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First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Sacramento's Gold Rush Days fest cancelled due to drought

Listen Now[4 min 8 sec]Now to another victim of the drought: A festival in Sacramento called the Gold Rush Days.Every Labor Day weekend in California's capital, they turn back the clock and transform Sacramento's historic district into a scene straight ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Nearly 3.5 million previously uninsured Californians now have health coverage, survey says

Nearly 6 out of 10 Californians who were uninsured last summer, now have health coverage. That's according to the first longitudinal survey to measure the impact of the Affordable Care Act on reducing the number of the uninsured statewide.The survey, ... [Published SCPR - 7 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Healthy food mom, part 1

Sandra Tsing Loh catches her daughters sneaking junk food.Newflash.  An average full-time working mom spends more hours per week with her children today than stay-at-homes did in the 1950s!  Those were the days kids tooled around on their bikes all weekend, ... [Published SCPR - 5 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

California's US Reps urge state to extend film tax incentives, but others ask 'Why?'

As 29 members of California's Congressional delegation signed a letter urging state legislative leaders to reauthorize and enhance the state's film and TV production tax incentive program, others are questioning whether such industry-specific measures ... [Published SCPR - 11 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Immigration reform: Last minute battle to produce border bill before Congress leaves town

There's nothing like a crisis to attract all sorts of political attention. And there's nothing like a spending bill to heighten the tension. Money becomes a magnet - attracting all sorts of seemingly unrelated issues. Combine that with a countdown clock, ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Will latest USC death deter China from sending its students abroad?

Listen Now[20 min 14 sec] Frederic J. Brown/AFP/USC students on their way to attend a memorial service on April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, for the two Chinese graduate students who were shot to death near campus.The Chinese Consulate General ... [Published SCPR - 14 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

New rules would require multi-lingual prescription drug labels

Listen Now[3 min 6 sec]Right now, drug labels appear only in English in California, yet 44 percent of Californians speak a language other than English at home.Reading labels on prescription drug labels can be a challenge for anyone.For non English speakers ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

An immigrant leaves America to chase his dreams in Mexico

Listen Now[6 min 3 sec] KUOW Photo/Liz JonesJorge Lerma prepares to return to Mexico, where he is from, after having spent half his life as an undocumented immigrant in the U.S.Yesterday on the program, we introduced you to Jorge Lerma . He came ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
Entities: Mexico, Liz Jones, Seattle
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Berkeley garage 'The Buslab' keeps vintage VW buses on the road

Listen Now[3 min 55 sec] Alejandro Rosas/KQEDSteve Perzan has taken his Westfalia for repairs and upgrades to the Buslab for years.If you're road-tripping through California this summer, you might spot the occasional Volkswagen Bus. Back in its ... [Published SCPR - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Timely care at VA surprises young veteran

The Department of Veterans Affairs is back in the headlines this week: Lawmakers in Washington are considering a $17 billion proposal to overhaul the department and improve health services for veterans.Meanwhile, a young veteran from Los Angeles is still ... [Published SCPR - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 3 reports

Venice lightning strike victim was inbound USC student (updated)

Nick Fagnano, 20, died following a lightning strike in Venice Beach on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Courtesy of Fagnano family1:09 p.m.: Lightning strike victim was incoming USC studentThe man who died after lightning struck near the pier in Venice Beach on ... [Published SCPR - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 2 reports

CalArts residency program aims to turn artists into teachers

Listen Now[3 min 56 sec] Maya Sugarman/KPCCHigh schoolers take part in a dance class at Cortines High School on Wednesday, July 9 during the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) put on by California Institute of the Arts every summer. This year ... [Published SCPR - Jul 28 2014]

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...still uninsured," says  Mollyann Brodie, KFF senior vice president and executive director of the foundation's public opinion and survey research. "For the first time we can shed some light on what made them likely to get insurance and what didn't and what some of the challenges are going to be in the second round of open enrollment."
"As you consider reauthorizing the existing credit, we urge you to enhance it to be more nationally competitive. Among the enhancements to the current credit that would help are substantially increasing the overall pot allotted, raising the cap that prevents blockbuster films from competing, and allowing hour long television dramas to qualify for the credit."
... Dana Rohrabacher of Huntington Beach is one lawmaker who wanted language that rescinded the President's order on DREAMERS. But he says, "just because it doesn't have everything, it doesn't mean you have to vote against it." Congressman Paul Cook of Barstow says he's satisfied, but adds there's also folks on his side of the aisle who "probably have some issues with the c...
"It was definitely more timely, I think because of the severity of the injury" MacNiven told me, when I visited him yesterday at his apartment in Playa Vista. He has a thick cast on his leg, which he propped up on a chair

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Healthy food mom, part 1 [Published SCPR - 5 hours ago]
Nearly 3.5 million previously uninsured Califor... [Published SCPR - 7 hours ago]
California's US Reps urge state to extend film ... [Published SCPR - 11 hours ago]
Sacramento's Gold Rush Days fest cancelled due ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
An immigrant leaves America to chase his dreams... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
New rules would require multi-lingual prescript... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
Immigration reform: Last minute battle to produ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
Timely care at VA surprises young veteran [Published SCPR - 13 hours ago]
Berkeley garage 'The Buslab' keeps vintage VW b... [Published SCPR - 13 hours ago]
Con man, cult leader, business tycoon: The man ... [Published SCPR - 14 hours ago]
How does language influence the way you think? [Published SCPR - 14 hours ago]
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The 7 key events from San Diego Comic-Con 2014 [Published SCPR - 17 hours ago]
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