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CalPERS Settles for $800 Million Over Misleading Claims on Long-Term Care Insurance


Retired California government workers will get tens of thousands of dollars if they give up their long-term care insurance.

CHOMP to Use Robots for Non-Patient-Facing Tasks


The robots use an array of sensors to map the hospital and have a mechanized arm to navigate multiple types of doors, including those that require badge access.

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Salinas-based healthcare system announces name change

SALINAS — An institution that has served the Monterey County community for 70 years is launching a new chapter in its history with a name change and fresh, bold look — Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is now Salinas Valley …

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‘Dr. Bob’ leads Mee Memorial’s rehab services

KING CITY — It took his own horrific knee injury to introduce Robert Limone to his future profession. The sports injury required two years of extensive physical therapy, but it turned out to be such a positive experience he decided …

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On the frontlines of pesticide exposure

Editor’s note:  This story is the first of “Adrift,” a three-part series by Environmental Health News, and palabra, a multimedia platform of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, on pesticide use in California that finds rural communities of color and …

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New health facility opens in Gonzales

GONZALES — Gonzales city officials, health professionals and guests celebrated the grand opening of the Gonzales Medical Center with a ribbon cutting on Jan. 14. The new healthcare facility, under the leadership of Ignacio Guzman, MD, and Luz Garcia, PA-C, …

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Certified Nursing Assistant courses give students a pathway into health care careers.

Celia Jiménez here, thinking about how a career change can be refreshing—and mark the start of something new and fulfilling.

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Monterey County picks up where FEMA left off in providing Covid-19 funeral funds.

Last year the Federal Emergency Management Agency launched a program to reimburse up to $9,000 of the cost of a funeral for a loved one lost to Covid-19, but it came with a catch. Namely the loved one applying had…

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Explaining California in 2022: Our 10 Best Explainers of the Year

2022 was a year that needed a lot of explaining. And California Local was there. Here are our 10 most important explanatory journalism stories from the year gone by, from immigration to cryptocurrency to wealth inequality and more.

Image caption: Migrants wait in line while California border activists organize the group to enter the U.S. and seek asylum through the Chaparral entryway in Tijuana, Mexico on Dec. 22, 2022.
Border Scramble

The Supreme Court is keeping in place, for now, Title 42 — the pandemic policy that OK’d migrant expulsions. California has yet to figure out how to meet the needs of an influx of migrants when it does go away.

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The CEO of the region's Medi-Cal provider is stepping down in May; a new leader is already in the wings.

The CEO of Central California Alliance for Health, the region’s nonprofit Medi-Cal health care provider, is stepping down after 17 years of service, the Alliance announced on Dec. 21.

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Greenfield Police awarded grant for anti-tobacco campaign

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Department has been awarded $56,155 from the Department of Justice Tobacco Grant Program, which will be used for enforcement and education of illegal sales of tobacco to minors. As part of the grant, students at Greenfield …


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