Omicron: New isolation rules, testing hiccups, uncertain spring

People queue in line at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site, as the Omicron variant threatens to increase case numbers after the Christmas holiday break, in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, U.S. December 27, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Bing Guan.

Omicron is partly driving LA’s record-breaking COVID surge. UCSF’s Dr. Robert Wachter explains where we stand in terms of isolation rules, testing accuracy, and reliability of immunity.

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection has sentenced dozens of people for their involvement, and held Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.

Father Gregory Boyle founded the gang intervention organization called Homeboy Industries. He’s out with a new book, “The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness.”

Indie musician Moses Sumney talks about his new concert film called “Blackalachia,” leaving LA for North Carolina, and finding inspiration in nature.