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TechWire
California’s MyCalVet Portal Connects Veterans to Benefits, Streamlines Claims

Apr 24, 2014
California’s MyCalVet Portal Connects Veterans to Benefits, Streamlines Claims

In a drive to connect California’s more than 1.8 million veterans to state and federal benefits, the California Department of Veteran’s Affairs on April 23 announced a major overhaul of... Read more »

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Girls on the Grid
Learning How to Budget – Does Emotion Play a Factor in Finances?

Apr 24, 2014

By Alanna Bradley With end-of-law-school unexpected expenses creeping in –graduation fees, prep courses, the actual BAR exam to name a few, my husband and I thought now is a good time to start making our money work harder – enter New York Times best selling financial author and motivational speaker Dave Ramsey. We decided to take...

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Craft beer expert speaks at Jernigan’s on May 16

Craft beer expert speaks at Jernigan’s on May 16

Join Charles Bamforth, PhD, UC Davis’ beer expert, at Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill on Friday May 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an informal discussion on craft brewing and craft beers. Bamforth, who has written several books about beer, began his work in the brewing industry in 1978 and joined the UC...

The California Aggie
Words Take Wing brings 1,200 kids to Freeborn Hall

Apr 24, 2014

For the last 10 years, Words Take Wing, an organization affiliated with the UC Davis School of Education, has been committed to bringing in a diverse range of children’s book authors and illustrators to its annual event at Freeborn Hall. The group’s yearly event is primarily geared toward children, who are able to attend...

Appeal Democrat
Colusa City Council ready to ban pot growth

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HealthyCal.org
Activists, Refinery Neighbors Start to Monitor Air Quality

Apr 23, 2014

By Chris Richard Residents in the most polluted neighborhood of Los Angeles band together to keep tabs on air quality.The post Activists, Refinery Neighbors Start to Monitor Air Quality appeared first on California Health Report.

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The Sacramento Bee
Dogs lead cushy life after winning million-dollar prize on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Dogs lead cushy life after winning million-dollar prize on ‘America’s Got Talent’

A million dollars will change you. Three of the Olate performing dogs, from left, Loca, Copo and Toby, practice during a training session in Sorrento, Fla.

FOX40
Man Claims Getting Violent Threats from Accused Killer

Apr 23, 2014

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There’s shocking new information about the suspect in a deadly beating in Sacramento’s Meadowview area.

One man who knows 28-year-old suspect Matthew Drake says he never should have had the opportunity to kill.

He has no trouble believing Drake …


Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Why West Sac’s The Eatery Closed

Apr 23, 2014

The Eatery, a West Sac mainstay for the last three years, closed for the last time on Sunday, it announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday. I corresponded with Jess Milbourn, the chef and owner of The Eatery, over Twitter...

FOX40
Colfax Rejects Change in Pot Dispensary Ordinance

Apr 23, 2014

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By a vote of 3-2, the Colfax City Council rejected a change of ordinance that would have allowed medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

A standing-room-only crowd spent more than four hours inside the council chamber Wednesday night debating …




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