In the News

September 19, 2016


California needs to be better prepared for the Zika virus and do more to educate people about how it spreads, especially since federal funding has stalled, state and local health officials determined last week.

September 19, 2016

By John Pope

NEW ORLEANS — The Zika virus has struck fear throughout the Americas, but determining whether people have been infected can be difficult.

September 16, 2016

Autoridades del sur de California advierten a la comunidad de las terribles consecuencias en caso de resultar contagiado y piden que se extremen las precauciones. Aquí detalles al respecto.


September 6, 2016

By Emily Bazar

California State Sen. Ed Hernandez and his wife, Diane, are optometrists.

Diane handles some insurance matters for their practice, and she recently told him that a health plan had emailed to request more information: It wanted confirmation that they were both participating providers.

"I didn't say anything because I was afraid she'd be mad at me," says Hernandez, D-West Covina.

That's because the additional paperwork was probably his doing.

August 30, 2016

By Sophia Bollag

California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that could help students graduate in four years from California State University schools.

August 30, 2016

By Melanie Mason

State Sen. Ed Hernandez's attempt to push through a drug pricing transparency bill sputtered this year, but the West Covina Democrat still wants his colleagues to weigh in on the latest controversy in the cost of prescription drugs: the surging price of EpiPens.