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HealthyCal.org
Children’s Health Access Improving in California, Researchers Say

Jun 24, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California has improved access to health care for children in recent years, but still lags behind many other states in terms of the overall well-being of kids, a new report finds.

A nationwide ranking system by two children’s groups says California comes in 38th for well-being for kids.

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HealthyCal.org
California Funds Nation’s First Firearm Research Center

Jun 24, 2016
California Funds Nation’s First Firearm Research Center

By Hannah Guzik

On June 15, the state legislature voted to spend $5 million to create a gun violence research center, which will work to understand the public health problem in the hopes of preventing deaths. It will be the first center of its kind in the country.

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Girls on the Grid
Red Shoe Crawl Benefits RMHC & Helps Keep Families Close

Jun 23, 2016
Red Shoe Crawl Benefits RMHC & Helps Keep Families Close

By Chelsea Irvine The presents from Hayden’s first birthday party were barely put away when the news came. “Your child... read more

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: June 25th – 26th

Weekend Top 10: June 25th – 26th

Help fight childhood cancer with $5 wristbands for unlimited rides at FUNDERLAND. Friday Listen to a live Celtic band, watch a Shakespeare Lite performance and eat all the ice cream you want during A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & CRYSTAL ICE CREAM FANTASY. Saturday Play games, bounce and enjoy live entertainment at the MEGA FAMILY...

Cowtown Eats
New Meal Delivery Service Munchery Hits Sacramento, Delights

Jun 22, 2016

There’s never been a better time to be too lazy to cook dinner from scratch, and with the launch of Munchery in Sacramento, it’s gotten even easier. Munchery, a Bay Area-based meal delivery service, started serving Sacramento earlier this month...


Living In Urban Sac
Ice Blocks Demolition

Future site of Ice Blocks project on R Street, Sacramento After a fire destroyed the bones of the former Crystal Ice Block building last November, developer Heller Pacific is forging ahead with revised plans to develop the three block ...

Girls on the Grid
Adventures in Home Buying – Part 3

Jun 22, 2016
Adventures in Home Buying – Part 3

By Erica Root New to the series and want to get caught up? Read Adventures in Home Buying I here,... read more

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HealthyCal.org
Fighting the Swell of Latino Dementia

Jun 21, 2016
Fighting the Swell of Latino Dementia

By Matt Perry

With Latinos now the largest ethnic population in California, the spotlight on Latino aging is shining ever brighter, and with it exposure to a topic rarely discussed: worsening rates of cognitive decline.

Latinos suffer from dementia at rates 1.5 times higher than whites, but not because of genetic makeup.

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Sacramento Sidetracks
4th of July Event Roundup 2016

4th of July Event Roundup 2016

Looking for things to do with the family on the 4th of July? Spend Independence Day hanging out at one of these kid-friendly events, neighborhood parades and celebratory festivals. The best part about most of these 4th of July events? You can end the evening with a patriotic bang of dazzling fireworks in the...

HealthyCal.org
Rising Rate of STD Infection in California Troubles Public Health Officials

Jun 21, 2016
Rising Rate of STD Infection in California Troubles Public Health Officials

By Kit Stolz

The rates of the most common sexually transmitted diseases – chlamydia and gonorrhea – have risen over the last five years in California, particularly among men, and particularly in the case of gonorrhea, and even in counties that have made a concerted effort to reduce the number of infections.

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