From KQED’s Silicon Valley Bureau in San Jose, Rachael Myrow covers arts and culture in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. This follows more than seven years hosting KQED's California Report, broadcast on NPR affiliates throughout the state. She still guest hosts for The California Report and Forum, and files for NPR and PRI’s The World. Before KQED, she worked in Los Angeles for Marketplace and KPCC. Follow @rachaelmyrow
Caltrain doesn't lead the nation or even the state for suicides on its tracks, but the numbers are troubling enough. There have been 10 suicides already this year. The average for an entire year is typically 10.
Here's a statistic that's just as startling: Last year, Caltrain stopped 40 people from ...read more
"We are behind the curve. Other states have rating systems. Other states have assisted living regulated under the Department of Public Health. We’re not there. We’re not even talking about it in the right way yet."
In recent weeks, a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court has been diving deep into the world of artificial hips. They’re hearing the case of a Montana man whose hip implant went bad –- but they’re also laying the legal groundwork for what’s expected to be a massive settlement between the maker of the hip and more than 10,000 Americans.
De Puy, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, stands accused of producing a defective design, failing to warn doctors and patients when word first came trickling back the hip was failing at high rates, and then moving too slowly to recall the product.