UCEE Master Gardeners of Amador County Presents: Gardening in the Digital Age

UCEE Master Gardeners of Amador County Presents: Gardening in the Digital Age

San Andreas, CA… The University of California Cooperative Extension and the Amador County Master Gardeners provide a wealth of exceptional web sites to assist you with your home gardening projects. During this class, Master Gardeners will introduce you to many of these UC sites and will demonstrate how you can use them to research your […]

UCEE Master Gardeners of Amador County Presents: Making the Most of Your Gardening Space

UCEE Master Gardeners of Amador County Presents: Making the Most of Your Gardening Space

San Andreas, CA… Do you have limited gardening space? Are you frustrated trying to grow in clayey soil? Then this is the class for you! We’ll cover building and gardening in raised beds, discovering the fun of growing in containers and how to make a small space go a long way with square foot gardening […]

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Confirms it is Safe and Effective

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Confirms it is Safe and Effective

Sacramento, CA…The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has completed its review of the federal process and concluded the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for use in the Western States. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington Tuesday evening, making the J&J vaccine the third COVID-19 vaccine supported for use in these states. Initial shipments of the vaccine were received this […]

Nursing Homes See 82 Percent Decline In COVID Cases Indicating The Vaccines Are Working

Nursing Homes See 82 Percent Decline In COVID Cases Indicating The Vaccines Are Working

Washington, DC…The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released a report today showing nursing homes in the U.S. have seen the lowest number of new COVID cases […]

Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated

Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated

Washington, DC…Most of the nation’s small businesses do not require employees to get COVID-19 vaccines or tests to return to work, according to the first results of Phase 4 of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) released last week. SBPS was launched Feb. 15, to measure the effect of changing business conditions […]

President Biden on the Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

President Biden on the Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Washington, DC… 4:22 P.M. EST. THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, folks. The Vice President and I have some good news to report, and I’d like to make two key announcements today related to our COVID-19 vaccination effort. As you know, a few days ago, after a rigorous opening — open and objective scientific review process, the […]

Record Breaking Gift Enhances Surgical Care in Calaveras County

Record Breaking Gift Enhances Surgical Care in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA…Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation has received the largest one time gift ever recorded in the history of the Foundation. The generous $4.5 million gift from the Wings of Freedom Foundation will be designated to upgrade the surgery department at Mark Twain Medical Center. This pioneering investment will strengthen the fight against disease […]

Calaveras Public Health Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Frogtown for Those 65 Years of Age and Older

Calaveras Public Health Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Frogtown for Those 65 Years of Age and Older

Angels Camp, CA…(Frogtown, USA)..Calaveras Public Health Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Frogtown for Those 65 Years of Age and Older Over 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across Calaveras County. Calaveras Public Health is working to ensure that eligible residents and workers have increased access to vaccines. Starting Thursday, March 4, 2021 a […]

On the Record with Governor Gavin Newsom: A Shot in the Arm Against COVID-19 ~ By Governor Gavin Newsom

On the Record with Governor Gavin Newsom: A Shot in the Arm Against COVID-19 ~ By Governor Gavin Newsom

Sacramento, CA…After one of the most challenging years of our lives, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel—the COVID-19 vaccines are here, and my administration is working to ensure that no community is left behind.  The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They are our best hope to end the pandemic. Getting a […]

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by U.S. FDA For Emergency Use – First Single-Shot Vaccine in Fight Against Global Pandemic

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by U.S. FDA For Emergency Use – First Single-Shot Vaccine in Fight Against Global Pandemic

New Brunswick, NJ… Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) yesterday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. This decision was […]

Governor Newsom on House’s Passage of COVID Relief Plan

Governor Newsom on House’s Passage of COVID Relief Plan

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom issued the below statement today following the House’s passage of the American Rescue Plan: “I applaud President Biden and Speaker Pelosi on the passage of the American Rescue Plan – $1.9 trillion in nationwide relief that’s essential for Californians hardest hit by the pandemic, and a measure that complements the […]

President Biden on the American Rescue Plan

President Biden on the American Rescue Plan

Washington, DC… 10:59 A.M. EST. THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, folks. For a few weeks now, an overwhelming percentage of the American public has made it clear that they support my American Rescue Plan. And the House of Representatives took the first step toward making it a reality. And I want to thank — and I […]

President Joe Biden on Emergency Use Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

President Joe Biden on Emergency Use Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, D.C… Today, after a rigorous, open, and objective scientific review process, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for a third safe and effective vaccine to help us defeat the COVID-19 pandemic — the Janssen COVID-19 (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. This is exciting news for all Americans, and an encouraging development […]

FDA Panel Recommends Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Biotech Covid Vaccine for EUA!

FDA Panel Recommends Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Biotech Covid Vaccine for EUA!

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:  Today, the FDA held a meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee to discuss the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) request from Janssen Biotech Inc. for its COVID-19 Vaccine for the […]

Wounded Warrior Project Applauds Reintroduction of Major Richard Star Act to Senate, House

Wounded Warrior Project Applauds Reintroduction of Major Richard Star Act to Senate, House

Washington, DC… The Major Richard Star Act of 2021, S. 334 / H.R.1282, is a major legislative priority for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), which supports its reintroduction in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The act was formerly introduced during the 116th Congress as S. 3393 and H.R. 5995. The Major Richard […]

State Accelerates Access to COVID Vaccines for Education Workers

State Accelerates Access to COVID Vaccines for Education Workers

Sacramento, CA…Following last week’s announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom that, beginning March 1, at least 10 percent of vaccine supply would be dedicated to education workers – including teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, child care workers and site-based administrators – the state outlined its plan to execute on the Governor’s commitment. “The education professionals who nurture and […]

FDA Approves Targeted Treatment for Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation

FDA Approves Targeted Treatment for Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation

Washington, DC… Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Amondys 45 (casimersen) injection for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients who have a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 45 skipping (Exons are pieces of DNA that provide information for making proteins in a […]

Listeria Outbreak Update: CDC Warns to Avoid All Cheese Sold Under the Brand Name El Abuelito

Listeria Outbreak Update: CDC Warns to Avoid All Cheese Sold Under the Brand Name El Abuelito

Atlanta, GA… CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/hispanic-soft-cheese-02-21/index.html Key points: CDC has expanded its advice to not eat, sell, or serve any cheese sold under the brand name El Abuelito, in addition to recalled queso fresco cheeseexternal icon sold under the brand […]

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