In-Home Health Care Workers Need to be Vaccinated in L.A. County

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A close-up of the label on a small glass vial, with a silver-colored cap, of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is seen at a pop-up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

L.A. County Mandates COVID Shots for In-Home Care Workers

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Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC

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State Looks to Boost Food Recycling Efforts

From a Southern California warehouse for reclaimed produce to a food distribution event for poor families, the state's efforts to boost food recycling as a way to fight climate change are on full display. Beyond current industrial-scale effort, starting next year, Californians will be required to recycle food at home.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, The California Report