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Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

September 18, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

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California’s lingering backlog of Medi-Cal applications affects hundreds of thousands of people.

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For Some, Getting Medi-Cal Aid Might Cost Them Their Homes

August 26, 2014 | 6:00 am

For Some, Getting Medi-Cal Aid Might Cost Them Their Homes

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By law, state can collect money from estates of some who get benefits from program for the poor.

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Air Pollution Controversy Swirls Around Oakland Army Base Development

May 6, 2014 | 6:30 am

Air Pollution Controversy Swirls Around Oakland Army Base Development

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Neighborhood residents already suffer from high rates of asthma, heart and lung disease, and cancer.

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Enlisting the Poor to Find Solutions to Poverty

January 9, 2014 | 12:48 pm

Enlisting the Poor to Find Solutions to Poverty

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Oakland’s Family Independence Initiative calls for investment in the ingenuity of low-income Americans.

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As the Cold Continues, Shelters Work to Bring Warmth

December 11, 2013 | 8:30 am

As the Cold Continues, Shelters Work to Bring Warmth

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It was another tough night for those unable to find shelter from the cold.

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As Need Increases at Food Banks, Donations Are Dropping

November 26, 2013 | 6:18 pm

As Need Increases at Food Banks, Donations Are Dropping

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Bay Area food banks are falling short on Thanksgiving this year.

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September 20, 2012 | 8:22 am

A.M. Splash: State Has Over 6 Million in Poverty; Poll Finds 51% in Favor of Calif. Tax Measure; Zuckerberg Fortune Falls to $9.4 Billion

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More than 6 million Californians now living in poverty (SJ Mercury News) More than 330,000 Californians fell below the poverty line in 2011, bringing the ranks of California’s poor to more than 6.1 million, according to statistics being released Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The statewide poverty rate hit 16.6 percent in 2011, up […]

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California Bucks Trend in Child Poverty

February 23, 2012 | 6:08 pm

California Bucks Trend in Child Poverty

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Children growing up in areas of concentrated poverty are more likely to experience stress, drop out of school, and grow up to be low-income adults. Those are some of the findings of an Annie E. Casey Foundation report released Thursday. In the last decade, the number of US children living in poor neighborhoods grew by […]

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Bridging a Summertime Food Gap

June 27, 2011 | 12:29 am

Bridging a Summertime Food Gap

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In Oakland, about 20,000 schoolchildren are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals under a federal program that subsidizes lunch (and in many cases, breakfast) for children from low-income families. Those families face a dilemma when school is out for the summer: how to make up for those meals until classes begin again. The answer […]

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