State Agrees to Transfer Susceptible Inmates Away from Central Valley Fever-Plagued Prisons
California officials agreed on Tuesday to transfer thousands of inmates from two Central Valley prisons plagued with the disease Valley Fever. The move comes a week after a federal court issued an order to enforce a new prison medical policy that bars the state from housing inmates who are susceptible to the fungal disease in the prisons where it?s most prevalent.
Obama Delays Employer Mandate Portion of Health Care Law
Some California business leaders are breathing a sigh of relief after the Obama administration announced it is delaying a key part of the federal health law. The employer mandate requires business-owners to provide coverage or pay a fine. Now it won't take effect until 2015.
Counselor Helps At-Risk Teens to Talk, Rather Than Fight
Many public schools are trying to create environments where at-risk students can talk through their struggles with an adult, instead of getting suspended or expelled. It's called "Restorative Justice," and the idea is to keep kids in school and off the streets. As part of our occasional series "What's Your Story," we meet Eric Butler, a Restorative Justice counselor at Ralph Bunche High School, a continuation school in West Oakland. His story was produced by Aaron Mendelson.