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Afraid of Law Enforcement, Immigrants in Abusive Relationships Face Safety Dilemma

May 22, 2017
Afraid of Law Enforcement, Immigrants in Abusive Relationships Face Safety Dilemma By Hannah Guzik Interpersonal assault victims, who already faced stigma and a culture that often blames them for their assault, now must contend with a president who himself has been accused of sexual assault. Further, President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have left many California victims who are undocumented afraid to even step foot in a courthouse or police station, for fear that they may be deported.

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Mapping Effort Spotlights Extent of Hepatitis C Pandemic in California

May 19, 2017
Mapping Effort Spotlights Extent of Hepatitis C Pandemic in California Hepatitis C kills more people in the United States each year than any other infectious disease, yet few people realize how widespread the virus is or know what areas of the country are most impacted.

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California Offers Child Care Subsidies for Infants and Toddlers, But Only 9% of Those Eligible Enroll

May 17, 2017
California Offers Child Care Subsidies for Infants and Toddlers, But Only 9% of Those Eligible Enroll Only 9 percent of eligible infants and toddlers have state-subsidized child care. California’s day cares have the capacity to only take 25 percent of the state’s children who are 2 and younger. The number of spots available drops even lower when you take into account day cares that are willing to accept subsidies.

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Slashing Payments to Planned Parenthood Will Limit Access to Care in Central Valley

May 16, 2017
Slashing Payments to Planned Parenthood Will Limit Access to Care in Central Valley By Linda Childers Planned Parenthood is a major provider of reproductive health care to primarily low-income men and women and those who live in underserved communities, says Kathy Kneer, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. For some, it’s their only source of health care.

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Counties to Try Out an Electronic Registry for End-of-Life Wishes

May 15, 2017
Counties to Try Out an Electronic Registry for End-of-Life Wishes By Jessica Portner “It’s a beautiful thing when you’ve resuscitated someone and you get them back,” says paramedic Henry Ledo, “but if you can do anything for anyone in their life, it’s at least to respect their wishes.”

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How Children Are Swept Up in California’s Opioid Crisis

May 9, 2017
How Children Are Swept Up in California’s Opioid Crisis By Derek Walter Doctors across the state say that in addition to treating more babies who are born with an addiction, they’re seeing an increase in children and teens who are addicted to opiates, a class of highly-addictive drugs.

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California Advocates React to American Health Care Act

May 8, 2017
California Advocates React to American Health Care Act By Lisa Renner Five million of California’s poorest and most vulnerable residents could lose their health coverage if the American Health Care Act becomes law, health advocates say. 

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Batterer Interventions May Help the Few Abusers Who Finish the Programs

May 8, 2017
Batterer Interventions May Help the Few Abusers Who Finish the Programs By Claudia Boyd-Barrett “It really helps and it really works if you’re open minded and willing to allow the process to occur. If you attend it and just sit there with your arms crossed and you’ve got a messed up look up on your face and you’re really not participating in the class, it won’t help you.”

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Baja, San Diego Schools Prepare for Deported Students

May 4, 2017
Baja, San Diego Schools Prepare for Deported Students By Marty Graham On Monday, the San Diego school district – the second largest in the state - announced it will collaborate with Baja schools to make sure that kids are getting compatible and similar education on both sides of the border.

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Anxiety Grips California Students Amid Immigration Crackdown

May 4, 2017
Anxiety Grips California Students Amid Immigration Crackdown By Claudia Boyd-Barrett Amid news of stepped-up deportation efforts under President Donald Trump, many students with an undocumented parent are living in fear that their families will be torn apart. 

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