John Woolfolk, Vacaville Reporter

John Woolfolk

Vacaville Reporter

San Jose, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • Monterey Herald
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • Daily Breeze
  • Pioneer Press
  • SGV Tribune

Recent articles by John:

CDC eases COVID-19 guidance

CDC rules for staying home after exposure to virus now same regardless of vaccination status. → Read More

CDC eases COVID-19 guidance

CDC rules for staying home after exposure to virus now same regardless of vaccination status. → Read More

Is COVID losing its fangs and becoming more like the flu?

Depending how many cases are assumed given widespread unreported infections confirmed through at-home tests, COVID-19 rates arguably have fallen to levels of a bad flu season. But it’s still … → Read More

Is COVID losing its fangs and becoming more like the flu?

Depending how many cases are assumed given widespread unreported infections confirmed through at-home tests, COVID-19 rates arguably have fallen to levels of a bad flu season. But it’s still … → Read More

Report: California kids suffer sharp rise in anxiety, depression

Anxiety and depression among California kids ages 3-17 rose 70% from 2016-2020, compared to 26% nationally, 23% in New York and Texas and 22% in Florida, the Annie E. Casey Foundation reported Mond… → Read More

Lukewarm interest in COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5

Health officials say kids under 5 should get vaccinated against COVID-19 but many parents aren’t convinced, and even in the Bay Area, uptake has been slow. → Read More

For California students, a normal-ish return to school this fall amid COVID case surge

Face masks will remain optional as California’s 6 million school kids return to class this month. → Read More

U.S. declares monkeypox a public health emergency

U.S. officials say emergency declaration should improve response to outbreak. → Read More

Varsity Blues college admissions scandal: From Hollywood celebrities to Silicon Valley parents, where are they now?

What happened to the Bay Area parents and coach ensnared in the nation’s biggest college admissions cheating case? → Read More

How will Yosemite's Washburn Fire affect my vacation plans?

Warmer weather during the week is expected to make firefighting more challenging. → Read More

Vatican defrocks priest who scolded Oakland Diocese over sex abuse

When the Vatican finally came for his collar a few months ago, Tom Stier said it still felt like a blow. “I felt sad and angry. If I’d been raping kids, I wouldn’t be thrown out o… → Read More

Judge: Los Angeles Unified can’t make kids get COVID shots

The Los Angeles Unified ruling is second to find that authority to require school kids to get vaccinated rests with the state, not local districts. A judge in December made a similar finding regard… → Read More

Bay Area COVID cases are sky-high, hospitals filling up. Should we worry?

Bay Area health experts urge residents to wear face masks indoors and avoid crowds and indoor dining as new omicron variants continue to spread. → Read More

Bay Area COVID cases are sky-high, hospitals filling up. Should we worry?

Bay Area health experts urge residents to wear face masks indoors and avoid crowds and indoor dining as new omicron variants continue to spread. → Read More

Supreme Court ruling triggers new gun laws, legal challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking New York’s concealed weapon permitting system as overly restrictive also shifted how courts weigh limits on the right to bear arms, rejecting an… → Read More

California approved gas tax relief. When will I get my money?

Comments from state leaders indicate cashback payments will likely be pushed into the late summer and fall. → Read More

Probation for Bay Area ‘Varsity Blues’ parents who aided FBI

Mother who helped daughters cheat was “overprotective,” attorney says. → Read More

HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra: Feds working to maintain abortion pill access

Becerra said the administration is exploring ways to maintain abortion access in states that would move to restrict it after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning the Roe v. Wad… → Read More

California leaders have an inflation relief deal. What’s in it for you?

Who gets what and when in deal between the governor and lawmakers on inflation relief. → Read More

Court must reconsider Los Gatos party mom’s bail request

Appellate court ordered to reconsider whether O’Connor is entitled to bail on grounds that she has not been charged with felony acts of violence or sexual assault. → Read More