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HealthyCal.org
Does the U.S. Have the Best Medical System?

Apr 7, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

I interviewed the top finance official at a large Southern California hospital a few weeks ago. She said she was skeptical of the Affordable Care Act. “We need to keep in mind,” she said, “that we do already have the best medical system in the world.”

Is this true, I wondered?

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HealthyCal.org
HIV-infected Men at Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Apr 7, 2014

By Fran Kritz The buildup of soft plaque in coronary arteries is more common and extensive in HIV-infected men than in men not infected by the virus, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Soft plaque ruptures mor...

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FOX40
Family Horrified after Woman’s Alleged Abuser Released from Jail

Apr 6, 2014

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A woman, who woke up from a medically induced coma, spoke exclusively to FOX40, about her traumatic experiences of domestic abuse.

Brianna Ambler, 23, said she was severely beaten by ex-boyfriend and father to her daughter, Tim Branom on …


FOX40
Second Teen Dies from Vacaville Crash

Apr 6, 2014
Second Teen Dies from Vacaville Crash

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A second teen has died after a horrific crash off Pleasant Valley Road in Vacaville.

The victim is said to be a sophomore at Vacaville High School. Gilbert Guzman, 19, was also killed in the single-vehicle crash.

Witnesses Saturday …


HealthyCal.org
Health before — and after — health care

Apr 6, 2014

Even as lawmakers in Washington D.C. drove themselves into a bitter partisan divide over federal health reform in 2010, an unusual experiment across the country in Oregon was amassing evidence that the rancorous debate in Congress was focused on many of the wrong things. And if what Oregon’s experience is telling us now is accurate,...

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HealthyCal.org
Thousands of Young Immigrants Eligible for Insurance But Hurdles Remain

Apr 4, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Many young immigrants in California don’t realize that they may be eligible for health coverage, even if they don’t have legal status.

But even if they are aware, there’s another hurdle — the cost of the application. As Natalie Jones reports, the fee to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status...

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Placer County Online
Silver Screen of Auburn presents a free showing of the classic “A Shot in the Dark”

“A Shot in the Dark.” Who shot the chauffeur?  All clues lead to Elke Sommer.  But Inspector Clouseau knows she can’t be guilty–she’s so beautiful. As bodies pile up around her, Clouseau insists she’s innocent, driving  his boss crazy.  Peter Sellers stars, of course. “Utterly wacky…an out-and-out farce that puts no tax at all...

FOX40
Ex-Cop, Convicted of Rape, Sentenced to 205 Years

Apr 4, 2014
Ex-Cop, Convicted of Rape, Sentenced to 205 Years

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Former West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez was sentenced to 205 years behind bars after being convicted of 18 counts of rape, kidnapping and other sexually-related crimes.

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office had asked that Alvarez be sentenced …


FOX40
‘Big Wake Weekend’ Promoter Accused of Fraud

Apr 4, 2014
‘Big Wake Weekend’ Promoter Accused of Fraud

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The promoter of Big Wake Weekend, an annual boat racing event in Lincoln, was arrested Tuesday by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies on charges of fraud.

Robert Richards Jr., 54, is accused of paying debts to vendors with bad checks. …


YubaNet.com
Introducing the Top 1% Water Takers: Water subsidies, cotton subsidies, and the corporate agribusiness elite 1%

Apr 4, 2014

April 3, 2014 - Corporate agribusiness tycoons take taxpayer-subsidized water exported from the Delta and receive taxpayer subsidies for cotton and other crops. Is the cost, plus the harm to the Delta, worth the benefit? Exported water supports a busin...



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