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Wanted—Clean From the Tap: The Coachella Valley Water District Needs $75 million to Assure All Local Residents Have Safe Drinking Water

Wanted—Clean From the Tap: The Coachella Valley Water District Needs $75 million to Assure All Local Residents Have Safe Drinking Water

Apr 23, 2019 07:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On March 29, Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia set out to tour multiple mobile home parks and schools in the eastern Coachella Valley—places where there is no reliable access to clean drinking water.

Garcia—t...

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Decriminalize = Destigmatize: Local Public-Health Groups Say Testing, Not Prosecution, Is Key to Preventing the Spread of HIV

Decriminalize = Destigmatize: Local Public-Health Groups Say Testing, Not Prosecution, Is Key to Preventing the Spread of HIV

Apr 18, 2019 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

When Senate Bill 239 took effect last year, it made knowingly spreading the HIV virus a misdemeanor rather than a felony.

Opponents of the bill, which was signed into law by former Gov. Jerry Brown, we...

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Avoiding Fatal Encounters: A Nationally Watched Police-Shooting Bill Moves Forward—but Many Legislators Think It Goes Too Far

Avoiding Fatal Encounters: A Nationally Watched Police-Shooting Bill Moves Forward—but Many Legislators Think It Goes Too Far

Apr 11, 2019 13:55  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

Even as a landmark California bill meant to prevent police shootings passed through its first committee on Tuesday, April 9, fault lines among Democrats began to emerge—suggesting the measure will lik...

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Snapshot: South Koreans Make Their Mark at the 2019 ANA Inspiration Golf Tourney

Snapshot: South Koreans Make Their Mark at the 2019 ANA Inspiration Golf Tourney

Apr 09, 2019 09:30  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Last year’s ANA Inspiration featured a playoff that forced eventual winner Pernilla Lindberg and Inbee Park to play into Monday.

This year’s edition featured no such edge-of-your-seat drama—but it did ...

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Period Politics: The State Legislature Considers Exempting Tampons and Pads From the Sales Tax

Period Politics: The State Legislature Considers Exempting Tampons and Pads From the Sales Tax

Apr 04, 2019 13:30  |  Elizabeth Aguilera, CALmatters

Annie Wang remembers the panic she felt being a freshman in a 500-person chemistry class at UC Davis when her period arrived—and she didn’t have a tampon or pad. There was nowhere nearby to go, and le...

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Snapshot: The ANA Inspiration Tournament Kicks Off at the Mission Hills Country Club

Snapshot: The ANA Inspiration Tournament Kicks Off at the Mission Hills Country Club

Apr 04, 2019 13:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The LPGA tour’s annual arrival at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage means that spring, too, has arrived in the Coachella Valley.

The 2019 ANA Inspiration tournament—“Golf’s First Major,” ...

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Food That Stands for Something: Dine Out for Life on Behalf of the Desert AIDS Project on Thursday, April 25 (Sponsored Content)

Food That Stands for Something: Dine Out for Life on Behalf of the Desert AIDS Project on Thursday, April 25 (Sponsored Content)

Mar 29, 2019 10:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

Darrell Tucci is the chief development officer for the Desert AIDS Project, and he spearheads D.A.P.’s annual Dining Out for Life fundraiser, taking place this year on Thursday, April 25.

“Last year, w...

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Paper Prohibition? The Legislature Considers a Bill That Would Make Many Businesses Offer Emailed Receipts

Paper Prohibition? The Legislature Considers a Bill That Would Make Many Businesses Offer Emailed Receipts

Mar 28, 2019 14:00  |  Elizabeth Castillo, CALmatters

When Carol Dahmen discovered the CVS receipt draped across the counter of her Carmichael kitchen, she couldn’t resist pulling out her tape measure to document it.

Her husband had purchased one single p...

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