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Some took the high road in Sacramento’s arena-subsidy fight

Jul 27, 2015

To paraphrase Shakespeare, something is rotten in the city of Sacramento. Anyone who has followed the arena subsidy issue has smelled the stink while realizing the difficulty of confirming the skulduggery at work. So let us give thanks to Isaac … Continue reading

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In-home care allows seniors to stay independent

Jul 27, 2015

By Veronica Moscoso

(Elizabeth Smigiel and Siti Erodogan sing together in Elizabeth’s home)
I’m the one who loves you.

Siti Erodogan
Yes, how about me? Do I?

Elizabeth Smigiel
We’ve been together so long now we’re blood sisters.

Elizabeth Smigiel
88-years-old
(Interview) I have a care provider that helps me with everything.

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Disabled Advocates Rally for Health

Jul 26, 2015

By Jessica Portner In every corner of California, in living rooms, community centers, and grassroots organizations, disabled activists are determined and organized to fight to preserve health programs and social services that help them and their commun...

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Need to Know

Jul 26, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik A San Diego program shows the value of housing first. A new California law allows homeless people to get free IDs. Health care hurdles for people with disabilities:...

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Come Together: Bay Area Organizations Help Survivors of Human Trafficking

Jul 26, 2015

By Linda Childers

As the volunteer director for the Bay Area Youth Dance Team, Vanessa Scott was shocked when one of her 15-year-old students became ensnared in the web of human trafficking and was forced into prostitution. Like many Bay Area residents, Scott was unaware that the San Francisco area ranks as one of the nation’s...

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Writing From Your Guts Without Spilling The Beans

Jul 24, 2015

Was this the summer you promised yourself you’d really get working on your memoir? It’s not too late, you know.   I’m offering this half-day workshop in my home to a limited number of writers. We’ll write, we’ll read, and we’ll share our experiences both good and bad in writing memoir. This is very much...

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Uninsured Rate Remains Higher For Men

Jul 24, 2015

By Hannah Guzik Men remain less likely than women to have health insurance in the U.S., despite drops in the overall number of uninsured since the Affordable Care Act, new research shows. In October 2013, before the health reform expansion, 21.8 percen...

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From Gen. Robert E. Lee to John McCain, hero worship carries a price

Jul 23, 2015

These are strange times on the moral-issues front.  It took the killing of nine blacks in a Charleston, S.C., church before fair-minded citizens started seriously confronting the symbolism of flying the Confederate flag over government buildings and naming schools after … Continue reading

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Cite Your Sources!

Does my title bring back horrible memories of high school, when the teacher wrote "cite your sources" in big red pen on your page? Well, he or she was right. I saw this graphic on my facebook timeline.  I sighed. It's getting worse. THIS IS NOT OK! First of all, the commonly used (and incorrect) statistic is 30%....

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Who Will Care For Me?

Jul 20, 2015

By Matt Perry

 

Nearly two-thirds of adults over 40 have no idea how they’ll pay for long-term care when they’ll need it.

That’s one of the dismal findings from a recent survey exploring the state of aging and caregiving.

More than half of those interviewed admitted they’d done virtually no planning for their long-term care needs.

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