Category Archives: Veterans affairs

E-Cigarettes Are A Community Health Threat

California Department of Public Health director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning Californians of the toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Here’s the advisory: “E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive as [...]

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Denham’s right (gulp!) … Build new French Camp VA medical facility now

My personal political views don’t often mesh with those of U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Modesto, but I have to agree with his comment following President Obama’s State of the Union address that the time is now to get the planned expansion of health facilities for our military veterans in French Camp off the ground and [...]

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CDC: Severe flu season possible

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta released the following statement today, noting that early data suggests a potentially severe flu season this winter: Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this [...]

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Manteca police chief clarifies homeless issues

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion sent out a statement late Monday (Nov. 17, 2014) regarding misinformation circulating in the community regarding two city codes addressing the issues of homelessness. Here’s his statement: “Unfortunately, there has been a large amount of inaccurate information being disseminated about two Manteca Municipal Codes, which could affect homeless individuals within [...]

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Free day in state parks Tuesday for veterans

Hey vets! Among all the free stuff offered to you and your families on Veterans Day — along with a thank you from all of us — is free admission to California’s state parks. It’s good for veterans as well as active and reserve military personnel all day Tuesday, Nov. 11. Participating state parks include [...]

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