Officials Push for Vigilance With Arrival of Omicron Strain

First published in the Dec. 2 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has made its way to the United States with the first reported case in California, federal health officials announced on Wednesday.
There is good news, however, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden: Getting vaccinated will help keep people healthy.
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Officials Push for Vigilance With Arrival of Omicron Strain

First published in the Dec. 4 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has made its way to Los Angeles County, with officials reporting the first confirmed case on Thursday.
The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 had traveled to South Africa last month, according to the county’s public health department, and is fully vaccinated. The department also said the individual is self-isolating, with symptoms improving without medical care.
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Officials Push for Vigilance With Arrival of Omicron Strain

First published in the Dec. 4 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has made its way to Los Angeles County, with officials reporting the first confirmed case on Thursday.
The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 had traveled to South Africa last month, according to the county’s public health department, and is fully vaccinated. The department also said the individual is self-isolating, with symptoms improving without medical care.
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Some Tricks for Treating Yourself to a Healthful Halloween

First published in the Oct. 28 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

As the number of coronavirus cases in California continues to decline, families are feeling more comfortable and confident in making plans to celebrate holidays during the fall and beyond.
The first holiday, Halloween, is this Sunday, and the rituals of dressing up and hitting the streets to trick-or-treat are returning this year, as is the popular tradition of local families visiting Indianola Way in La Cañada Flintridge.
After having parts of the street barricaded last year to discourage trick-or-treating, the City Council recently voted to waive permit fees for the road closure that would allow visitors to walk on Indianola to enjoy the decorated homes.
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