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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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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Dead iPhone

Did you think I was sick or dead?  Who could blame you - it has been a long time since I've written. I'm not even sure where I left you in this grand saga of life, death, and daily trivialities. I'm here but my iPhone has died. I've had an iPhone s...

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Let us now praise Sacramento city officials for not being utter fools on arena deal

Sep 1, 2016

After you’ve been robbed at gunpoint, it’s cold comfort to be told that you should be glad that you’re alive. After you’ve lost an eye, you don’t want to hear that you should be grateful you’re not blind. After you’ve … Continue reading

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Nation’s First Firearm Violence Research Center Will Be At UC Davis

Aug 30, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

The nation’s first firearm violence research center will be located at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Monday.

Garen Wintemute, an ER doctor and experienced gun violence researcher, will lead the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center.

Wintemute’s existing gun-violence research program is the only one...

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Safe Parking Programs Offer a Respite for the Homeless

Aug 29, 2016
Safe Parking Programs Offer a Respite for the Homeless

Irene Evers Elisabeth and her dog, Buster, in the RV they live in. Irene is a guest in the One Starfish Safe Parking and Supportive Services program in Monterey County. Photo: Lily Dayton.

By Lily Dayton

An hour before sunset, a Neapolitan-striped RV lurches into the church parking lot near a wooded area on the...

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Plunging teen birth numbers reason to celebrate

Aug 29, 2016

By Daniel Weintraub

Although we live in a culture of negativity that leads many people to believe that things are worse than ever, the data often show otherwise. Crime, for example, has plummeted for a quarter-century, though you’d never know it from watching the local news. Access to higher education has never been greater.

The post...

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To Improve Student Health, Some California Schools Move to Educate Parents

Aug 29, 2016
To Improve Student Health, Some California Schools Move to Educate Parents

Some districts, particularly in the Central Valley and Los Angeles area, are taking advantage of the new law and hoping parent outreach translates into better student health and academic performance. The thinking is that parents who are more involved will feel a greater tie to the school and will motivate students to be more...

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