Debate over whether to adjust the $250,000 pain and suffering cap in medical malpractice lawsuits for inflation is pitting insurance companies against trial lawyers, each with different views of Prop. 46’s implications.
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Gwen Minor climbed a Redwood City tree about to be cut down — and refused to come down for the next eleven hours — back in September. Are Americans’ attitudes toward trees changing? Hear from Minor.
In the midst of one of the worst droughts in memory, key details about Proposition 1 — the California Water Bond — still remain unclear as Election Day nears.
The Ravenswood City School District is proposing spending more than $133 million on repairing and expanding East Palo Alto’s schools, the most major upgrades since 1945.
Domestic violence-related assistance calls have gone down 32 percent since 2004 in the county, but activists say that may be skewed by underreporting of cases, especially within immigrant communities.
Despite a depleted police force and rising crime, the council rejected Councilman Ash Kalra’s recommendation to provide neighborhoods with funds to hire private security personnel and deploy other safety measures.
The Mountain View City Council has approved an ordinance to increase the city minimum wage to $10.30 with annual adjustment to inflation, starting July 1, 2015.
Money is pouring into campaigns for and against the citywide Measure M in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. Measure M is being portrayed as a vote on the future identity of Menlo Park.
With Nov. 15 kick-off for open enrollment via HealthCare.gov fast approaching, Santa Clara County officials are encouraging Latino-American residents to sign up for insurance and to get the health care they need.