Educator and reporter with a specialty in data journalism. Pulitzer finalist. Winner of the Polk Award and Bingham Prize. Full-time professor at Sacramento State. Part-time data specialist at The Sacramento Bee. Freelance for Kaiser Health News.
Californians 85 and older are especially susceptible to malnutrition. They accounted for almost three in five malnutrition deaths in the state last year.
As vaccination rates rise across the state, the overall numbers of covid cases and deaths have plunged. But health officials are still reporting nearly 1,000 new cases and more than two dozen deaths a day. So, where does covid continue to simmer in California? And why?
California endured a brutal spike in homicides in 2020 across large swaths of the state, registering the largest year-over-year increase in victims in three decades.