Month: November 2011

Small Towns, Large Integration

The tiny Central Valley town of Cutler is home to one in a series of cutting-edge health clinics that raise the bar on low-cost, community-based healthcare with a sophisticated set of integrated services spanning primary care to alternative medicine and social outreach. The Family HealthCare Network includes 11 clinics dotting rural Tulare and Kings counties, both agricultural economies in the heart of the central San Joaquin Valley populated heavily by undocumented workers.

State jobless rate inches downward

California’s unemployment rate inched downward in October as the state’s economy added nearly 26,000 jobs, following a revised expansion of 39,200 jobs in September.

The unemployment rate fell to 11.7 percent in October, down from 11.9 percent two months earlier.

LAO: $2 billion in triggered cuts likely

State revenues will be nearly $4 billion below projections for the current fiscal year, triggering about $2 billion in budget cuts under a deal reached earlier this year between the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown, the non-partisan Legislative Analyst says in a new forecast released today.

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