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Matt Barnes sets quite an example for Kings star DeMarcus Cousins

Dec 7, 2016
Matt Barnes sets quite an example for Kings star DeMarcus Cousins

“I’ve been one of the leaders, one of the voices of reason, and I have, I think, an uncanny ability to be able to get through to everybody, and not so much by talking. I lead by example, so that … Continue reading

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Teen Bullying Associated with Serious Psychological Distress, Study Finds

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly a third of California teen’s who were bullied later report serious psychological distress, a new study has found.

About 30 percent of California teens who were victims of bullying reported that they were depressed, anxious or had other serious psychological distress in the months after, according to the report, published in...

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Snow geese fill the valley with wonder and mystery

Dec 6, 2016
Snow geese fill the valley with wonder and mystery

            I don’t travel far without my portable GPS device and printouts of map directions. Snow geese fly from the Arctic regions of Canada, Alaska and Siberia without such help and find their way to … Continue reading

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Why transit advocates are optimistic about the Trump era

By Daniel Weintraub

In the days following Donald Trump’s election as president, progressive activists on a number of issues – from health care to education and the environment – said they were preparing to fight against an expected attempt to roll back everything they’d worked so hard to achieve during the Obama Administration.

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Man Out of Time: Ron Robinson and San Mateo’s Senior Care Center

Dec 5, 2016
Man Out of Time: Ron Robinson and San Mateo’s Senior Care Center

By Matt Perry

Ron Robinson was ahead of his time.

As California struggles to implement the Coordinated Care Initiative to improve the health of some of its most expensive patients – “dual eligibles” who qualify for both Medicare and Medi-Cal — Robinson recalls similar efforts in San Mateo County two decades ago.

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Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes

Dec 1, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

 Vitamin D may help women fight breast cancer, new research suggests.

Women who had higher vitamin D levels when they were diagnosed with breast cancer fared significantly better than those with lower levels, according to the study, published online Nov. 10 in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Oncology.

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More Than Half of Californians With Developmental Disabilities Are Excluded From State Services

Dec 1, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

More than half of Californians with developmental disabilities are excluded from state programs that provide extra services, such as mobility training, day care and vehicle modifications, a new report has found.

There were about 703,800 residents with a developmental disability in 2015, but about 423,800 didn’t qualify for the state’s developmental disability programs,...

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Everything was going fine until the accident

Nov 30, 2016
Everything was going fine until the accident

“Count your blessings,” my wife said. I did a quick inventory and came up with a half-dozen things. They didn’t make me feel better. “I’m going to indulge my discontent for a while,” I said. My wife shrugged and said … Continue reading

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Celebrations and Fears: The Annual Gerontology Conference

Nov 28, 2016

By Matt Perry

 

The recent annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in New Orleans was one part aging celebration, one part madhouse as 450 sessions over five days celebrated the successes and challenges of aging – and there were challenges aplenty.

Overarching topics included worldwide aging, the crisis in caregiving, the scourge...

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Maximizing prices at Kings arena puts squeeze on fans

Nov 28, 2016
Maximizing prices at Kings arena puts squeeze on fans

The Sacramento Kings lose a lot on the basketball court, but the team is an NBA leader in “dynamic pricing” of tickets. If that doesn’t fill you with pride, maybe it shouldn’t. Another term for the practice could be called … Continue reading

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