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Safety not the issue with polystyrene foam: If you’ve been following the debate in Sacramento over the use of foam cups and food containers in California, you probably have heard some rather outlandish allegations related to their safety. After 40-plus years as a toxicologist, I can clearly state: There are no adverse health effects on hum...
Xavier Becerra: The Golden State Warrior?: State Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading California’s increasingly tense challenge to the policies of Donald Trump’s administration. It’s a role that gives him high visibility — and headaches. Becerra, in office just five months, is backed by the person who appointed him attorney general:...
Xavier Becerra: The Golden State Warrior?: State Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading California’s increasingly tense challenge to the policies of Donald Trump’s administration. It’s a role that gives him high visibility — and headaches. Becerra, in office just five months, is backed by the person who appointed him attorney general:...
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25 years after racial tensions erupted, black and Korean communities reflect on L.A. riots: Jackie Broxton remembers the day the riots swept through her city, when the only way to get back to her car after church was to brave the flames and plumes of smoke that had engulfed the surrounding streets of South L.A. She needed to get her daughter home to Ladera Heights, and for a moment ...
Essential California: One prominent pastor remembers the riots: Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, April 28, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES One prominent pastor reflects on the riots It was April 1992, and the Rev. Cecil L. Murray had led the city’s oldest and perhaps most politically...
Garcetti budget would reduce police patrols in neighborhoods and increase response times, LAPD union warns: The union that represents Los Angeles police officers launched a broadside against Mayor Eric Garcetti’s budget on Thursday, warning that the spending plan will divert funds away from neighborhood patrols and to the policing of Metro buses and trains. Garcetti’s budget proposal for 2017-18 ca...
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Playmate tastes shame, ordered to clean up urban grit: Dani Mathers earned fame posing as a nude model. She gained notoriety on the other side of the camera when she snapped a photo of an unwitting and unwilling subject … Click to Continue »
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray asks for dismissal of sex-abuse suit: Attorneys for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have formally denied allegations of sexual abuse and asked that a lawsuit making the claims be dismissed. The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/z1R5Z4 ) lawyers … Click to Continue »
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Families Fear Fallout From Health Care Changes: Peter Hodge’s two daughters fight cystic fibrosis daily, their medications, doctor visits and hospitalizations costing about $1 million in health care benefits a year. Should the Republican-controlled Senate upend insurance similarly to what the House of Representatives has already approved, thei...
Reporter Says He Was Body-Slammed By US House Candidate: A reporter said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed him Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the nationally watched special election.Greg Gianforte was in a private office giving an interview when Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs came in witho...
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Single-Payer Would Cost A Third of Current Health Care Costs Per Family: The argument for single-payer health care is primarily moral. It’s just wrong to make anyone’s ability to get the health care they need dependent on their ability to pay. Still, even when we win the moral argument, we still have to figure out how to get the system up and running – and how to fun...
The Quest for Single Payer Continues: Sens. Atkins and Lara keep up the fight by Brian Leubitz There is content on Calitics about single payer from the early days.  Shiela Kuehl was pushing it back then, but the legislation goes back to the 90s. A grassroots movement for the establishment of a single-payer health care financing syste...

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