Confusion Among Vaccinated Over When To Get COVID Booster Shot

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – With COVID-19 cases once again on the rise, doctors are concerned hospitals could be overwhelmed by both flu and coronavirus cases. But many are confused if a booster shot will be necessary in the near future. Even though President Joe Biden is pushing for booster shots, the Food And Drug Administration has hit the breaks on them. The World Health Organization said those who haven’t been able to get a second shot should get it before others get a third shot. University of Irvine Epidemiologist, Dr. Andrew Noymer said while there are still questions about how well a third shot will work against Delta and other variants, it is important to start administering it to those that have been vaccinated six to eight months after to slow the spread. “If we want to avoid the disastrous wave of Delta that Israel has had, we need to do a third shot,” said Noymer. Many people may be due to get their COVID-19 booster shot in October. Doctors say you can get the booster and flu vaccine at the same time. In a…

Biden Puts Power of Presidency on Display Ahead of California Recall

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – President Biden’s message to Californians is clear on this, the night before the state’s recall election. He wants Californians to view leading Republican challenger Larry Elder as a “Donald Trump clone.” The President of the United States arrived at Monday night’s Long Beach rally to a giant California flag, as his backdrop. His focus was very much on the national impact of the state-wide recall vote. “It’s going to reverberate around the nation, and quite frankly, not a joke, around the world,” President Biden said. The president used his own election victory to motivate more voters. President Joe Biden, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Jennifer Lynn Siebel Newsom wave to the crowd as they campaign to keep the governor in office at Long Beach City College on the eve of the last day of the special election to recall the governor on September 13, 2021 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) “All you know the last year I got to run against the real Donald Trump,” Biden said. “This year, the leading Republican running for governor is the closest…

Biden speaks in Long Beach to support Gov. Newsom as he faces recall, says election results will be felt nationally

President Joe Biden put Democrats’ approach to the coronavirus pandemic on the line Monday, casting the California recall that could remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office as an opportunity for voters to show the nation that “leadership matters, science matters.” “The eyes of the nation are on California because the decision you’re going to make isn’t just going to have a huge impact on California, it’s going to reverberate around the nation, and quite frankly, not a joke, around the world,” the Democratic president said at a rally in the Southern California city of Long Beach. The closing pitch from Newsom and his most prominent Democratic ally came a night before voting concludes in the race that could remove the first-term governor from office. He is just the fourth governor in U.S. history and the second in California to face a recall. Californians removed Democratic Gov. Gray Davis in 2003 and replaced him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. Biden’s appearance underscored the importance to Democrats of keeping the governor’s office in the nation’s most populous state, where many progressive policies originate. Newsom and other prominent Democrats have cast the race…

Derek Carr’s touchdown pass lifts Raiders to wild overtime win over Ravens

LAS VEGAS — Derek Carr threw a 31-yard TD pass to Zay Jones after the Raiders squandered their first possession of overtime, beating the Baltimore Ravens 33-27 on Monday night in the team’s first game with fans in Las Vegas. Carr’s second TD pass of the game came after Carl Nassib’s strip sack of Lamar Jackson at the Ravens 27. Nassib made big news this offseason when he became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. The Raiders had thrown an interception after driving to the 1 on the opening possession of overtime and made another blunder with a delay of game before a field goal try. Coach Jon Gruden then sent the offense back on the field and Carr hit Jones on the next play for the game-winner. The Raiders trailed 14-0 early, ending a 98-game, regular-season win streak for the Ravens when leading by at least 14 points dating to 2004. The loss capped a rough stretch for the Ravens, who have had a run of injuries that sidelined top three running backs J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill,…

Woman shot in leg in East Oakland

OAKLAND — A woman was injured in a shooting Monday evening in an East Oakland neighborhood, authorities said. Around 7:15 p.m., police responded to reports of a person needing help in the 1400 block of 46th Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg and police found that the woman had been driving an Infiniti sedan in the 6100 block of International Boulevard when she realized she had been shot. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, an Oakland police spokesperson said. No information about shooting suspects or associated vehicles was immediately released. Earlier Monday, two people were shot and killed about three miles east, on 68th Avenue. Around the same time, an FBI agent shot and killed a person while working with a U.S. Marshals task force a mile north of the BART-area shooting. Later, three people were shot on a street just yards from the Fruitvale BART station. For information leading to the arrest of a suspect, police are offering up to a $5,000 reward. Anyone with information…

San Jose: Motorcyclist killed in crash near CEFCU Stadium

SAN JOSE – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Friday near CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, police said. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office has not released the motorcyclist’s identity; however, a GoFundMe campaign has identified him as Will Sivongxay. The crash was reported at about 8:30 a.m. near South 7th Street and East Alma Avenue, the San Jose Police Department said in a news release. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on South 7th Street when he collided with a blue 2017 Ford truck that had pulled out in front of him while attempting to turn left from the west shoulder of the road. The motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The death marked the 44th traffic fatality of the year on city streets. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said. Related Articles S.F.: BART station reopens after fatal collision leads to major delays San Jose woman killed in vineyard crash Two men who got out of their…

Blinken pushes back against Afghan withdrawal criticism

By Matthew Lee | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken pushed back Monday against harsh Republican criticism of the handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the Biden administration inherited a deal with the Taliban to end the war, but no plan for carrying it out. In a sometimes contentious hearing Monday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Blinken sought to blunt complaints from angry GOP lawmakers about the administration’s response to the quick collapse of the Afghan government and, more specifically, the State Department’s actions to evacuate Americans and others. Blinken echoed White House talking points blaming the Trump administration for the situation that President Joe Biden inherited in Afghanistan. “We inherited a deadline. We did not inherit a plan,” he said, maintaining that the administration had done the right thing in ending 20 years of war. “We made the right decision in ending America’s longest-running war,” said Blinken, who will testify on Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Republicans savaged the withdrawal process as “a disaster” and “a disgrace.” And while some Democrats allowed that the operation could…

Kershaw Strikes Out 5 In Return, Dodgers Beat D-backs 5-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out five in his first start since July 3 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Monday night for their seventh straight home win. Activated from the injured list earlier in the day, Kershaw had missed 57 games with elbow inflammation. The 33-year-old left-hander gave up four hits, walked one and didn’t figure in the decision after throwing 50 pitches over 4 1/3 innings. Kershaw reached on an infield single in the second and sacrificed in the fourth. Phil Bickford (4-2) got the win with one inning of scoreless relief. With the second-place Dodgers chasing NL West-leading San Francisco, Kershaw’s return gives them another front-line starter to join Walker Buehler, Max Scherzer and Julio Urías, all of whom are strong Cy Young Award contenders. Kershaw was throwing his fastball about 91 mph before going on the IL. He touched 90 a few times in the first when he needed 20 pitches to get out of the inning. He retired the side in the third, his only clean inning. The Dodgers took a 3-1 lead in the first…

Riversity County Sheriff Faces Criticism For Stance On Vaccine Mandates

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – The Sheriff of Riverside County is facing criticism for his stance on vaccine mandates. On his podcast, called RSO Roundup, Sheriff Chad Bianco discussed why he will not be mandating vaccines for his employees. Sheriff Bianco said he thinks it should be a personal choice that people discuss with their own doctors. Some in the medical community, like the Riverside County Medical Association, said he was giving misinformation in the podcast. “It has been shown by many studies the vaccine is very effective,” said Dolores Green, executive director of the RCMA. Bianco also added he is not ‘anti-vaccine’ but will not get vaccinated himself.

Schurr High School Students To Return To Campus After Classroom Rat Infestation

MONTEBELLO (CBSLA) – Students are expected to return to in-person learning at a Montebello high school after a rodent infestation delayed the start date. In August, teachers at Schurr High School said there were rodents in classrooms, which stalled their chances to get the campus ready for the first day of in-person learning. Teachers showed CBSLA pictures of their books, markers and other classroom items destroyed by the rodents. In-person instruction remained closed when students were scheduled to return after more than one year of remote learning. Classes on campus are set to resume Tuesday. A teacher shared a new video of his classroom all cleaned up. The Montebello Unified School District said over the past few weeks buildings and classrooms have been decontaminated. “I feel a little bit better,” said parent Nadine Garcia. “But I do not feel completely at ease because I want to make sure that they take care of this and make sure it doesn’t happen again.” One teacher said faculty tried to clean, but the issue had already gotten out of hand. “It’s not safe, it is absolutely a health issue,”…