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Long Summer Days Challenging for San Diego Muslims Fasting for Ramadan

The sun sets over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego. | Photo Credit: Hodja, FLICKR By Megan Burks San Diego Muslims began fasting from sunup to sundown Saturday for Ramadan. The Islamic holy month follows the lunar … Continue reading

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Covered California Drops Ball With Non-English Speakers, Report Says

By Kenny Goldberg The report from the non-profit Greenlining Institute says Covered California deserves praise for enrolling 1.4 million people in new health coverage. But the Institute’s Jordan Medina said the exchange’s website was primarily designed for people who speak … Continue reading

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Defensores de refugiados en San Diego solicitan más intérpretes médicos

Eric Le se dirige a los reporteros en el Ayuntamiento de San Diego para hablar acerca de la necesidad de tener más intérpretes médicos en el Condado de San Diego, 9 de junio de 2014. | Photo por Susan Murphy … Continue reading

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Refugee Experience Drives Nile Sisters

The Nile Sisters Development Initiative includes Lula Bom, Yu Yu Khaing, Nancy Martey and founder Elizabeth Lou. | Photo Credit: Adam Ward By Adam Ward Elizabeth Lou, founder of Nile Sisters Development Initiative, arrived in the United States in 1999 … Continue reading

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Experiencia de los Refugiados es la Inspiración de Nile Sisters

La Iniciativa para el Desarrollo Nile Sisters incluye Lula Bom, Yu Yu Khaing, Nancy Martey y a la fundadora Elizabeth Lou. | Photo por Adam Ward Por Adam Ward Elizabeth Lou, fundadora de la Iniciativa para el Desarrollo Nile Sisters … Continue reading

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San Diego Refugees, Advocates Call for More Medical Interpreters

Eric Le talks to reporters at San Diego City Hall about the need for more medical translators in San Diego County, June 9, 2014. | Photo Credit: Susan Murphy By Susan Murphy A diverse group of two dozen refugees and … Continue reading

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Muslim Residents Call for Halal School Lunches

School lunches are back in the spotlight this summer as districts try to comply with new nutrition rules. Meanwhile, Muslim residents in City Heights are calling for school cafeterias to offer foods that fit their religious guidelines. | Video Credit: … Continue reading

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More Money for Medi-Cal, But Doctors’ Pay Cut Remains

By Kenny Goldberg Thanks to Obamacare, more than 2 million additional Californians have signed up for Medi-Cal since last October. But it can be tough to find a doctor willing to treat them. That’s because the state cut the Medi-Cal … Continue reading

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Soft Drink Labeling Bill Goes Flat

By Kenny Goldberg The proposed measure called for all 12-ounce sugary drinks with more than 75 calories to carry a warning label. The label would have said sweetened drinks contribute to obesity and diabetes. Business groups lobbied hard against the … Continue reading

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State Glitch Holds Up 90,000 San Diego Medi-Cal Applications

By Megan Burks A state computer glitch is holding up Medi-Cal applications across California. The delays have 94,000 San Diegans awaiting health coverage. People applying for the state-based insurance can expect to wait up to 90 days before their coverage … Continue reading

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