This week on PBS SoCaL, we delve into the Latino health paradox, which describes how many Mexican immigrants end up having an unhealthier life in the United States than they left behind.
While better health is usually linked to wealth and education, experts are finding that low-income Mexican immigrants with little formal schooling are healthier than the overall U.S. population, according to measures such as certain cancers, heart disease and mental health.
We also discuss:
- Executive bonuses at CalOptima after criticism of the practice by Supervisor Janet Nguyen.
- Nguyen returning a campaign contribution to the Orange County Employees Association that apparently exceeded county limits.
- OC Fire Authority Chief Keith Richter apologizes for an email suggesting bid-rigging on ambulance contracts.
- Longtime Lake Forest City Councilman Peter Herzog abruptly resigns, complaining about a flood of outside campaign cash.
Voice of OC’s weekly news segments are broadcast on PBS SoCaL Wednesdays and Fridays at 5 p.m.