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HealthyCal.org
Why reducing poverty — and stress — might be the key to better health

Oct 13, 2014

By Daniel Weintraub

Look at the health data for just about any collection of neighborhoods in California and one thing will soon become clear: Poor people are sicker and, on average, die younger than people with higher incomes.

The medical profession, social workers and health researchers have known this for a long time.

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AccessLocal.TV
2014 Cohorts of Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute

Oct 13, 2014
2014 Cohorts of Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute

Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute recently launched their 2014 event to welcome the thirteen new cohorts that aim to serve their communities. This video highlights the main significance and overall moments that occurred.

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AccessLocal.TV
With Election Day Looming, Volunteers Hope to Improve Voter Turnout

Oct 13, 2014
With Election Day Looming, Volunteers Hope to Improve Voter Turnout

If 14% voter turnout sounds alarming to you, volunteers for the Building Healthy Communities program would agree, so on Saturday they turned that concern into action. On October 4th, a small but determined group of volunteers from BHC, a project of the California Endowment, met at the Asian Resources Center before canvassing the area...

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AccessLocal.TV
Hogarth Exhibit and Sacramento VIPs

Oct 13, 2014
Hogarth Exhibit and Sacramento VIPs

Hogarth Exhibit and Sacramento VIPs   This week LiveWire! has a  special treat from Host, Ray Tatar. He currently has a collection of etchings and works from the 1700’s from Hogarth. He will be sharing the exhibit information on the program and may even bring in a few pieces of this exclusive private collection....

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Living In Urban Sac
The Former Downtown Plaza

Panoramic photo from L Street at the former Downtown Plaza 10-12-2014 At an amazing pace, the Downtown Plaza is all but torn down. You can now easily see buildings on J Street while standing on L Street where the mall use to be. Please click on the...

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HealthyCal.org
Finding Humor – and Wisdom – in Aging

Oct 13, 2014

By Matt Perry

When actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide at age 63, the tragedy traumatized fans worldwide who wondered how someone so famous – and so funny – could pull the plug on a legendary life and career.

It also spotlighted the vicissitudes of aging. Besides Williams’ recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s...

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HealthyCal.org
From fungicide to organic – Richmond farmer changes approach and passes on new techniques

Oct 13, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso
In this story we go to Sunnyside Organic Seedlings in Richmond where we met Pilar Reber who went from a pesticide applicator twenty years ago to the owner of a certified organic farm. Reber is now partnering with local non-profits to teach youth about organic farming methods.

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HealthyCal.org
California Health Report TV – Episode 3

Oct 13, 2014

For this episode we gathered inspirational personal stories with broader community implications from around the state.

First we go to Concord, where Alex Chavez had gained so much weight that he felt helpless to do anything to improve his health. Then he learned about Cooking Matters– a cooking class that makes a healthy lifestyle affordable.

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Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Tower Bridge Bistro

Oct 12, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Tower Bridge Bistro

My husband, son, and I had a wonderful dinner Saturday night at Tower Bridge Bistro. Chef Clay Purcell has participated in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge ever since it began, and his vegan creations never disappoint. What makes it even better is that he offers so many vegan options during the Challenge....

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Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Now Open – Sticky Fingers BBQ, Replacing Rick’s Dessert Diner

Oct 12, 2014

Sticky Fingers BBQ, by Rodney and Lisa Nannini, the proprietors of Oak Park's T&R BBQ, opened last week. Per Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal: At Sticky Fingers, which specializes in Texas barbecue and New Orleans soul food, customers will...

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