Tulare Hospital Will Close Midnight Sunday

The troubled Tulare Regional Medical Center and its clinics will temporarily cease operations at midnight Sunday, district officials said Thursday. In addition, hospital district officials say they are begin...

Mexican City Determined to Rebuild After Earthquake

By Martín Chávez  When we arrived in Juchitan, a city of 100,000 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, none of us was prepared for the devastation that the earthquake left behind. As we drove through the center...

Get Early Look at California Laws Coming in 2018

Rust never sleeps, Neil Young once sang. It would seem that the California Legislature doesn't sleep much either. Every year, it passes hundreds (and sometimes more than 1,000) bills that land on the gove...

Walters: Enough is Enough. Pass Immigration Reform

What's next for California as it defies President Trump by declaring itself a sanctuary state? As Dan Walters points out in his Oct. 12 column for CALmatters, "Were federal immigration authorities to ignore ...

Walters: Opioids Deadlier Than Guns in California

Abuse of opioids is a national epidemic, and California is no exception. CALmatters columnist Dan Walters writes in his Oct. 15 column: "Last year, California doctors and dentists wrote 23.7 million presc...

Bannon Will Speak at California GOP Convention

Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist for President Donald Trump, reportedly will speak Oct. 20 at the state Republican Convention in Anaheim. Politico is reporting Bannon’s appearance there. The...