Increased Hospitalizations Related To COVID-19 Have Health Officials Predicting Winter SurgeThere are now 30 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in LA County. Among those cases, 24 were in vaccinated people, four of whom also had boosters. None of them, however, developed serious illness. 
Statewide Mask Mandate For All Indoor Public Spaces Back In Effect Until Mid-JanuaryIn shops along Huntington Beach Wednesday, it was a mixed bag of customers with masks on and others without face coverings. It was the same situation with employees at some of the stores. 
Omicron Latest: "It's Going To Lead To A Large Number Of Cases"With the holiday season looming, experts indicate a fifth surge of COVID-19 is near. Dr. Michael Daignault offers some clarity on issues surrounding the new Omicron variant and the mixing and matching of Coronavirus vaccines.
LA County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surpass 700 Amid Concerns Of Winter SurgeThere are 707 COVID patients at county hospitals, up from 684 on Friday, according to the latest state figures.
Some Vaccination Clinics Seeing Higher Numbers Of People Due To COVID Winter Surge FearsNew daily infection rates are up 19% in just one week since Thanksgiving.
Omicron Variant Watch: Multiple Cases Reach North AmericaAt least two cases have been reported in Canada, marking the first documented cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in North America.
Some Returning Labor Day Travelers Surprised To Learn Of Mu, The Newest COVID-19 'Variant Of Interest'At Orange County's John Wayne Airport, the usual holiday weekend rush home is not nearly as busy this year and some people are blaming COVID. 
LAUSD Teachers Open Up In Virtual Town Hall About Returning To In-Person LearningWith Los Angeles Unified School District going back into full-day, in-person instruction for the first time since March 2020, teachers are expressing their thoughts about how the district is handling the coronavirus pandemic as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread.
"Delta Is Very Serious" Tarzana Doctor Warns Delta Variant Is Bringing More COVID Patients Than He Can CountThe Centers For Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is as contagious as Chickenpox and more transmissible than the common cold. 
Orange County Reports Spike In COVID-19 Cases, HospitalizationsOn Thursday, the Orange County Health Care Agency reported 304 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and two new deaths. The daily positivity rate was 3.3%.
Stock Market Plummets Amidst Growing Fears Of COVID's Delta VariantDoes the huge drop in the Dow Jones and other indices mark the end of a historic run that dates back to the pandemic's early days?