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Winter Escapes: Discovering Northern California’s February Charm
As winter blankets Northern California with crisp air and a touch of frost, February unveils a unique charm in this part of the world. From scenic getaways to outdoor adventures, explore the winte...
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Young Teens and Adults Lead Florin Road Litter Abatement Efforts
Spending an early morning picking up parking lot trash only to return in a few days to it being just as litter-filled is a defeating feeling, according to 19-year-old clean-up participant Darius Jacobs.
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Young, Ransom Are Among This Year’s Susan B. Anthony Award Winners
The San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women will honor 10 women on Feb. 15. Honorees include Tracy Mayor Nancy Young and former Councilmember Rhodesia Ransom.
State lawmakers reconvene with a lot of problems to fix, but not a lot of money to spend on solutions with a projected $68 billion budget deficit.
Undocumented Californians are leaving health care clinics with “smiles” after they learn they’re newly eligible for Medi-Cal insurance. The health insurance expansion was decades in the making for immigrant advocates.
Surprise ambulance bills can leave families deeply in debt after a medical emergency. A new state law that forces insurance companies to negotiate payments is expected to save Californians tens of millions of dollars a year.
The federal government suspended an annual Medicaid renewal requirement during COVID-19. Now that it has resumed, many Californians are losing coverage for “procedural reasons.”
Local officials counted on the state’s Homekey program to convert hotel rooms. But now a major developer has defaulted on loans and the state housing department is investigating.
The California food banks association warns of rising food insecurity, but its pleas for more state aid face a tough slog next year due to the projected budget deficit, as a federal program to help people get enough food is …
California's homelessness numbers continue to rise despite new spending on housing, services. Here's where the fight to end the crisis stands. This story has been updated for 2022 and 2023.
Earlier this year, the state created a loan program meant to help struggling hospitals stay afloat and to help reopen Madera County’s only hospital. Almost a year after its closure, Madera continues its search for a buyer or partner.
Small, rural districts often struggle to pass local bond measures to pay for school construction and repairs. In some cases, leaking roofs, dry rot and broken air conditioners haven’t been fixed in years.
The number of Californians facing eviction was relatively low for years during a lengthy statewide moratorium. In the year after it ended, cases soared and still remain high in large counties.
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