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Should California Doctors Report Domestic Abuse to Police? Here’s How Physician Lawmakers Voted

05/16/2024

Pending legislation would lift requirements for California’s doctors to report all domestic abuse cases to police. The Assembly’s three physicians had different opinions.

Metal Detectors, Fear, Frustration. College Commencements Altered Amid Gaza War Protests

05/04/2024

At many universities across the country, graduation for the Class of 2024 will feel more like making it through airport security than a procession through a free-flowing campus green or a cheering stadium crowd.

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Image caption: The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
UPDATE: California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here

How the California mental health crisis emerged out of the state’s history of deinstitutionalization and laws designed to protect the mentally ill, as well as the communities around them.

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Cutting-Edge Flock Cameras Revolutionize Police Work and Emergency Response

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Police Department has undergone a transformation since integrating advanced automated license plate reading (ALPR) devices from Flock Safety. These state-of-the-art Flock cameras have not only improved law enforcement capabilities but also strengthened emergency management strategies, …

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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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‘They were flat-out poisoned’

Four people who died in a South Lake Tahoe home after a Super Bowl Party appeared to have been poisoned by cocaine cut with fentanyl.

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.

Image caption: Under a new law, homeless people in San Mateo County can be criminally charged for refusing to move to a shelter.
Should Homelessness be a Crime? New San Mateo County Law Allows Charges

In San Mateo County, a new law allows police to charge homeless people with criminal offenses if they don’t accept shelter. SCOTUS will soon weigh in with a potential landmark decision in an Oregon case.

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Judge dismisses Tamarack fire case

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by 18 Douglas County property owners against the U.S Forest Service over the 2021 Tamarack Fire.

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Family of Donna Lass responds to discovery of her remains

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The family of Donna Lass was able to end 2023 with some closure, after law enforcement agencies identified the remains of their long missing relative.

Image caption: California traffic deaths dropped by 12 percent in the first three months of 2023, but road fatalities remain at crisis levels.
Death on the Roads: Traffic Fatality Crisis Far From Over

As the COVID pandemic eased, so did the epidemic of death on the road. Somewhat. But the ongoing crisis of traffic fatalities remains at high levels with early numbers form 2023 appearing to top 4,000 in California.

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Sock Parlour experiences both backlash, support after YouTube video released

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Following the posting of a video on Nov. 23, 2023 by Watching the Watchmen, a YouTube channel run by the father-son duo David and Ben Gutterman, showcasing a heated confrontation in front of Sock Parlour, viewers of …

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California cities switch to more inclusive, district-based elections system.
Voting Rights...the Final Frontier
Pushed by activists, cities move from at-large elections to district races.
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.
The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
UPDATE: California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here
The making of Gov. Newsom's plan to help get mentally ill Californians into treatment.
The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think
What causes the cycle of homelessness and crime, and how to stop it.
The California Supreme Court has defined the state’s legal and political agenda for more than 170 years.
How the California Supreme Court Blazes Legal Trails
From its beginnings in the Gold Rush, the state Supreme Court continues to define the state today.
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