The city of Taft becomes the first in Kern County to ban the sale, distribution and possession of bath salts.
California could make history and become the first state to raise the smoking age to 21.
Friday is National Wear Red Day, in recognition of the dangers of heart disease and the Go Red For Women Campaign.
In the midst of a measles outbreak, President Barack Obama is telling parents to get their kids vaccinated.
The Kern County Public Health Department has asked for more supplies, and officials hope to have that here by Monday. Officials with other local clinics say they can also provide immunizations.
More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday.
A Stanford University research unit will receive $50 million to produce vaccines that make the most out of the human body's natural disease-fighting abilities.
California will have to move more than 2,100 inmates from two Central Valley prisons because they could be susceptible to contracting a potentially deadly illness, officials said Thursday.
A measles-infected person stopped at a McDonald's restaurant in Kern County, health officials warned Thursday.
California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.
Two men have died of complications from the flu in Central California and sick children are packing area emergency departments.
In the Central Valley's Kern County, environmental-health director Donna Fenton confirmed problems with uranium levels in some private water wells, but was unable to immediately say if it was an increasing problem, as the study suggested. Testing for uranium is required as part of getting a drilling permit for a new water well, Fenton said.
A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.
Kaiser Permanente nurses in California have approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses, a union official said.
Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.