Lack Of Funding May Delay Plans For Suicide Barrier On Coronado Bridge
The Coronado Bridge has the second highest number of suicides nationwide, behind the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Coronado Mayor Discusses Suicide Prevention Barriers, Controversial Tweet
This week, state transportation officials released the results of a feasibility study on possible suicide prevention barrier options for the Coronado bridge. Yet, lack of funding may delay the project. Since it opened in 1969, nearly 400 people have jumped to their deaths, according to the Bridge Collaborative for Suicide Prevention. (Cabrera and Cavanaugh, 3/27)
In other news from across the state —
The Bakersfield Californian:
Kern Might Be In Poor Health, But It's Not That Bad, Local Health Economist Says
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked Kern County toward the bottom of the state when it comes to health outcomes, but one local health economist says that those rankings are inflated and that the county actually falls in the middle of the pack. The foundation ranked Kern County 52 out of 57 California counties analyzed for health outcomes, a measure based on a variety of factors, including length and quality of life, health behaviors, social determinants, clinical care access and physical environments. (Pierce, 3/27)
Water Contamination Could Cost Santa Rosa An Unexpected $43 Million
Chemical contamination from the North Bay Fires could now force Santa Rosa to replace the water delivery system for the severely burned Fountaingrove neighborhood, at an unbudgeted cost of $43 million. (Peterson, 3/27)
Sacramento Police Officer, School District, Officials Named In Suit.
A former C.K. McClatchy High School student who alleged that she was drugged and gang-raped by classmates at a party two years ago has filed a lawsuit against Sacramento City Unified School District, four members of the school staff and its former school resource officer. The lawsuit was filed on March 20 in Sacramento Superior Court on behalf of the now 19-year-old graduate by Equal Rights Advocates, a San Francisco civil rights organization that focuses on sexual harassment. (Lambert, 3/26)