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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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