PG&E Downplaying Earthquake Danger at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant, Former State Senator Says
On Capitol Hill, a former state senator has called for closer inspection of the earthquake fault lines around Diablo Canyon, California's only active nuclear power plant. Sam Blakeslee, who represented the Central Coast area where the plant is located, told a Senate committee that the plant's operator PG&E is downplaying the danger.
Rural Doctor Launches Start-Up to Ease Pain of Dying Patients
In Humboldt County, Dr. Michael Fratkin is essentially the only doctor who does what he does. He's the guy who comes in after the cancer doctors first deliver the bad news, but well before hospice. He manages people's pain medications, symptoms and their fears about dying. Fratkin is searching for a new business model to support this kind of work in far-flung, rural areas like his.