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California Health Report TV – Episode 2

Sep 1, 2014

In this episode we travel from Oakland to Lake County to Los Angeles looking for stories of people who are improving their own health and the health of their communities.

First we journey to East Oakland where a unique childcare program called Room to Bloom helps both parents and their children.

The post California Health...

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Obese Moms Who Limit Weight Gain During Pregnancy May See Improved Outcomes for Themselves and their Babies

Aug 31, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study has found that traditional weight loss techniques including food and exercise journals, weekly support meetings and nutrition and diet counselling are effective weight loss tools for pregnant women dealing with obesity. The st...

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Alison Toon
George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, and what younger musicians can learn from the grand statesman of funk

Aug 31, 2014
George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, and what younger musicians can learn from the grand statesman of funk

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, 30 August 2014I've been lucky enough to see a George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic show twice in the past two years, both times at Sacramento's Ace of Spades: first time was March 2013, second time, last ni...

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California Assembly Passes Gun Violence Restraining Order, Gov. Brown Signature Needed

Aug 30, 2014

Sacramento, Calif. August 30, 2014 - California's state legislature passed the "Gun Violence Restraining Order (AB 1014)," legislation that would allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court to remove firearms from someone temporarily if they believe there is a risk of injury or death. The bill now goes to the desk...

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California Makes History, Passes First Statewide Bag Ban

Aug 30, 2014

Sacramento August 30, 2014 - Legislators in California sent a clear message to the plastics industry today when the State Senate passed SB 270 today with a 22-15 vote to ban single-use plastic grocery bags.

Environmental groups and local government advocates have overcome fierce lobbying by single-use bag manufacturers, intensified in the last few months...

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Alison Toon
Guess who’s back in town tomorrow?

Aug 29, 2014
Guess who’s back in town tomorrow?

George Clinton, Sacramento, March 2013The one-and-only George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento. Be there, or be square.

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Federal Scientific Review Highlights Grave Risks of California Fracking

Aug 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28 2014— A scientific review released today by the federal government finds that fracking pollution threatens California's air and water, but the study is based on just a few months of data and suffers from state regulators' unlawful failure to report information on more than 100 instances of fracking and other...

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Treating Rumination in Young Adults May Prevent Episodes of Depression

Aug 29, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that young adults with a past history of mental illness have “hyper-connected” emotional and cognitive networks in their brains.

Researchers say the networks may “talk to each other a little too much,” and result in rumination, a risk factor for...

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BDCP on Life Support; Prognosis Poor

Aug 29, 2014

Aug. 29, 2014 - The controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) that proposes to construct two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to divert Sacramento River water to agricultural plantations in the deserts of southern Cali...

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Secretary of State Certifies Candidate List for November 4 General Election

Aug 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO August 28, 2014 - California Secretary of State Debra Bowen today published the certified list of state candidates who will appear on the November 4, 2014, General Election ballot. The official list, with ballot designations and contact info...

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