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AM Alert: Californians open to changing Prop 13

Apr 17, 2014
AM Alert: Californians open to changing Prop 13

As subscribers to the Capitol Alert Insider Edition app learned last night, Californians are open to making changes to Proposition 13, the 1978 tax-limiting measure that is a cornerstone of the state's political foundation. A new Field Poll reveals th...

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NIH Action on Stem Cells: More Than ‘Bureaucratic Bungling’

NIH Action on Stem Cells: More Than ‘Bureaucratic Bungling’

A national stem cell advocacy group this week ripped the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for “dismantling” its Center for Regenerative Medicine, describing the move as a "setback" for the entire field.

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The Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) said the action was a “huge disappointment” in an...

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Military Sexual Trauma, PTSD and Domestic Violence Often Begin Before Service

Apr 16, 2014

By Angela Woodall

Amber Yeager walked into a recruiter’s office 15 years ago in Sacramento and enlisted in the Army. She was 24, the mother of a toddler and desperate to escape violence and abuse at home, first as a young girl then as a wife. College was the only way she saw out and...

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Tim Donnelly fires legislative chief of staff

Apr 16, 2014
Tim Donnelly fires legislative chief of staff

One month after splitting with his campaign manager in his run for governor, Republican Tim Donnelly has fired Alex Vassar, his legislative chief of staff, sources said. The reason was unclear. Donnelly, a state assemblyman from Twin Peaks, did not im...

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Leland Yee shuts down ballot-measure committee

Apr 16, 2014
Leland Yee shuts down ballot-measure committee

State Sen. Leland Yee has closed his ballot-measure committee, only days after authorities indicted him on corruption and gun-running conspiracy charges. The account, One California For All, was terminated effective April 9 after the roughly $1,300 ...

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Rep. Ami Bera sitting comfortably in 7th district fundraising

Apr 16, 2014
Rep. Ami Bera sitting comfortably in 7th district fundraising

Rep. Ami Bera far outpaced his Republican challengers in first-quarter fundraising, bringing in more than $489,000 and elevating his cash on hand to $1.47 million. The Elk Grove Democrat spent about $172,000 since the beginning of the year, doubling...

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Jerry Brown calls special legislative session on rainy day fund

Apr 16, 2014
Jerry Brown calls special legislative session on rainy day fund

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature for next week to address his effort to put a rainy-day fund constitutional amendment on the November ballot. The proposed amendment would eliminate some provisions of a rainy da...

California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell CEO Search: Three to Four Candidates Remain, Fewer Tomorrow

A key panel of the directors of the $3 billion California stem cell agency today is expected to whittle down its list of candidates to become the new CEO of the organization, which is facing financial extinction in 2017.

Currently there are three or four candidates, all from the private sector, the California Stem Cell...

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Depression Can Hit New Fathers as well as New Mothers

Apr 16, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at Northwestern University finds that new dads should be screened for depression, not just new mothers.

“It’s not just new moms who need to be screened for depression, dads are at risk, too,” says Craig  Garfield, MD, lead author of the study and an associate professor in pediatrics...

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AM Alert: Californians divided geographically over water shortage

Apr 16, 2014
AM Alert: Californians divided geographically over water shortage

AmericanRiver.jpgThough nearly all Californians agree the state is experiencing a serious water shortage, they are divided over the causes of the problem.

A new Field Poll shows that 88 percent of California voters believe the state is facing a serious water shortage, with 60 percent labeling it extremely serious. About...

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