Monday, July 25, 2022 | California Healthline

Monday, July 25, 2022 | California Healthline

Los Angeles Times:
UC And CSU Campuses To Provide Abortion Pills In California 

Abortion pills will soon be easily and cheaply available to students at the University of California and California State University under a state law aimed at expanding access to the medication to college students, a move that could become a flashpoint for antiabortion groups vowing to challenge it. (Hernandez, 7/25)

Associated Press:
Catholic Hospitals’ Growth Impacts Reproductive Health Care

Even as numerous Republican-governed states push for sweeping bans on abortion, there is a coinciding surge of concern in some Democratic-led states that options for reproductive health care are dwindling due to expansion of Catholic hospital networks. These are states such as Oregon, Washington, California, New York and Connecticut, where abortion will remain legal despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. (Haigh and Crary, 7/24)

Los Angeles Times:
Doctors’ New Tool To Treat Homeless People: A Medical Clinic In A Van

On a scorching afternoon, Lisa Rogers peered out from the shade of a tree on a sidewalk in Hollywood and spotted a white RV-type vehicle with the words “Saban Community Clinic” on the side. She had never seen a clinic-on-wheels in 20 years of homelessness, and decided to see if she could get help there for a painful rash. (Parth M.N., 7/25)

Los Angeles Times:
Homeless People Wait As Los Angeles Lets Thousands Of Federal Housing Vouchers Go Unused 

When HUD awarded 70,000 emergency housing vouchers to housing authorities across the U.S. in July 2021, the Delta wave of the COVID-19 pandemic had just begun. The economic effects of coronavirus-related restrictions were weighing on Americans, and local governments were struggling to meet the widespread need. (Sheets, 7/25)

Los Angeles Times:
Cities Small And Large Outshine L.A. At Finding Emergency Housing For Homeless People 

As the eighth most populous city in the U.S., San Diego faces many of the same housing challenges as Los Angeles, including high rents and low vacancy rates. Both cities have been struggling to address homelessness for decades. (Sheets, 7/25)

San Diego Union-Tribune:
To End Homelessness, Policies Must Align With Realities On Street, New Report Says

Designated outdoor areas for homeless people to live, a shelter specifically for sober families and greater police protection of people living on the street are among recommendations Father Joe’s Villages made in a report on homelessness released Wednesday. (Warth, 7/25)

Sacramento Bee:
Gov. Newsom Reacts After Federal Judge Says Caltrans Cannot Clear Bay Area Homeless Camp

Governor Gavin Newsom criticized a Friday federal court ruling that temporarily stopped the California Department of Transportation from clearing a homeless encampment in Oakland. (Davidson, 7/23)

Rage Rooms: Toxics Experts Say They Need Stricter Oversight

If you’re a fan of local TV news, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a segment about so-called “rage rooms.” These are businesses – often in strip mall storefronts or office parks – where people pay to don a pair of safety glasses, grab a baseball bat and smash the heck out of things like old dishes, cabinets and fax machines. … While the businesses have been growing in popularity, some California environmental officials say they are worried that operators often don’t know about safety regulations and could be releasing hazardous waste into the environment. One high-ranking state environmental regulator says her department is too thinly staffed to do anything about it. (Lewis, 7/25)

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