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California Stopped Tracking Sexual Harassment Complaints Years Ago. That Left Leaders Without Answers In The Me Too Era.

July 14, 2019 | Scott Rodd

California eliminated its system for tracking harassment and discrimination complaints in 2012, amid budget cuts and government consolidation. Now, the state’s trying to rebuild it.

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Health Care

California’s Aid In Dying Law Is Mostly Used By White People. Here’s Why.

July 12, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

The majority of people who request lethal prescription drugs under the End of Life Option Act are white. Experts and health workers say the disparity is due to limited access to hospice care in non-white populations and varying beliefs about death.

Eduardo Verdugo / AP

State Government

California Could Reduce Welfare Payments To Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Their Children

July 12, 2019 | Scott Rodd

The proposal would eliminate so-called personal belief exemptions for parents who do not want to immunize their children. Failure to vaccinate could result in a penalty deducted from families’ benefits.

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Sacramento Seeks Public Input On Turning Unused Lot Into Urban Teaching Farm

July 12, 2019 | Julia Mitric

City council member Jay Schenirer wants to see the 5-acre parcel become a teaching farm for people who want to start careers in urban agriculture.

Photo by Yarcenia Garcia

Arts and Lifestyle

Davis Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder’ A Giddy, Gloomy Good Time

July 12, 2019 | Jeff Hudson

The Davis Shakespeare Festival’s production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” runs through Aug. 3 at the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Davis.

Sonya Sorich / Sacramento Business Journal

Business Journal: Zocalo Expands To Folsom; Chick-fil-A Dropped From El Dorado Hills Project; Target Store Coming To Placerville

July 12, 2019 | Steve Milne

Zocalo is opening a restaurant in Folsom. And in El Dorado Hills, Chick-fil-A has been dropped from a project after complaints from neighbors. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has details on those stories and more.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP file, 2017

California Backs Effort To Boost Utilities During Wildfires

July 11, 2019

(AP) — California lawmakers approved a multibillion-dollar plan Thursday to shore up the state's biggest electric utilities in the face of catastrophic wildfires and claims for damage from past blazes caused by their equipment.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP file, 2017

Report: PG&E Ignored Repairs On Aging Power Lines

July 11, 2019

(AP) — A report released Wednesday says that Pacific Gas & Electric knew for years that dozens of its aging power lines posed a wildfire threat but avoided replacing or repairing them.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Many Residents Did Not Receive Emergency Alerts During The Camp Fire. Will You Be Warned If A Disaster Is Heading Your Way?

July 11, 2019 | Bob Moffitt

The 2019 fire season is here, and California communities in fire-prone areas are re-evaluating how to warn residents in case of a major blaze after past systems failed — such as during the Camp Fire in Paradise, when communication fell short.

Cal Fire PIO Berlant / Twitter

California Cities Say Bill Harms Plans For Public Utilities

July 10, 2019

(AP) — With Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. in bankruptcy amid billions of dollars in wildfire liability claims, some California cities are considering buying off pieces of the utility's assets and running parts of the power system on their own.

Photo by Kevin Graft

Arts and Lifestyle

For Silly Summer Fun, Look No Further Than Music Circus’ ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

July 10, 2019 | Jeff Hudson

The Broadway at Music Circus production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” continues through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.

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