Accurate Valley Fever Counts Elude Officials

Lab assistant Erin Scott with the Kern County Public Health Services Department is placing valley fever patient samples into test trays.

Estimates of valley fever cases recorded by local, state and federal agencies vary so widely that they call into question the accuracy of the figures released to the public, a Center for Health Journalism Collaborative investigation has found.

OCTA Reaches Major Milestone in Preserving O.C. Wilderness

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OCTA Reaches Major Milestone in Preserving O.C. Wilderness
EIR and conservation plan OK’d for seven properties that help offset impacts of 13 freeway projects

ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors on Monday unanimously approved a conservation plan that ensures more than 1,300 acres of wilderness will remain preserved and forever protected from development. The approval of the environmental documents related to the Measure M Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program marks a major milestone in efforts to protect natural habitat and rare animal and plant species in Orange County. The certification of the final conservation plans, known as the Natural Community Conservation Plan/Habitat Conservation Plan and the associated Environmental Impact Report, is the culmination of a nearly 10-year effort that involved OCTA staff working closely with members of the public, environmental and community groups, and state and federal wildlife officials.

Accurate Valley Fever Counts Elude Officials

Estimates of valley fever cases recorded by local, state and federal agencies vary so widely that they call into question the accuracy of the figures released to the public, a Center for Health Journalism Collaborative investigation has found.

Lab assistant Erin Scott with the Kern County Public Health Services Department is placing valley fever patient samples into test trays.
Casey Christie /The Daily Californian

Smith: Generosity Fuels The American Dream

As we gear up for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Tita Smith, who works with Catholic Charities in Orange County, talks about the importance of serving the poor, what she calls, “the starting line for the American Dream.”

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