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San Francisco’s Elderly Chinese Suffer from Nursing Home Closure

April 8, 2014 | 10:54 am

San Francisco’s Elderly Chinese Suffer from Nursing Home Closure

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35 Chinese immigrants, most of whom don’t speak English, were displaced. Some died shorty after moving. …read more

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Photo Essay: Seniors Fight Eviction From Affordable San Jose Homes

March 7, 2014 | 7:00 am

Photo Essay: Seniors Fight Eviction From Affordable San Jose Homes

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Rising property values and hot real estate market fuel developers’ interest in Winchester Ranch.

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Richmond Public Housing Residents Say They’re Plagued With Filth, Vermin, Mold and Raw Sewage

February 17, 2014 | 12:01 am

Richmond Public Housing Residents Say They’re Plagued With Filth, Vermin, Mold and Raw Sewage

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Mice, mold, bedbugs, cockroaches, squatters and prostitutes are just a few of the problems in some units.

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State Officials, Patient Advocates Clash Over Caregiver Abuse Cases

January 22, 2014 | 11:13 am

State Officials, Patient Advocates Clash Over Caregiver Abuse Cases

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State officials dispute charges that they’re too slow to handle complaints of patient abuse in nursing homes.

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Six Ways the Bay Area Can Help Its Housing Affordability Problem

November 29, 2013 | 1:31 pm

Six Ways the Bay Area Can Help Its Housing Affordability Problem

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Creating affordable housing requires a multi-pronged, nuanced approach. Experts suggest some solutions.

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Residents at Senior Home Abandoned for Up to Eight Days

October 31, 2013 | 4:29 pm

Residents at Senior Home Abandoned for Up to Eight Days

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Sick and elderly patients originally said to be left behind for three day; one resident is missing.

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Who’s Protecting the Abused Elderly?

September 9, 2013 | 10:00 pm

Who’s Protecting the Abused Elderly?

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The state’s Department of Public Health failed to investigate serious cases, including suspicious deaths.

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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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November 9, 2012 | 8:58 am

Accuracy Isn’t Priority as VA Battles Disability Claims Backlog

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by Aaron Glantz, Center for Investigative Reporting U.S. Navy cook Hosea Roundtree watched the 1983 shelling of Beirut from the deck of a ship, feelings of helplessness washing over him as people perished onshore. That memory haunted him, resurrected in flashbacks eight years later after a tour in the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. But […]

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Scammers Prey on Elderly East Asian Women in San Francisco

September 6, 2012 | 3:32 pm

Scammers Prey on Elderly East Asian Women in San Francisco

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An elderly Chinese woman is approached on the street by a woman speaking Cantonese. The stranger wonders whether the woman knows of a good herbalist but is rebuffed. A third woman appears, intervening in a way that gains the confidence of the first woman. This third woman will then convince her that she is being […]

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