Placer County Statewide Articles


California's Julie Su up for Labor secretary confirmation again

Julie Su's nomination to lead the Labor Department is back in the Senate for confirmation after languishing last year, but it's unclear if anything has changed.

The rise and stumbles of the San Fernando Valley Latino political machine

Second in a four-part series on how Latino political power has changed Los Angeles PART II: THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MACHINE SPEAKS Alex Padilla was a 22-year-old managing his first election campaign when advisors issued a challenge: Make sure the …

California takes up White House call to toughen gun storage rules

California lawmakers are weighing legislation that would require gun owners to keep their firearms locked up and disabled most of the time.

The Eastside, cradle of Latino politics, is squabbling once again

In the cradle of Latino political power, rivalries are downright biblical. Friends turn into enemies and enemies become friends, among politicians and pretenders.

The political trees of Latino Los Angeles

Connections among Latino politicians in Los Angeles can get confusing. We attempt to decipher the oldest political trees: the Eastside and the San Fernando Valley.

Conservationists are trying to buy a woodsy hollow in Laurel Canyon rooted in flower power

Conservationists have been given a chance to purchase a storied 2.4-acre parcel of wild Laurel Canyon, but they need to raise $1 million in 60 days.

California Hospitals, Advocates Seek Stable Funding to Retain Behavioral Health Navigators

Health providers and addiction experts warn the funding structure is unstable for a California initiative that steers patients with substance use disorder into long-term treatment after they are discharged from emergency rooms, which has already led some critical employees to …

Without Medicare Part B’s Shield, Patient’s Family Owes $81,000 for a Single Air-Ambulance Flight

Debra Prichard was a retired factory worker who was careful with her money, including what she spent on medical care, said her daughter, Alicia Wieberg. "She was the kind of person who didn't go to the doctor for anything."

A Government Video Would Explain When Abortion Is Legal in South Dakota

South Dakota lawmakers want state officials to create an educational video to help doctors understand when they can end a pregnancy without risking prison time under the state's near-total abortion ban.

A Government Video Would Explain When Abortion Is Legal in South Dakota

South Dakota lawmakers want state officials to create an educational video to help doctors understand when they can end a pregnancy without risking prison time under the state's near-total abortion ban.

Without Medicare Part B’s Shield, Patient’s Family Owes $81,000 for a Single Air-Ambulance Flight

Debra Prichard was a retired factory worker who was careful with her money, including what she spent on medical care, said her daughter, Alicia Wieberg. "She was the kind of person who didn't go to the doctor for anything."

California needs reliable water supply, but climate change brings more uncertainty





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What California college students think about online classes

EdSource asked students at California colleges and universities why they are choosing between online or in-person options.

Metro rider died after fight involving pepper-spray, police say. Now, suspect is in custody

The suspect was allegedly involved in an altercation with another rider aboard a Metro bus. Emergency police communications said the victim was hit with pepper spray.

Wrong-way driver on SF freeway: Four vehicles involved in crash

Four vehicles were involved in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 280 on Monday.

State senators respond to fentanyl and retail theft crises with new legislation

The California Senate has introduced a package of 14 bills aimed at targeting drug overdoses and organized retail theft.

Beverly Hills middle school is the latest to be rocked by a deepfake scandal

A Beverly Hills middle school has discovered that AI tools make a nasty form of bullying easy. Putting a stop to deepfake nude images could be hard.

Sean Bailey, Disney's live-action film boss, is leaving the company

Disney announced Monday that David Greenbaum will replace Sean Bailey as the president of its movie studio. He will oversee live-action features.

Woman allegedly steals Amazon delivery van because she needed a ride to San Jose

A woman allegedly stole an Amazon van from Palo Alto because she needed a ride.

Gavin Newsom faces another recall attempt. Will it do any better than 2021?





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