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Scientists Give A 75 Percent Chance For A Major Earthquake In The Next 30 Years In California

A new study revealed that smaller earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California could trigger a bigger one. Researchers used data to compare monthly movements.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2018

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California

Decreased condom use, lack of education, fewer STD clinics, and social media may have contributed to the spike of STDs in California. How does the internet fuel the spread of sexually transmitted diseases?

Public Health May 15, 2018

Your Coffee Will Now Come With A Cancer Warning If You’re In California

Coffee shops in California are now really required to put cancer warnings on its products, no exceptions. What’s more, companies could potentially end up paying massive fines if a settlement isn’t reached.

Public Health May 9, 2018

California Will Require Solar Panels For New Homes

The state of California is prepared to vote on a mandate that will make solar panels a requirement for new homes. Once approved, builders will be required to meet the new standard to get a building permit.

Energy May 6, 2018

California Now The 5th Largest Economy In The World, Bigger Than United Kingdom

The Golden State now has the biggest economy in the world surpassing that of the United Kingdom. All of California's economic sectors contributed for its higher GDP except one.

Business Tech May 6, 2018

Measles Outbreak In Santa Clara County: Five Cases Confirmed So Far

Five Santa Clara County residents are now confirmed to have been afflicted by a measles outbreak. Experts say, however, that public threat is very low.

Public Health April 7, 2018

California Couple Arrested After Keeping Three Kids In A Plywood Box 'Home' For Years, With No Running Water Or Electricity

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

LOOK: Fish Skin Used To Successfully Treat Wildlife Burned In California Wildfire

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

Deadly Flu Season In California: ERs Packed, Pharmacies Run Out Of Medicines

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

Starfish Population In California Recovers From Mysterious Disease That Wiped Them Out

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

California Wants You To Stay Away From Your Cellphone Due To Health Risks

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 Marijuana Tax May Drive Up Prices By 70 Percent

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

Nevada Gun Shows Linked To Increase In Firearm Violence In California

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 Faces Largest Person-To-Person Hepatitis Outbreak Since 1995

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

Arguments Against California's Right-To-Die Law For The Terminally Ill Will Proceed

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

More Than 500 California Patients Sought Life-Ending Prescriptions In 1st Year Of Law

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

Endangered Blue Whale Dies After Colliding With A Ship: Carcass Washes Ashore On A Northern California Beach

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

Young Whale Stranded In California Harbor Finds Way Out

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

California County Reports Almost 1,000 Cases Of Norovirus In Schools: Details On The Outbreak So Far

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

Deer Antler Tea Recalled Over Botulism Contamination Fear In California

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

Humans Arrived In The Americas Much Earlier Than Previously Thought

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

Climate Change Could Cause Sea Levels In California To Rise By 10 Feet

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

California Health Officials Fine Hospitals For Substandard Care

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

26 Doctors, Medical Professionals Charged In $40 Million Health Scam In California

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

Can Cigarette Price Hike In California Make People Quit Smoking?

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

Cigarette Prices On The Rise In California: Here's Why

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

Under New Bill, Not Disclosing HIV-Positive Status To Sex Partner Faces Lighter Punishment

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

Fault System Off Southern California Coast Can Produce Up To Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake

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

California High School Makes $24 Million By Investing In Snap IPO

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 Really Wants To Test Self-Driving Cars In San Francisco, Finally Follows California DMV Rules

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 Self-Driving Cars Now Picking Up Passengers In Arizona After Being Kicked Out Of California

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 Supercharge Atmospheric Rivers That Bring Drought-Ending Floods In California

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

California Grows List Of Allowed Self-Driving Car Testers To 22 With The Addition Of Subaru

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

Uber Forced To Pull Out Self-Driving Cars From San Francisco Roads: What Did The California DMV Do?

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 To Keep On Testing Self-Driving Vehicles In San Francisco Despite Being Told By California DMV To Stop

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 Receives Approval To Test Self-Driving Tech In California, Wastes No Time In Getting Its Car On The Road

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

2 Connected Fault Lines In California May Trigger A Big Earthquake Within The Next 30 Years

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

Is California Taxing E-Cigarettes? Proposition 56 Voting Set For November

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

Newly Found Fault Line In California May Explain Overdue San Andreas Earthquake

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 Allows Limited Testing Of Self-Driving Cars Without Human Backup Drivers, Steering Wheel

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

California Medical Board Accuses ‘Alternate Vaccine Schedule’ Doctor Of Gross Negligence

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 Governor Signs Most Ambitious Climate Bill In US

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

Judge Denies Injunction Against California Vaccination Law

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

California Health Officials Warn Against Eating Toxic Shellfish From Half Moon Bay, Monterey Bay

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

Are Channel Island Foxes No Longer At Risk Of Extinction?

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

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