Melissa Culross

(Covered California)

Health Insurance Enrollment Opens For Small California Businesses

California’s small businesses now can enroll for employee health care plans through the state’s insurance exchange website.

12/03/2013

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

Bay Area Representatives Ask U.S. Attorney Back Off On Medical-Marijuana Crackdown

Four California members of Congress are calling on US Attorney Melinda Haag to halt work on closing medical-marijuana dispensaries.

11/26/2013

(Covered California)

Officials Happy With California Health Exchange Enrollment Rate So Far

Officials with California’s state health exchange are saying they’re happy with the enrollment numbers so far despite the problems on the federal level.

11/18/2013

San Francisco's Embarcadero (CBS SF)

Census Data Confirms San Francisco, San Jose Have Highest Median Rents

Just how high are rental units in San Francisco? New Census Bureau data shows that the City by the Bay has the highest median rents among the country’s largest cities.

11/15/2013

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Campus Reduces Carbon Emissions Ahead Of Schedule

UC Berkeley, leading the charge in reducing its carbon footprint, announced on Tuesday that it reached its emission reduction target—two years ahead of schedule.

11/13/2013

Washington Redskins helmets lay on the ground during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Chronicle Will Not Use Washington Redskins Name

The newspaper is the latest to refuse to use the name Redskins.

10/30/2013

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Nearly 1 Million Californians Could Lose Health Care Plans Under Obamacare

The head of California’s new health insurance exchange estimates that nearly one million Californians may see their health insurance plans disappear when the Affordable Care Act kicks in.

10/29/2013

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Education Advocates Claim Online Universities Benefit For-Profit Companies

A new report from a California education advocacy group questions the value of online education and suggests that it benefits for-profit companies that create the courses.

10/09/2013

(CBS)

Despite High Incomes, Report Suggests California Spends Less On Schools Than Much Of The Country

California is a wealthy state, but according to a new study it spends less on K-12 education than much of the rest of the country.

10/04/2013

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

California’s Health Exchange Working With Insurance Agents To Benefit Small Business Employees

California’s health insurance exchange not only will allow individuals to shop for health insurance plans, but small businesses, as well. Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee explains how.

10/02/2013

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