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New CDC Report Shares Effective Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities

Apr 23, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to  several conditions, including HIV infection rates, immunization coverage and motor vehicle injuries and deaths, according to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Minority Health...

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Fussy Infants and Toddlers Tend to Watch More Media

Apr 23, 2014

By Fran Kritz Fussy babies and toddlers are more likely to be exposed to media, according to a new study. The researchers looked at data from 7,450 children in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study of children born in 2001, including information repor...

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Transitional Kindergarden Aims for a Lifelong Boost

Apr 23, 2014

By Lisa Renner State Senate Democrats are pushing for the expansion of transitional kindergarten for all 4-year-olds in hopes that it will reduce costs in special education and incarcerations down the road. Transitional kindergarten, which started in ...

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Amid scandal, Senate committee approves political fundraising bills

Apr 22, 2014
Amid scandal, Senate committee approves political fundraising bills

Deleon.JPGThe scandal-ridden state Senate took a step toward cleaning up its image Tuesday, when a key committee approved several bills aimed at purifying the role of money in California politics.

Most of the bills were written or amended following the federal corruption investigation of Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, and...

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New legislation would require certification of massage parlor managers

Apr 22, 2014
New legislation would require certification of massage parlor managers

Seeking to work out the kinks in California's disputed massage regulations, Assembly members are poised to announce a bill giving local governments broader powers to crack down on wayward operators. In the years since California transferred oversigh...

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Green Party secretary of state candidate to crash Sacramento debate

Apr 22, 2014
Green Party secretary of state candidate to crash Sacramento debate

David Curtis, the Green Party candidate for secretary of state, said he will show up at Wednesday's Sacramento Press Club luncheon debate featuring four of his rivals for the state's top elections post even though he wasn't invited. Curtis, who the ...

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AM Alert: Kevin Mullin seeks limit on agricultural antibiotic use

Apr 22, 2014
AM Alert: Kevin Mullin seeks limit on agricultural antibiotic use

cows.JPGAs antibiotics have become a widespread medical tool, they've actually lost some of their effectiveness -- a concern underpinning ongoing legislative efforts to restrict the use of antibiotics on livestock.

Both state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, have introduced bills this session...

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Dan Walters Daily: It’s all about the money in session’s second half

Apr 22, 2014
Dan Walters Daily: It’s all about the money in session’s second half

As the Legislature returns from spring recess, funding battles will take focus and could determine policy for years to come, Dan says. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan Walters Daily clips here.

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Co-Housing Entices Families and Seniors

Apr 21, 2014

By Lisa Renner Greg Kelly was looking for an alternative to the isolation that can come with suburban living. He hated how in many suburban neighborhoods, people barely interact with their neighbors, spend most of their time in cars and struggle to kee...

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California lawmakers want more data on prison realignment

Apr 21, 2014
California lawmakers want more data on prison realignment

By Brad Branan bbranan@sacbee.com Since state lawmakers approved a law in 2011 making counties responsible for lower-level offenders, supporters and critics have offered many opinions as to whether or not the law is working. Gov. Jerry Brown, for i...

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