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Fast-Track Stem Cell Grants and Big Boost in California Stem Cell Agency Budget

Directors of the California stem cell agency will meet May 21 to make their first award under the agency's new, fast-track grant program and to approve an $18.7 million operational budget, up $2.8 million from this year's estimated spending.

The award will come in Randy Mills' CIRM 2.0 program as he begins his second year...

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Salinas Valley Project Helps Residents Access Clean Drinking Water

May 11, 2015

By Lynn Graebner Thousands of residents in rural disadvantaged communities in the Salinas Valley may soon have help avoiding drinking water from domestic wells and small water systems contaminated with dangerous levels of nitrate. A grass roots pilot ...

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Aging with Dignity: live alone or in a community?

May 11, 2015

By Matt Perry

An overwhelming percentage of older adults insist on remaining in their homes as they age.

Called “aging in place,” it’s considered the Holy Grail for families and governments alike. Older adults want the comfort and autonomy of home. Governments hope to keep seniors at home as long as possible, mortified of the financial...

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Police and Moms of Cypress Park Walk the Beat To Safety

May 10, 2015

By Jessica Portner

As sunset approaches, a crowd amasses outside King Taco, a popular restaurant in the high-crime, densely populated Cypress Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. About 25 moms from the largely Latino neighborhood are there to greet Captain Jeff Bert of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division, maybe grab a bite, and then...

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More than 40% of California Adults Have a Chronic Health Condition, Report Finds

May 8, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

 

More than 40 percent of California adults have a chronic health condition, and rates are higher in some regions, according to a new report.

High blood pressure is the most common chronic condition, affecting about one in four adults in California, or 7.6 million people, says the April 28 report by the...

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California Stem Cell Report
jCyte to Conduct Clinical Trial on Stem Cell Therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa

jCyte to Conduct Clinical Trial on Stem Cell Therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa

More information is emerging today on the clinical trial for a retinal eye disease supported by the California stem cell agency, which has already committed $20 million or so to the project.Henry Klassen and Jing YangThe trial will be conducted by jCyt...

California Stem Cell Report
12th Clinical Trial For California’s Stem Cell Agency

The California stem cell agency today announced its 12th clinical trial, one that deals with retinal eye problems and and research that has already seen $21 million in state funding. 

The trial involves work by Henry Klassen of UC Irvine, where the treatments will be carried out pending final approval by the school's insitutional review...

California Political News and Views
More ACLU Excuses to Protect Illegal Aliens–They Could Get “Valley Fever” While in Custody”!

Did you know that if you live in Bakersfield you are a potential victim of Valley Fever? That means if you are a tourist you could get ill. The ACLU is worried—not about you, but about the illegal aliens that are held in detention in the area. Honest, decent people are not the care...

California Political News and Views
Sacramento Democrats “Tax Reform”: $123 BILLION in New Taxes

The Democrats are crying that we need tax reform in California. To a Democrat, tax “reform” is a tax increase. SB 8 by Senator Hertzberg, a “moderate” would create a sales tax on services like plumbers, attorney, yoga and golf classes. He estimated the take in a year of $10 billion. The Legislative Analysts...

California Political News and Views
Democrats Pension Reform :Force ALL Workers—Public and Private—Into Mismanaged CalPERS—NEW 3% TAX

CalPERS has an unfunded liability of $754 billion—and no way to pay for it. Now they have figured out how to get billions into the accounts, to keep the system alive. They have legislation, of course by a Democrat that would force all California workers in the private sector to give a portion of...

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