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Music to their ears

Jan 20, 2016

People with dementia, if isolated, can withdraw into their own world. But when engaged with others, their condition, or at least their wellbeing, can improve.  A Fairfield music therapist who works with people with dementia has seen physical, emotions and cognitive improvements in her clients. Veronica Moscoso shares their story in this short video...

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Brown’s transportation budget celebrates the car

Jan 19, 2016

By Daniel Weintraub

Weeks after returning from the Paris summit on climate change where he was hailed as a leader in the movement to limit greenhouse gases, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a new transportation budget that celebrates the car.

In 2016-17, Brown wants to spend $16 billion on transportation, and most of that would go...

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Brown’s transportation budget celebrates the car

Jan 19, 2016

By Daniel Weintraub

Weeks after returning from the Paris summit on climate change where he was hailed as a leader in the movement to limit greenhouse gases, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a new transportation budget that celebrates the car.

In 2016-17, Brown wants to spend $16 billion on transportation, and most of that would go...

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TeleVisit: Bringing Community Home

Jan 19, 2016
TeleVisit: Bringing Community Home

by Matt Perry

 

What if you had the perfect technology solution for isolated seniors… and nobody wanted it?

Welcome to TeleVisit.

Over a decade ago, Wesley Cheng’s garage was converted into a bedroom for his aging mother with Alzheimer’s disease. “She drove us crazy,” says Cheng. “And it wasn’t her fault.” The elderly woman threatened to...

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TeleVisit: Bringing Community Home

Jan 19, 2016
TeleVisit: Bringing Community Home

by Matt Perry

 

What if you had the perfect technology solution for isolated seniors… and nobody wanted it?

Welcome to TeleVisit.

Over a decade ago, Wesley Cheng’s garage was converted into a bedroom for his aging mother with Alzheimer’s disease. “She drove us crazy,” says Cheng. “And it wasn’t her fault.” The elderly woman threatened to...

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Universities Lack Guidelines for Responding to Domestic Violence

Jan 17, 2016
Universities Lack Guidelines for Responding to Domestic Violence

By Lily Dayton

Studies have found that the prevalence of domestic violence and dating violence among college students is on par with the number of female college students who’ve experienced sexual assault. “About 21 percent of college students report they are experiencing violence from a current partner,” says Jessica Merrill, communications manager for California Partnership...

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Universities Lack Guidelines for Responding to Domestic Violence

Jan 17, 2016
Universities Lack Guidelines for Responding to Domestic Violence

By Lily Dayton

Studies have found that the prevalence of domestic violence and dating violence among college students is on par with the number of female college students who’ve experienced sexual assault. “About 21 percent of college students report they are experiencing violence from a current partner,” says Jessica Merrill, communications manager for California Partnership...

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Amidst New Regulations, California Universities Grapple with Response to Sexual Violence

Jan 17, 2016
Amidst New Regulations, California Universities Grapple with Response to Sexual Violence

By Lily Dayton

In 2014, a storm of protests erupted at Stanford University after student Leah Francis sent an email with a message that went viral: “Stanford did not expel the man who raped me.”

Though the majority of a campus judicial panel had found the man responsible for committing sexual assault, they determined he would...

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Amidst New Regulations, California Universities Grapple with Response to Sexual Violence

Jan 17, 2016
Amidst New Regulations, California Universities Grapple with Response to Sexual Violence

Leah Francis addresses the crowd at a “Stand with Leah” protest. Photo: Tessa Ormenyi

By Lily Dayton

In 2014, a storm of protests erupted at Stanford University after student Leah Francis sent an email with a message that went viral: “Stanford did not expel the man who raped me.”

Though the majority of a campus judicial...

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Aging Reform: Super Sized to Bite Sized

Jan 14, 2016

by Matt Perry

Sometimes, super sizing your meal is just too much.

The same could be said for a state senator’s bill on aging reform, which was deemed “too far reaching” in its lengthy list of recommendations when it was first introduced – and defeated– last year by the Senate Health Committee.

The post Aging...

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