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HealthyCal.org
Get Tested Hits the Streets During HIV Awareness Month

Aug 26, 2014

By Suzanne Potter The sun-drenched Palm Springs area is a hotspot for the virus that causes AIDS. The prevalence of HIV in the Coachella Valley is twice the national average. Yet it is estimated that 50-70 percent of residents have never been tested for HIV and don’t know their status.

The post Get Tested Hits...

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AccessLocal.TV
BHC Charette Shines a Spotlight on Community Betterment

Aug 26, 2014

This month, local residents were given an opportunity to discuss the changes they wanted to see in their community.  By participating in a BHC Charette, the voice ...

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HealthyCal.org
Medi-Cal Complaint Office Hasn’t Produced Quarterly Report in Nearly a Year, Despite Huge Increase in Cases

Aug 26, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Despite having a huge increase in cases, the state office that handles complaints about health plans for low-income people hasn’t produced a quarterly report in nearly a year.

The quarterly reports help officials identify large-scale problems affecting people enrolled in the health program, called Medi-Cal.

The Managed Care Ombudsman Office typically produces...

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Girls on the Grid
Utility Boxes Transformed into Public Art

Aug 26, 2014
Utility Boxes Transformed into Public Art

By Laura Braden Is it just me or has the amount of public art skyrocketed on the grid? From bright murals covering the sides of boring buildings to bike racks that look like the Tower Bridge, public art adds to the character and charm of Sacramento. My newest favorite project? The 31 utility boxes throughout the...

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A Girl And Her Fork
The Parlor : Ice Cream Puffs

Aug 25, 2014
The Parlor : Ice Cream Puffs

2620 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95864. (916) 977-3997http://www.theparloricecream.squarespace.com/Sometimes I feel like Mr.S and the kidlets are Satan's little minions. Like this weekend for example, they "forced" me to go try this new dessert pla...

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Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Why Chando’s Tacos has the 7th Best Burrito in America

Aug 25, 2014

In June, Nate Silver's Five Thirty Eight Web Site data-driven Web site hired a burrito correspondent to determine who had the best burrito in America. Silver is probably best known for his elections prediction blog run for the New York...

Sacramento365
Quick Guide to the 2014 Farm-to-Fork Celebration in Sacramento – America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital

Aug 25, 2014
Quick Guide to the 2014 Farm-to-Fork Celebration in Sacramento – America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital

It’s time to plan your trip to Sacramento for the second annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital doubles down on last year’s wildly popular events.

The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau is once again hosting several marquee events to highlight the region’s farm-to-fork fare, and from the Legends of Wine tasting event at...

AccessLocal.TV
“The Hey Nows!”

Aug 25, 2014
“The Hey Nows!”

“The Hey Nows!” on Listen Up! Sacramento Listen Up! Sacramento is happy to present “The Hey Nows!”. The group is comprised of a handful of ...

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AccessLocal.TV
916 Ink to Hold Release Party for Upcoming “Choose Your Own Sacramento” Zine

Aug 25, 2014

On August 15th, 916 Ink will be holding a Zine release party at the La Familia Counseling Center on 5523 34th Street from 5-7PM. Prior ...

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AccessLocal.TV
Coming This Fall: A Vision for Safer Streets

Aug 25, 2014
Coming This Fall: A Vision for Safer Streets

This fall, a local organization called WALKSacramento will take new steps toward safer communities. For the first time in Sacramento, a program called the Vision Zero ...

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