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Deadly Delays in Jail Construction Cost Lives and Dollars Across California

Deadly Delays in Jail Construction Cost Lives and Dollars Across CaliforniaThis story was originally published by ProPublica and was produced in partnership with The Sacramento Bee. Last June, Fabian Cardoza headed to the shower in the dilapidated Merced County Main Jail. The 20-year-old had spent a month there awaiting trial on a robbery charge. Two cellmates boxed him in. One pinned Cardoza to the floor. The other slipped a braided bedsheet around his neck and tightened it. It was just past noon, but no correctional officers took notice. No one was monitoring the video camera that watched the area and, because the facility was so outdated, officers would have had to stand directly in front of the cell to see anything inside. The jail was built in 1968, before most of the prisoners were even born. Inmates live behind rusted bars in the aging cellblocks, where eight people share a space…


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Report: California Private Self-Insured Employers Comp Claim Frequency Rose Last Year

Report: California Private Self-Insured Employers Comp Claim Frequency Rose Last YearWorkers’ compensation claim frequency reported by private self-insured employers in California rose last year, as the incidence of both indemnity and medical-only claims rose from the 2017 levels, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute reported. This is the second consecutive year … ….. Read More.INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, July 19, 20191 day ago


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California couple suing fertility clinic that implanted their embryo in another woman

California couple suing fertility clinic that implanted their embryo in another womanMore than a million babies have been born in the U.S through in vitro fertilization. Now, a California couple is suing a fertility clinic that mistakenly implanted their embryo into another woman. A stranger in New York carried and gave birth to their son without their knowledge. Jamie Yuccas reports. ….. Read More.CBS NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingThu, July 11, 20191 week ago


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California town leveled by wildfire reopens its public pool

California town leveled by wildfire reopens its public poolPARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The public swimming pool in Paradise, California, is reopening for the first time since a catastrophic wildfire destroyed much of the town. CBS13 in Sacramento reports state firefighters used their hoses last week to refill the pool with clean water after the fire left the pool filled with charred debris. The […] ….. Read More.SEATTLE TIMES – Nation-World | U.S. & World NewsSat, July 20, 201943 mins ago


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California Safety Board Oks Regulation to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

California Safety Board Oks Regulation to Protect Workers from Wildfire SmokeThe California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has adopted an emergency regulation designed to protect workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke. The regulation is expected to go into effect in early August and be effective for one year. … ….. Read More.INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, July 19, 20191 day ago


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Kamala Harris, a critic of Acosta’s Epstein plea deal, under fire for agreement she ...

Kamala Harris, a critic of Acosta’s Epstein plea deal, under fire for agreement she …Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is facing questions over a plea deal her office negotiated during her stint as California’s attorney general that allowed a disgraced former San Diego mayor to avoid registering as a sex offender and dodge jail time. ….. Read More.FOX NEWS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentFri, July 19, 20192 days ago


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