Year in Review: Our Top 10 Stories of 2021

There are just 12 days left until 2022. If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that there’s no predicting what might come next.

It was just six days after the 2021 New Year that a group of insurrectionists raided the US Capitol in an attempt to overturn the election. Then came Delta, the fall of Afghanistan, and a couple of billionaires launching themselves into space.

California saw its own share of  special craziness. Remember the time Larry Elder ran for governor and some people thought he might actually win? Who could forget the end of single-family zoning or the parade of anti-vaxxers turning our county meetings into a regular bit on Comedy Central?

As always, the best part of the year here at California County News was getting to experience it all with you. Below are the top ten stories you cared about most.

County News’ Top 10 Stories of 2021

Closure of Lassen County Prison Will Cost 1,080 Jobs

Anti-Vaxxers Lose It at San Diego Board Meeting

California Braces for Pork Shortage

Right-Wing Militia Aims to Take Over Shasta County Government

California Says Goodbye to Single-Family Zoning

Sonoma County DA to Face Recall

San Diego Adopts New Rules to Curb Chaos at Board Meetings

Which County Best Resembles the State’s Overall Demographics?

San Diego Officials Endure Vile, Racist Attacks at Another Unhinged Board Meeting

Here’s what happened when a town turned its vaccine program over to Chick-fil-A

Happy Holidays from the County News team!


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Policy

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 04:18

In the wake of numerous mass shootings around the country, including last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school, San Diego County lawmakers have approved three new measures to regulate fire

Finance

Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 03:57

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his May revision to the 2022-2023 budget proposal on Friday. It projects an astonishing $97.5 billion surplus, fueled by the state’s highest earners.