Covered California Bidding Process Called Into Question
Consumer advocacy groups are calling for an investigation into the state's health insurance exchange, Covered California. The agency awarded nearly $200 million to contractors without subjecting them to a competitive bidding process.
Scientists Prepare to Conduct Census of Migrating Whales Along the Central Coast
Around 20,000 gray whales are about to set off on their annual southern migration from their feeding grounds in the Arctic down the California coast, to the warm water lagoons off Mexico. Populations of California's state marine mammal have been thriving because of recent protections but so have their predators. A team of federal researchers will monitor the whales as they pass by the Central California coast at a research station in Carmel.
Mail May Not Be Flashy, But It Helps Win Campaigns
While political candidates and interest groups try to get their message to voters through tv and radio ads and on-line, consultants who run campaigns say one of the most reliable and effective tools for communicating is actually very low-tech. The California Report's Sacramento Bureau Chief Scott Detrow takes a look at the lasting impact of the humble mailer.