Tag Archives: San Diego County

Coalition Wants 100% Enrollment in Safety Net Programs by 2020

By Megan Burks San Diego labor, faith and community groups gathered Saturday at the County Administration Center to demand the county achieve 100 percent enrollment in federal social safety-net programs by 2020. The group calls itself the Invest in San Diego Families … Continue reading

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Clearing a Hurdle For Ex-Offenders — Lack of Identification

By Megan Burks It’s something many may take for granted, but nearly three-quarters of people surveyed in San Diego County jails say they won’t have a valid form of identification when they get out. Now the county is partnering with … 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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Video: Problems Still Plague County Food Stamp System

By Maureen Cavanaugh, Joanne Faryon, Patty Lane and Claire Trageser Five out of six calls to a county hotline designed to help residents access food stamps and other benefits are dropped, according to an inTelegy report first publicized in U-T San Diego. The report, commissioned … Continue reading

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Texting to Keep Moms, Babies Healthy

Jeanne Watson and her baby Lilah, who was born in October 2011. Watson says she’s gotten some great health tips from the Text4baby text messaging service. | Photo Credit: Kenny Goldberg By Kenny Goldberg People can use their cell phones … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Enrollment Soars, But San Diego Still Rates Low

By Adrian Florido As the weak economy battered families across California, food stamp use nearly doubled since 2006. But in San Diego County, the spike has been even more dramatic. Food stamp use has nearly tripled here. Despite that jump, … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity Declines In San Diego; Percentage Remains Alarming

By Kenny Goldberg San Diego County may be turning the tide on childhood obesity. A new report reveals the percentage of overweight and obese kids fell between 2005 and 2010. Yet still more than one-third of them are seriously overweight. The report … Continue reading

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County Hiring New Food Stamps Workers

By Adrian Florido This afternoon, I appeared on KPBS’ Midday Edition to discuss how long hold times on San Diego County’s food-stamps help line are making it hard for low-income residents to apply.  Here’s the audio from today’s show. County … Continue reading

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