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Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak

With 786 monkeypox cases recorded—nearly two-thirds concentrated in Los Angeles and San Francisco—California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in response to the outbreak. The declaration will “coordinate a whole-of-government response.”

(Aug. 1, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
Covered California to Support Wildfire Victims

For those living in wildfire-ravaged regions, help might be on the way. Covered California recently announced an application window for victims of wildfires, as well as those who live in fire-prone regions, to apply for assistance.

(July 28, 2022) → Read the full YubaNet report

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La Plaza Bakery honored for new healthy, plant-based dishes

GREENFIELD — All seven locations of La Plaza Bakery, including those in South Monterey County, have been named Blue Zones Project Approved restaurants, demonstrating their commitment to helping residents achieve healthier lifestyles.  “I’m thrilled that all seven La Plaza Bakery …

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Hospice Giving Foundation marks 25 years of compassion and dignity

MONTEREY COUNTY — Hospice Giving Foundation (HGF) marks 25 years in the community this July with providing leadership and resources to ensure end-of-life care is available and accessible throughout Monterey and San Benito counties. “Hospice Giving Foundation stands behind its …

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Finding Piece of Mind

Are you struggling with your mental or emotional health? Help is available in Monterey County.

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Mee Memorial marks 60 years as cornerstone of rural community

KING CITY — As the only hospital within 50 miles of King City, serving an area of several thousand square miles, Mee Memorial Hospital has a long, storied history as the cornerstone of its rural community. This year the state-of-the-art facility …

Image caption: Bernadette Moordigian in front of the Fresno City College library on July 5, 2022.
A New State Agency Aims to Fix Rising Health Care Costs

For years, consumer advocates and some legislators have been battling to rein in escalating health care costs. Now the state has created a new agency to limit future growth in health care costs — and it will have the power …

Image caption: Californians may soon mask in public places again, as the BA.5 COVID variant sweeps the state.
What the COVID BA.5 Variant Means For California

California is headed for a new COVID surge as BA.5, the most contagious variant of the virus yet discovered, arrives in the state, apparently causing an uptick in hospitalizations and deaths.

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County residents protest the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that protected the right to have an abortion in America, thousands of protesters across the country took to the streets on Friday,…

Image caption: Justice Clarence Thomas calls for SCOTUS to pull back even more established rights after Roe v. Wade.
Why Clarence Thomas Wants to Throw Out Your Rights

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that after overturning Roe v. Wade SCOTUS must now overturn decisions allowing same-sex marriage and contraception. Here's why.

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Monterey County’s first probable case of monkeypox reported

MONTEREY COUNTY — The first probable case of monkeypox in Monterey County has been identified, health officials announced Thursday. According to the Monterey County Health Department, a local resident was diagnosed with monkeypox through testing at a California Reference Laboratory …

Image caption: Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Nuclear Power in California: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

California may soon shut down its last nuclear power plant, but Gov. Gavin Newsom who once championed the closure has had a change of heart. Federal funds may now keep the plant running.

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