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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...

HealthyCal.org
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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HealthyCal.org
Rural Californians Also Face High Housing Costs

Apr 15, 2014

By Mary Flynn

California residents pay dearly to live in the Golden state. Nearly half of California residents experienced a “high housing cost burden” in 2012, which means that the cost of their housing — including mortgage, home insurance, utilities and property taxes for homeowners and rent and utilities for renters — consumed more than...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Norcal Tea Party holds annual Tax Day rally at California State Capitol #teaparty

Apr 15, 2014
Norcal Tea Party holds annual Tax Day rally at California State Capitol #teaparty

Introductory remarks from this guy.It's April 15th, so time to see what the Norcal Tea Party folks put together at their annual rally on the West Steps of the California State Capitol! Sometimes these rallies are pretty interesting. The tax day rally...

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Hospitals pour money into California ballot campaign

Apr 15, 2014
Hospitals pour money into California ballot campaign

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In less than three months, healthcare networks and individual hospitals have pumped more than $51 million into a proposed ballot measure meant to lock up revenue from a Legislature-approved fee on acute-care hospitals.

The measure would limit lawmakers' ability to change or repeal the "Medi-Cal Hospital Reimbursement Act," which lawmakers...

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California’s community college completion rate fell during the Great Recession

Apr 15, 2014
California’s community college completion rate fell during the Great Recession

Completion rates at the California Community Colleges have fallen steadily over the past four years, according to the first update of the system's Student Success Scorecard. The accountability report released Tuesday, which tracks key performance meas...

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