California Adopts New Workplace Rules for Vaccinated Employees


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The board that oversees California’s workplace safety agency, Cal/OSHA, has voted on new rules around wearing masks in the workplace. Fully vaccinated employees in most job settings will not have to wear face coverings.

Reporter: Alex Hall, The California Report

Starting next month, the state's Employment Development Department says unemployed Californians will need to show that they’re actively looking for work to remain eligible for benefits. The EDD suspended the work search requirement in March of 2020 due to the pandemic.

Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, The California Report

On Thursday, President Biden offiicially made Juneteenth a federal holiday. Juneteenth has been celebrated annually on June 19, as the day that marked the emancipation of African Americans who had been enslaved.

Guest: James Fugate, Co-Owner of Eso Won Books in Los Angeles

Exiled for 11 years, a deported U.S. Army veteran is back home in California. Andrew DeLeon had lived in the United States for more than 50 years, before he was deported for a nonviolent drug offense.

Reporter: Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS

Across California, young women often celebrate their 15th birthdays with quinceaneras, which is a religious ceremony and party. But many have been delayed over the past year by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reporter: Madi Bolanos, Valley Public Radio

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