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Dying-With-Dignity Dilemma: California’s End of Life Option Act Is Being Used More Than Ever—but Not By the State's Majority-Minority Communities

Dying-With-Dignity Dilemma: California’s End of Life Option Act Is Being Used More Than Ever—but Not By the State's Majority-Minority Communities

Jul 09, 2020 16:30  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

More critically ill Californians utilized the state’s End of Life Option Act in 2019 than in 2018—but almost all of those who did so were white.

That’s the big takeaway from the California Department o...

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'An Issue of Belonging': Desert Healthcare District CEO Dr. Conrado Barzaga Says Racism Is a Public Health Crisis—as Shown by the Killing of Black Americans, COVID-19

'An Issue of Belonging': Desert Healthcare District CEO Dr. Conrado Barzaga Says Racism Is a Public Health Crisis—as Shown by the Killing of Black Americans, COVID-19

Jul 07, 2020 16:15  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On July 31, Dr. Conrado Barzaga will celebrate his one-year anniversary as the CEO of the Desert Healthcare District—and what a completely unforeseeable year it’s been.

His organization and the valley’...

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Testing Delays Are a Problem; Info on Larger PPP Recipients Gets Released—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: July 6, 2020

Testing Delays Are a Problem; Info on Larger PPP Recipients Gets Released—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: July 6, 2020

Jul 06, 2020 17:45  |  Jimmy Boegle

If we’re going to beat this pandemic, we need to do a better job at testing.

A friend decided over the weekend to get a COVID-19 test. He’s developed sinus issues, as well as an annoying cough. He’s co...

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Celebrating the Fourth of July, Pandemic-Style—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: July 3, 2020

Celebrating the Fourth of July, Pandemic-Style—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: July 3, 2020

Jul 03, 2020 16:25  |  Jimmy Boegle

Happy Fourth of July weekend, y’all.

Those of us here at Independent World Headquarters are planning on basically staying at home this weekend. We’ll support some of our fave restaurants by getting tak...

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Indoor Dining, Movies and More Are 'Paused'; the Pandemic Is Angering Otters—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: July 1, 2020

Indoor Dining, Movies and More Are 'Paused'; the Pandemic Is Angering Otters—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: July 1, 2020

Jul 01, 2020 18:10  |  Jimmy Boegle

Happy (?) July, all. The news of the day:

The reopening process is moving further backward : Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced that restaurants, movie theaters, family-entertainment centers and other bu...

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July Astronomy: It's a Great Month for Sky-Watching, as Venus, Jupiter and Saturn Reach Peak Brilliance

July Astronomy: It's a Great Month for Sky-Watching, as Venus, Jupiter and Saturn Reach Peak Brilliance

Jun 30, 2020 17:30  |  Robert Victor

Good news for evening viewers! Jupiter and closely following Saturn are rising about a half-hour earlier per week, so by the dates of their respective oppositions, on the nights of July 14 and 20, they re...

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