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SONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to place a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot, with revenues going toward county behavioral health and homeless services. Officials expect the proposed measure to generate $25 million annually if approved by two-thirds of voters. If passed, the ordinance would fund behavioral …

Credit: Google Maps Above: Ramona Fitness Center pictured in this August 2019 photo from Google Maps. The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office charged a business owner for violating the county’s public health order that was put in place at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to help mitigate the spread of the virus. This …

A 65-year-old couple retiring this year should expect to spend about $295,000 on health care costs alone in retirement — but quite frankly, that estimate is conservative. The figure, calculated by Fidelity Investments as part of its annual Health Care Cost Estimate, includes Medicare Part A, Part B and Part D premiums and deductibles, but …

The beginning of August, usually a slow time of year on Beacon Hill after lawmakers recess for the month, is proving to be anything but in 2020. After doing away with their formal break, lawmakers will stay at work through the fall to wrestle with key legislation. Possibly the most urgent priority is for a …

With coronavirus cases on the rise in Cook County, Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Department of Public Health have issued new voluntary guidance for bars, fitness clubs, personal care businesses and other gathering places to help limit the spread of the virus. According to a press release issued by the CCDPH and …

Photo by Jacob Aere Above: Sign-carrying union members stand behind San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher at a news conference at the County Administration Building on August 3, 2020. San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher today joined community activists and county workers to announce a proposal to have the Health and Human Services Agency administer …

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office has, for the first time, charged a local business owner for violating a public health order that was put in place in mid-March, forcing thousands of businesses to shutter as the novel coronavirus spread across the county. The owner of Ramona Fitness Center, Peter San Nicolas, faces five …

SAN MATEO COUNTY (CBS SF) – Fines for violating health orders to stop the spread of COVID-19 could be coming to the Peninsula, as San Mateo County may become the latest in the Bay Area to impose penalties. San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa told KPIX 5 that he’s proposing fines for people who don’t …

In 2018, Health Affairs launched the Council on Health Care Spending and Value. This nonpartisan, expert working group will develop recommendations about how the US could take a more deliberate approach to moderating health care spending growth while maximizing value. The council’s 22 members began their work in January 2019 with fact finding, studying the …

Photo courtesy of Ana Andrade Children play at a distance at The Wolf Pack Child Care in San Rafael. Photo courtesy of Ana Andrade Children play at a distance at The Wolf Pack Child Care in San Rafael. The coronavirus pandemic is pushing many California child care providers to the brink of closure and forcing …