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More Californians signing up for health care plans

California’s state health exchange, Covered California, is reporting large numbers of residents signing up for health care plans under provisions in the nation’s new health care law. [Mercury News] Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 3, 300,000 Californians submitted applications to... (Continue reading)

Gasoline consumption on the rise

After eight years of declining consumption, California’s gasoline purchasing rose 0.9 percent during fiscal year 2013-14, offering another sign of an improving economy, according to data released by the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Tuesday. “Gasoline consumption increased for... (Continue reading)

Must California employers pay double on holidays?

A bill soon to be introduced to the California legislature would require employers to pay double to those who work on Thanksgiving and Christmas in an attempt to curtail transforming the family holidays into shopping bonanzas. [Union Tribune] Democratic Assemblywoman... (Continue reading)

California adopts new Ebola rules

A California health agency has adopted statewide Ebola treatment regulations that nurses are heralding as some of the toughest in the nation and a model for the rest of the country. [SF Gate] The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration... (Continue reading)

Warm ocean temperatures attract different species

Higher than usual ocean temperatures off the coast of California have attracted a menagerie of warm-water creatures that typically live in more tropical areas such as the Hawaiian and Galapagos Islands. [Mercury News] In mid-October, ocean temperatures off the Central... (Continue reading)

California breaks out Ebola hotline

The California Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it has created an Ebola hotline and call center to ease public concern about the disease. [Mercury News] Since an outbreak of Ebola was reported in Africa in May, there have... (Continue reading)

California healthcare service cancelling undocumented residents

Covered California, the state health exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act, is threatening to terminate the insurance plans of more than 10,000 enrollees who have yet to verify their immigration status. [KEYT] If the enrollees in question do... (Continue reading)

GOP candidate Kashkari contributes another $1 million to his campaign

California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari contributed another $1 million of his own money to his campaign. Even so, his campaign cash continues to fall far behind his opponent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. On Friday, Kashkari reported another $1 million contribution... (Continue reading)

Former California legislator to be sentenced for voter fraud

A former California legislator is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, along with his wife, for convictions stemming from his serving on the Los Angeles City Council while living outside the district he represented. [MyNewsLA] In July, a jury convicted Democratic... (Continue reading)

SLO water use increased at highest rate in state

Water usage in the city of San Luis Obispo increased at a higher rate in August than it did in any other California city, a state report shows. [KSBY] Statewide, water usage decreased by 11.5 percent from July to August.... (Continue reading)



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