California


Diapers Are a Necessity, and Helping Working Families Afford Them Is One Too

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 410 View
When I joined the Assembly, one of the first issues I started working on was making diapers more affordable and accessible to parents. The lack of sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry, and healthy has ripple effects through the community, and with nearly 5.3 million babies in the U.S. age three or younger living in p

Climate Change This Week: Breaking Clean Energy Barriers, A Hot Year, and More!

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 494 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Forests Store Both Carbon and Biodiversity like this Asian cup moth caterpillar. Source flickriver.com When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.OO US Forests Will Store Less Carbon As Growth Is Cancelled By Losses due to pests, wildfires and dro

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 441 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Way Cool! Nematocampa Forest Caterpillar Shoots Out Tentacles when disturbed by sound - this one recently discovered in the Peruvian Amazon, but this type of caterpillar also occurs in North America. When we threaten forests, we threaten ourselves.OO Deforestation Threatens Ov

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 437 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of Asia burn include the jeweled flower mantis... say, are those happy faces on its wings? Source pinterest When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.OO Indonesia: Forest Fires Take Toll On Wildlife, Agriculture, Eco

Doctors, Death, and Dignity: The Semantics of "Suicide"

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 509 View
Inevitably, death comes to be seen as the enemy in medical care. A resuscitation effort ends with success, or death. Death is the antithesis of triumph in medicine. It is where options run out, where treatments end, where the final desperations of hope surrender. It is failure.Nor are we in medicine unique in this tendency. Poets, too, have interpo

Climate Change This Week: Drought Refugees, Solar Keeps Surging, and More!

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 411 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful Tropical Gem - toucans live in tropical forests, and will disappear with them. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Earth To Lose An India-Sized Chunk Of Its Tropical Forests By 2050 - new research suggests that tropical forests may be disappearing even faster than we

Fashion-able World Games at UCLA

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 518 View
Did you think the Olympics was the most spectacular event you could ever witness ? Then you obviously missed out on the heartwarming Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. For everyone involved, "LA2015" saw thrills, triumphs and plenty of fun and inspiration with none other than First Lady Michelle Obama taking part in the Opening Ceremonies

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Clean Energy Jaggernaut, and More!

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 416 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Flying frogs glide through dark Asian rainforests. Source www.factzoo.com The clouded leopard is an inhabitant of Cambodian forests, which are being destroyed for timber, at an alarming rate. Source www.animalspot.netForests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Alarm Over 'Timber Grab'

Climate Change This Week: Hillary's Climate Action Plan, A Wind Power Sheet, and More!

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 427 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Disappear, So Do Beautiful Insects. Pinterest.comForests: the cheapest way to store carbon* * In June, Earth smashed warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. OO First Half Of 2015 Was Hottest Ever Recorded - feel the heat yet? * * OO

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 443 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Macaws are just a few of the colorful unique birds found in Brazilian forests. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Brazil Announces Massive Reforestation and Renewable Energy Plan With U.S. - with both countries agreeing to obtain up to 20% of their electricity from renewable

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 454 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source www.infohostels.comOO Netherlands: For First Time, A Court Orders A Government To Act On Global Warming * *Moore, OK, the day after a huge tornado demolished it. Credit Major Jon Quinlan/defenseimage

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 404 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blogspot.com Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Peru: New Reserve Will Protect Nearly A Million Acres Of Pristine Forest * * A Preview of the Paris Talks? Credit Ed Stein, 2009.OO The World Is Of

Medicaid for Services Update

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 727 View
Two weeks ago, I wrote about Medicaid - A Path to Housing & Services. In the previous blog, I explain how California is asking the federal government for permission to use Medicaid funds contributed by Uncle Sam to pay for rental assistance for the most medically fragile and vulnerable people facing homelessness. California, New York, Massachusetts

California Turkey Burgers

News ⋅ Comments ⋅ 566 View
2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 cup minced scallions 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3

California Chipotle Chopped Salad

News ⋅ Comments ⋅ 535 View
4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons agave nectar 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

Hacking for a Healthier California

News ⋅ Comments ⋅ 654 View
California dodged a bullet late last year at the "Happiest Place on Earth." Last December, a measles outbreak was traced to Disneyland. Before it was contained, it had spread to a half-dozen U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Nearly 150 people in the United States caught the highly contagious virus. Considering this disease remains one of the leading

California Senate Approves Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Buy Health Insurance

News ⋅ Comments ⋅ 617 View
LOS ANGELES, June 2 (Reuters) - The California Senate voted on Tuesday to allow unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange created under the U.S. Affordable Care Act, a measure that would make the state the first to offer that kind of coverage.The bill would not provide a subsidy for undocumented immigrants to buy health in

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Matcha ⋅ Comments ⋅ 1700 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. In a 192-page paper Pope Francis lays out the argument for a new partnership between science and religion. Source the Daily ClimateOO Encyclical Reveals Pope's Deep Dive Into Climate Science @@ Rick Santorum's "Pick N Choose" Faith: Argues With Pope on Climate Change - saying we shou

Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

Health ⋅ Comments ⋅ 6664 View
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 16 2014How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide. Looking abov
Text Us