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Bill Would Allow Arizona Abortion Providers to Practice in California Temporarily


Newsom-backed bill would allow Arizona abortion providers to practice in California as the Republican-led state restricts access.

Newsom Calls Out Republican Abortion Policies in New Ad Running in Alabama


California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new ad blasts GOP efforts to make it harder for people to leave states with abortion bans and seek treatment elsewhere.

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Santa Clara County Wants State to Stop Trauma Center Closure

Santa Clara County leaders are calling on state officials to stop a for-profit hospital from closing one of the county’s only trauma centers.
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to send a report to the state on the …

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Santa Clara County Nurses Threaten a Second Walkout

Thousands of nurses across Santa Clara County’s strained and overburdened public hospital system may go on strike again — just weeks after taking to the picket line.
Contract negotiations between county management and leaders with the Registered Nurses Professional Association …

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State Finds San Jose Lacks Accountability With Homeless Spending

San Jose has until September to formulate a succinct plan on how it will address homelessness and begin publicly reporting spending data, according to an audit requested by a local legislator.
The California State Auditor has published its findings and …

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Is San Jose One of the Healthiest U.S. Cities?

San Jose has made the top 25 in a nationwide healthiest city survey, but advocates say deep inequities still persist.
San Jose ranks 22nd in a study compiled by personal finance outlet WalletHub, which pitted 182 of the nation’s most …

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Nurses Go on Strike at Saint Louise, County Hospitals

Hundreds of nurses who work at Saint Louise Regional Hospital are on strike, joining the picket line with their colleagues represented by the Registered Nurses Professional Association. The healthcare workers are protesting alleged unfair labor practices exhibited by their employer, …

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East San Jose Trauma Center Closure Could Break County Hospital System

The closure of East San Jose’s only trauma center puts the entire Santa Clara County public hospital system in jeopardy and threatens the survival of east side residents suffering a heart attack, stroke or other catastrophic medical event.
That was …

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Santa Clara County Nurses Announce Three-Day Strike Beginning April 2

The nurses’ union says county management failed to bargain in good faith around working conditions and safety issues that impact nurses and patient care.

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Saratoga Doctor Saves Lives in Gaza

Children consoling one another amidst loss. A ragged man offering cookies outside a field hospital. Words of comfort from a colleague, as he shed a tear for a mother's grief.

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Santa Clara County Nurses Set to Strike Over Working Conditions

More than 3,000 Santa Clara County nurses are at an an impasse with county officials and are headed to the picket lines over pay increases and workplace conditions.
The Registered Nurses Professional Association plans to strike from April 2-4, with …

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San Jose Not Diverting 911 Calls to Mental Crisis Hotline

San Jose is struggling to divert 911 calls related to mental and emotional distress away from police, despite the county adopting the 988 mental crisis hotline two years ago to handle those situations.
A recent report shows county mental health …


A smoky blanket of particulate matter hovers over San Francisco’s skyline.
Getting Acquainted With AQI
Learn what's getting into Californians’ lungs and why it matters.
States have expansive powers to protect the health of the general public.
The State’s Broad Power to Protect Public Health, Explained
Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, states have possessed broad authority to protect public health.
California will soon be getting a new hotline number as an alternative to 911 for mental health crises.
988, the New Mental Health Emergency Number, Explained
Here's the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.
Mosquitos kill about 725,000 people every year, worldwide.
Taking a Bite Out of the Mosquito Population
How local government tries to control the world’s deadliest wild animal—the mosquito.
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.
California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here
Gov. Newsom has a new plan to help get mentally ill Californians into treatment.
Many organizations in Santa Clara County can lend a helping hand.
Finding Peace of Mind
Find help from these websites, telephone hotlines and organizations.
Though life expectancy has declined in recent years, Californians still live longer than most Americans.
Want to Live a Long, Healthy Life? Move to California
Californians live longer than people in all but three states, but not all counties are equal.
From nitrates to arsenic to “forever chemicals,” California’s water supply faces a serious pollution threat.
Dirty Water: California Faces a Water Contamination Crisis
In a state that declares water a “human right,” more than 2 percent of its residents have no drinkable water.
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