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Systemic Neglect: How Staffing Shortages In Nursing Homes Leave Patients Trapped in Hospitals
One woman with Huntington's disease was left in limbo at Kaiser’s emergency department in Richmond for more than 4 months as she waited for space in a nursing home.
Can California Build a Million EV Charging Stations to Meet Its Clean Energy Goals?
How to Take a Road Trip With an EV (Without the Range Anxiety)
UC Berkeley Study Finds Toxic Metals in Popular Tampon Brands. Here's What Experts Advise
Wildfire Season Just Got Worse. Here's How to Prepare Your Home
California Heat Turned Brush Into Prime Fuel for Fires. Forests Will Be Next
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Newsom Warns Californians to Prepare for Busy Fire Season and Heat Waves
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Systemic Neglect: How Staffing Shortages In Nursing Homes Leave Patients Trapped in Hospitals
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UC Berkeley Study Finds Toxic Metals in Popular Tampon Brands. Here's What Experts Advise
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A man wearing glasses and a dark blue hoodie outside a building.

Systemic Neglect: How Staffing Shortages In Nursing Homes Leave Patients Trapped in Hospitals

One woman with Huntington's disease was left in limbo at Kaiser’s emergency department in Richmond for more than 4 months as she waited for space in a nursing home.

Heat Dome Returns Over the Bay Area, Expected to Intensify Next Week

The high pressure that drove a record-breaking early July heat wave is back, causing warmer temperatures across the inland Bay Area.
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Algal Blooms Love Heat Waves. When Is Bay Area Swimming Dangerous for Humans and Pets?

As California continues to experience heat waves this summer, officials warn people about harmful algal blooms in lakes, rivers and streams that “can pose a threat to people and pets.”

UC Berkeley Study Finds Toxic Metals in Popular Tampon Brands. Here's What Experts Advise

A study found heavy metals — including arsenic and lead — in over a dozen leading tampon brands, raising concerns about a menstrual hygiene product used by millions of Americans.

California on Fire Watch This Weekend With Dry Lightning Over Sierra Nevada

Thunderstorms are forecast for California, just as a long-running heat wave finally eases and vegetation is totally dried out.

Wildfire Season Just Got Worse. Here's How to Prepare Your Home

California's extended heat wave means some forests are primed to burn. Protect yourself, your family and your neighborhood by preparing now for wildfire.

Newsom Warns Californians to Prepare for Busy Fire Season and Heat Waves

California emergency officials asked residents to create action plans, look out for others and heed warnings with more hot, dry, windy conditions ahead.