Mountain tops in Sierra Nevada, normally covered in snow this time of year, are seen nearly barren, near the Sequoia National Park during an aerial survey of the snowpack done by the California Department of Water Resources.
The Rev. Vernon Holmes leads a Lutheran congregation near Sacramento, Calif., that supports the state's right-to-die bill. He describes his faith as promoting quality of life.
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Morning traffic makes its way toward downtown Los Angeles along the Hollywood Freeway, past an electronic sign warning of severe drought. California Gov. Jerry Brown introduced the state's first mandatory water reduction measure this week.
Palm Springs houses like this represent classic midcentury modern style. Interest in the architecture, art and style of decades past is fueling Palm Springs' rising popularity among younger people.
United HealthCare wants to get on the Covered California bus, but the state marketplace isn't inclined to allow insurers on board that weren't part of the launch in 2014.
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