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California poised to be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana

Aug 25, 2016
California poised to be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana

On November 9th, California could become yet another state to pass an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana with Proposition 64. The Golden State is already one of 25 states including Washington D.C. where medical marijuana is allowed by law. However, the Drug Enforcement Agency continues to believe that the drug has no medical benefit and...

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California’s Foster Children Are Improperly Prescribed Psychotropic Meds, State Auditor Finds

Aug 24, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California foster children are frequently prescribed psychotropic medications, but oftentimes dosages exceed state guidelines and the children don’t receive follow-up services.

And, too often, no one notices.

That’s the grim news from State Auditor Elaine Howle in a report released Tuesday.

“This issue is of particular importance to California, which has the...

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Looking out for our most vulnerable children

Aug 23, 2016

By Alex Johnson

A child’s health and chance to survive a serious medical condition should not be dependent on their family’s income. All children deserve access to high-quality health care services – particularly children who are medically fragile or have serious diseases.

That tenet is at the heart of the California Children’s Services (CCS) program –...

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Confronting Child Sex Trafficking on the Central Coast

Aug 22, 2016
Confronting Child Sex Trafficking on the Central Coast

A source from the FBI’s Los Angeles Division alerted the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office that the Central Coast had become a hub for commercial sexual exploitation of minors — a crime that had gone relatively undetected by local authorities. Photo: Ken Pfeiffer Photography

By Leah Bartos

Five years ago, when Lisa Conn became...

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Most Survivors Want More Rehab, Less Punishment for Victimizers

Aug 22, 2016
Most Survivors Want More Rehab, Less Punishment for Victimizers

Victims of violent crime are more likely to be low-income, under 30 and Latino or African American, according to a survey by Californians for Safety and Justice. Aswad Thomas, pictured above, was shot in the back twice in 2009. Photo courtesy of Aswad Thomas.

By Lily Dayton

Aswad Thomas made a quick stop at a...

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VIDEO: Local Group Calls To Support Farm Worker Overtime

Aug 18, 2016
VIDEO: Local Group Calls To Support Farm Worker Overtime

The Democratic Party of Sacramento County held a phone bank on Friday, August 12th in support of Assembly Bill 1066, which would give farmworkers overtime pay.

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California’s Most Fragile Children Will Get to Keep Doctors Under New Bill

Aug 17, 2016
California’s Most Fragile Children Will Get to Keep Doctors Under New Bill

By Hannah Guzik

California advocates and legislators are now fighting to make sure that 30,000 medically fragile children can keep the health services that have, in many cases, helped them survive.

The post California’s Most Fragile Children Will Get to Keep Doctors Under New Bill appeared first on California Health Report.


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First Aid Training Helps Schools Spot Students with Mental Health Needs

Aug 16, 2016
First Aid Training Helps Schools Spot Students with Mental Health Needs

Photo: Thinkstock.

By Robin Urevich

Three-quarters of people with mental illnesses like major depression, anxiety or psychotic disorders experience their first symptoms before age 24. Half of them become mentally ill by age 14.

But these diseases often go undiagnosed and untreated until later in life, sometimes after they have wreaked havoc on school, work or...

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California Rice Commission
She put the Lime in the Coconut

She put the Lime in the Coconut

Coconut and lime added to Californian grown Kokuho Rose Rice - make a delicious dish..Get the recipe here

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3 Million Californians Will Be Uninsured in 2017, Report Estimates

Aug 15, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Health reform has greatly expanded the number of Californians with insurance, but slightly more than 3 million residents will remain uninsured in 2017, according to a new report.

About 1.8 million people won’t qualify for state coverage because of their immigration status. They account for 59 percent of those who will remain...

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