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The point of pie-throwing is to degrade and humiliate the victim

Sep 23, 2016
The point of pie-throwing is to degrade and humiliate the victim

All those folks who think the assault on Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Wednesday night was lighthearted political theater should reflect on the words of attacker Sean Thompson: “Pie throwing was the least violent action I could take.” Such violence against … Continue reading

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Hail to the mayor

Sep 22, 2016
Hail to the mayor

Way to go, Mayor Johnson. I’m glad you still have the reflexes at 50 to ward off an attacker bent on doing who knows what kind of physical harm to you. I’m sure it was scary to be grabbed by … Continue reading

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Ready for the flight to heaven

Sep 22, 2016
Ready for the flight to heaven

In glancing through the obituaries in Wednesday’s Sacramento Bee, I noticed that an 87-year-old woman had “gained her wings 09/09/16.” Further down the page, I saw an ad for the Angel Care funeral home, complete with fluttering wings above the … Continue reading

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USC Report: Latino dementia and costs rising rapidly

Sep 21, 2016

By Matt Perry

Every year another potential “breakthrough” in dementia treatment is trumpeted as potential salvation.

But there’s just one problem.

While these studies often show an improvement in plaque buildup on the brain – think of plaque buildup on your teeth – there’s no proof that plaque itself is the sole cause of Alzheimer’s disease, the...

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State Seeking Innovative Ideas on How to Improve Social Determinants of Health

Sep 21, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California public health officials are asking residents to share their ideas on how to boost health statewide while both lowering costs and improving care.

The California Health and Human Services Agency and Department of Public Health announced last week that people can submit ideas online through Oct. 12 as part of the...

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Better to light a candle than curse the darkness

Sep 19, 2016
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness

I’ve lived a life of one-liners. I grew up hearing pearls of wisdom like “seize the day” and “to thine own self be true.” In college, I was exposed to the world’s great literature and stockpiled enough quotations, aphorisms and … Continue reading

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Training Police to Better Respond to Autism

Sep 18, 2016
Training Police to Better Respond to Autism

By Chris Richard

Amid increased public scrutiny of law enforcement tactics, some Southern California agencies have started specialized training to help officers read the signs of autism and respond appropriately.

The post Training Police to Better Respond to Autism appeared first on California Health Report.


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GirlTrek Helps African-American Women Find Better Health

Sep 18, 2016
GirlTrek Helps African-American Women Find Better Health

A GirlTrek member laces up before a walk in Oakland. Photo courtesy GirlTrek.

By Linda Childers

When Kendria McKnight of Elk Grove, Calif., first started walking for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, five days a week, she hoped to lower her blood pressure. She did that and much more.

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Living Well Health Fair Aims To Help Community

Sep 16, 2016
Living Well Health Fair Aims To Help Community

  Come with Accesslocal.tv to check out the Living Well Health Fair 2016 which was held on September 10th.

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: Collisions Up, Traffic Down Two Years After 5th St Corridor Changes

Sep 16, 2016
Analysis: Collisions Up, Traffic Down Two Years After 5th St Corridor Changes

For next Tuesday’s city council meeting, city staff has analyzed the impact of the Fifth Street Corridor Reconfiguration two years after the changes were implemented.  “Staff collected data on Fifth Street and adjacent streets before and after the reconfiguration to assess the impacts of the roadway redesign.” The basic findings are that the daily...

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