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California Hospitals' Dirty Secret

| Bernice Yeung | Posted 06.20.2012 | San Francisco

This story comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung California hospitals got paid twice, to the tune of $67.5 million in 2010,...

New Home For Salmon-Eating Sea Lion From California

| Susanne Rust | Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust As the tally of sea lion deaths at the Bonneville Dam in Washington state...

Controversial Changes Made To Medi-Cal Benefits

| Christina Jewett | Posted 02.22.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett. Sweeping changes for the state’s medical program for the needy are...

Employees 'Unsettled' By High-Profile Bay Area Newspaper Merger

| Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert If all goes well and the paperwork is signed, The Bay Citizen news...

30 Years Later, The AIDS Patient Has Changed

| Christina Jewett | Posted 12.01.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Christina Jewett The profile of HIV and AIDS patients in California has shifted signifi...

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint Is Not Impossible!

| Susanne Rust | Posted 11.30.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Susanne Rust If Californians are going to reach their goal of massive greenhouse gas re...

Another Way Gov. Brown Aims To Protect Illegal Immigrants

| Ryan Gabrielson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson The economics of California's sobriety checkpoints will change next ye...

How Much $ Do We Need To Survive In CA?

| Joanna Lin | Posted 12.04.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of California Watch By Joanna Lin A family of four in California would need an average of more than $63,000 a year – nearly tripl...

Why is Jerry Brown Doing Special Favors For Big Cable Companies?

| Will Evans | Posted 11.02.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans In the jobs package that Gov. Jerry Brown announced last week, there was on...

The Fight To House Homeless People With Mental Illness

| Joanna Lin | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin For nearly all his adult life, Fernando drifted between Mexico and the United States, hi...

The Most Stolen Car In California

| Agustin Armendariz | Posted 10.04.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of California Watch By Agustin Armendariz Car thieves' target of choice last year was the 1994 Honda Accord, according to an anal...

Historic Housing Bust

| Joanna Lin | Posted 09.25.2011 | Los Angeles

By Joanna Lin Story comes courtesy of California Watch. White households have a net worth 20 times that of black households and 18 times that o...

New Laws Proposed To Curb Abuse In CA's Ballot Initiative Process

| Will Evans | Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles

By Will Evans. Story comes courtesy of California Watch. One hundred years after California adopted the ballot initiative process, legislation ...

Obama Scores Big In The Golden State

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Chase Davis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Story by Chase Davis The next federal deadline for candidates to submit their campaign financ...

Dozens Sued Over Mislabeling Of 'Organic' Products

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 08.20.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of California Watch by Joanna Lin Dozens of shampoos, lotions and other personal care products are labeled "organic" even though th...

Saki Knafo

If An Earthquake Hits, Is Your Child's School Safe? California Legislators Vote For Audit Of School Construction Authority

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. At a hearing in Sacramento Wednesday morning, a committee of state legisl...

Shaming CA's Biggest Tax Delinquents

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 06.19.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin Yesterday was the deadline to file 2010 tax returns, but California is still waiting on...

Stanford Athletes Had Access To List Of 'Easy' Classes: California Watch Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

This story comes courtesy of California Watch By Amy Julia Harris and Ryan Mac A drama class in "Beginning Improvising" and another in "Social Dance...

Rainbow Apparel Vendors Cited as More Lead-Tainted Jewelry Found

Joanna Lin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joanna Lin

The California attorney general's office on Monday cited CVS/pharmacy and two Rainbow Apparel vendors for selling jewelry with illegal levels of lead. The items contained as much as 62 percent lead.1

Tipster in Bell Scandal Waited Months for DA, Then Was Arrested

Chase Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Chase Davis

A former Bell City Council member arrested in September on felony charges of misappropriating public funds told investigators more than a year ago that the city was plagued with bribery.

Lead-Tainted Jewelry Found on Retailer's Shelves Despite State Warnings

Joanna Lin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joanna Lin

As Americans consume more and more products from China and other countries with weaker consumer safety regulations, the case of Rainbow Apparel shows the persistence of lead contamination.

Want To Fix California? 3 Must-Read Books For Jerry Brown & Meg Whitman

Louis Freedberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Louis Freedberg If they really intend to tackle California's problems at their roots, our gubernat...