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Newsom Promised Big On California Health Care. Where Do His Bold Plans Stand Now?

July 20, 2021

Early in his term, Gov. Gavin Newsom positioned himself as the governor who would champion health care. He vowed to target rising prescription drug costs and find a way for the state to pay for care for all Californians, a key campaign promise. He also set a goal of creating a blueprint to better serve the Golden State’s growing population of seniors. Read More

Who Is Running Against Newsom in the Recall?

July 20, 2021

We’re just about two months away from a closely watched election that will indelibly shape the state’s future. And as of this weekend, we know — for the most part — who will be on the ballot. Read More

Wary and Weary, Los Angeles Largely Accepts Restored Mask Mandate

July 20, 2021

As the sun began to burn through the morning marine layer, patrons of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif., were still adjusting to the new normal, which was pretty much the old normal — an order from Los Angeles County to wear masks indoors in businesses and public places. Read More

California Makes It Easier for Low-Income Residents to Get and Keep Free Health Coverage

July 20, 2021

The World War II veteran needed to repay the loan for the water pump installed on his 1-acre property in rural Tulare County, the only source of water to his mobile home. He carefully socked away a few thousand dollars so he could make the payoff — only to find that those savings put him over the asset threshold to remain on Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program for low-income people. Read More

California’s Mask Rule for Schools Prompts Controversy

July 13, 2021

California announced new coronavirus rules for public schools on Monday that let students and teachers sit as close to each other as they want while making sure no one will miss class time even if they are exposed to someone with the virus. Read More

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