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Busy Season for Rice Farmers

With more water comes more fields planted and more work for farmers.

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50 Percent of California’s New Oil Wastewater Wells Near Earthquake Faults

May 2, 2016
50 Percent of California’s New Oil Wastewater Wells Near Earthquake Faults

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Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Lawsuit Against City of Livingston for Violating the CA Public Records Act

May 2, 2016
Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Lawsuit Against City of Livingston for Violating the CA Public Records Act

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Denti-Cal Program is Failing Children, But Improvements are Underway

Denti-Cal Program is Failing Children, But Improvements are Underway

Families likely aren’t taking advantage of their Denti-Cal benefits because it’s difficult to find a dentist who will accept them. Many dentists want nothing to do with Denti-Cal because it offers low reimbursement rates and comes with onerous administrative rules.

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Shelters, Clinics Work Together to Help Domestic Violence Victims

May 2, 2016
Shelters, Clinics Work Together to Help Domestic Violence Victims

“So many people won’t walk through our doors because they’re afraid,” says Jesse Torrey, associate director of RISE, an agency that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in San Luis Obispo County. “But they will go to the doctor to get a check-up.” Photo: File/Thinkstock

By Lily Dayton

“Ask me,” begs Paula Spencer,...

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New RX for Kids: Get Outside and Move

New RX for Kids: Get Outside and Move

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Lisa Renner

It’s not often that 7-year-old Joseph gets to play in the water, but the wheelchair-bound boy had a great time doing just that on a trip to Crab Cove at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda.

“I got to go swimming!” he said excitedly about the experience.

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A First: Ethnic Results for Medicare

 

by Matt Perry

For the first time, the federal office that oversees Medicare has released quality data broken down by ethnic lines, revealing disparities in care by racial group.

Overall, care received by Asians and Pacific Islanders was about the same as that for Whites. Yet other ethnic groups did not fare as well.

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California Rice Commission
Full Skies

Full Skies

Keep an eye to the sky for airplanes planting rice and shorebirds coming to nest. More on Jim Morris' blog

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Calls for Captive Orcas to be Retired to Seaside Sanctuaries

Apr 30, 2016

SANTA BARBARA, CA, April 30, 2016 - Jean-Michel calls for captive orcas to be retired to seaside sanctuaries under continued human supervision and care so that these intelligent, sophisticated animals may live out their lives in their enriching ocean home. These seaside sanctuaries or enclosures, would allow orcas to live out their days experiencing...

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California Medical Association joins lawsuit against Dignity Health over patients’ access to tubal ligations

Apr 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO, April 27, 2016 — The California Medical Association (CMA) announced today that it has filed a motion to intervene in Chamorro v. Dignity Health, a case involving a Redding, Calif., woman who was denied a tubal ligation agreed upon by her and her physician at Mercy Medical Center Redding, a Dignity Health hospital.

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