Dignity Health pays $37 million to settle lawsuit
A large Northern California hospital chain agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.
In truth, neither candidate's approach to the problem is all that different -- they both favor growing jobs over boosting programs for the poor -- and advocates for low-income people fault the candidates for failing to tackle a critical question: Has California cut its welfare-to-work programs so deeply that they no longer offer a helping hand to those who are motivated to climb out of poverty?
Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket was destroyed in an accident in the Mojave Desert in Southern California, and one of two pilots was reported dead.
Torlakson, Tuck react to latest superintendent of public instruction poll results; still big block of undecided voters
Race for state public schools leader still largely off radar, with field poll showing incumbent Torlakson and challenger Tuck tied with 28 percent of likely voters favoring each candidate and 44 percent still undecided.
California's public health department has failed to adequately manage investigations of nursing homes statewide, resulting in a backlog of more than 11,000 complaints -- many involving a serious safety risk to patients, according to an audit released Thursday.
Special report on the chromium-tainted desert town made famous in "Erin Brockovich."
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A Jack-o-tini for Halloween
This year's Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival attractions include all sort sof pumpkin treats, including jack-o-tinis, made by the new Half Moon Bay Distillery.