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HealthyCal.org
Numbers of Strokes Fall Among People 65 and Older During the Last Two Decades

Jul 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz Fewer older Americans are having strokes and those who do suffer a stroke have a lower risk of dying from them, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study found a 24 percent overa...

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HealthyCal.org
Improving farmworker living conditions

Jul 20, 2014

By Suzanne Potter In this story we go to the rural farming communities about 60 miles east of wealthy Palm Springs, where tens of thousands of people live in what many have described as third world conditions. They crowd into dilapidated mobile home pa...

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HealthyCal.org
Art With Elders: Stop Making Sense

Jul 20, 2014

By Matt Perry

When expressionist painters like Pablo Picasso, Otto Dix and Barnett Newman waved their defiant brushes over blank canvases, they rebelled against the “logical minds” that had brought about one World War, then another. Art, they insisted, should free the mind from oppressive reality.

So it’s not surprising that in the shadow of the...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Can Davis council cast the tough votes?

Jul 20, 2014
Sunday Commentary: Can Davis council cast the tough votes?

We saw it in meeting number one where five councilmembers despite deep hesitations and concerns voted to allow one of the innovation park project teams to put an advisory measure on the ballot. Behind the scenes, city staff then had to work very hard to convince the developers that this was not a good...

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Crazy for Crust
Call it chocolate lasagna. Call it delicious. It’s No Bake Mocha Mud Pie Dessert

Jul 20, 2014
Call it chocolate lasagna. Call it delicious. It’s No Bake Mocha Mud Pie Dessert

Who remembers Mocha Mud Pie? Show of hands? Anyone? How about Jamocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream? This No Bake Mocha Mud Pie Dessert is all of those combined. Call it a chocolate delight, a lush dessert, or a chocolate lasagna; whatever it is it’s absolutely delicious. Last week I almost burst into tears in...

Elk Grove News
Why Elk Grove continues to build houses, not jobs: Devil in details of political process

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Jul 19, 2014
Why Elk Grove continues to build houses, not jobs: Devil in details of political process



By Michael Monasky | July 20, 2014 |

The Elk Grove City Council has a penchant for rubber-stamping unchallenged proposals through its consent calendar. This calendar is a mish-mosh of various, previously passed, not yet funded proposals in the consent process. If you want to see who got paid what,...

Foods for the Soul
Easy, yet decadent: Clean “Elvis” Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

Jul 19, 2014
Easy, yet decadent: Clean “Elvis” Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

An easy recipe for moist banana cupcakes with sweet peanut butter frosting. With their decadent taste, nobody will guess they’re healthy & clean-eating!     Last week, my parents rented a spacious house in Lake Tahoe with four bedrooms, a living room and loft, a wraparound porch, two-story-tall floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, and...

The Sacramento Bee
Cap-and-trade could aid preservation of California farmland

Cap-and-trade could aid preservation of California farmland

Abandoning the farm that he had worked for three decades, and that his wife’s family had owned for over a century, was never an option for Dan Port.


The state aims to save agricultural land, like this rice field near Dunnigan, by paying farmers fees from cap-and-trade money.

HealthyCal.org
State Agency Running Medi-Cal Didn’t Know How Many Docs Took its Insurance

Jul 17, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

The California agency that oversees the state’s low-income health plan vastly overstated the number of doctors who accepted patients through the state program last year, even as the number of people enrolled in the program was set to skyrocket under the federal Affordable Care Act, the California Health Report has found.

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HealthyCal.org
Denti-Cal Patients Feel the Pain as Rates Shrink

Jul 16, 2014

By Pamela K. Johnson

A few years ago, Kathleen Hamilton became a foster mom to 13 and 14 year old boys, who also happened to be her nephews. Both needed extensive dental work, and the services were to be covered by the state’s Medi-Cal program. But year after year, Hamilton ran into a snag.

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