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Bill Would Allow Arizona Abortion Providers to Practice in California Temporarily


Newsom-backed bill would allow Arizona abortion providers to practice in California as the Republican-led state restricts access.

Cannabis Revenues Grant Applications Open


The City of South Lake Tahoe is accepting applications until May 15 for grants funded from cannabis revenues for local projects which mitigate the impact of the cannabis industry.

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State Sues El Dorado County Over Needle Exchange Bans

PLACERVILLE, Calif. – As part of an ongoing dispute between some county officials and the Sierra Harm Reduction Coalition, a nonprofit that distributes clean needles, Narcan and offers other services, Placerville's City Council and the El Dorado County Board of …

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Tahoe Lead: Community-Led Effort to Remove Decades-Old Lead Cables Threatening Lake Tahoe

RUBICON BAY, Calif. – The drive from South Lake Tahoe to the West Shore is filled with breathtaking views of crisp blue water, rugged alpine shores, and lakefront homes scattered throughout the treacherous landscape; but something is lurking below the …

Image caption: With spaces to relax and socialize, YoloCares facilities support patients along their care journey—not just the end of life.
The Better End

For more than four decades, YoloCares has helped families navigate life’s final stages.

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El Dorado County Health Officials Issue Measles Exposure Warning

Officials from the El Dorado County Health Department issued a public health notice on Friday, warning that several hundred people may have been exposed to measles after a juvenile from El Dorado County was diagnosed with the disease following a …

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South Tahoe pharmacies hit with cyberattacks

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A nationwide cyberattack on United Healthcare impacted several South Lake Tahoe pharmacies.

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Snowboarding & wrist injuries

Snowboarding is one of Tahoe's greatest draws and thousands of snowboarders spend fun-filled days on its slopes each year. The sport offers excellent cardiovascular benefits, tones muscles, and burns calories, however, snowboarding is not without risk, especially when learning or …

Image caption: A new law seeks to prevent cars from speeding, which causes about one of every three traffic fatalities.
If Drivers Won’t Slow Down, Proposed Law Requires Cars Do It for Them

“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.

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Tahoe Forest Health System welcomes new physician

Tahoe Forest Health System is pleased to announce that Naomi L. Albertson, MD, has joined their team at the Incline Village Community Hospital. Dr. Albertson specializes in sports medicine and has been in practice for over 20 years.

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Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil introduces new bill targeting health, economic impacts of wildfire smoke across California

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Over the past five years, California has experienced unprecedented wildfire activity that has devastated nearly ten million acres across the state. Wildfire smoke has poured in from hundreds of miles away, severely impacting air quality around …

Image caption: Los Angeles voters can take a step toward reducing traffic violence with a measure on the March ballot.
Can Traffic Deaths in Los Angeles be Reduced With a Ballot Measure?

With traffic deaths now regularly topping 300 per year, Measure HLA on the March 5 ballot gives Los Angeles voters the opportunity to force their reluctant city to implement new traffic safety measures.


A smoky blanket of particulate matter hovers over San Francisco’s skyline.
Getting Acquainted With AQI
Learn what's getting into Californians’ lungs and why it matters.
States have expansive powers to protect the health of the general public.
The State’s Broad Power to Protect Public Health, Explained
Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, states have possessed broad authority to protect public health.
California will soon be getting a new hotline number as an alternative to 911 for mental health crises.
988, the New Mental Health Emergency Number, Explained
Here's the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.
Mosquitos kill about 725,000 people every year, worldwide.
Taking a Bite Out of the Mosquito Population
How local government tries to control the world’s deadliest wild animal—the mosquito.
Access to abortion in California is limited in many areas, though state laws protect a woman’s right to choose.
Abortion Rights in California, Explained
But even in California, access to abortion services in many areas remains limited.
A jigsaw puzzle of resources can help El Dorado County residents find mental health.
Finding a Light in the Dark
Get help from these organizations, telephone hotlines and online resources.
The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here
Gov. Newsom has a new plan to help get mentally ill Californians into treatment.
Though life expectancy has declined in recent years, Californians still live longer than most Americans.
Want to Live a Long, Healthy Life? Move to California
Californians live longer than people in all but three states, but not all counties are equal.
From nitrates to arsenic to “forever chemicals,” California’s water supply faces a serious pollution threat.
Dirty Water: California Faces a Water Contamination Crisis
In a state that declares water a “human right,” more than 2 percent of its residents have no drinkable water.
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