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“The Star-Spangled Banner” and Kaepernick protest don’t belong in sports stadiums

Aug 29, 2016

I wish a committee of patriotic Americans would start a drive to ban the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at all sporting events except gold-medal ceremonies at the Olympics. How the sports establishment managed to appropriate our national anthem for … Continue reading

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Film director becomes scapegoat in gender wars

Aug 25, 2016
Film director becomes scapegoat in gender wars

The blacklisting of entertainment industry professionals on the altar of anti-communism after World War II has left an indelible stain on the American conscience. The 2015 film “Trumbo” serves as a scary reminder of how lives can be destroyed by … Continue reading

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California’s Foster Children Are Improperly Prescribed Psychotropic Meds, State Auditor Finds

Aug 24, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California foster children are frequently prescribed psychotropic medications, but oftentimes dosages exceed state guidelines and the children don’t receive follow-up services.

And, too often, no one notices.

That’s the grim news from State Auditor Elaine Howle in a report released Tuesday.

“This issue is of particular importance to California, which has the...

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Looking out for our most vulnerable children

Aug 23, 2016

By Alex Johnson

A child’s health and chance to survive a serious medical condition should not be dependent on their family’s income. All children deserve access to high-quality health care services – particularly children who are medically fragile or have serious diseases.

That tenet is at the heart of the California Children’s Services (CCS) program –...

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Swimmer Ryan Lochte is becoming punch line of jokes

Aug 23, 2016
Swimmer Ryan Lochte is becoming punch line of jokes

“Speedo drops Lochte. In retaliation, swimmer drops Speedos.” That’s a fanciful headline a copy-editor friend of mine came up with, and I can imagine seeing it soon in some racy tabloid. Why? Because disgraced swimmer Ryan Lochte is rapidly running … Continue reading

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Confronting Child Sex Trafficking on the Central Coast

Aug 22, 2016
Confronting Child Sex Trafficking on the Central Coast

A source from the FBI’s Los Angeles Division alerted the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office that the Central Coast had become a hub for commercial sexual exploitation of minors — a crime that had gone relatively undetected by local authorities. Photo: Ken Pfeiffer Photography

By Leah Bartos

Five years ago, when Lisa Conn became...

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Most Survivors Want More Rehab, Less Punishment for Victimizers

Aug 22, 2016
Most Survivors Want More Rehab, Less Punishment for Victimizers

Victims of violent crime are more likely to be low-income, under 30 and Latino or African American, according to a survey by Californians for Safety and Justice. Aswad Thomas, pictured above, was shot in the back twice in 2009. Photo courtesy of Aswad Thomas.

By Lily Dayton

Aswad Thomas made a quick stop at a...

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Swimmer Lochte and Shasta Lake otters need some good PR

Aug 22, 2016
Swimmer Lochte and Shasta Lake otters need some good PR

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and a bunch of Shasta Lake otters have this in common: they’ve messed up a good public image and need the help of smooth PR agents. Lochte, a12-time Olympic medal winner, concocted a wild story of … Continue reading

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California’s Most Fragile Children Will Get to Keep Doctors Under New Bill

Aug 17, 2016
California’s Most Fragile Children Will Get to Keep Doctors Under New Bill

By Hannah Guzik

California advocates and legislators are now fighting to make sure that 30,000 medically fragile children can keep the health services that have, in many cases, helped them survive.

The post California’s Most Fragile Children Will Get to Keep Doctors Under New Bill appeared first on California Health Report.


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Lawyers and immigrant success stories

Aug 17, 2016

When you lie down with dogs, you get fleas. I’m saying this metaphorically, as a prelude to suggesting that I see nothing admirable or redeeming in a lawyer who gets paid big bucks to help a powerful and wealthy client … Continue reading

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