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SAN FRANCISCO — Faced with a dire shortage of hospital beds, California’s San Joaquin Valley was placed under a sweeping new lockdown in an urgent attempt to slow the rapid rise of coronavirus cases. The rest of California is on the brink of facing the extensive stay-at-home order that puts new restrictions on businesses and activities. SENT: 1,000 words, phots.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-PARENT PROTESTS
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — Parents in the United States who are unhappy with distance learning are taking increasingly vocal roles in calling for more in-person instruction through grassroots organizing and legal challenges. The recent surge in coronavirus cases has brought a new round of school closings. Those have been followed by lawsuits brought by parents in states including New York, California and Pennsylvania. SENT: 875 words, photos.
MED-VIRUS OUTBREAK-KIDS IN CRISIS
The pandemic has led to rising emergency room visits and long waits for U.S. children and teens facing mental health crises. These include kids who are suicidal, or facing severe depression and anxiety. With schools closed, routines disrupted and parents anxious over lost income or uncertain futures, kids are shouldering new burdens many are unequipped to bear. ER visits for many health reasons other than COVID-19 have declined during the pandemic. But a recent government study shows the share that were for kids’ mental health-related visits climbed steadily from mid-April through October. By Lindsay Tanner. SENT: 1,055 words, photos. Eds: This story has moved as the Sunday Spotlight.
BERKELEY, Calif. — No. 25 Oregon looks to bounce back from a loss at rival Oregon State when the Ducks play winless California, which had its own tough 25-24 defeat to rival Stanford at the end last Friday. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Starts 4 p.m. PT.
TEMPE, Ariz. — UCLA plays Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.
FBC--T25-AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS
The game of the week is at Coastal Carolina, where the No. 8 and unbeaten BYU faces the 14th-ranked an unbeaten Chanticleers. Both sides are hoping to improve their chances of reaching a major bowl. Meanwhile, No. 5 Texas A&M faces a challenge at Auburn. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 900 words, with photos, by 6:30 p.m. PT.
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