Martha Groves

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Is recession on our horizon?

Wilma Chesbroe, a patient and long-time friend of Dr. Dan Dahle, sobs and holds hands with the doctor as they joke and reminisce about the many years they spent working together at the Fall River Mill hospital. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Paging more doctors: California’s worsening physician shortage

Trying to help mentally ill jail inmates, trying to quit cars, and the $3 billion cash crop

A convertible is driven along the coastline in Big Sur, California. Photo by Pgiam/

Can California put cars in the rear-view mirror?

The RifleGear store in Fountain Valley, CA IMAGE BY Mitch Barrie, Creative Commons

To prevent mass shootings, California should rely on science, not rhetoric

where John Lam, the 33-year-old brother-in-law of Speaker Anthony Rendon, awaits his parole hearing for a murder he took part in as a teen.

Ethnic studies pause, prison issues, Elizabeth Warren’s California foray, and the West Hollywood dream