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A New Law in California Aims To Protect Workers At Retail Warehouses Like Amazon’s

A New Law in California Aims To Protect Workers At Retail...

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A worker sorts out parcels in the outbound dock at Amazon fulfillment center in Eastvale on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Watchara Phomicinda/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Watchara Phomicinda/MediaNews Group via Getty Images A worker sorts out parcels in the outbound dock at Amazon fulfillment center in Eastvale on Tuesday, Aug. 31,…
All the Ethical (and Ethical Adjacent) Ways to Beat Your Car’s Emissions Test [Updated]

All the Ethical (and Ethical Adjacent) Ways to Beat Your Car’s...

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Photo: damiangretka (Shutterstock)Driving a well-maintained, regularly serviced automobile is the best method of passing an emissions check, but what are ya, some kind of square? If you don’t have a newer car, check out the tips below to try and squeeze your beater under the smog-check wire. And if that doesn’t work, do not use…
Recycling symbol can’t appear on non-recyclable items, California bill says

Recycling symbol can’t appear on non-recyclable items, California bill says

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Enlarge / Discarded plastic bottles made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are bundled at a recycling center. The recycling symbol—those three arrows stamped on myriad plastic items—doesn’t mean what most people think it does, and a California bill wants to change that. The California Legislature passed a bill yesterday that would ban companies from putting the…
California Will Require Vaccines For Workers In Health Care Facilities

California Will Require Vaccines For Workers In Health Care Facilities

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A health care worker in Rhode Island receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine last December. California is implementing a vaccine mandate for all paid and unpaid workers in the health care industry starting Sept. 30. David Goldman/AP hide caption toggle caption David Goldman/AP A health care worker in Rhode Island receives a dose of…
Women Say California Insurer Makes It Too Hard To Get Drug For Postpartum Depression

Women Say California Insurer Makes It Too Hard To Get Drug...

Miriam McDonald developed postpartum depression after giving birth to her third son, Nicholas. She says she felt sad, disconnected, and indifferent. Keith McDonald hide caption toggle caption Keith McDonald Miriam McDonald developed postpartum depression after giving birth to her third son, Nicholas. She says she felt sad, disconnected, and indifferent. Keith McDonald When Miriam McDonald…
‘Corpse Flowers’ Are a Thing, and You Can Watch One Bloom

‘Corpse Flowers’ Are a Thing, and You Can Watch One Bloom

Photo: Isabelle OHara (Shutterstock)There are two words I think we can all agree don’t belong together and they are as follows: corpse and flower. And yet, not only are corpse flowers a thing, they are a giant thing. The amorphophallus titanum or “corpse flower” is a huge flower that, when it blooms, gives off a smell…
In California, Most Pandemic Restrictions Are Lifted As The State Reopens

In California, Most Pandemic Restrictions Are Lifted As The State Reopens

Gov. Gavin Newsom set Tuesday as the day California fully reopens. The state has made considerable progress on vaccinations. But some are still concerned it's not enough.
California Man Arrested In Suspected Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Card Operation

California Man Arrested In Suspected Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Card Operation

A real COVID-19 vaccination record card issued by the Centers for Disease Control. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A real COVID-19 vaccination record card issued by the Centers for Disease Control. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A California bar owner…
The humble shrub that’s predicting a terrible fire season

The humble shrub that’s predicting a terrible fire season

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If you’re kind of judgmental when it comes to plants, you might describe the chamise plant as “meh.” Technically it’s a shrub, which in the hierarchy of plant types barely outranks a weed. Chamise grows up to a dozen feet tall and sprouts needle-like leaves less than a half-inch long, making it look like overgrown…
California May Reopen By Mid-June, Contingent On Public Health Metrics

California May Reopen By Mid-June, Contingent On Public Health Metrics

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he wants the state to fully reopen for business on June 15. But it will have to meet vaccination goals and keep hospitalizations low for that to work.

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