National parks brace for cuts but not closures

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service Washington — Visitors to California’s national parks may notice more trash on the trails, longer lines at service booths and fewer rangers this summer as the pinch of the federal government’s budget problems grows increasingly difficult to overlook. Unlike the state’s park system, which is scheduled to close 54 parks […]

Health care act would add jobs

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service WASHINGTON – California could gain up to 100,000 jobs and $4.4 billion in economic spillover if the Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s health care plan next month, according to a new report. Southern California has the most to gain, according to the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. The reform […]

Health care act would add jobs

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service WASHINGTON – California could gain up to 100,000 jobs and $4.4 billion in economic spillover if the Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s health care plan next month, according to a new report. Southern California has the most to gain, according to the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. The reform […]

Report: Southland stands to gain thousands of jobs under Obamacare

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service Reform would add up to 65,000 jobs and more than $3 billion to region’s economy WASHINGTON – California could gain up to 100,000 jobs and $4.4 billion in economic spillover if the Supreme Court upholds the Obama health care plan next month, according to a new report.The Bay Area […]

Obama’s trips to California net big bucks for campaign

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service WASHINGTON – President Obama has dined atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, overlooked the Pacific from Corona Del Mar, and rubbed shoulders with celebrities at George Clooney’s Hollywood mansion. But as he returns to California Wednesday for his 15th trip as president, Obama has yet to venture more than a […]

Obama returns this week to Bay Area for fundraisers

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has dined atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, overlooked the Pacific from Corona Del Mar, and rubbed shoulders with celebrities at George Clooney’s Hollywood mansion. But as he returns Wednesday to California for his 15th trip as president, Obama has yet to venture more than […]

Obama to hit the California ATM once again

BY CLAIRE VEYRIRAS California News Service WASHINGTON — President Obama has dined atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, overlooked the Pacific from Corona Del Mar, and rubbed shoulders with celebrities at George Clooney’s Hollywood mansion. But as he returns to California Wednesday for his 15th trip as president, Obama has yet to venture more than a […]

Budget cuts could take their toll on national parks

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service WASHINGTON — Visitors to California’s national parks may notice more trash on the trails, longer lines at service booths and fewer rangers this summer as the pinch of the federal government’s budget problems grow increasingly difficult to overlook. Unlike the state’s park system, which will close 54 parks for […]

State’s national parks feel budget pinch

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service WASHINGTON — Visitors to California’s national parks may notice more trash on the trails, longer lines at service booths and fewer rangers this summer as the pinch of the federal government’s budget problems grows increasingly difficult to overlook. Unlike the state’s park system, which will close 54 parks for […]

Gay rights: Obama praised for global commitment

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service Washington — As President Obama struggles with the politics of gay issues at home, his administration is drawing cheers from human rights groups for its commitment to gay rights around the globe. In the past several months, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a speech at the United Nations that […]

Santa Cruz, Watsonville health centers to get nearly $8 million

By Claire Veyriras and Laura Chilaka WASHINGTON – Santa Cruz health centers will receive nearly $8 million to expand service to thousands of uninsured, immigrant and other needy patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The grants are part of a $728 million nationwide program contained in the 2009 health care bill […]

Santa Cruz, Watsonville health centers to get nearly $8 million

By Claire Veyriras and Laura Chilaka WASHINGTON – Santa Cruz health centers will receive nearly $8 million to expand service to thousands of uninsured, immigrant and other needy patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The grants are part of a $728 million nationwide program contained in the 2009 health care bill […]

REGION: Community clinics to get $10M in federal grants

By Laura Chilaka and Claire Veyriras California New Service San Diego County health centers will receive nearly $10 million to expand service to tens of thousands of uninsured, immigrant and needy patients, officials with the Department ofHealth and Human Services announced Tuesday. The grants are part of a $728 million nationwide program contained in the 2009 […]

Santa Cruz, Watsonville health centers to get nearly $8 million

By Claire Veyriras and Laura Chilaka WASHINGTON – Santa Cruz health centers will receive nearly $8 million to expand service to thousands of uninsured, immigrant and other needy patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The grants are part of a $728 million nationwide program contained in the 2009 health care bill […]

Santa Cruz, Watsonville health centers to get nearly $8 million

By Claire Veyriras and Laura Chilaka WASHINGTON – Santa Cruz health centers will receive nearly $8 million to expand service to thousands of uninsured, immigrant and other needy patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The grants are part of a $728 million nationwide program contained in the 2009 health care bill […]

Santa Cruz, Watsonville health centers to get nearly $8 million

By Claire Veyriras and Laura Chilaka WASHINGTON — Santa Cruz health centers will receive nearly $8 million to expand service to thousands of uninsured, immigrant and other needy patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The grants are part of a $728 million nationwide program contained in the 2009 health care bill […]

Los Angeles area health centers win more than $30M in federal grants

By Claire Veyriras and Laura Chilaka California News Service WASHINGTON – Los Angeles area health centers will receive more than $30 million to expand service to tens of thousands of uninsured, immigrant and needy patients, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The grants are part of a $728 million nationwide program specified in […]

Local health clinics get big boost from federal grants

By Claire Veyriras and Laura Chilaka, California News Service WASHINGTON D.C. — San Gabriel Valley area health centers will receive $7.5 million to expand service to tens of thousands of uninsured, immigrant and other needy patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The grants are part of a $728 million nationwide program contained […]

Reps. Miller, Thompson: Two Districts, Similar Vision

By Laura Chilaka California News Service Washington— From George Jr. to George III, the Miller family has a long history of representing downtown Martinez, a nearly half century long streak which will come to an end next year. As a result of newly drawn congressional boundaries, Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena and Republicans Stewart […]

Bay Area health centers get $18 million in grants

By Claire Veyriras and Laura Chilaka, California News Service Washington — Bay Area health centers will receive almost $19 million to expand service to thousands of uninsured, immigrant and other needy patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The grants are part of a $728 million nationwide program contained in the 2009 health […]