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Marin Supervisors Approve Contested Affordable Housing Plan

September 24, 2013 | 6:28 pm

Marin Supervisors Approve Contested Affordable Housing Plan

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Marin County supervisors approved a plan on Tuesday that allows affordable housing developments along Highway 101 to be built.

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Stockton’s Little Manila: the Heart of Filipino California

September 2, 2013 | 5:00 am

Stockton’s Little Manila: the Heart of Filipino California

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In the 1920s and 30s, downtown Stockton was home to “Little Manila,” the heart of Filipino America.

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Calif. Legislators Urge Speedy Inquiry Into Prison Sterilizations

August 22, 2013 | 11:19 am

Calif. Legislators Urge Speedy Inquiry Into Prison Sterilizations

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By Corey G. Johnson, The Center for Investigative Reporting SACRAMENTO -­– Legislators today fast-tracked an audit into why doctors under contract with the state sterilized nearly 150 female prison inmates from 2006 to 2010 without the required authorizations. During a hearing at the State Capitol, members of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee unanimously approved the investigation […]

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San Francisco Has Skinniest Men and Marin the Longest-Living Women in the U.S.

July 24, 2013 | 3:51 pm

San Francisco Has Skinniest Men and Marin the Longest-Living Women in the U.S.

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by Kelly O’Mara and Olivia Hubert-Allen It turns out it’s not just your imagination that the Bay Area is full of skinny, active people. A study released on July 10 from Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington measured the rates of activity, obesity, and longevity county-by-county across the country. The […]

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Bay Area Leads California Growth

May 1, 2013 | 3:22 pm

Bay Area Leads California Growth

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Having trouble affording housing in the Bay Area? That’s not likely to end soon: The Bay Area led the state in population growth, according to a new report by the California Department of Finance. Overall, California’s population grew by almost 298,000 residents in 2012 to 37,966,000 as of Jan. 1, 2013, the department found. That […]

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The Hunt Is on for Psychiatric Patients Allegedly ‘Dumped’ in California By Nevada Hospital

April 24, 2013 | 10:02 am

The Hunt Is on for Psychiatric Patients Allegedly ‘Dumped’ in California By Nevada Hospital

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It’s too soon to say whether the story of James Flavy Coy Brown is an anomaly, as Nevada regulators claim, or if budget-stressed mental health service professionals are “dumping” disoriented, mentally ill people on the rest of the nation. If one thing is certain, it’s that a lot of people are now actively engaged in answering […]

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California’s Baby Boomers on Track to Overwhelm State’s Younger Working Adults

February 6, 2013 | 6:26 am

California’s Baby Boomers on Track to Overwhelm State’s Younger Working Adults

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Think of it like a mushroom. Up near the top, there’s a big, fat cap of Baby Boomers; down below, the stem is struggling to hold up under the weight. USC’ Dowell Myers says The Day of Demographic Reckoning has come upon us. We share his thoughts because he’s the lead researcher on a recently […]

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What Californians Say About the California Accent

December 17, 2012 | 11:37 am

What Californians Say About the California Accent

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Jack Davis describes the California accent as warm and passionate. “It’s not hurried, it’s not hostile, it’s not caustic,” said Davis, a Los Angeles native who now lives in Santa Cruz. “It’s just people hanging out and chatting and having a good time.” But where Davis hears warmth, Ted Sebern of Burbank hears nothing. “Californians […]

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What Do You Think a California Accent Sounds Like?

December 6, 2012 | 8:55 am

What Do You Think a California Accent Sounds Like?

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You’ve probably heard an impression of a stereotypical California accent or dialect at least once on TV or in the movies. The surfer’s slow drawl, the Valley girl’s declarative sentence spoken like a question…. But c’mon, Californians don’t really have an accent or a dialect. Do they? A team of Stanford researchers is working to find out. […]

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SFPD Recorded Nearly All Asian Arrestees as ‘Chinese’

September 26, 2012 | 9:23 am

SFPD Recorded Nearly All Asian Arrestees as ‘Chinese’

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By Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen The San Francisco Police Department, relying on antiquated computer technology, routinely recorded nearly all Asians who were arrested in the city as “Chinese” until this month, department officials said. Arrest data that included the “Chinese” numbers was released to the public and sent to law enforcement agencies for at […]

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