<![CDATA[California news | ModBee.com &]]> http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/ en-us Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:36:10 PDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:36:10 PDT California 60 bclark@modbee.com Firefighters battling largest wildfire in Southern California now must deal with "purple wind" http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article188506999.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:57:01 PST http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article188506999.html Trump approves funds for California relief, including $274 million for Oroville Dam http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article142272894.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 02 Apr 2017 12:20:08 PDT

Medi-Cal, Medicare now pay for advance planning of your end-of-life care http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article87576907.html#storylink=rss Advance planning is about ‘your wishes for your care if you are not able to speak for yourself’

Don’t expect your doctor to initiate the conversation

A variety of forms and templates are available to consumers

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 10:45:42 PDT

Shasta water release plan has no cutbacks to farmers – for now http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article86786482.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:22:55 PDT

How and where to dump your leftover drugs – responsibly http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article80209232.html#storylink=rss The safest option is to take unwanted medications to a drug take-back site

Flushed drugs can taint our waters, while drugs in trash can harm children, pets

Some Walgreens accept prescription medications, including controlled drugs

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Thu, 26 May 2016 17:49:50 PDT By Emily Bazar

Kaiser Health News

More details on how CHP officer was killed in crash on I-80 in Sierra http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article65945802.html#storylink=rss The injured officer, Nathan Daniel Taylor, who was taken to a hospital in Reno

Officer Taylor died from his injuries late Sunday night

CHP said the vehicle went out of control in snowy conditions

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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:49:57 PDT

As rain falls in California, tensions rise over who gets the water http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article65587437.html#storylink=rss Sen. Dianne Feinstein calls for feds to pump more water south

Fisheries officials say more pumping could push fish to extinction

Tensions highlight competing demands on fragile Delta estuary

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 18:16:07 PST

2-year-old still critical after shooting herself at south Sacramento County home http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article64646832.html#storylink=rss Girl suffered gunshot to her head

Shooting reported Monday afternoon on Countryfield Drive, near Power Inn

Officials have not located gun

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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:21:12 PST

Survivor of deadly Alpine Meadows avalanche recounts five-day ordeal http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article64135517.html#storylink=rss Anna Allen was buried for days following the massive 1982 avalanche

The slide was the most deadly in U.S. history, taking seven lives

Search teams say Allen’s survival tale helped shape modern rescue efforts

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Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:15:34 PST

UC Davis chancellor apologizes, will donate textbook stock to student scholarships http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article64041327.html#storylink=rss UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi under fire for paid corporate board seats

Chancellor took seat with for-profit DeVry while it faces federal scrutiny

Katehi case prompts lawmakers to call for hearings on UC outside pay

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Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:20:37 PST

The Numbers Crunch: Making the rent is too hard for too many Californians http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article64046157.html#storylink=rss Maximum welfare grant isn’t enough to cover rent in most of California

Gov. Brown isn’t proposing increase in CalWORKs budget

Affordable housing bills have stalled at Capitol

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Fri, 04 Mar 2016 04:00:00 PST

Sacramento Bee’s transportation reporter puts Google’s self-driving car to the test http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article58899473.html#storylink=rss Google car is programmed to be strict rule follower

Companies pumping billions of dollars into self-driving technology

Disabled advocates say self-driving cars could transform lives

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:01:00 PST

California, federal agencies partner on plan to boost prescribed burning http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article58063753.html#storylink=rss Intentional fires in Sierra, elsewhere could reduce fuel that stokes destructive blazes

Concerns about smoke, escape have limited practice

Burning also could benefit wildlife, watersheds

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:23:58 PST

Two maps that illustrate California's growing opioid epidemic http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article56168810.html#storylink=rss Far more Californians die from drug poisoning each year than die in car accidents. More than twice as many Californians die of drug overdoses as are murdered.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:17:09 PST By Phillip Reese - preese@sacbee.com

Sacramento youth basketball community shaken by on-court death of Elk Grove boy http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article56243705.html#storylink=rss Aaron Nguyen collapsed during Friday night practice

Seventh-grader complained of leg pain, stopped breathing

Sudden death seems more frequent in basketball than other sports, doctor says

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:44:31 PST

Father of missing skier wonders if better technology could have helped rescue effort http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article55951010.html#storylink=rss Mike May recalls “panicky helpless feeling,” during search

Carson May went missing Jan. 14 at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

Placer County Sheriff’s Office called off search Tuesday

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:07:20 PST

Missing Sugar Bowl ski instructor comes from strong family tradition http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article55183310.html#storylink=rss Search for Carson May, 23, extended into darkness Sunday

Searchers spotted tracks leading into a snowslide area

May’s father holds downhill speed record among blind skiers

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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:31:52 PST

Sister in Yuba dog-mauling case: ‘I will never forgive myself’ http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article53425860.html#storylink=rss Sister of boy killed by pit bulls says her dogs had no history of aggression

Finding her brother’s bloodied body, she said, ‘my heart just died’

She has signed papers to have all three dogs killed

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Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:34:35 PST

Iraqi immigrant arrested in Sacramento, suspected of lying about ties to terror groups http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article53593420.html#storylink=rss Criminal complaint against the suspect, 23, accuses him of lying to immigration authorities about activities overseas

Suspect claimed he was only going to Turkey to visit grandmother, documents say

Another suspect arrested in Texas is charged with providing support to the Islamic State

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Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:41:12 PST

State misses water-savings mandate for November http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article53194530.html#storylink=rss But California is on track to meet long-term goal of 25 percent reduction

Regulators consider new restrictions as existing rules are set to expire

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:14:48 PST

Is the drought over? No – but December snow survey is good news for California http://www.modbee.com/news/state/california/article52304910.html#storylink=rss Sierra snowpack stands at 108 percent of average for December

Reversing the effects of drought will require substantial rain, snow for months to come

More snow predicted next week

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Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:44:51 PST