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Do California Power Shutoffs Work? Hard to Know, Experts Say

SAN FRANCISCO — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has preemptively cut ...
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How to Help Small Business Owners Afford Health Care

Alma Beltran owns a successful small business, but that doesn’t mean she can afford health care for herself and her family. Opinion  Mark Herbert Special to CALmatters In fact, the Chula Vista entrepreneur, who is president of Graphic Ima...
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Sheltering in Place During a Wildfire a Dicey Strategy

REDDING — For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in communities that don't have well-thought-out public evacuation plans and lack the road capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast. Does...