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Cell phones help Roseville police recover stolen bike

A quick-thinking theft victim and some smart cops with smartphones helped recover a stolen bike in Roseville. The episode began about 1:30 p.m. Monday on the 300 block of Cirby Way when a woman saw somebody riding away with a bike she had borrowed ...

Game to 100
Finding Janis Joplin at the post office

Oct 8, 2014
Finding Janis Joplin at the post office

I went to the post office yesterday afternoon to get some Forever stamps. I had been putting off the chore because I get irritable as soon as I approach a post office. This is a conditioned response to years of … Continue reading

The Sacramento Bee
Pedestrian hit by cyclist files $3.5 million claim against Sacramento city

A midtown Sacramento resident who was seriously injured when struck by a cyclist earlier this year has filed a $3.5 million claim against the city, saying the city’s bicycling law is confusing and is creating a dangerous situation.

Hilary Abramson was struck from behind by a bicyclist while walking on the...

Consciousness and Health
Mistaking Our Genetic Makeup For The Human Spirit

Mistaking Our Genetic Makeup For The Human Spirit

“You all know this, but it’s worth stating the obvious,” declared Amy McGuire, a genomic bioethicist from Baylor College of Medicine at the start of this year’s TEDMED conference in San Francisco. “Genomic sequencing is not an infallible prophecy of our future.”


A bold statement to say the least, especially considering her audience –...

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Game to 100
Going back to the park isn’t going home

Oct 6, 2014
Going back to the park isn’t going home

  “The Long Way Home” is a song on Rosanne Cash’s new album titled “The River and the Thread,” which explores her Southern musical roots. She referred to the song with wry humor at a concert Friday in Folsom. The … Continue reading

Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month: Preview

I have something very special planned for Epilepsy Awareness Month this year and I hope you are as excited as I am!

For years I have had the dream of creating a Reality Show about caregiving as well as making a Documentary about caregiving and Robert.  Sure, the Reality Show about caregiving won’t be as...

HealthyCal.org
Interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley

Oct 6, 2014

California Health and Human Services Secretary, Diana Dooley leads 13 departments and is the chairwoman of Covered California, the new agency that’s implementing the affordable care act in California. But this interview between Daniel Weintraub, California Health Report Editor-in-Chief and California’s top health official, Dooley,  isn’t about health care, it’s about health – and...

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HealthyCal.org
Project to Reduce Obesity Nationwide Starts With Kids in Imperial County

Oct 5, 2014

By Lisa Renner

Children love pulling fresh carrots out of the garden or picking berries off a bush. It’s fun to eat food they have grown themselves.

The Imperial County Childhood Obesity Project is funding community and school gardens in hopes that kids who enjoy gardening will eat more fruits and vegetables, and ultimately slim down.

The...

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Janna Marlies Maron
Storytelling & Patronage: On the 3-year Anniversary of Under the Gum Tree

Oct 3, 2014
Storytelling & Patronage: On the 3-year Anniversary of Under the Gum Tree

This issue marks the start of our fourth year of publication. Last year, in honor of our anniversary milestone, we introduced open (no fee) submissions during the month of October. We got a flood of submissions that month—it was such a flood, in fact, that it has taken us nearly a year to publish...

HealthyCal.org
Expanded Covered California Dental Coverage Could Pose Access Problems

Oct 2, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Beginning Jan. 1, all individual Covered California health plans will include dental coverage for children in the family 18 and younger, a move that state officials hope will result in tens of thousands of kids getting oral health care.

While children’s advocates applaud expanding the coverage, they caution that there already aren’t enough...

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