SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State officials say Californians buying individual health coverage on the statewide exchange will see their costs rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015. That's about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years. The head of Covered California today said preliminary premium rates show the new federal health care law is working as the state enters the second enrollment year of President Barack Obama's overhaul. The preliminary rates now go to state regulators for approval.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A union says California prison employees were pressured into falsifying suicide watch records at the state's Stockton medical facility. The union representing psychiatric technicians at the facility tells The Associated Press that employees were instructed to certify that they checked on inmates in the mental health crisis unit every 12 to 15 minutes when they had not done so.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Police in Palo Alto say six people are injured, one critically, after a car jumped a curb outside a cafe. The police accident reconstruction team was at the scene this afternoon. Police said in a Tweet that the car's elderly driver appeared to have accidentally driven onto the curb, striking five pedestrians.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Repair crews are shoring up a giant hole on Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured water main, as officials at UCLA continue to assess damage from a 20 million-gallon flood that hit the campus. City water officials say workers are reinforcing the site and making the 56-by-41 foot crater safe for crews.
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