California To Take Emergency Action In Effort To Stabilize Home Insurance Marketplace

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Massive, burning orange flames engulf a home. A screen door glows with fire behind it.
A home burns as the Oak Fire moves through the area on July 23, 2022 near Mariposa in Mariposa County. The fast-moving Oak Fire burned outside of Yosemite National Park and forced evacuations, charred over 7 square miles and destroyed several homes. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California To Consider New Rules For Home Insurance Pricing

Governor Gavin Newsom has asked the state insurance commission to take emergency action to fix the troubled homeowner’s insurance market. This comes after State Farm, Allstate and more than half of the top 12 insurance groups have paused or restricted new business in the state.  
Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED 

What You Can Do If You’ve Lost Medi-Cal Coverage

More than 300,000 Californians have lost health insurance since the state resumed Medi-Cal eligibility checks it had suspended during the pandemic. The majority of Californians who lost Medi-Cal got kicked off because of paperwork. Some didn’t send in their renewal packets, while others had errors on their forms.
Reporter: Shreya Agrawal, CalMatters

Lawrence Livermore Lab Partners With CSU Bakersfield On Green Energy Projects

A prestigious national laboratory is partnering with CSU Bakersfield to advance green energy research in the San Joaquin Valley. The partnership is seen by some as historic in nature.
Reporter: Joshua Yeager, KVPR 

Symphonic Collaboration Serves As Avenue For Autistic Teen To Express Himself

Jacob Rock is a non-verbal, autistic teenager from Los Angeles  who wasn’t able to speak until 2020. That’s when he began to vividly type out his thoughts and feelings on an iPad. His parents were flabbergasted to realize that he could read and write and convey his emotions and creativity through text.
Reporter: Sasha Khokha, The California Report Magazine