By FRANCES ROBLES and JUGAL K. PATEL SEPT. 20, 2018 Puerto Rico’s Ruins Pablo Figueroa keeps his belongings wedged into a corner of his home, the only spot where the roof remains. Misael Peralta and Nereida Claudio are living in a tent pitched in a relative’s garage. Paula Cruz Ortiz wonders when someone will remove the tree that fell on her house. Amancio Acosta Rivera can’t stop water from seeping through the walls when it rains. Alonso Millan Ubile sees the mold in his bathroom grow worse every day. In late August, a team of New York Times journalists visited Punta Santiago, We documented the damage that remains People here have waited months A year later, in house after house, PUNTA SANTIAGO, P.R. — When it rains, Maritza Cruz Sánchez springs into a well-rehearsed, 30-minute ritual: She climbs a ladder to where her roof used to be and sucks on a hose to siphon puddles from the plastic tarp … [Read more...] about FEMA Set Aside Billions to Repair Homes in Puerto Rico. Many Are Still in Ruins.
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When doctors-turned-entrepreneurs Petros Giannikopoulos and Will Polkinghorn were looking for a foothold in the Bay Area this past spring to test their startup, which connects cancer patients with specialists and clinical trials at top cancer hospitals, they found an eager audience in Lea Barbano, an East Bay resident who has lived with thyroid cancer since 2005. Barbano, 69, was already being treated by oncologists at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she was referred by her endocrinologist, but still had many questions about her diagnosis. So she allowed Driver, a startup founded by Giannikopoulos and Polkinghorn in San Francisco and Hong Kong, to access her medical records and lab results. Driver assigned her a registered nurse, employed by the company, and referred her to a thyroid oncologist at UCLA, whom she consulted with over the phone. The startup has also built a mobile app that analyzes patients’ diagnoses and biometric markers to match them up with … [Read more...] about A second opinion on a cancer diagnosis, from the comforts of home — for a price
SECTIONS Search E-edition eEdition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database … [Read more...] about Ban health insurance that doesn’t cover pre-existing conditions? Jerry Brown to decide
click to enlarge Sanford Nowlin San Antonio homeowners face $9,171 in "hidden" costs annually, slightly less than the national average. The "hidden" costs of home ownership in San Antonio aren't as big a suck on your wallet as it is in other Texas cities. Or so says a new study by real-estate site Zillow, which tallied all the added expenses of owning a home — namely taxes, insurance, utilities and maintenance — that your parents' warnings just can't fully prepare you for. Homeowners here sink an average of $9,171 into those additional costs each year, slightly less than the national average of $9,394. That's also considerably lower than the $12,457, $10,712 and $10,110 folks pay in Austin, Dallas and Houston, respectively. For all four Texas cities, property taxes are the single biggest contributor to the total hidden costs of ownership. And for all four, those taxes are well above the national average of $2,239 per year. S.A's average stands at $3,021, while … [Read more...] about Taxes, Insurance and Other Costs Don’t Bite S.A. Homeowners Quite as Deep
Two out of three American households—or about 85 million homes—own pets, and those lovable little roommates don’t come cheap. Americans spent $17 billion last year on veterinary care alone, according to figures published by the American Pet Product Association. Per pet, that included $257 for the routine care of dogs and $182 for cats.... … [Read more...] about As Veterinary Bills Add Up, More Pet Owners Opt for Insurance