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Three-Term Rocklin School Board Member Steve Paul Not Seeking Re-Election

ROCKLIN – Three-term Rocklin School Board member Steve Paul, who has served as the Rocklin Unified School District expanded from 7,500 students to over 11,000 students, will not be seeking a fourth term in November. Paul said he decided it was a good time to transition off the School Board and get involved in...

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Conference on 9/23 to focus on health reform

Sep 22, 2014

Capitol Weekly and the University of California, UC Center present Health Care: California, a conference examining the California health care landscape, one year into the Affordable Care Act. This event will be filmed for later broadcast by the Califo...

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Homeless youth struggle with transition to adulthood

Sep 22, 2014

By Pamela K. Johnson

In this story we go to Los Angeles, where Oliver Brown developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder growing up on the streets of Hollywood until the non-profit organization My Friend’s Place helped him find a path to an independent and healthy lifestyle.

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Pavement Helps Trailer Park Residents Breathe

Sep 19, 2014

By Suzanne Potter Graciela Zuniga and her two toddler boys suffer from asthma and bronchitis – conditions that are aggravated by all the dust kicked up by cars on the dirt roads of the trailer park they call home. “I get sick a lot, so do they. Everyone gets colds, and fevers too,” said...

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Despite Guidelines to the Contrary, Millions of Older Men Continue to Be Screened for Prostate Cancer

Sep 19, 2014

By Fran Kritz Millions of older men continue to get the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test to screen for prostate cancer, contrary to new guidelines, according to research by investigators at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The PSA test was...

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Most Employers, Like NFL, Don’t Have Policies for Responding to Domestic Violence

Sep 18, 2014

By Mary Flynn Most workplaces (70 percent) do not have a formal policy or program to address violence, let alone domestic violence specifically, despite a survey indicating that 44 percent of adult employees reported personally experiencing the effects of domestic violence in their workplace.

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Ninth Circuit: Cities Must Have On-Street Disabled Parking

Sep 16, 2014

Cities Have an Obligation Under the ADA Editor’s note: the following is a legal alert from BBK Law. The Ninth Circuit recently ruled that cities have an obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide on-street parking that is accessible to people with disabilities. In Fortyune v. City of Lomita, the plaintiff filed suit...

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Surfing the Wave of Aging Latinos

Sep 15, 2014

By Matt Perry

March marked a turning point in California’s ethnic breakdown: Latinos officially outnumbered the state’s white population.

Meanwhile, the aging Latino population is one of the fastest-growing demographics nationally, thanks to “a very high life expectancy among Hispanics,” according to noted aging researcher S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Illinois...

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Personal weight loss leads to community education for Richmond resident

Sep 15, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso

In this story we go to Richmond, where Alex Chavez had gained so much weight that he felt helpless to do anything to improve his health. Then he learned about Cooking Matters– a cooking class that makes a healthy lifestyle affordable.

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California Stem Cell Report
ViaCyte: Stem Cell Diabetes Therapy ‘Not Possible’ Without California Taxpayer Cash

ViaCyte: Stem Cell Diabetes Therapy ‘Not Possible’ Without California Taxpayer Cash

The California stem cell agency hit a couple of firsts this week when it pumped up its investment this week in the “teabag” diabetes therapy being developed by ViaCyte, Inc., of San Diego.

The effort, backed by $55 million from the agency, is the first clinical trial in the United States for a diabetes...

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