• Art & Entertainment

    7 Bay Area arts and entertainment events to check out this week, Oct. 11-17

    A scene from “Louis’s Shoes,” a French animated short. Photo: Courtesy of Yummy Films The Chronicle’s guide to notable arts and entertainment happenings in the Bay Area. New French shorts, streaming now, highlight film innovations and up-and-comers In the United States, movie shorts are rarely seen. They show up at film festivals, but those screenings are mainly attended by other short film makers. But in France, audiences get to see shorts on television — usually they fill out a two-hour time slot when a feature runs less than that. Perhaps as a result, France has a thriving shorts industry. They  

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  • Health & Fitness

    Upward climb of area COVID-19 cases slows some | Health & Fitness

    Several new mobile vaccination clinics by Three Rivers are coming up this Friday and Saturday. From 5-8 p.m. Friday, Three Rivers will be at Regency II Mobile Home Park at 807 S. Broad Street. They will be in Hooper and Herman on Saturday. From 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. they will be at the Faith Food Pantry at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 27053 County Rd. 12 and from noon-2 p.m. they will be at Herman City Park.  Support Local Journalism Your membership makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} “We are happy to offer more COVID-19 vaccination clinics to our community, ensuring that everyone  

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  • Sports & Travel

    COVID-19 cases grow in hard-hit area of Missouri

    MISSION, Kan. — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients jumped by nearly 27% over the Fourth of July weekend in a hard-hit area of Missouri where immunization rates are low, leading to a temporary ventilator shortfall and a public call for help from respiratory therapists. The delta variant, first identified in India, is spreading rapidly, straining hospitals in Springfield and raising fresh fears that the situation could soon grow worse as holiday gatherings seed fresh cases. Missouri leads the nation with the most new cases per capita in the past 14 days. As of Monday, CoxHealth and the city’s other  

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  • Home Improvement

    City already approving home improvement grants for northwest area | News

    When Owensboro City Commissioners approved the creation of “community catalyst grants” in April, the idea was to give developers access to funds to fix and improve homes in northwest area, without having to go through the red tape associated with federal grants. Since then, the program has resulted in almost $300,000 in private dollars being committed to northwest home and rental rehab projects. That’s more than double the amount of city grant funds approved so far. “It’s going to be a lot of local dollars invested, but the community deserves that,” said city Community Development Director Abby Shelton on Friday. 

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