Elizabeth Aguilera

Health and Welfare Reporter
Elizabeth Aguilera is an award winning multi-media journalist who will cover health and social services for CALmatters. She joins CALmatters from Southern California Public Radio/KPCC 89.3 where she produced stories about community health. Her recent reporting revealed lead-tainted soil on school campuses near a former lead battery recycling plant that spurred district action. Previously Aguilera was a staff writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune where she covered immigration and demographics. There, she won a “Best of the West” award for her coverage of sex trafficking between Mexico and the United States. At the Denver Post, where Aguilera wrote about urban affairs and business, she was named a Livingston Award finalist for her reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Aguilera has also worked at the Orange County Register. She is a Marshall Memorial Fellow and an International Center for Journalists alum. She is also a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. The L.A. native is a graduate of Pepperdine University and earned an MA in Specialized Journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs.

California's Legislature is strategizing about how to preserve expanded health coverage required by Obamacare: “Everything they are doing at the federal level, we are doing the opposite,” one legislator said.

The judge's injunction allows those whose legal status has expired to apply for renewal.

The head of federal immigration enforcement said he will send more officers to California if the state stands by its new 'sanctuary' law.

About 32,000 children and pregnant women could lose out unless Congress acts soon.

Here's what California's "sanctuary" law will, and won't, do.

Diabetes, which is spreading and driving up health costs, now afflicts more than half of California adults, especially people of color and the poor.

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