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Healthy communities mean healthier people

By Daniel Weintraub

The recent announcement that insurance premiums will be going up for people who buy their health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” has put the program back in the news, with Republicans from Donald Trump on down calling for its repeal and Democrats saying its problems can be easily fixed.

The...

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A Remedy for Today’s “Epidemic of Loneliness”

A Remedy for Today’s “Epidemic of Loneliness”

By Matt Perry

Five years ago, the spacious lobby of the Hotel Oakland was an echo chamber.

A century ago the hotel was one of the nation’s most illustrious. Then the Great Depression crippled the majestic site, which became a military hospital during World War II. Located just outside Chinatown in Oakland, it eventually became...

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Nearly 97% of California Children Have Insurance

Nov 7, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

The vast majority of children in California now have health insurance, a result of state reforms that have expanded coverage, according to a new report.

Nearly 97 percent of children statewide were insured in 2015, the report from the Georgetown University Center Health Policy Institute found. That’s up 55 percent from the...

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Latino Voter Rise In California Elections

Nov 1, 2016
Latino Voter Rise In California Elections

New research suggests Latino and youth voters have increased in this election compared to 2012. Youth, Latinos, and Asian Americans continue to be underrepresented in elections overall but it seems that the circumstances of the 2016 election may increase the voter turnout. More than one in five voters casting a ballot in the California...

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California Rice Commission
Gridiron Grower

Gridiron Grower

For one rice grower fall means it is time for harvest and high school football. Read Jim Morris' blog

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“You Don’t Think I’m Beautiful” – Dating Over 50

Oct 31, 2016

By Matt Perry

Chuck Epstein suffered two personal crises that dramatically changed his life. After more than three decades writing about finance, he was laid off during the 2008 financial services meltdown. Not long after that, his wife died of cancer.

Epstein left California and eventually relocated to Florida to be near his daughter and grandkids,...

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California set to take closer look at violence as public health issue

Oct 31, 2016
California set to take closer look at violence as public health issue

By Lisa Renner

California officials are hoping to learn how to better prevent violent deaths by compiling and analyzing data.

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law SB 877, which requires the state Public Health department to collect information on the circumstances surrounding any death caused by physical force or power against someone, including homicides...

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LA County Launches Initiative to Reduce Screen Time and Increase Exercise for Kids Five and Under

Oct 25, 2016
LA County Launches Initiative to Reduce Screen Time and Increase Exercise for Kids Five and Under

By Fran Kritz

Los Angeles County has launched an ambitious initiative to reduce screen time and increase exercise among children five and under.

The county’s Department of Public Health is placing ads in public transit stations, in movie theaters and online showing tots and parents engaging in fun activities such as jumping and playing...

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Home Sweet Home… For Dementia

Oct 24, 2016
Home Sweet Home… For Dementia

By Matt Perry

When first planning a new concept in dementia living in The Netherlands, Yvonne Van Amerongen had trouble explaining that she wanted a real world village — not the sterile confines of a nursing home.

“It took us three months to explain to the first architect what a normal house meant,” says Van...

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“A Walk Through Autumn” in the foothills and Sierra

“A Walk Through Autumn” in the foothills and Sierra

Our region is one of the best places in California to view fall foliage, earning it the name “New England of the West.” Here are some suggestions: HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40 Weather permitting, take an old-fashioned Sunday drive along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are...

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