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  • CA Cycling Groups Promote Community During Pandemic
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    CA Cycling Groups Promote Community During Pandemic By Marianne Dhenin for Yes! Media.Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter for California News Service reporting for the YES! Media-Public News Service Collaboration. The Power of Bike Education to Transform Lives and Communities Amid a pandemic biking boom, cycling education organizations are working to make sure access is equitable and inclusive. Many Americans learned to ride bicycles as kids. ...(Read More)

  • Advocates Promote End-of-Life Plannning
    on April 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Advocates Promote End-of-Life Plannning LOS ANGELES - Today, April 16, is the 8th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day - a day where health-care advocates encourage everyone to think about the kind of health care they'd want at the end of life. Now, civil-rights icon Dolores Huerta is speaking out in a pair of videos in English and Spanish - asking people to consider what they'd want if, say, they develop severe dementia and can no longer make health-care decisions. "Who will speak for us in case we get a life-threatening illness and cannot communicate our wishes for our end-of-life care?" asked Huerta. "...(Read More)

  • California's McCloud River Among "Most Endangered" in U.S.
    on April 14, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    California's McCloud River Among "Most Endangered" in U.S. REDDING, Calif. - The 2021 top 10 list of America's "Most Endangered Rivers" is out - and the McCloud River in Shasta County is number seven. The report from the group American Rivers noted the McCloud is threatened by a 40-year-old plan that had been revived by the Trump administration to raise the Shasta Dam by more than 18 feet. ...(Read More)

  • CA Lawmakers Tackle Energy, Environmental Justice Issues
    on April 13, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    CA Lawmakers Tackle Energy, Environmental Justice Issues SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two bills to combat pollution from the oil and gas industry will get hearings today in Sacramento, but clean-air advocates say they don't quite go far enough. The state Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water will consider Senate Bill 47, which would greatly expand the funding for plugging old wells. ...(Read More)

  • Community Colleges Seek Return of Students Post-COVID
    on April 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Community Colleges Seek Return of Students Post-COVID SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Community colleges nationwide are bracing for another drop in enrollment this year, especially among students of color. Data from the National College Attainment Network shows only about 55% of high school seniors have applied for federal financial aid. ...(Read More)

  • Universidades comunitarias buscan regreso de estudiantes después de COVID
    on April 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Universidades comunitarias buscan regreso de estudiantes después de COVID SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Colegios comunitarios de todo el país se están preparando para otra caída en las inscripciones de este año, especialmente entre los estudiantes de color. Los datos del National College Attainment Network muestran que solo alrededor del 55 por ciento de los estudiantes del último año de secundaria han solicitado ayuda financiera federal. ...(Read More)

  • Docs Starting to See Cases of COVID-Related Hearing Loss
    on April 5, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Docs Starting to See Cases of COVID-Related Hearing Loss SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- If you've noticed some hearing loss after you've had COVID-19, you're not alone. Experts are starting to see cases pop up, and they advise people with symptoms to ask their doctor to arrange a hearing test right away, because treatments are more effective early on. ...(Read More)

  • Rural CA Community Colleges Move to Combat Poverty, Digital Divide
    on April 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Rural CA Community Colleges Move to Combat Poverty, Digital Divide IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. -- The pandemic has worsened problems facing rural community colleges, but also has led to more focus and funding to solve them, according to a new report. Researchers with the Association of Community College Trustees found the digital divide put students at a huge disadvantage for distance learning. ...(Read More)

  • Colegios Comunitarios del área rural en CA se movilizan para combatir la pobreza y la división digital
    on April 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Colegios Comunitarios del área rural en CA se movilizan para combatir la pobreza y la división digital IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. -- De acuerdo a un nuevo informe, la pandemia ha empeorado los problemas que enfrentan los colegios comunitarios rurales, pero también se ha llegado a un mayor enfoque y financiamiento. Los investigadores de la Asociación de Fideicomisos de Colegios Comunitarios encontraron que la brecha digital coloca a los estudiantes en una gran desventaja para el aprendizaje a distancia. ...(Read More)

  • Otters at Risk for Boat Strikes as CA Salmon Season Opens
    on March 29, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Otters at Risk for Boat Strikes as CA Salmon Season Opens MONTEREY BAY, Calif. -- Salmon season starts this coming weekend, and it's expected to draw hundreds of fishing boats to the central coast. Conservation groups are asking anglers to be especially careful not to hit any sea otters, which tend to congregate in the harbors, sea channels, kelp beds and rocky near-shore areas. ...(Read More)