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Another GOP Defection: Coachella Valley Assemblyman Chad Mayes Becomes an Independent

Another GOP Defection: Coachella Valley Assemblyman Chad Mayes Becomes an Independent

Dec 09, 2019 11:30  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters

A former California Republican leader left the party this week, the latest GOP defection in what’s become a trend among Trump-era moderates.

Assemblyman Chad Mayes re-registered without party preferenc...

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Saving Higher Ed: California Works—and Pays—to Solve Some of Education’s Biggest Issues

Saving Higher Ed: California Works—and Pays—to Solve Some of Education’s Biggest Issues

Dec 04, 2019 15:00  |  Jon Marcus and Felicia Mello, CalMatters

Jaelyn Deas and her four best friends shared everything, including late-night study sessions in the library at San Jose State University, and a never-ending preoccupation with how they’d pay for their...

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Haunted or Hogwash? The Palm Springs Paranormal Investigation Team Makes Another Visit to One of the Area's Legendary Alleged Spirit Hideaways

Haunted or Hogwash? The Palm Springs Paranormal Investigation Team Makes Another Visit to One of the Area's Legendary Alleged Spirit Hideaways

Dec 03, 2019 16:15  |  Philip Wayne

The figure of a mysterious woman, cloaked in a white gown, seems to glide across the pathways of a local resort. A mysterious tall man with a hat has been seen wandering those same halls.

Who are they?...

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Doctors Needed: California Works to Train and Keep Physicians in Underserved Communities—Like the Inland Empire

Doctors Needed: California Works to Train and Keep Physicians in Underserved Communities—Like the Inland Empire

Nov 28, 2019 12:00  |  Elizabeth Aguilera, CalMatters

Primary care doctors are a hot commodity across California.

Students are being lured by full-ride scholarships to medical schools. New grads are specifically recruited for training residencies. And ful...

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December Astronomy: Early in the Month, Venus Dances With Saturn; Later in the Month, It Rendezvouses With the Moon

December Astronomy: Early in the Month, Venus Dances With Saturn; Later in the Month, It Rendezvouses With the Moon

Nov 28, 2019 11:00  |  Robert Victor

Venus becomes ever more prominent in the evening, while Jupiter , and then Saturn , sink into the southwest twilight glow in December. Mars , slowly brightening, appears in the southeast morning sky, with br...

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The Emissions Battle Continues: California Won't Buy Cars From GM, Toyota and Other Companies Opposing State Standards

The Emissions Battle Continues: California Won't Buy Cars From GM, Toyota and Other Companies Opposing State Standards

Nov 20, 2019 16:03  |  Rachel Becker, CalMatters

Starting immediately, California state agencies will no longer buy gas-powered sedans, officials said Friday—and starting in January, the state will stop purchasing vehicles from carmakers that haven’...

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Athletes Adapted: The Desert Ability Center Makes the Lives of the Coachella Valley's Disabled Residents Better Via Adaptive Sports

Athletes Adapted: The Desert Ability Center Makes the Lives of the Coachella Valley's Disabled Residents Better Via Adaptive Sports

Nov 20, 2019 16:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The Desert Ability Center aims to take the “dis” out of disability.

That’s how founder and executive director Judy May sometimes describes her personal crusade to help individuals with disabilities liv...

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The Seriousness of Smoke: As California Burns, Scientists Study Threats to Firefighter Health

The Seriousness of Smoke: As California Burns, Scientists Study Threats to Firefighter Health

Nov 14, 2019 14:20  |  Rachel Becker, CalMatters

Matt Rahn was about 200 feet away when flames started climbing up the side of the garage and creeping toward the car inside.

A wildfire researcher with California State University at San Marcos, Rahn wa...

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