California surpasses 500,000 cases, capping off deadliest month yet

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© Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle California caps off July as deadliest month since pandemic began Nurse Rosemary MacLeod (left) performs a Covid-19 test on nurse Pauline Tran at Laguna Honda hospital on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. California became the first state to surpass 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, capping off a month that saw more new …

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Coronavirus: As deaths in Latinx community skyrocket, Newsom calls to protect essential workers

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By Robert Salonga | rsalonga@bayareanewsgroup.com, David DeBolt | ddebolt@bayareanewsgroup.com and Harriet Blair Rowan   Amid California’s COVID-19 surge, the deadly virus is stalking communities of color, elected leaders and health officials said Friday, targeting Black and Latinx people both at work and in recreational settings. In a news conference Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom underscored the rampant spread of the disease …

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Oakland: City Leaders Urge Residents To Avoid Social Gatherings

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OAKLAND (BCN) East Oakland residents are being urged to avoid social gatherings because they are leading to a surge in COVID-19 cases, city leaders said Friday. Leaders made their pleas at 12:15 p.m. at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater on Lake Merritt Boulevard between 12th Street and First Avenue. The surge has been directly related to parties and social gatherings, and …

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Data secrecy may cripple U.S. attempts to slow pandemic

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Science‘s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation California was a COVID-19 success story—until suddenly it wasn’t. Early in the pandemic, the state seemed to have the new coronavirus under control, but it has begun to ride a wave there, with records set in daily cases several times this month, and deaths on the rise. …

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Berkeley City College to conduct fall semester virtually with limited in-person options

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By Kate Finman | Senior Staff Student services, including admissions and counseling services, will still be available remotely at Berkeley City College and other colleges in the Peralta Colleges district. Like other colleges in the Bay Area, Berkeley City College will operate online with the exception of certain types of classes for the fall 2020 semester. Berkeley City College, or …

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Multi-Unit Housing Smoking Ban

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In response to San Ramon considering more tobacco restrictions To the Editor: Last Thursday’s article “San Ramon considering more tobacco restrictions” highlighted that City’s efforts to place additional regulations on the sale of flavored tobacco and electronic smoking devices. I commend our neighbors and urge the City of Oakland to continue in its efforts to protect residents by passing a Multi-Unit …

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New Site Coming Fall 2018!

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  Roots Community Health Center will be opening a new site in East Oakland in Fall 2018. Construction has begun on our ninth site located at 7272 MacArthur Blvd. We are so excited to be expanding our “roots” in East Oakland to provide continually improved service to our community. If you would like to support the design of our new …

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Women’s Health Day

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On Wednesday, May 23rd, Roots Community Health Center hosted Women’s Health Day in partnership with Sutter Health, Lifesaving Images, Breast Cancer Partner, and Lava Mae to offer lifesaving screenings to our community members. This event was an extension of Roots’ ongoing “Welcome Wednesday” events with a focus on female-centered services. Women were provided with free showers, mammograms, pap smears, manicures, …

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Roots Friends & Family Fundraiser

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ROOTS FRIENDS & FAMILY! Stop by Bar 41 in Oakland, after a long day of work to relax and party with us! Join us for an evening filled with drinks, food, and fun! All tips from the night will be donated to Roots Community Health Center.  Enjoy delicious soul food provided by Oakland’s very own Chef Yeaaahhh and a cool …

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