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 rise of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is pushing both mammals to the brink of extinction. In early October, close to one thousand people marched from Saint Mary’s Square to Union Square in San Francisco, protesting the ivory and rhino horn trades.
Top women in media and technology convened at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 24, at an invite-only event to promote conversation about the gender gap in their industries.
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.
Santa Clara County health care professionals are developing new infection control procedures and upgrading protective equipment to prepare in case Ebola were to arise in the area.
Stanford researchers are planning to launch new tests on a possible drug to treat the Ebola virus. Early tests on a repurposed cancer drug were inconclusive and more data is needed.
With extreme drought conditions persisting throughout the state, Central California — known as the “Food Basket of the World” — is seeing fallow fields, sinking ground and livelihoods threatened.