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Food as Medicine Initiative Launches at State Capitol



Alameda Sun


The Alameda Community Assessment Response & Engagement (CARE) Team is set to receive $1.8 million from the California state budget for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year.

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 179, the Budget Act of 2022, implementing funding for key state priorities. The CARE Team allocation item is under the Health and Human Services section of the bill, authored by Assemblymember Philip Ting (D-San Francisco).

It’s time to end scholarship displacement

Nadja Jespen and Sbeydeh Viveros-Walton, Ed Source

When Jason Vazquez began his freshman year at the University of California, Berkeley, scholarships were a crucial part of his college financing plan.

Fast food workers to sleep at Capitol to urge passage of bill before deadline

The bill would create a statewide council that will help set wages, benefits, and training standards. The California Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill.

Morgan Rynor, ABC 10


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Some fast food workers will spend the night at the Capitol Tuesday as they urge lawmakers and the governor to pass and sign a bill that they say will allow them to have a voice in their pay and benefits. 

The bill faced strong opposition last year and failed, but it’s back and must be voted on in the next two weeks before the session ends on Aug. 31. 


California bid to create legal drug injection sites advances

Don Thompson, Seattle Times/AP


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved a step closer Wednesday to creating sites where people could legally use drugs under supervision designed to save them from dying if they overdose, over the objections of opponents who said the state would be enabling dangerous and illegal activity.

The full Assembly will now consider allowing test programs in Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco, more than a year after the proposal narrowly passed the state Senate.

Advocates turn to public health approach to combat anti-Asian hate

ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Stop AAPI Hate has become a leading force in tracking and addressing the rise in anti-Asian attacks in communities across the country.

The leaders behind this group are taking to the California legislature to turn this community-driven effort into legislation with its No Place for Hate policy initiative.

California lawmaker reveals abortion as more women speak out

Taiwan News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California legislator who is the wife of state Attorney General Rob Bonta disclosed Tuesday that she had an abortion as a 21-year old.

Democratic Assemblywoman Mia Bonta joins a growing number of public officials, celebrities and musicians who have discussed their experiences after a leaked draft opinion suggested that the U.S. Supreme Court could strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.