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This Labor Day, California Is Still Seeking Broad Economic Growth That Reaches Workers Across the Earnings Spectrum

Sep 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO September 1, 2014 - Although California's job market has continued to improve during the past year, the current economic expansion has not been strong enough to begin reversing decades of wage stagnation and diminished economic opportunity f...

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Girls on the Grid
Girls on the Grid Profile: Beth Southorn of LifeSTEPS

Sep 1, 2014
Girls on the Grid Profile: Beth Southorn of LifeSTEPS

By the Editors As executive director of LifeSTEPS, Beth Southorn provides social services to individuals who are earning low wages and living in affordable housing. In Sacramento and around the state, Beth is on the front lines of empowering people who are underprivileged.   She has grown the organization into one of the state’s...

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HealthyCal.org
California Health Report TV – Episode 2

Sep 1, 2014

In this episode we travel from Oakland to Lake County to Los Angeles looking for stories of people who are improving their own health and the health of their communities.

First we journey to East Oakland where a unique childcare program called Room to Bloom helps both parents and their children.

The post California Health...

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Obese Moms Who Limit Weight Gain During Pregnancy May See Improved Outcomes for Themselves and their Babies

Aug 31, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study has found that traditional weight loss techniques including food and exercise journals, weekly support meetings and nutrition and diet counselling are effective weight loss tools for pregnant women dealing with obesity. The st...

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Bamboo and More
Labor Day visit to Annie’s Annuals

Labor Day visit to Annie’s Annuals

Annie’s Annuals & Perennials in Richmond, CA, one the most iconic nurseries in Northern California, is having a big Labor Day sale. Until Labor Day (Monday, September 2) all plants are 20% off.

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I took advantage of this opportunity for a quick...

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YubaNet.com
Warm and dry, a little above normal temperatures

Aug 31, 2014
Warm and dry, a little above normal temperatures

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ATV accident in North San Juan – patient airlifted

Aug 30, 2014

During North San Juan fire departments open house and first annual life jacket give away, we got called out for a ATV accident in the far eastern part of our district. The ATV driver was located 3 miles down a dirt road with multiple injuries from c...

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California Assembly Passes Gun Violence Restraining Order, Gov. Brown Signature Needed

Aug 30, 2014

Sacramento, Calif. August 30, 2014 - California's state legislature passed the "Gun Violence Restraining Order (AB 1014)," legislation that would allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court to remove firearms from someone temporarily if they believe there is a risk of injury or death. The bill now goes to the desk...

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California Makes History, Passes First Statewide Bag Ban

Aug 30, 2014

Sacramento August 30, 2014 - Legislators in California sent a clear message to the plastics industry today when the State Senate passed SB 270 today with a 22-15 vote to ban single-use plastic grocery bags.

Environmental groups and local government advocates have overcome fierce lobbying by single-use bag manufacturers, intensified in the last few months...

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Bamboo and More
What’s in bloom, August 2014 edition

What’s in bloom, August 2014 edition

For some reason, I always seem to miss the monthly Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from around the world post photos of what’s in flower in their garden at that particular point in time. Call me two weeks early or two weeks late, but here’s...

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