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$20,000 San Joaquin Valley health grants available

The Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management has announced the second round of funding through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund. The fund is offering grants of up to $20,000 for new prospective grantees working to promote community health and health equity within the eight targeted San Joaquin Valley counties – Fresno, Kings, [...]

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All consumers should check out California Healthcare Compare

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued the following statement this week:  California Healthcare Compare is a new tool that provides the public with access to important information about the price and quality of medical care in California. Californians have had very little access to price information before seeking medical care. In the last few years, we’ve [...]

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Free banquet Saturday welcomes and honors veterans

A banquet both for and to honor veterans will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept 12) at 1467 Michael Ave., Stockton. The “Veterans Forever Banquet Celebration” is hosted by John L. Easter’s Homeless Veterans Program for Non-Commissioned Officers. Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva and City Councilman Michael Tubbs are scheduled to speak. [...]

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A dangerous situation — unresolved

East Castle Street resident Nancy Alders has written her second letter to her Stockton City Council member, Moses Zapien, about a dangerous situation across the street from her home. Her letter speaks clearly of the need for some immediate resolution of a dangerous situation that has been allowed to go on for far too long. [...]

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State board considers lowering gas excise tax

Members of the California State Board of Equalization will vote Tuesday on whether to lower the excise tax rate on gasoline by 7.5 cents during its 9:30 a.m. meeting at 5901 Green Valley Circle, Room 207, in Culver City. If adopted, the 28.5 cent excise tax will become effective on July 1 and last through June 30, 2016. [...]

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