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‘Money just simply corrupts,’ Leland Yee said weeks before arrest

Apr 14, 2014
‘Money just simply corrupts,’ Leland Yee said weeks before arrest

In the weeks since the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee, two hard-to-reconcile versions of the San Francisco Democrat have emerged: Transparency advocate running for secretary of state versus the man who, according to an FBI affidavit, accepted campaign mon...

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Capitol Alert
Steinberg plan would dedicate California cap-and-trade dollars to housing, transit

Apr 14, 2014
Steinberg plan would dedicate California cap-and-trade dollars to housing, transit

In an effort to more closely manage how California spends revenue from its fledgling cap-and-trade program, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, on Monday unveiled a plan to dedicate ongoing money to affordable housing, mass tran...

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Eduskeptic
Daydreaming is not a disorder

Apr 14, 2014
Daydreaming is not a disorder

An article in the Sacramento Bee, April 12, starts with the headline: “Daydreaming could be seen as attention disorder.” The article was written by Alan Schwarz of the New York Times. Here are the highlights, then I’ll give you my take on it. Schwarz said that experts want more research into “sluggish cognitive tempo.”...

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HealthyCal.org
Strange bedfellows unite to help older adults

Apr 14, 2014

In the near future, successful care for older adults will depend on bold and creative collaborations. That’s the message aging pioneer Ken Dychtwald gave last month’s Aging in America conference. Dychtwald, CEO of the consulting group Age Wave, might as well have been describing the “strange bedfellows” collaboration between two organizations often considered mortal...

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Capitol Alert
AM Alert: John Pérez trails in state controller’s race

Apr 14, 2014
AM Alert: John Pérez trails in state controller’s race

ha_perez_III.JPGCalifornia Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Board of Equalization member Betty Yee have been waging a tight primary battle in the state controller's race. At the California Democratic Party Convention last month, they split delegate votes almost evenly, with neither garnering enough support for the party nomination.

But...

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California Stem Cell Report
Strangling Science: Antiquated System Wastes Billions, Cost Lives

Strangling Science: Antiquated System Wastes Billions, Cost Lives

The scientific community in California and the nation is fraught with worry about declining financial support for academic research. At the same time, however, as scientists wring their hands about the lack of funding, they are going along with the waste of more than $10 billion that could be used to help...

HealthyCal.org
Clinics Wait For More Patients in Obamacare Wake

Apr 13, 2014

By Genevieve Bookwalter

St. James Health Center is ready for the onslaught.

The community health clinic, one of the busiest in San Jose, sits on the corner of 2nd and Julian streets near downtown. Doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other health-care providers here treat some of the poorest patients in Santa Clara County — patients whom many...

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Capitol Alert
‘Shrimp Boy’ off the hook for legal fees, attorneys say

Apr 11, 2014
‘Shrimp Boy’ off the hook for legal fees, attorneys say

An undercover FBI agent spent thousands building a case against Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow - but Chow's lawyers say his defense against the government's charges won't cost him a cent. An FBI affidavit depicts an agent repeatedly paying Chow money th...

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HealthyCal.org
Recommending Mammograms for Elderly Women Should be Determined by Expected Longevity

Apr 11, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new review of studies on breast cancer and elderly women by researchers at UCSF and the Harvard School of Medicine suggests that doctors should focus on how long a patient is likely to live when deciding whether to order mammograms for ...

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Capitol Alert
AM Alert: Pete Peterson leads wide-open Secretary of State field

Apr 11, 2014
AM Alert: Pete Peterson leads wide-open Secretary of State field

California's struggling Republican Party currently holds no statewide office, but is there a possibility that could change this year? As subscribers to the Capitol Alert Insider Edition app learned last night, Republican Pete Peterson leads the pack o...

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