News Picks

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

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.

HealthyCal.org
Recommending Mammograms for Elderly Women Should be Determined by Expected Longevity

Apr 11, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new review of studies on breast cancer and elderly women by researchers at UCSF and the Harvard School of Medicine suggests that doctors should focus on how long a patient is likely to live when deciding whether to order mammograms for ...

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HealthyCal.org
Nurses Becoming a Rarity in California Public Schools

Apr 10, 2014

By Natalie Jones Each school day, about a fifth of the children in California schools attend class without a nurse in the building.If emergency medication needs to be administered -- an epinephrine shot for allergies, for example, or other kinds of ...

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FOX40
Rio Linda Neighbors Suspect Horse Owner of Neglect; 20 horses unfed and without water

Apr 10, 2014

RIO LINDA-

Residents along 16th and E Streets in Rio Linda have made multiple reports to Sacramento County Animal Control about animal abuse.

“There are 20 horses who are unfed, without water. They roam the street. One of them is …


The Sacramento Bee
Placer sheriff promises full inquiry into fatal chase

Placer sheriff promises full inquiry into fatal chase

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner this week spoke out for the first time about a tragic high-speed chase that killed an Antelope man and his daughter, offering condolences for the victims and promising to conduct a thorough investigation into the episode...



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