue reading U.S. to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

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Judge denies motion to dismiss manslaughter case against police officer

OAKLAND (BCN) – A judge denied a motion Tuesday morning to dismiss voluntary manslaughter charges against former San Leandro Police Officer Jason Fletcher for the death of a shoplifter last year. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon asked why Fletcher did not wait for his backup since Steven Taylor allegedly posed no immediate threat… Continue reading Judge denies motion to dismiss manslaughter case against police officer

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U.S. to reopen its land border to Canadians next month

OTTAWA — Rep. Brian Higgins says the United States is planning to lift Covid-19 restrictions at its land border next month for fully vaccinated Canadians. Higgins (D-N.Y.), who has been one of the most outspoken lawmakers pushing for the border reopening, made the announcement in a statement late Tuesday. “Strong vaccination rates in Canada made… Continue reading U.S. to reopen its land border to Canadians next month

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DuPage County reopens mass vaccination site for COVID booster shots

DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill. — DuPage County will reopen its community vaccine clinic to administer COVID-19 booster shots starting Wednesday.   The DuPage County government complex in Wheaton will host. Recipients must pre-register and have an appointment as walk-ins will not be allowed. Click here for more information. FDA to begin evaluating booster shots of Moderna, J&J… Continue reading DuPage County reopens mass vaccination site for COVID booster shots

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US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has… Continue reading US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

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U.S. to reopen border to vaccinated Canadians in November: US Congressman

The United States will reopen the land border to fully vaccinated Canadians next month, according to U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins. “At long last, there is action by the United States to open the doors and welcome back our Canadian neighbors … For months now we’ve heard from businesses that are suffering and families distraught over… Continue reading U.S. to reopen border to vaccinated Canadians in November: US Congressman

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Joe Biden’s staff secretary is set to leave the White House

Jessica Hertz, the staff secretary in the White House, is leaving her position, according to two people familiar with the matter. Hertz, a former lawyer in Facebook’s Washington office, occupied one of the most powerful perches in the White House, controlling the flow of paper and documents that reached President Joe Biden’s desk. She is… Continue reading Joe Biden’s staff secretary is set to leave the White House

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Military archbishop says Catholic troops can refuse Covid vaccines on religious grounds

The archbishop of the U.S. military said on Tuesday that Catholic troops could refuse the mandated Covid vaccine on religious grounds. “No one should be forced to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if it would violate the sanctity of his or her conscience,” Timothy Broglio, archbishop for the military services, said in a statement. Since Defense… Continue reading Military archbishop says Catholic troops can refuse Covid vaccines on religious grounds

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