Stephanie O'Neill appears in the following:
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Cleanup continues in Montecito, Calif., but it's not easy. An emergency order will let Santa Barbara County deposit some of the mud onto local beaches — even as they warn people to stay away.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Rescue workers in Southern California are slowly getting into the areas that were hit the hardest by mudslides and debris flows. Heavy rain following wildfires has led to a loss of life and property.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
At least 13 people have died after mudslides followed heavy rains in the areas around Santa Barbara County in California, where the enormous Thomas fire has stripped all vegetation off the hillsides.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Thousands of Californians have been evacuated from the Santa Barbara area among fears of mudslides after heavy rains hit the hillsides denuded by the enormous Thomas fire.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
The massive Thomas Fire in Southern California is now 89 percent contained and evacuees are starting to return home. The Upper Ojai Valley was especially hard-hit. About a quarter of the homes there were destroyed.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
As the massive Thomas Fire burns in California, the Santa Barbara Zoo's elaborate evacuation plan involves 150 species, tranquilizers and maybe even throwing a towel over an alligator's head.
Monday, December 11, 2017
California officials say the Thomas Fire advancing on Santa Barbara is now the fifth worst in state history. This announcement comes after firefighters lost ground in containing it over the weekend.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
The California wildfires have forced thousands of people out of their homes. And hot, dry, windy conditions are making it hard for firefighters to contain the blazes.
Friday, December 08, 2017
The fires in Southern California have forced many residents to evacuate multiple times within just a few days. That's leading to confusion about where to head next.
Thursday, December 07, 2017
The largest wildfire in Southern California is in Ventura County north of Los Angeles. Fast-moving winds have caused the fire to scorch more than 95,000 acres since Monday night.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Multiple wildfires are burning in Southern California. In Los Angeles, the hills around The Getty Center museum are on fire. A massive fire in Ventura County has caused tens of thousands of people to evacuate as well. Accounts of the damage done and the effort to control the fires.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has burned more than 70 square miles north of Los Angeles. Santa Ana winds are fanning the flames and about 30,000 people have been evacuated.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The rate of uninsurance among veterans dropped dramatically after the Affordable Care Act rolled out. Those who rely on Medicaid say they are particularly concerned about losing that care.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
In the year since the state enacted a law allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs for terminal patients who request it, over 500 people have sought that help. But some doctors are still reluctant.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Caps in the GOP health plan have huge implications for people over 65. In addition to helping low-income seniors with long-term care, Medicaid helps pay for some of their Medicare premiums and copays.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
A look at how five states' Affordable Care Act exchanges fared shows that more populous markets had an easier time keeping prices down and offering a choice of plans and providers.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Infertility is often a private struggle. But some couples are going public — via crowdfunding sites — to help subsidize in vitro fertilization treatments that can cost as much as $20,000 each time.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown has on his desk a bill that aims to protect patients' pocketbooks when they're billed for treatment by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Five states are set to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana. Police are worried about how to monitor who is driving while high. Drivers are worried about how to know if they're too high to drive.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
On Medicare's 50th birthday, two brothers who helped get it off the ground tell their stories. A younger member of the Lee family is at the helm of Covered California, the state insurance exchange.