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At San Francisco’s Libraries, Formerly Homeless Staff Support Those Still in Need

April 27, 2017
At San Francisco’s Libraries, Formerly Homeless Staff Support Those Still in Need By Fran Kritz The homeless have long found a refuge in San Francisco libraries – long enough that once-homeless patrons are now reaching out to those in need.

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LGBT Clinic Opens in Ventura to Fill Gaping Need for Health Care

April 26, 2017
LGBT Clinic Opens in Ventura to Fill Gaping Need for Health Care By Hannah Guzik A Ventura clinic is the first health center in the Central Coast region specifically for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In a time when mainstream culture has made strides in recognizing LGBT rights, access to culturally sensitive health care remains out of reach for many who identify outside traditional gender or sexual norms.

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San Diego Doctors, Advocates Combine Efforts to End Female Genital Cutting

April 25, 2017
San Diego Doctors, Advocates Combine Efforts to End Female Genital Cutting By Marty Graham Doctors aim to turn San Diego’s large African community away from female genital cutting, while developing culturally competent medical care for women who have been cut, with help from a nonprofit well-known in the community for its advocacy efforts on behalf of African women in the city.

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College Eateries Rolling out Plans to Accept CalFresh

April 19, 2017
College Eateries Rolling out Plans to Accept CalFresh By Lisa Renner Homeless or disabled college students in eight California counties will soon be able to use their CalFresh electronic benefits transfer cards to buy food at campus food services.

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Sobering Center Offers Homeless a Second Chance

April 17, 2017
Sobering Center Offers Homeless a Second Chance By Chris Richard The beds lie in neat rows in the dim light, elongated shallow bowls of heavy plastic, each cradling a waterproof mattress. They’re built to contain the urine and vomit of drunkenness, then to be ready for service again after a quick wash and treatment with disinfectant.

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Ageism in Silicon Valley

April 2, 2017
Ageism in Silicon Valley Over the past 40 years, the contract between a technology company and its workers has changed dramatically, with ageism a clear consequence.

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