Maria Castro has worked in Kern County’s fields for 14 years, since her family moved to Delano from Mexico when she was 16 years old. She started working as a grape harvester two days after her arrival in the United States. She soon noticed a weird scent on her clothes that wouldn’t come off, even after washing.
Month: August 2017
Every Saturday afternoon, Aimee Dunkle stands behind Santa Ana’s City Hall with a framed picture of her son, Ben, as she hands out brown paper bags filled with kits of the opioid overdose-blocking drug Naloxone—a medication she says will save the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of Orange County residents.
At the South Central LA Demo Day, young men of color pitched their tech inventions after having taken part in a coding academy over the summer. Demo Day and the coding academy were offered by TXT: Teens Exploring Technology.
For dozens of local Spanish speakers caring for elderly and disabled relatives, this tiny center is a lifeline. The Family Caregiver Resource Center in Santa Paula, which focuses exclusively on assisting the Spanish-speaking caregiver population, is unique to Ventura County and possibly the state.
A Central Coast state lawmaker says that youth with mental illnesses detained in juvenile hall can languish interminably without proper care or attention.
That’s why Assemblyman Mark Stone is promoting a bill to make the rules for young people who are mentally incompetent to stand trial the same as those for adults.
The Mexican Consulate organizes free mobile pop-up clinics within the U.S., where attendees can seek documents proving their Mexican citizenship in addition to preventive health care such as mammograms and blood pressure tests.
The Chinatown Service Center is the largest community-based Chinese-American health and human service organization in Southern California, serving immigrants, refugees and others in need of assistance. The center, which largely serves those who have nowhere else to go, would not be a robust social or medical refuge if it were not for the Affordable Care Act.
Sextortion has a definition — it’s a form of online blackmail in which explicit images are used to extort either money, additional photos or sexual favors from victims — but there is no specific law to prosecute the crime.
The state has proposed protections for schools in rural areas for the first time. Yet the new regulations, slated to go into effect in January 2018, don’t go far enough, according to teachers and environmental groups.
Originally prescribed opioids for foot pain, 67-year-old veteran nurse George Ates eventually found himself on a fentanyl patch that would swiftly kill someone who hadn’t built up a high tolerance to opioids. On the surface, Ates appears to be another of the millions of Americans caught up in the nation’s epidemic of opioid drug use. While one may think of the phenomenon as on that has mostly swept up younger adults, Ates’ struggles are actually commonplace at California’s hospitals.