California’s mental health system is too slow for young people on Medi-Cal

Briefly Despite recent policy changes, many California families seeking behavioral health treatment through Medi-Cal are struggling to get the services they need in a timely manner. Given the scale of the emergency, country leaders must ensure that these systems are provided with sustainable resources. Comment by guest Nancy Holland Nancy Holland is a mother of … Read more

Despite their ferocity, California’s storms were likely not caused by global warming, experts say

San Diego firefighter Brian Sanford rescues a dog from a flooded home in Merced, California, amid a series of atmospheric rivers that battered the state in January. (Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) With California emerging from a two-week bout of deadly atmospheric rivers, a number of climate researchers say the recent storms appear typical of … Read more

California’s river storms will not solve a historic drought

A house flooded by the Salinas River during a rainstorm in Salinas, California on January 13. Photo: Josh Edelson/Bloomberg via Getty Images California water department officials are scrambling to capture as much runoff as possible from the state’s weeks-long atmospheric river storms in an effort to alleviate water supply concerns stemming from a massive ongoing … Read more

California’s dilemma: How can you harness massive amounts of rain when water is scarce? Scientists say let it sink in.

CNN – California went from severe drought to severe flooding in a matter of days. On Monday, 90% of the state’s population was under flood watch as another round of storms passed. However, it was just last week when several counties in the state were experiencing quite the opposite—an exceptional drought, which the U.S. Drought … Read more