California

  • Newsom Lays Out Lofty Health Goals in State of the State

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Groups that promote greater access to health care cheered Tuesday February 12 as Gov. Gavin Newsom made the issue a central part of his State of the State address. The governor criticized what he called the Trump administration’s “vandalism” of the...
  • Californians Add Momentum to “Green New Deal”

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SAN DIEGO – Grassroots groups such as the Sunrise Movement and 350.org are mobilizing across California and the nation this week and next to promote the “Green New Deal,” a 10-year-plan to fight climate change by weaning the country off of oil and gas....
  • Hearty And Healthy California Sweet Potato Chili

    NAPS Here’s a new take on an old favorite. Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, it’s easy to make. Serve with an array of garnishes, allowing diners to customize their bowls. California Sweet Potato Chili Serves 6 2 T oil 1 lb ground beef, turkey, chicken or pork Salt...
  • Governor’s Budget Aims to Lower Premiums, Expand Medi-Cal

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The State of California would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to improve access to healthcare and health insurance under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget, released on Thursday. The budget includes $200 million to allow undocumented low-income adults ages 18 to 26...
  • Gavin Newsom’s Inauguration as California’s Governor

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Only in America’s does California protect the piping plover’s nesting sites by relocation of 28 feral cats from Jones Beach State Park. Also, the Monarch butterfly population in CA declined by 80% during 2018. Residents are advised to plant milkweed which is their preferred food....
  • WILDLIFE WINNERS AND LOSERS IN CALIFORNIA’S DEADLIEST FIRE  

    Camp Fire’s toxin runoff poses threat to prized salmon, but in general wildlife expected to benefit David Waddell Chico Sol/Ethnic Media Services Obscured by the staggering human losses in last month’s Camp Fire devastation are the potential consequences of the disaster for Butte Creek’s highly valued Chinook salmon. During...
  • Rate of Uninsured Children Stable in CA, Worsening Nationwide

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – New data out Thursday November 29 shows that only 3 percent of California children are uninsured – the same as last year. But advocates say they worry that federal policies could reverse the gains. Researchers with the Georgetown University Center for Children...
  • Second year of school accountability dashboard reveals new indicators and opportunities to improve student educational outcomes

    SCCOE SAN JOSE, CA – On Thursday December 6, the California Department of Education released the 2018 edition of the California School Dashboard.  The California Dashboard allows users to measure local schools and districts across a number of indicators. The 2018 Dashboard includes more user-friendly tools and accessible data. In...
  • Report: Calif. Makes Progress Helping Foster Youth

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s teenage foster youth are doing better than the national average in several important ways, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation research found 84 percent of California young people who leave the foster care system at age 21 have...