| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Bay Area commuters Wednesday were spared the pain of a bus strike after a last-minute deal was reached on pay and medical benefits for hundreds of union workers.
Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 had threatened to walk off the job at...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:58 PM
A 600-foot stretch of Mariposa Street Beach in San Clemente has been closed due to a sewage spill, officials said Tuesday afternoon.
The area will be closed until further notice, the Orange County Health Care Agency said. Officials with the agency...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 4:16 PM
American employers are asking more from workers as they try to cut costs and become more productive to compete in a globalized world, as described in a Los Angeles Times Sunday story. But they’re also giving them much less. Everything from the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:04 PM
When Hoag Hospital announced this spring it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand.
But records and interviews show the decision was closely...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Officials who oversee the healthcare plans of San Francisco public employees and their families excoriated Kaiser executives Thursday for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase, but ultimately voted to back it as...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:59 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Officials who oversee the healthcare plans that cover San Francisco public employees this week excoriated Kaiser executives for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase but ultimately voted to back it.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:38 PM
SACRAMENTO -- County officials and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration are inching toward a compromise on healthcare funding.
The potential deal is the result of intense negotiations, including face-to-face meetings, phone calls and late-night text...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:30 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has promised to be blunt when tackling the state's problems, and he had a straightforward message for county officials on Wednesday.
"Give me $300 million and we'll call it a day," he said.
Brown is trying to reduce...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:38 PM
After leaving college at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh last year to move to Los Angeles, 23-year-old Odin Gray debated for several months whether to buy a health insurance policy.
An avid bicyclist, he finally decided in December that it was time to...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Some prominent health insurers, including industry giant UnitedHealth Group Inc., are not participating in California's new state-run health insurance market, possibly limiting the number of choices for millions of consumers.
UnitedHealth, the nation'...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Committee approval of a sweeping Senate immigration overhaul has put pressure on the House, where Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and top leaders have been pushing a bipartisan group of lawmakers to produce its own bill.