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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.

The post

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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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Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling Fish Fire in Southern California

Jun 21, 2016

June 21, 2916 - California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Fish Fire burning in Angeles National Forest of Los Angeles County. The FMAG also enables...

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Diablo Canyon nuclear plant to be shut down, power replaced by renewables, efficiency, storage

Jun 21, 2016

BERKELEY, CALIF. June 21, 2016 - An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with greenhouse-gas-free renewable energy, efficiency and energy storage resources. Friends of the Earth says the agreement provides a clear blueprint...

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California Rice Commission
Green and Growing

The green rice fields in the Sacramento Valley are a happy sight for growers and residents.

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Groups Call for Federal Investigation of Utah Plan to Finance Oakland coal Export Terminal

Jun 20, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, June 20, 2016 - Conservation, health, and good government groups today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for a formal investigation into potential legal and ethical violations in Utah’s extraordinary $53 million taxpayer-funded loan to build a deepwater terminal in Oakland, Calif., to export coal.

The letter, which...

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Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant to Assist in Battling Border Fire

Jun 20, 2016

June 20, 2016 - California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the ‘Border’ Fire impacting San Diego County. The FMAG also enables local, state and tribal agencies to...

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Andrew W. Gurman, MD: AMA Applauds CA’s Insurance Commissioner’s Stand for Preserving Health Insurance Competition

Jun 17, 2016

June 17, 2016 - The American Medical Association strongly agrees with the assessment of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones that bigger is not better when it comes to the proposed merger of two corporate giants in the health insurance industry...

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CARB, NOAA, NASA and San Jose State University scientists team up to study ozone transported across Pacific

Jun 17, 2016
CARB, NOAA, NASA and San Jose State University scientists team up to study ozone transported across Pacific

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Lawmakers OK Plan for Pioneering Gun Violence Research Center in California

Jun 17, 2016

June 17, 2016 - California lawmakers have agreed to spend $5 million to open a first-in-the-nation gun violence research center, a move intended to circumvent a ban on federal firearm studies.

The research center, which would be based at a campus in the University of California system, would take over a job the federal government...

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