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  • The sheriff of Placer County fed conspiracy theorists when he made a statement linking a local man’s death to the coronavirus vaccine. New emails reveal that the sheriff pushed ahead with the announcement, even though the autopsy reports were pending, and health officials begged him not to make a statement. [Sacramento Bee]

  • The San Francisco school board has infuriated parents and the mayor. Now it has descended into chaos over accusations of racism. [New York Times]

  • California’s major utilities — including PG&E, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric — asked the state to reduce bill credits to solar customers by more than half. [Sacramento Bee]

  • Workers at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco unionized, after a yearlong battle. [San Francisco Chronicle]

  • Universal Studios Hollywood is scheduled to reopen April 16. [Los Angeles Times]

  • The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will reopen Thursday. [San Francisco Chronicle]

  • You know Annie’s Mac and Cheese. It’s based in Berkeley. But its founder, Annie Withey, is not. Get to know her. [SFGate]

  • U.C.L.A. is heading to the Final Four in the men’s N.C.A.A. basketball tournament after the Bruins stunned Michigan. Stanford is heading to the Final Four in the women’s tournament. But U.S.C. lost. Catch up on all The Times’s coverage here. [New York Times]

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