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Starbucks’ customers making dry Golden State drier

Starbucks’ customers making dry Golden State drier

According to a report in Mother Jones, a Starbucks owned bottled-water company Ethos, is selling water sourced from one of areas hit hardest by California’s drought.

The water that is drawn from the precious springs in the bone-dry state costs almost $2 per bottle. However, ironically, for every bottle of Ethos water Starbucks sells, 5 cents is donated to the Ethos Water Fund, which supports water, sanitation, and hygiene education programs in water-stressed countries.

Increasing gasoline prices troubling Californians

Increasing gasoline prices troubling Californians

Many California motorists are being forced by increasing gasoline prices to make adjustments in their family budgets so that they to meet their higher fuel bills.

Chenni Kaur, a 36-year-old resident of Southland, said her fuel bill jumped from around $60 to $80 per week within a few months. She said she started cutting down on groceries so that she could manage her gas bills.

The average price of regular gasoline in the Golden State stood at $3.532 a gallon on Thursday, up from $3.194 just a week ago. The average price soared by six cents from Wednesday to Thursday.

Droughts impacting air quality throughout California

Droughts impacting air quality throughout California

According to the 16th annual State of the Air report released by the American Lung Association (ALA) on Wednesday, drought conditions are worsening air pollution throughout California.

ALA experts said that high levels of short-term particle pollution have been recorded in many Western cities, as well as Riverside County.

Fine particles of pollution close to the ground get trapped by low levels of precipitation, causing asthma attacks and hospitalizations for respiratory disease. The hotter weather also increases levels of ozone or smog in the air.

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All Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California receive ‘A’ grade for safety

All Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California receive ‘A’ grade for safety

Top rating for all Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals by The Leapfrog Group is a continued recognition of the network's dedication to patient safety, a top official said.

Dr. Benjamin Chu, group president for Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Kaiser Permanente Georgia, said that the group's all health care models were designed keeping patients' need in mind.

In spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score list, all 14 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California topped with an "A" grade for the second year in a row.

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Fresno mayor announces new program to help homebuyers with $15K down payment grant

Fresno mayor announces new program to help homebuyers with $15K down payment grant

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin on Wednesday announced a new program to provide up to $15,000 in down payment grants for eligible homebuyers in the city.

The new $7.5 million HomeLIFT Program has been sponsored by Wells Fargo and two nonprofit housing partners.

Announcing the program on the doorstep of a residential property on sale near Fresno City College, Swearengin described the program a "tremendous initiative" by Wells Fargo and others to support the city's sustainable homeownership efforts.

MicroTugs Robots Can Drag Objects Hundreds of Times of Their Weight

MicroTugs Robots Can Drag Objects Hundreds of Times of Their Weight

It is known to every tug-of-war champion that the power to pull the rope doesn’t lie in arms, but in planting two feet firmly in the ground for leverage.

Now engineers at Stanford University applied this basic principle while they designed tiny robots, called as MicroTugs. These tiny robots have the ability to drag objects that are almost hundreds of times of their weight.

For example, a 9-gram of MicroTug can pull a 2.2-pound load vertically up glass. This will be equal to a human climbing a skyscraper while carrying an elephant.

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California’s SB277 mandatory Vaccination bill passes Toughest Committee

California’s SB277 mandatory Vaccination bill passes Toughest Committee

On Wednesday, a bill which if passed will make vaccines compulsory for schoolchildren in California has passed its toughest committee. Now, the bill has headed to a panel dominated by lawmakers, who already have shown support to the proposal.

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Author of a California Vaccine Bill confident of Reviving the Measure

Author of a California Vaccine Bill confident of Reviving the Measure

State Senator Richard Pan proposed to levy a cap on the number of schoolchildren who should be exempted from being vaccinated is quite positive that his bill will move further.

The changes he has made include allowing families to opt out of vaccines to home-school their children and also, allowing students to seek independent study. Last week, the bill was delayed because members of the Senate Education Committee were concerned that the bill would prevent unvaccinated children from receiving proper education.

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Sugary beverages may help reduce stress hormones in women: Study

Sugary beverages may help reduce stress hormones in women: Study

Risks associated with consumption of sugary beverages have been discussed in many previous studies. It has been found in most of the studies that these beverages increase the risk of many health conditions or make previously existing ones worse.

A new study, which has been published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, has seen the issue from a different point.

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‘California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine’ to be launched to Improve Industry

California Governor Jerry Brown

With an aim to improve the industry of precision medicine, California Governor Jerry Brown has announced partnership with the University of California to come up with a local program.

In this program, more partnerships will take place not only at industry level, but also at academic level. Main aim of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine is to find ways to cross-reference patients' medical data with other types of data like mobile, environmental, genomic and socioeconomic.

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