The landfill that receives trash from throughout the county threatens to litter nearby Interstate 5. Stanislaus County supervisors are poised to take emergency action Tuesday to repair 740 feet of wind-damaged fence at Fink Road Landfill west of Crows Landing.
Hospitals that treat California’s poorest patients are faring badly under the Affordable Care Act’s drive to improve quality. Under ACA authority, Medicare is imposing fines on safety-net hospitals at twice the rate paid by other hospitals, according to an analysis by the Center for Health Reporting.
Emanuel Medical Center did not contest that it’s the most heavily penalized hospital in California under quality improvement policies in the Affordable Care Act. In a response, the hospital said it has adopted quality improvements since being acquired by Tenet Healthcare Corp. in August.
A few hundred students competed Saturday in the History Day event in Patterson. This year’s competitors made presentations on topics including Cesar Chavez, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank and Joseph Stalin. The event is designed to help students learn college-level researching skills, while immersing them in impactful moments and people throughout history.
California is a major source of presidential campaign financing, and in the early race for money, Republicans are streaming into a state where fierce competition is already underway. Months before closely watched caucuses and elections in early primary states, California is experiencing its Iowa moment.
Valley Charter High School took a couple of dozen students to the SkillsUSA Region 5 competition in Stockton on Feb. 21 and came back with 28 medals. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.
Brian Edwards has been driving for 25 years without an accident. That may not seem all that impressive, until you learn that Edwards is a delivery driver for the United Parcel Service, putting in up to 140 miles per day on the road.
Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.
The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops.
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