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

HealthyCal.org
Young People Underestimate the Dangers of Hookah

Jul 14, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing finds that despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful. “With hookah smoking on the rise, particularly...

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HealthyCal.org
Latina Center empowers women to turn their lives around

Jul 14, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso

In this story we go to Richmond, where a mother of three, Alejandra Escobedo, was trapped in an abusive relationship. Like other immigrants in her situation, she didn’t speak English and didn’t have a job. It was hard to see a way out, until she found The Latina Center — an organization...

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HealthyCal.org
Latina Center empowers women to turn their lives around

Jul 14, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso

In this story we go to Richmond, where a mother of three, Alejandra Escobedo, was trapped in an abusive relationship. Like other immigrants in her situation, she didn’t speak English and didn’t have a job. It was hard to see a way out, until she found The Latina Center — an organization...

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HealthyCal.org
Researchers Studying Whether Pesticide Exposure Affects Farmworkers’ Brain Health

Jul 13, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

On her way to her office in Oxnard, Rachel Casas drives past farmworkers bent over in the fields. Because she is a neuropsychologist, she wonders whether there are pesticides in those fields and if the chemicals may be affecting the laborers.

She still doesn’t know the answer to that question, but she and...

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HealthyCal.org
Researchers Studying Whether Pesticide Exposure Affects Farmworkers’ Brain Health

Jul 13, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

On her way to her office in Oxnard, Rachel Casas drives past farmworkers bent over in the fields. Because she is a neuropsychologist, she wonders whether there are pesticides in those fields and if the chemicals may be affecting the laborers.

She still doesn’t know the answer to that question, but she and...

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
in the State of Jefferson, “What will happen to our property?”

in the State of Jefferson, “What will happen to our property?”

The Nevada County Jefferson Committee is now “up and running,” and it will hold a Town Hall meeting on a busy Saturday, August 2 at the Park Pavilion at Western Gateway Park — adjacent to a popular picnic area, play … Continue reading

Brown Thumb Mama
Fresh and zippy: Apple-mint jelly recipe

Jul 12, 2014
Fresh and zippy: Apple-mint jelly recipe

A few years after I got married, Grandma had me come over so I could learn how to make jelly. Hubby especially likes her Apple-Mint Jelly, so that was on the top of my list. I was surprised to find that she used peppermint flavoring from the store, since mint... 

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There’s tribute bands and then there’s tribute bands at Swabbie’s On the River

Jul 12, 2014
There’s tribute bands and then there’s tribute bands at Swabbie’s On the River

Last night I celebrated a friend's birthday by going to one of Swabbie's infamous "fish taco" tribute band friday nights.  If you haven't ever experienced the Swabbie-ness, it's a pretty fabulous summer scene--people of all ages, dancing and dinin...

Sacramento Connect
Fracking legacy? Oklahoma had more earthquakes over magnitude 3 in 2014 than California

Fracking legacy? Oklahoma had more earthquakes over magnitude 3 in 2014 than California

  A collection of posts about fracking from The Bee and Sacramento Connect partners.

HealthyCal.org
State restores some funding for kids with special needs

Jul 8, 2014

By Lisa Renner

Born five weeks premature, 2-year-old Corbin can’t speak as well as other children his age. But the Modesto toddler is improving all the time because of an infant development specialist provided by California’s Early Start program.

Now more infants and toddlers with developmental delays and those at risk of delays will receive those...

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