News Picks

Editorial picks featuring general news of interest to the broad community: state, politics, breaking news, crime, accidents, etc.

Sacramento Connect
I-5 bus crash: New videos could help determine cause

Apr 15, 2014

A roundup of articles about the charter bus crash on I-5 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014.

HealthyCal.org
Mental Health Courts Give Mentally Ill Offenders the Option of Treatment

Apr 14, 2014

By Lynn Graebner As the number of jail and prison inmates with mental illness increases, addressing the problem is becoming even more critical. In the 1980s, 8 percent of jail and prison inmates in the state had serious mental illness. Now, 20 perce...

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HealthyCal.org
Report: California Lacks Psychiatric Beds for Severely Mentally Ill

Apr 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Jails and prisons are the largest “mental institutions” in California, holding far more people with severe psychiatric illnesses than state hospitals, according to a report released last Tuesday by the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sheriffs’ Association.

“For a state with 38 million people — 1 in every 8 Americans lives in...

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FOX40
Sex offenders allegedly killed 4 California women while wearing requred GPS ankle monitors

Apr 14, 2014
Sex offenders allegedly killed 4 California women while wearing requred GPS ankle monitors

ANAHEIM (KTLA)-

Two convicted sex offenders who allegedly killed and raped four women in Orange County while wearing their required GPS monitoring devices may have had additional victims, police said Monday.

Steven Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, …


FOX40
UC Med Center Doctor Helps Swarm Passenger Endangering Plane

Apr 14, 2014

SACRAMENTO-

UC Davis Med Center orthopedic resident Dr. Scott Porter joined several other passengers in restraining a man after he pushed past flight attendants in an attempt to open the exit door of a Southwest airliner headed to Sacramento from …


FOX40
Sacramento Flight Delayed Because of “Unruly Passenger”

Apr 14, 2014
Sacramento Flight Delayed Because of “Unruly Passenger”

CHICAGO (WGN)-

A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Sacramento was diverted after an unruly passenger tried to open a door mid-flight.

People on Sunday’s flight say the passenger wanted to jump out of the plane.

Three passengers


YubaNet.com
“Cesar Chavez” — A Film That Tells It Like It Really Was

Apr 14, 2014

April 12, 2014 - Anyone hoping to understand the long, fierce struggle to win a decent life for the highly exploited men and women who harvest our fruits and vegetables should not miss the recently released film, "Cesar Chavez." Although technically a feature film, it's actually a documentary, in that it vividly recreates ­-...

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HealthyCal.org
Strange bedfellows unite to help older adults

Apr 14, 2014

In the near future, successful care for older adults will depend on bold and creative collaborations. That’s the message aging pioneer Ken Dychtwald gave last month’s Aging in America conference. Dychtwald, CEO of the consulting group Age Wave, might as well have been describing the “strange bedfellows” collaboration between two organizations often considered mortal...

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HealthyCal.org
Clinics Wait For More Patients in Obamacare Wake

Apr 13, 2014

By Genevieve Bookwalter

St. James Health Center is ready for the onslaught.

The community health clinic, one of the busiest in San Jose, sits on the corner of 2nd and Julian streets near downtown. Doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other health-care providers here treat some of the poorest patients in Santa Clara County — patients whom many...

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Appeal Democrat
Hatchery salmon released into S.F. Bay

The journey to the ocean was quicker than usual for hundreds of tiny Chinook salmon that were released into the San Francisco Bay this week.



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