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Rising Rate of STD Infection in California Troubles Public Health Officials

Jun 21, 2016
Rising Rate of STD Infection in California Troubles Public Health Officials

By Kit Stolz

The rates of the most common sexually transmitted diseases – chlamydia and gonorrhea – have risen over the last five years in California, particularly among men, and particularly in the case of gonorrhea, and even in counties that have made a concerted effort to reduce the number of infections.

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Many Californians Have Lower Insurance Costs Thanks to Health Reform

Jun 21, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

Californians who purchase their own health insurance spent less on health care in the first year of the Affordable Care Act’s full implementation, showing that the federal law has had an effect, a new report finds.

Those who bought insurance through the individual marketplace spent nearly $2,500 less on health care in...

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Better to develop a new skill than curse the darkness

Jun 20, 2016

“When is the last time you improved at anything?” That question hit home when I read it in a recent New York Times article on aging. Writer Gerald Marzorati clarified that he was talking about improving at a demanding skill … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Cannery Back With Requested DA Changes But Also Concessions

Jun 18, 2016
Cannery Back With Requested DA Changes But Also Concessions

In April, The New Home Company had three requested changes to the Cannery development agreement (DA) before the planning commission, only to have them pulled at the last minute with Bonnie Chiu arguing that they “decided to put our proposal regarding the Stacked Flats Condominiums on hold at this time to allow additional outreach...

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From O.J. Simpson to Stanford sex-assault case, two wrongs don’t produce a right

Jun 17, 2016

Assuming O.J. Simpson was guilty of double murder, as most of white America thinks, was it rough justice for a largely black jury to acquit him because the Los Angeles cops had a sorry record of brutalizing blacks, most memorably … Continue reading

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Confronted with Evidence on Teenage Sleep, Some California Schools Move to Start Later

Jun 16, 2016
Confronted with Evidence on Teenage Sleep, Some California Schools Move to Start Later

Teenagers need more sleep than adults, and early start times for school aren’t helping. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently began to advocate for starting high school at 8:30 a.m. in hopes of better meeting students’ sleep needs. This could also help combat depression, reduce car accidents and help with other health problems that can...

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Where was God during Orlando massacre?

Jun 15, 2016

Like so many people, I have no explanation for the massacre of 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub other than that the world can be a rotten place sometimes. I wish those using the tragedy to promote their own … Continue reading

Eduskeptic
May is Bike Month

Jun 13, 2016
May is Bike Month

Believe it or not, we’ve gone through all of May and we are deep into June.  May is Bike Month has come and gone. For the entire month of May each year there is an increased focus on all things bicycle. It’s a good time to ride, whether you are experienced, a novice, or just plain...

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My older sister missed the Belmont Stakes this year

Jun 13, 2016
My older sister missed the Belmont Stakes this year

My sister Mil didn’t get to hear the roar of the crowd Saturday at the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes. It was probably the first Belmont she missed experiencing vicariously in about 60 years. Her house in Floral Park, … Continue reading

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When autism ages out of the school system

Jun 10, 2016

By Pam Raymond

California’s day programs for adults with autism are underfunded and overcrowded. But with thousands of young people with developmental delays or disabilities about to reach the age at which they can no longer attend a public school, the problem is soon going to get much, much worse.

My daughter’s story is just one...

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