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2 New Wildfires in California Burn Almost 10,000 Acres in a Single Day

New wildfires in California burned thousands of acres in a single day on Sunday.

By Sunday night, the Zogg Fire in Shasta County and the Glass Fire in Napa County had burned nearly 10,000 acres after being confirmed to have started earlier that day. A CNN report filed Monday states that—according to Sunday night estimates—the Zogg Fire had burned 7,000 acres while the Glass Fire had burned 2,500 acres. Continue reading 2 New Wildfires in California Burn Almost 10,000 Acres in a Single Day

Michael V. Drake to Become the First Black President of the University of California

Michael V. Drake’s retirement was pretty short-lived.

Just a week after he left his post as the president of Ohio State University, Drake was announced as the 21st president of the University of California system. The move marks the first time a Black person has ever held the position in the system’s 152-year history. Continue reading Michael V. Drake to Become the First Black President of the University of California

Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn’t Have Health Insurance

A 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles County who became the first teen believed to have died from complications with covid-19 in the U.S. was denied treatment at an urgent care clinic because he didn’t have health insurance, according to R. Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California. Roughly 27.5 million Americans—8.5 percent of the population—don’t have health insurance based on the latest government figures. Continue reading Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn’t Have Health Insurance