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Health & Insurance, Social Services

Nursing Home Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk, Report Finds

November 14, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

As huge swaths of California burned last fall, federal health officials descended on 20 California nursing homes to determine whether they were prepared to protect their vulnerable residents from fires, earthquakes and other disasters. The results of their surprise inspections, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

PG&E deploys largest-ever power shutoff, but responsibility for Kincade Fire now in question

October 28, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

PG&E employees were out in force over the weekend and will resume surveying the utility’s system at sunrise this morning, in the wake of high-wind conditions that saw gusts as high as 102 mph. Ultimately, 965,000 customers were caught up […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Governor Calls for Customer Rebates in Wake of PG&E Blackouts

October 15, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California officials are not happy about Pacific Gas & Electric’s handling of its massive fire-prevention power outage last week. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state regulators on Monday demanded that PG&E address the communications and technology breakdowns that marred its response […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Data Protection Laws to Impact E-waste Recyclers

September 17, 2019

Via: Waste360

Two new laws in New York and California are expected to transform the way businesses and electronic scrap recyclers handle data security and personal information. In July, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill S5575B, also known […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Lawmakers Fail to Pass Comprehensive Single-use Plastic Reform

September 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

California’s legislature ended its session in the early hours of September 14 without passing the California Circular Economy and Pollution Reduction Act (bills AB 1080 and SB 54), which would have been the first measures to phase out all single-use […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Legislature Passes Commercial Composting, Recycling Bill

September 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

The California State Legislature passed a bill requiring businesses to make composting and recycling bins accessible to customers at restaurants, malls and other businesses. Earlier this week, AB 827 received bi-partisan support in a 30-9 vote on the Senate Floor […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

2020 Looks Like the Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California

August 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California is on the clock, with just 25 years to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality. Buildings account for about a quarter of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, so concerted efforts will be needed to squeeze carbon out of the sector, especially existing […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California County Seeks Assistance in Reducing Landfill Disposal

July 26, 2019

Via: Waste360

Kern County, located in California’s Central Valley, is releasing “Waste Diversion Services—Request for Statements of Interest” (request for SOI), requesting non-binding statements of interest. The county seeks interested parties to assist in providing processes, technologies and possible facility development to […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Employers Urged To Find New Ways To Address Workers’ Mental Health

July 19, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

In the middle of a work project at a global corporate consulting firm, Katherine Switz was gripped with a debilitating bout of anxiety. Her body froze, her heart raced, her chest tightened, and her mind went blank, which made it […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services

California tees up wildfire liability bill as utility, consumer groups diverge on solutions

July 3, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The California legislature will attempt to pass AB 1054 in a week, but opposition is bubbling up that could complicate the governor’s preferred schedule. Attorneys representing wildfire victims say the legislation should be tabled or rewritten to include more consumer […]