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TB testing on Skid Row

Aug 28, 2013

By Chris Richard A scourge in much of the world, tuberculosis has long been declining in this country. But TB has persisted among the homeless. And on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, where close quarters and unsanitary conditions help spread the disease, i...

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The paramedic will see you now

Aug 28, 2013

By Alex Matthews A day in the life of a typical paramedic is nothing like that of a primary care provider. Though both are central to the healthcare system, a paramedic performs in a high-stress environment that focuses exclusively on providing emer...

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California Political News and Views
Nathan Fletcher Admits to New Party Affiliation: “The Fletcher Party”

  Fletcher explains his political shift The lifelong Republican became an independent then a Democrat in a 14-month span By Craig Gustafson, San Diego U-T, 8/27/13 SAN DIEGO — Last year Nathan Fletcher wanted to become the latest in a long line ...

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Nationwide Fast-Food Strike Set for Aug. 29

  Nationwide Fast-Food Strike Set for Aug. 29 by Mike Hall, AFL-CIO‚  8/28/13 The growing movement for a living wage and justice for fast-food and other low-wage workers will reach another milestone next week with a nationwide strike set for Au...

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BART Negotiations Not Serious—taking THREE Weeks Off

  BART negotiations taking month off, limiting timeline for deal  by Chris Roberts, SF Examiner,  8/28/13 BART and its unions will have only a few weeks to resolve their months-old labor dispute when negotiations over pay and benefits finally re...

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Are Leftists Setting Stage for Forced Busing in California, Again?

  In shadow of March on Washington, schools increasingly segregated in California By Louis Freedberg, EdSource, 8/28/13 Fifty years after the March on Washington, a major challenge facing California and the West in general is increasing segregati...

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SB 323 is NOT About Discrimination—It is for Attorneys to Pay for their Mercedes

  California trying to strike out tax-exempt status for Little League, ‘discriminatory’ groups By Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times, 8/26/13 A California bill that could strip tax-exempt status from Little League, the Boy Scouts of Americ...

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City of Los Angeles Will Spend Tax $$ “helping immigrants” find pathway to citizenship

  Mayor Garcetti names a chief of immigrant affairs By Kevin Roderick, LA Observed,  8/27/13 Mayor Eric Garcetti has decided to reactivate the mayor’s office of immigrant affairs, which existed briefly at the end of the administration of fo...

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Something is Bothering California Union Leaders and Lobbyists

  Something is Bothering California Union Leaders and Lobbyists By Kevin Dayton, Union Watch,   8/27/13 Something is bothering union leaders and lobbyists in California. A few unreconstructed troglodytes in the hinterlands still haven’t receiv...

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California Homes Require Real Reach

  California Homes Require Real Reach by Joel Kotkin, New Geography,  08/19/2013 In the 1950s and 1960s, Southern California was ground zero for the “American Dream” of owning a house. From tony Newport Beach and Bel-Air to the more m...

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