The California Report

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Pinnacles Given National Park Status
If you visit the slice of Central California serenity known as the Pinnacles, you might notice the sign now says, "National Park." The spot, south of Hollister, is named for the spindly rock spires at its center. The designation of the Pinnacles means California now has more national parks than any other state.

For Kids With Chronic Conditions, a Looming Insurance Battle
Children with conditions like asthma, Down syndrome and diabetes need all sorts of support services to thrive, not just survive. But many of these services are not strictly medical. And as the Affordable Care Act takes shape in California -- embracing hundreds of thousands of children with special needs -- the insurance industry is bracing for a battle.