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Should Psychiatrists Be Allowed To Publicly Analyze Donald Trump’s ...

Should Psychiatrists Be Allowed To Publicly Analyze Donald Trump’s Sanity?

July 6
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

It’s no secret Donald Trump is an unusual president, one whose late night tweets, comments and vitriol have prompted some to question his sanity.

Spending On Diabetes Drugs Is ‘Skyrocketing’

Spending On Diabetes Drugs Is ‘Skyrocketing’

July 5
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

U.S. spending on drugs for diabetes has doubled since 2009. That is a boon for drug companies, but also reflects the increasing numbers of people requiring prescriptions.

Medicare To Pay $450 To Help Seniors Lose Weight, Avoid Diabetes

Medicare To Pay $450 To Help Seniors Lose Weight, Avoid Diabetes

June 29
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Some 86 million Americans live with prediabetes, which can progress to diabetes, a costly and debilitating disease. A new program can help people lose weight, a proven way to reduce the risk of getting the disease.

California Attorney General's Office Faces Scrutiny Over San Onofre...

California Attorney General's Office Faces Scrutiny Over San Onofre Inquiry

June 27
By Amita Sharma

Questions are again being raised about the California Attorney General’s investigation of how consumers were left with a $3.3 billion bill for the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station.

Nuclear Expert Slams Edison's San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

Nuclear Expert Slams Edison's San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

June 27
By Amita Sharma

Environmental expert Tom English calls the plan "ridiculous" and contends it makes the storage site at the shuttered plant vulnerable to terrorism.

iPads For 7th-Graders At Sweetwater School District MIA

iPads For 7th-Graders At Sweetwater School District MIA

June 22
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource and Andrea Lopez-Villafaña / inewsource

Five years after the Sweetwater Union High School District board spent $4.5 million to put iPads in the hands of seventh-graders, nearly all of the Apple tablets are classified as out of inventory, lost or stolen.

State Launches New System To Alert The Public To Test Score Updates

State Launches New System To Alert The Public To Test Score Updates

June 21
By Megan Wood / inewsource

The state’s education department has announced a new system to notify the public about data releases and updates to existing test score data on its website.

Special Property Tax Lacks Robust Oversight, Accountability

Special Property Tax Lacks Robust Oversight, Accountability

June 20
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

If you own a house in a relatively new neighborhood, chances are good you pay Mello-Roos taxes. Those are additional property taxes intended to pay for specific capital projects like schools and roads.

Fewer Kids Injured On Bikes, While More Senior Cyclists Suffer Seve...

Fewer Kids Injured On Bikes, While More Senior Cyclists Suffer Severe Injuries

June 19
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Injuries among children and teens riding bicycles have plummeted in California over the past decade, but at the other end of the age spectrum there’s worrisome news.

Company Offers Air Testing To El Cajon Mobile Home Residents

Company Offers Air Testing To El Cajon Mobile Home Residents

June 15
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Ametek, Inc. is offering to test the air in any home in the three mobile home communities located over an increasingly high profile chemical plume that runs underground through part of El Cajon.

State Admits Posting Faulty School Test Data, Promises Revisions

State Admits Posting Faulty School Test Data, Promises Revisions

June 13
By Megan Wood / inewsource

The agency responsible for overseeing and analyzing public education data in California removed “bad” Advanced Placement test results from its website last month, acknowledging it had published the wrong scores from 2016.

Expert: Every Home Located On Toxic Plume In El Cajon Should Be Tested

Expert: Every Home Located On Toxic Plume In El Cajon Should Be Tested

June 12
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

There is no doubt now that some residents of two mobile home parks in El Cajon have been exposed to toxic gas seeping into their homes from a plume of contaminated groundwater. Recent air testing and a newly released health risk study make that clear.

Sempra Backtracks On VP’s '100 Percent Renewable' Comments

Sempra Backtracks On VP’s '100 Percent Renewable' Comments

June 2
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Sempra Energy is backtracking on comments made by a company vice president last week that there is no technical obstacle to a 100 percent renewable grid, comments that could have been interpreted to mean fossil fuel and gas would no longer be necessary to produce electricity in California.

Rising Seas Could Swamp The Shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Plant By N...

Rising Seas Could Swamp The Shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Plant By Next Century

May 31
By Amita Sharma

The plant’s majority owner, Southern California Edison, does not believe it should have to worry about rising sea levels beyond a couple of decades from now, even though millions of pounds of waste might still be stored at the site.

Sempra VP Surprises, Says 100 Percent Renewable Grid Is Possible Now

Sempra VP Surprises, Says 100 Percent Renewable Grid Is Possible Now

May 26
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

A vice president with Sempra Energy, one of the nation’s largest utilities, made a stunning admission to a roomful of gas and oil executives this week: there is no technical impediment to California getting all of its energy from renewables — now.