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Bikeway connector in midtown Sacramento needs protection

Sep 12, 2016
Bikeway connector in midtown Sacramento needs protection

As a bicycle rider in Sacramento, I like to get off the hazardous streets and enjoy the scenic beauty of the American River bike trail, officially known as the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail. My street smarts, developed as a youth in New York … Continue reading

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When Experience is a Liability

Sep 12, 2016

By Matt Perry

When the New York Times sought a powerful voice to illuminate the dark scourge of ageism in America, they asked Ashton Applewhite, author of March’s This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, who was profiled earlier this year by the California Health Report.

In her recent piece for the Times,...

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Touch Me In The Morning: Aging, Surrogate Partners and Erotic Healing

Sep 12, 2016
Touch Me In The Morning: Aging, Surrogate Partners and Erotic Healing

Linda Poelzl

 

By Matt Perry

Carol Finkelstein’s elderly father Ted was causing trouble. His sexual desires and encroaching dementia collided with restrictions at a long-term care facility, making him even more combative. He pulled fire alarms, stole floor keys and once touched a female resident’s breast. He was kicked out.

He was then welcomed into a...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: Residents Need to Take into Account, Fewer Students Drive

Sep 10, 2016
My View: Residents Need to Take into Account, Fewer Students Drive

Readers noted in comments to yesterday’s article that, while Lincoln40 is proposing to have 473 total bedrooms – some of which will be double occupancy to push the number of beds to 708 – they are only proposing to provide 239 parking stalls. As one person wrote, “I’m a bit curious why they propose...

MidLifeBloggers
The first steps in my Life Reimagined

Sep 9, 2016

When AARP approached me to do a trial of their Life Reimagined program, I saw it as an excellent opportunity to hear some fresh voices other than the ones already droning on in my own head.

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Why I’m fighting the state on behalf of my son

Why I’m fighting the state on behalf of my son

Yuki Baba and Nate Kyle. Photo from Yuki Baba.

By Yuki Baba

Nate Kyle is 8 years old and diagnosed with a brain malformation characterized by lack of proper wrinkles on the brain. Since he cannot sit up on his own, he spends a lot of time on his blanket on the floor.

The post

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Game to 100
Oakland, San Diego run into ethics mess with their luxury suites

Sep 7, 2016

Monday’s blog focused on who will get free tickets to sit in the city of Sacramento’s suite at the new arena; today’s piece is a look at the mess caused in two California cities by such giveaways. The problems are … Continue reading

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Most Health Care Costs in California Are Paid With Public Funds

Sep 6, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

The majority of health care expenses in California are paid for with public funds, a new study released Wednesday reports.

The research counters the popular belief that corporations and individuals bear the brunt of health care costs.

Researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that taxpayer dollars will pay...

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Think you will see the inside of city’s luxury suite at Kings arena?

Sep 6, 2016

I don’t know what’s wrong with the residents of Sacramento these days.  They seem so suspicious. Even when city officials offer a perks-for-the-people program at the new downtown Kings arena, skeptics question their generosity. The city expects to give away … Continue reading

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Dignity Health Trains Providers to Recognize Trafficking Victims

Sep 5, 2016
Dignity Health Trains Providers to Recognize Trafficking Victims

By Linda Childers

Human trafficking is a growing problem in the United States, and according to the Center for Public Policy Studies, California is considered one of the top four destinations in the country for human trafficking, a practice that uses men, women and children for forced labor or sexual exploitation. While there is a...

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