The economic well-being of children in the community continues to be a concern, according to the report. Nearly a third of Kern County children live below the federal poverty level.
San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve health warnings on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such beverages contribute to obesity, diabetes and other health problems.
Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol. But officials have questions about who should take the drug and whether to approve it based on currently available data.
Women suffering from low libido got some hope this week when a panel of health experts said the government should approve an experimental pill intended to boost sexual desire. It is the first time a government panel has endorsed such a drug. The move surprised many experts, because the Food and Drug Administration has twice rejected the drug due to lackluster effectiveness and worrisome side effects.
A top California oil and gas regulator has resigned amid questions about oilfield contamination of the state's water supplies.
The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.
California took the first step Thursday to regulate its nearly 20-year-old medical marijuana industry, one that lawmakers said currently resembles something out of the "wild, wild West."
The California Assembly has approved legislation that would ban the use of chewing tobacco at California ballparks.
California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation's most populous state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives under doctor's care.
The community of Bakersfield opened its heart to a small child fighting cancer when the family asked for prayers. Now, the family hopes people will also register as possible marrow donors to help 2-year-old Kai Anguiano.
California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed through an ambitious climate change package to further reduce the state's carbon footprint and boost the use of renewable energy to 50 percent in 15 years.
A group of farmers and others in Central California's Kern County is suing state officials and oil executives over contaminated underground water aquifers.
Kern Regional Center is turning to a higher power for help in overcoming its ongoing internal problems.
California lawmakers are pushing forward bills to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 and going after the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes.
Thousands of Californians are gathering in the state capital in hopes of persuading Gov. Jerry Brown to increase spending on the state's health insurance program for the poor.