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Columnist shows reckless indifference to truth in River Park swastika controversy

Mar 5, 2015

It’s astounding to see any journalist call the exercise of free speech an “abomination.” Free speech and a free press are so closely positioned in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as to be almost inseparable. You can’t have … Continue reading

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Air Filtration System Reduces Pollutants Kids Are Exposed to on School Buses

Mar 4, 2015

By Hannah Guzik Kids are exposed to air pollution on school buses, but an on-board filtration system can cut pollutants by 88 percent, according to a new study. A high-efficiency cabin air, or HECA, system developed for school buses could help protect...

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Sacramento’s needy pursuit of star artist for Kings arena

Mar 2, 2015
Sacramento’s needy pursuit of star artist for Kings arena

   Sacramento’s inferiority complex is showing. Surely, that explains why local art “experts” joined hands with the Sacramento Kings to commission an outrageously priced status symbol for the plaza in front of the emerging Kings arena downtown. It’s hardly surprising that … Continue reading

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Need to Know

Mar 1, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik Why young people kill: Part of a series on violence as a public health crisis. Covered California has extended the enrollment deadline. But residents still have to ...

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Jury service shakes up daily routine

Feb 26, 2015

In my imagination, I’m a go-with-the-flow kind of guy. When the unexpected happens, I quickly adapt. I admire adventurers and undercover operatives who throw themselves into dangerous, uncharted situations and find a way to improvise new game plans. One of … Continue reading

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High Heart-Failure Rate in San Bernardino County Prompts New Helpline

Feb 25, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly 20 percent of San Bernardino County residents enrolled in the state’s low-income insurance program are treated for heart failure — an alarmingly high rate.

In response, a nonprofit has created a helpline that will facilitate care, with referrals to doctors, exercise programs, nutrition advice and transportation to clinics.

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Self-acceptance helps when painting a room

Feb 23, 2015
Self-acceptance helps when painting a room

  Age has brought a touch of patience. I took the cabinet door off before I started painting the small upstairs bathroom. In my first two houses, I painted over hinges, telling myself the overall new look would far outweigh … Continue reading

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Need to Know

Feb 22, 2015

By Hannah Guzik Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. Trauma is a public health crisis, but new research offers hope. California, for one, is trying to protect kids from trauma. Foster kids are prescribed antipsychotic...

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No Room at Rehab?

Feb 20, 2015

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California’s broad response to fraud may limit access to addiction treatment

By Hannah Guzik

A 12-year-old girl is in foster care, but could be living with her father – if he could find a place in an outpatient drug treatment program.

The girl, her father, and the judge and the social service...

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States struggle with Medicaid dental care expansion

Feb 20, 2015

California and other states are struggling to meet the demand for dentists as they expand eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, according to this report from Kaiser Health News. The post States struggle with Medicaid dental care expansion appeared...

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