In California’s crowded market of elder care homes, CEOs amass huge wealth while staffers face rampant exploitation, wage theft, and intimidation if they speak up. In the past decade, US care home operators violated minimum wage, overtime or record-keeping laws in some 1,…

For some, it’s Mother Nature’s gift to Instagram. But for residents of Lake Elsinore, California, a stunning carpet of poppies has turned into a bouquet of nightmares.  A wet winter carpeted local hills with irresistible poppies drawing “unbearable,” selfie-hungry crowds…

As wildfires raged across the state last week, Northern California’s air quality was the worst in the world, topping cities in China and India that are notorious for smog, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The Trump administration must halt family separations at the border under a temporary nationwide injunction passed down late Tuesday, a move likely to spark a high-profile legal battle with the Justice Department.

Dangerous winds threaten to intensify Northern California’s devastating wildfire today, as the death toll rose to 23, with 285 missing. Across Sonoma County, 25,000 people have been evacuated, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Victims are flooding hospitals after wildfires swept across 119,032 acres of California wine country, spurred by the dry conditions and 50mph winds. 10 people are confirmed dead, and that number is certain to grow.   Hospitals in Napa and Sonoma are treating over 100…

The Financial Times dove head first into reporting on neglected tropical diseases in a massive special report funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Together, the diseases afflict more than 1 billion people worldwide, many of them poor.   Topics highlighted in…

A spike in syphilis cases among newborns in Bakersfield, California, reflects rising STD rates across the nation. In particular, syphilis rates among women increased 27% in 2015 and another 21% in 2016, according to the CDC. Congenital syphilis in infants rose 6% and 4% the…