A couple from Joshua Tree, California, kept their kids in a makeshift plywood shelter for roughly four years, with no electricity, running water, or sanitation. Authorities arrested the parents for willful cruelty to a child.
Life & Style March 3, 2018
The California wildfire affected both human and animal inhabitants of the affected area. Veterinarians at UC Davis treated the wild animal burn victims using Tilapia skin and other unconventional methods.
Medicine January 26, 2018
In less than four months, California's major counties experienced medicine and emergency service shortage as influenza spread throughout the state. All regions were severely affected with a particular strain that is known to be deadly.
Public Health January 8, 2018
The starfish population in the West Coast has started to recover from the mysterious illness that struck in 2013. The disease, known as Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, is still present, and researchers continue to study it to find a cure.
Animals December 29, 2017
The California Department of Public Health warned people against long-term cellphone exposure and issued new guidance on how to avoid the negative health effects. Will you stay away from your mobile phone?
Public Health December 17, 2017
California's cannabis industry is already facing challenges before sales begin in January. Legalizing pot resulted in a bevy of taxes that may force prices to rise by 70 percent.
Public Health November 8, 2017
Gun shows held in Nevada have a spillover effect in California in terms of firearm violence, injuries and death. A study found that California's strict gun regulations are diluted by Nevada's lax gun laws.
October 27, 2017
California is currently struggling with a hepatitis A outbreak that has already claimed 19 lives. What are the challenges that authorities are facing in their quest to control the outbreak?
Public Health October 20, 2017
A California judge allowed legal arguments to proceed against California’s End of Life Option Act. The act that allows terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs has been in effect for a little over a year.
Medicine June 17, 2017
Nearly a year after the California law on assisted suicide was passed, advocacy group Compassion and Choices estimated 504 persons opted for end-of-life prescriptions. Know the data and stories behind the controversial law.
Medicine June 2, 2017
A 79-foot blue whale carcass washed ashore on Northern California's Agate Beach on May 26. Scientists and experts stated that the whale died because it collided with a ship.
Animals May 29, 2017
A 30-foot-long humpback whale got stranded in Ventura Harbor in California this weekend. The good news is it was able to make its way out without dying our incurring any apparent injury, according to authorities.
Animals May 22, 2017
Health experts urge parents to keep sick children at home as the norovirus outbreak in California now totals more than 950 confirmed cases. Thirty-two schools in Yolo County have reported norovirus infections, affecting both students and their teachers.
Public Health May 16, 2017
The California health department has warned consumers not to drink Deer Antler Tea products from U.S. Deer Antlers Exports and Imports Inc. out of concerns with Clostridium botulinum contamination. Here are the warnings and recall details.
Public Health May 9, 2017
A new study revealed that ancient humans arrived 130,000 years ago in California. However, many archaeologists are skeptical of the findings, which push back the established date of human settlement in the Americas by over a 100,000 years.
Ancient April 30, 2017
A study revealed that the rise in sea level is comparatively greater in California than anywhere else in the world. Scientists predicted that by 2100, the state could face a rise in sea levels by as much as 10 feet.
Earth/Environment April 28, 2017
Hospitals in California were fined for infractions on Health and Safety Codes that led to patient injuries and deaths. The medical facilities have to pay a combined amount of over $1 million.
Public Health April 22, 2017
More than a dozen medical professionals were charged in an alleged California health scam that got doctors getting kickbacks over unnecessary prescriptions and tests. Learn more about the suspected $40 million health scam.
Public Health April 21, 2017
Lawmakers in California imposed a strict price hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products from April 1. Many people have made up their mind to kick the habit as a result of this decision.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 3, 2017
Under Proposition 56, the government increased the price of a packet of cigarettes by $2 and a carton by $20 in California. The additional money collected will go toward research on tobacco-related diseases and prevention programs.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017
New legislation seeks to downgrade some HIV-related felonies to a misdemeanor. Once it passes, it will no longer be a felony for someone to have consensual sex with others and expose them to HIV/AIDS without their partners knowing.
Public Health March 20, 2017
Analysis of the Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults revealed that the region is capable of a powerful earthquake that can range from a magnitude 6.7 to 7.4. This poses concern since the quake would likely impact densely populated parts of California.
Earth/Environment March 8, 2017
Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California, poured an early investment of $15,000 for Snap Inc., the maker of Snapchat. Today the investment in Snap's IPO is worth $24 million.
Business Tech March 5, 2017
Uber has had a shaky relationship with California's Department of Motor Vehicles. However, it seems that the ride-hailing service is now looking to make up with the regulator to be able to test self-driving vehicles in San Francisco.
Car Tech March 3, 2017
Uber has relaunched its self-driving vehicle program in the streets of Tempe in Arizona. The program was originally rolled out in San Francisco, but the Department of Motor Vehicles of California kicked Uber out.
Car Tech February 22, 2017
Climate change can influence the atmospheric rivers that brought record breaking rains in California. How does a warming world affect the intensity of the so-called rivers in the sky?
Earth/Environment February 21, 2017
The California Department of Motor Vehicles added Subaru to the list of automobile manufacturers and tech companies that are allowed to test self-driving cars in the state. What kind of self-driving technology is the Japanese carmaker thinking of testing?
Car Tech February 12, 2017
Less than a week after Uber defied the orders of the California DMV and continued testing its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, the ride-sharing company is now pulling out the vehicles. What forced Uber to stop its testing program?
Car Tech December 22, 2016
Uber started testing self-driving cars in San Francisco earlier in the week. The California DMV has ordered the company to stop due to not having secured the necessary permits, but Uber will not pull its cars off the road.
Car Tech December 17, 2016
Nvidia has received approval from California's Department of Motor Vehicles to test self-driving cars. The company did not waste time after being granted permission, as an Nvidia-branded self-driving car was spotted on the road right after.
Car Tech December 11, 2016
A direct connection between the Hayward Fault and the Rodgers Creek Fault underneath the waters of the San Francisco Bay places the area at risk of a big earthquake in the future. How strong would this quake be?
Earth/Environment October 20, 2016
If Proposition 56 be voted into law come November, then California will become the fifth U.S. state to tax e-cigarettes. The collected the tax money will be allocated to fund health care, tobacco use prevention, research and law enforcement.
Public Health October 11, 2016
A major earthquake is long overdue in California. The newly found Salton Trough Fault, which runs parallel to the San Andreas Fault, may explain why a major quake has not yet occurred in the state over the past 300 years.
Earth/Environment October 9, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that allows the testing of self-driving cars without human backup drivers and manual controls. The bill, however, applies certain limitations to such tests.
Car Tech October 1, 2016
The California Medical Board is accusing Dr. Robert Sears of gross negligence. According to the complaint, the ‘alternative vaccine schedule’ doctor put a patient in danger after deviating from standard practice.
Public Health September 10, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new climate change bill designed to reduce carbon emissions in the state. It aims to cut greenhouse gases by as much as 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Earth/Environment September 9, 2016
Parents are divided on the issue of whether or not their kids should be vaccinated. Regardless, a federal judge has ruled that California’s vaccination requirement will stay in place.
Public Health August 27, 2016
People in California are advised not to consume rock crabs or shellfish caught in Monterey Bay and Half Moon Bay because of a possible domoic acid contamination. The toxin is known to cause severe brain damage and even death.
Public Health August 22, 2016
Four groups of California island foxes once on the brink of extinction have now bounced back and recovered, wildlife officials said. The population recovery is considered the fastest among endangered mammals.
Animals August 12, 2016
A hobbyist drone operator was arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor after flying his drone over a wildfire in California. This is a serious offense, and here's the reason why.
Robotics July 18, 2016
Three cases of West Nile virus infections have been detected in California since the start of July. Officials said the latest of these infections was found in a dead bird recovered in Santa Cruz County.
Public Health July 11, 2016
California has been struck by severe drought in recent years, and its scientists are turning to groundwater to meet the surface water the state needs. New research suggests that the state's Central Valley actually holds more water than what scientists estimated.
Earth/Environment June 28, 2016
The San Andreas is slipping in places where no movement has ever before been recorded. Does this mean the next big earthquake is coming to California?
Earth/Environment June 22, 2016
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Southern California early Friday morning and sent tremors felt all the way to Los Angeles and throughout San Diego County. The shake happened near Southern California's most active fault - San Jacinto Fault.
Earth/Environment June 11, 2016
The first organ transplant between an HIV-positive donor and an HIV-positive patient in California can take place this month. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on May 27 that made the procedure legal.
Public Health May 28, 2016