A software bug in a Colorado call center last year left 11 million people without access to 911. Verizon, which manages 911 access in northern California, will pay a settlement to the Federal Communications Commission and work to make sure similar outages don't happen in the future.
It's a question that's being asked with increased intensity and often hostility in the wake of a measles outbreak at Disneyland. Parents who decide not to vaccinate their children are often well educated and cite complex reasons.
The storm that pummeled northern California with heavy rain and high winds and killed two people moved south late on Thursday and into Friday, prompting evacuation orders in areas prone to floods and mud flows.