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HealthyCal.org
Farmworkers Fight For Overtime Pay and Better Working Conditions

Aug 11, 2016
Farmworkers Fight For Overtime Pay and Better Working Conditions

By Hannah Guzik

The sun has just nosed above the horizon when Maria Espinosa (not her real name) ties a bandana over her face to protect herself from pesticides and dust, and reaches for a blackberry bush. Paid by the amount of berries she picks plus a $3-per-hour wage, Espinosa works feverishly for 10 hours,...

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AccessLocal.TV
VIDEO: #freeourdreams

Aug 11, 2016
VIDEO: #freeourdreams

The government gets its power from the people. When the people feel like there should be a change in the system, whether it’s removing a law or passing a bill, they make their voice heard. At the #freeourdreams conference in the University of California, Davis, youth are learning on how to advocate for their...

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Girls on the Grid
Capital Dance Project presents Behind the Barre: Made in Sacramento

Aug 11, 2016
Capital Dance Project presents Behind the Barre: Made in Sacramento

By Lisa Murphy With momentum from a successful first season, Capital Dance Project, is entering its second year. CDP will present... read more

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HealthyCal.org
Fresh Produce Prescription Programs Impact Diet-Related Disease

Aug 10, 2016
Fresh Produce Prescription Programs Impact Diet-Related Disease

By Lynn Graebner

As health care providers struggle to reduce the tsunami of diet-related disease washing over communities, a national movement is pairing hospitals and community clinics with local farmers markets through fresh produce prescription programs.

Participants in the programs are patients with health issues such as heart problems or diabetes who receive vouchers for...

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Girls on the Grid
Sacramento Mural Festival Comes To Sacramento This August

Aug 9, 2016
Sacramento Mural Festival Comes To Sacramento This August

By Michelle Sweezey Artists and art lovers rejoice, the Sacramento art scene is expanding once again! Already gaining a name... read more

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Baked Bree
Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie

Aug 9, 2016
Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie

Enjoy the end of summer with slices of cold and refreshing Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie. A simple dessert that is a make-ahead crowd pleaser.  Where did the summer go? When we moved to the new house earlier this summer, we moved to a new town. The kids have to switch schools and I just...

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Living In Urban Sac
Centrage Project Time Machine

Centrage Project proposed in 1988 What is now becoming McKinley Village was once the proposed site for the Centrage Project, an alternative to suburban sprawl. Back in 1988 this $500 million, European-style self-contained community outraged neighbo...

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Campus food programs aimed at student hunger

Campus food programs aimed at student hunger

By Fran Kritz

California Colleges Adding Pantries and More to Make Sure Tens of Thousands of Students Don’t Go Hungry
Dozens of freshmen headed to Humboldt State University this fall will have access to something most many of their classmates take for granted: a credit card they can swipe in exchange for food.

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The Shift to Online Health Care May Leave Foreign-Born Latinos Behind, Study Says

Aug 8, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Health information is increasingly disseminated online, but Latinos who emigrated to the U.S. may have trouble accessing it, resulting in a health care gap, a new study reports.

Researchers found that 53.4 percent of Latinos in California who use the Internet looked for health information online. About 15.6 percent of Latinos in...

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HealthyCal.org
Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in California

Aug 8, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California’s teenage birthrate continues to decline and was at a record low in 2014, the state Department of Public Health announced today.

Still, racial disparities persist in the state, where African American and Hispanic adolescents are three to four times as likely to give birth as white teens.

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