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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

I had a hunch that Carolyn Cannuscio had a story teller’s heart when she plucked out this detail from a Philadelphia city-dweller account of gentrification: ‘One woman described the way she saw... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

San Francisco and the Bay Area is, in many ways, a microcosm of much of America. As a metaphor for the extremes of environmental wealth and poverty in America today, you can walk 10 short San... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

For the first time, this fellowship gives me the opportunity to do a health story right.

Health issues usually mean big trouble when it’s breaking news or an investigative story.

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

When my 2-year-old son has to see a doctor for his eyes or ears, I plan to take at least a half a day off work, if not a full day. Between the hours-long wait in the overcrowded specialists’... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

A painful irony exists in California’s agricultural heart: farm workers, far too often, don’t have access to the fruits of their own labor.    

I thought about this irony, more than a year... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Health Reform: The Washington Post and Kaiser Health News... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

They are neighborhoods where a wilting head of lettuce costs two or three times as much as a dollar meal. Where fast-food spots litter the landscape but the nearest supermarket is miles away. "... more

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October 19, 2010 | 3 comments

As the national conversation about gay teen suicide continues in the wake of Tyler Clementi’s death, it’s... more

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October 18, 2010 | 0 comments

Beginning in 2014, businesses with more than 50 workers will have to provide health insurance or face a penalty per each full-time employee. At the same time, many of these small businesses are... more

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October 18, 2010 | 0 comments

If you live in California, you see it all of the time. Big rig trucks driving alongside you on freeways and roads. Freight trains carrying goods up and down the coast. Ships docked at container... more

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October 18, 2010 | 0 comments

Sadly, in the city of Long Beach and the surrounding South Bay region, the topic of air pollution is nothing new.

Asthma and lung disease rates are among the highest in the nation. It is... more

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October 18, 2010 | 0 comments

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event.

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October 18, 2010 | 0 comments

My mom used to take me to Mervyns to get "husky" jeans. My mom tried to sugar coat... more

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