- With confirmation that the newest variant of COVID-19 is confirmed in California, state health officials say the state is well-equipped to handle the variant, called omicron. The first case is a traveler who returned to San Francisco from South Africa November 22nd and tested positive a week later. The patient was fully vaccinated but had not received a booster shot and has mild symptoms, has been in quarantine and has recovered. Governor Gavin Newsom says there is no need to panic but urged Californians to remain vigilant and follow COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a mask indoors, getting tested and obtaining a booster shot.
- This week Sacramento City Councilmember Jeff Harris made it part of his agenda to call attention to current negotiations for the city's zoo to pack up and relocate south to Elk Grove. And they weighed in on how hard they are willing to fight to keep the Sacramento Zoo.
- More than 70% of eligible Sac City Unified students aged 12 and older have not reported their vaccine status to the district by the November 30th deadline. Some students may be fully vaccinated but have not reported it, so District officials are currently reaching out to families who did not file their status. The Sacramento City Unified school board voted in October to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible students and staff.
- The Department of Water Resources announcing today its initial State Water Project allocation for 2022. Director Karla Nemeth says they plan to deliver almost no water from the project to begin next year. This comes in anticipation of a third dry year with reservoirs at or near historic lows and Nemeth suggesting mandatory cutbacks could come. It's the first time the project has announced a zero allocation initially for the upcoming year.
- San Francisco Police Department member Tracy Mccray joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ to discuss the dozens of stores hit by mobs of looters.
- The perfect tech gift might not be easy to come by this holiday shopping season, thanks to supply-chain issues and shipping backlogs. Here are some sites to help you get the perfect gadget despite the odds.