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Bicyclist’s carbon footprint proves costly to pedestrian

Aug 15, 2016
Bicyclist’s carbon footprint proves costly to pedestrian

When a bicycling scofflaw shows no contrition for slamming into a pedestrian in downtown Sacramento, he should be put in the stocks and publicly shamed. Instead, he is given a public forum to blame his victim and tout his concern … Continue reading

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Farmworkers Fight For Overtime Pay and Better Working Conditions

Aug 11, 2016
Farmworkers Fight For Overtime Pay and Better Working Conditions

By Hannah Guzik

The sun has just nosed above the horizon when Maria Espinosa (not her real name) ties a bandana over her face to protect herself from pesticides and dust, and reaches for a blackberry bush. Paid by the amount of berries she picks plus a $3-per-hour wage, Espinosa works feverishly for 10 hours,...

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Fresh Produce Prescription Programs Impact Diet-Related Disease

Aug 10, 2016
Fresh Produce Prescription Programs Impact Diet-Related Disease

By Lynn Graebner

As health care providers struggle to reduce the tsunami of diet-related disease washing over communities, a national movement is pairing hospitals and community clinics with local farmers markets through fresh produce prescription programs.

Participants in the programs are patients with health issues such as heart problems or diabetes who receive vouchers for...

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UC system clings to disgraced Davis chancellor

Aug 10, 2016

Members of the University of California community are committed to the highest ethical standards in furtherance of our mission of teaching, research and public service. We recognize that we hold the University in trust for the people of the State … Continue reading

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Campus food programs aimed at student hunger

Campus food programs aimed at student hunger

By Fran Kritz

California Colleges Adding Pantries and More to Make Sure Tens of Thousands of Students Don’t Go Hungry
Dozens of freshmen headed to Humboldt State University this fall will have access to something most many of their classmates take for granted: a credit card they can swipe in exchange for food.

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The Shift to Online Health Care May Leave Foreign-Born Latinos Behind, Study Says

Aug 8, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Health information is increasingly disseminated online, but Latinos who emigrated to the U.S. may have trouble accessing it, resulting in a health care gap, a new study reports.

Researchers found that 53.4 percent of Latinos in California who use the Internet looked for health information online. About 15.6 percent of Latinos in...

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Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in California

Aug 8, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California’s teenage birthrate continues to decline and was at a record low in 2014, the state Department of Public Health announced today.

Still, racial disparities persist in the state, where African American and Hispanic adolescents are three to four times as likely to give birth as white teens.

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Reflections on a photo in my father’s scrapbook

Aug 8, 2016
Reflections on a photo in my father’s scrapbook

My sister Fran sent me a photo from one of the many family scrapbooks that my father had kept. It’s a basketball action shot from my days at Van Buren High School in Queens. The picture ran in the school … Continue reading

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Careless drivers who give no thought to bicyclists

Aug 4, 2016
Careless drivers who give no thought to bicyclists

I was riding my bicycle yesterday afternoon about 5:30. I stopped for a red light at the intersection of Land Park Drive and Vallejo Way, near my house in the Land Park section of Sacramento. Vehicles in a long line … Continue reading

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Making care more affordable, but not less expensive

Aug 1, 2016

By Daniel Weintraub

The big rate increases announced last week for health insurance policies sold by California’s version of the federal health reform are the latest evidence that the Affordable Care Act, despite its name, cannot do much to tame the rise of health care costs.

The government-run health insurance market is facing all the same...

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