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Children’s Health Access Improving in California, Researchers Say

Jun 24, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California has improved access to health care for children in recent years, but still lags behind many other states in terms of the overall well-being of kids, a new report finds.

A nationwide ranking system by two children’s groups says California comes in 38th for well-being for kids.

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California Funds Nation’s First Firearm Research Center

Jun 24, 2016
California Funds Nation’s First Firearm Research Center

By Hannah Guzik

On June 15, the state legislature voted to spend $5 million to create a gun violence research center, which will work to understand the public health problem in the hopes of preventing deaths. It will be the first center of its kind in the country.

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Sherpa Fire: Smokin’ Hot (for scientists)

Jun 23, 2016
Sherpa Fire: Smokin’ Hot (for scientists)

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Reportedly Up To 210,000 Gallons of Crude Oil Spilled in Ventura County

Jun 23, 2016

Ventura, CA June 23, 2016 - At 5:30 am this morning, a leak in a pipeline in Hall Canyon, California was reported. According to reports thus far, as many as 210,000 gallons of crude oil has been spilled.

The pipeline responsible for the spill is owned and operated by Crimson Pipeline, which owns...

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Supreme Court Split Decision on U.S. v. Texas Does Not Affect Original DACA Program

Jun 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 - Ready California, a statewide collaborative working to ensure that the maximum number of eligible Californians benefit from DACA and DAPA, is disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 split decision on United States v. Texas. This decision means that the expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred...

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California Driver Cell Phone Usage Up Despite Dangers

Jun 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. June 22, 2016 - Despite the well-known dangers of distracted driving, the number of California drivers who use mobile devices while they drive is on the rise.

In a study conducted by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in April 2016, at least 12.8 percent of California drivers were observed using...

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Santa Clara Valley Water District Taxpayers Protest Hidden Taxes Funding Delta Tunnels Planning

Jun 21, 2016

SAN JOSE, CA, June 21, 2016 - Today, ratepayers from Santa Clara Valley Water District questioned unfair, and possibly illegal, fees that have emerged in documents recovered under the Public Records Act. The documents reveal an elaborate money transfer system set up years ago that is funding planning for the controversial Delta Tunnels project....

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Watchdog praises shutdown of Diablo Canyon but concerned about safety, environmental risks posed by current operation of reactor

Jun 21, 2016

June 21, 2016 - San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) learned this morning of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) proposal to withdraw its application for license renewal for the two reactors at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. The current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. PG&E’s proposal secures a date certain for the...

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Fighting the Swell of Latino Dementia

Jun 21, 2016
Fighting the Swell of Latino Dementia

By Matt Perry

With Latinos now the largest ethnic population in California, the spotlight on Latino aging is shining ever brighter, and with it exposure to a topic rarely discussed: worsening rates of cognitive decline.

Latinos suffer from dementia at rates 1.5 times higher than whites, but not because of genetic makeup.

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Controller Yee Applauds Historic Agreement Governing Closure of California’s Last Nuclear Power Plant

Jun 21, 2016

SACRAMENTO, June 21, 2016 - State Controller Betty T. Yee, chair of the California State Lands Commission, issued the following statement today, following an announcement that Pacific Gas & Electric and Friends of the Earth have agreed on a historic joint proposal that will govern the closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, the...

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