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Grumpy diner lacks sense of adventure

Jul 5, 2016

When I want a midmorning treat, I head for the McDonald’s restaurant at Broadway and 24th Street in Sacramento and get the Sausage McMuffin with Egg  breakfast. It comes with a hash-brown patty and coffee. The last one I got … Continue reading

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Transgender Patients Find Medical Home in L.A.

Jul 4, 2016
Transgender Patients Find Medical Home in L.A.

Diana Feliz Oliva, the Transgender Health Program’s Coordinator. Photo: Jessica Portner

By Jessica Portner

When Mikki del Monico, a 49-year-old filmmaker, walked into the just-opened Transgender Health Program more than two years ago, he knew exactly what he wanted because he’d been waiting for it his whole life—hormone replacement therapy, surgical referrals and a welcoming...

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The debate over marijuana legalization and kids

The debate over marijuana legalization and kids

By Lisa Renner

The pending ballot battle over a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in California raises a crucial question: would the change expose more children to pot or protect youth from access to the drug by tightening regulations?

Opinion from public officials and advocates is sharply divided as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act”...

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Useful Design, Useful Aging: Exploring the Tech Galaxy With Longevity Explorer

Useful Design, Useful Aging: Exploring the Tech Galaxy With Longevity Explorer

By Matt Perry

Richard Caro is a tightrope walker.

A successful entrepreneur with decades of experience in bringing high-tech products to market, he’s most recently turned his attention to aging and product design. On the surface, his Longevity Explorers assess the quality of products and technology. Yet Caro knows his work is about something...

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California Cities Struggle With Water Quality, and Poor Areas Suffer Most

California Cities Struggle With Water Quality, and Poor Areas Suffer Most

In pockets of the Central Valley, residents are fighting for clean drinking water, and those in low-income areas have been impacted the most.

The post California Cities Struggle With Water Quality, and Poor Areas Suffer Most appeared first on California Health Report.


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Maternal Mortality Has Declined in California, But Disparities Persist

Jun 30, 2016

 

By Hannah Guzik

 

California women are significantly less likely to die from childbirth complications than mothers nationwide, but racial disparities persist, according to a new report.

There were 7.3 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in California in 2013, according to the California Health Care Foundation report released Wednesday.

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Shadow of massacre hangs over U.S.-backed university in Vietnam

Jun 29, 2016

Should a former Navy SEAL implicated in a massacre of civilians in a Vietnamese village be appointed to head a major American-sponsored university in that country? Fans of redemption narratives seem inspired by the recent appointment of former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey … Continue reading

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Chronic Funding Shortfalls Frustrate County Coroners

Jun 27, 2016
Chronic Funding Shortfalls Frustrate County Coroners

Boxes of human blood await toxicological examination in a laboratory at the Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s office. According to former coroner Mark Fajardo, inadequate funding and staffing for his department led to a nine-month backlog on such tests. In April, Fajardo quit in protest. Photo: Chris Richard.

By Chris Richard

In a refrigerated crypt...

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West Sacramento honors hometown boxing great Joey Lopes

Jun 27, 2016
West Sacramento honors hometown boxing great Joey Lopes

I went to the official opening of the Joseph “Joey” Lopes Park in West Sacramento last Friday. A couple of hundred people attended the upbeat ceremony to celebrate the years-long effort to create a 4-acre park off West Capitol Avenue … Continue reading

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California Cities Respond to Climate Change Crisis

Jun 26, 2016
California Cities Respond to Climate Change Crisis

By Robin Urevich

Climate change is global, but local governments are both the biggest source of the world’s carbon emissions and the first line of defense against its effects. The United Nations Environment Program reports that 75 percent of the world’s carbon emissions come from urban areas. Now, more and more cities and counties are...

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