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Lawmakers Drop Effort to Open Covered California to Immigrants Here Illegally

By Kenny Goldberg A legislative effort to allow people who are here illegally to buy Covered California health plans has been shelved. State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) removed a section from his bill (Senate Bill 4) that would have … Continue reading

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Study: Trash in City Heights Canyons Linked to Plastics in Fish

By Megan Burks City Heights students and the Ocean Discovery Institute last school year helped scientists study urban runoff in their neighborhood canyons. The results of that study are coming together now, and they’re painting a picture of how inland … Continue reading

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Hoover Builds On School Discipline Reform With Wellness Center

By Megan Burks Last year Hoover High School teachers cut suspensions by 80 percent after being trained to recognize and address trauma in their students. Hoover is building on that success by establishing a wellness center. It will offer traditional … Continue reading

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‘Kids Count’ Report Gives State Low Marks

By Kenny Goldberg The latest edition of the annual Kids Count report on children’s well-being ranks California 38th in the country, just ahead of Oklahoma. Produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the report released Tuesday examines 16 categories of … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Encouraged to Test for Hepatitis B

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers With help from pharmaceutical students at UC San Diego, the Asian Pacific Health Foundation is continuing its campaign for a “Hepatitis Free San Diego.” APHF Medical Director Robert Gish … Continue reading

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Advocates Push to Expand California Welfare Program

By Kenny Goldberg First step children. Next step adults. That’s what advocates of the poor say after state lawmakers recently agreed to extend Medi-Cal benefits to the children of immigrants who are living here illegally. Lawmakers have appropriated $40 million … Continue reading

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Dental Program for Low-Income Californians Gains Patients While Losing Dentists

By Kenny Goldberg California’s dental program for the poor is falling short. A new state review of the Denti-Cal program, shows between 2009 and 2014, the number of children enrolled in the Denti-Cal program increased by nearly 40 percent. But … Continue reading

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San Diego to Loosen Tobacco Restrictions, Add E-Cigarette Rules

By Megan Burks The city of San Diego’s Public Safety Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a new tobacco ordinance. It would lift a 1,000-foot buffer zone around schools, playgrounds and other youth-oriented facilities that prohibits retailers from selling … Continue reading

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A Circus Has Youth Flipping – and Exercising – at Mid City Gym

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers An after school program in City Heights gets youth juggling, flipping and sitting on invisible chairs. Fern Street Circus started in 1990 around the Golden Hill neighborhood of … Continue reading

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Fortaleciendo a las mujeres a través de la salud

PCI ofrece adiestramiento en computadoras a través de su programa Life Skills. Reportaje del personal Las residentes de City Heights que buscan una vida mejor a través de una mejor salud y educación son el blanco de dos programas que … Continue reading

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