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Food and Sustainability

Walnut Trees Can Handle Water ‘Stress’ And Still Thrive, Study Finds

October 23, 2018 | Julia Mitric

UC Davis researchers say they’ve found a way for walnut growers to irrigate more efficiently and still keep up their crop yields.

Courtesy of Dana Johnson

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Dana Johnson Explores The Complex Human History Of Los Angeles At Stories On Stage Sacramento

October 23, 2018

Prize-winning novelist and short story author Dana Johnson discusses work from her story collection “In The Not Quite Dark” before her appearance at Stories on Stage Sacramento.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

University Of The Pacific Hosts Clinics To Help Patients With Medicare Open Enrollment

October 23, 2018

The University of the Pacific is hosting 13 public events with their Mobile Medicare Clinics outreach program to help patients pick the right drug plan during the 2018 open enrollment period.

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Health Care

Thousands Of Employees Strike At UC Hospitals

October 22, 2018 | Steve Milne

Thousands of University of California medical workers are walking off the job in a contract dispute that has prompted rescheduling of surgeries and thousands of outpatient appointments. The three-day strike begins Tuesday.

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California Transgender Groups Poised To Fight Possible Trump Proposal

October 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

A leaked memo from the Trump administration obtained by The New York Times could lead to fewer protections for transgender people. California advocacy groups are speaking out.

Photo by Clark Russell

Health Care

Trade Commission Blocks Two Unapproved Stem Cell Clinics In California, But Experts Say There Are Many More

October 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

There’s a growing black market for unapproved stem cell treatments.The federal government is cracking down, starting with two California clinics.

Photographed by Ken Papaleo, Herald-Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library

Taxpayers Revolt: The History Of Prop. 13

October 22, 2018 | Chris Nichols

Forty years ago California voters passed Prop. 13 and reshaped the California dream for generations.

The California Dream Series: The Block That Prop. 13 Built

October 22, 2018

Prop. 13 was meant to save the California dream when it passed in the 1970s. But did it? To answer this question, we focused on a single block in a middle-class neighborhood in North Oakland. These are the stories we found.

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California Rolling Forward With Pot Delivery Regulations

October 19, 2018

The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the state continues to set myriad rules for how pot is grown, tested, packaged and delivered since recreational sales became legal Jan. 1.

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Environment

Trump Wants To Cut Red Tape, Hasten Water Projects In California, Pacific Northwest

October 19, 2018

President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the government to speed up environmental reviews and streamline regulations on major water projects, a boost for endangered Republican lawmakers in California's Central Valley facing reelection challenges.

Courtesy of Thomas Bouffard Architects Inc.

Business Journal: Cannabis Production Campus, Lincoln Annexation Plans, Flako's Takos Expansion

October 19, 2018

In southeast Sacramento, construction is expected to begin within weeks on a $50 million cannabis production facility. Scott Rodd from the Sacramento Business Journal has that story, plus news about Flako's Takos and the city of Lincoln.

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Drake's Brewery Set To Open In West Sacramento Barn Building

October 18, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

The Barn is a giant wooden building that's part structure and part sculpture in West Sacramento. It has not had a full-time use since its creation in 2016, but will soon open as a full-time brewery and restaurant.

UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital Oakland

Health Care

Proposition 4 Could Boost Funding For California Children’s Hospitals

October 18, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

If Proposition 4 passes, $1.5 billion in state bonds would help hospitals make beds seismically compliant, redesign neonatal units and purchase new equipment.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Proposition 2: At Issue Is Housing For 20,000 Mentally Ill Homeless People in California

October 18, 2018 | Randol White

The money would come from existing “Millionaire Tax,” which opponents says hurts ongoing mental health programs.

Courtesy of Timothy Brown

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Humanizing Homelessness Through Fiction

October 18, 2018

Before he retired, Timothy Brown was Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes, Inc. and an advocate for people experiencing homelessness in Sacramento. Now a writer, he just published his first novel, a historical mystery called “Squatter’s Gold.”

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