A coalition of nonprofits has been operating a shelter for migrants in San Diego. / Photo by Adriana Heldiz Federal authorities have released thousands of migrant families in San Diego over the past two months, sometimes straight into the streets and otherwise leaving them to find their way as they await asylum proceedings. Thousands more could be on the way, and the groups maintaining makeshift shelters for them in San Diego County are raising the alarm that they have neither the space nor resources to handle the numbers they have – let alone more. Caught in the morass of the federal government decisions outside their power, local government leaders are grappling with how to shelter and care for vulnerable migrants at the center of a national political battle. The city of San Diego is monitoring how many asylum claims are being processed each day at the border so it can be ready if the number suddenly spikes. And many are warning of a major public health crisis if something … [Read more...] about Politicians Point Fingers as Migrant Shelter and Public Health Crisis Looms in San Diego
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Kristine M. Kierzek Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 2:18 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 If you really want to get inside what drives Richard Blais, whip-smart chef and self-avowed gadget geek, don’t ask him about his last meal. Blais, the author of “So Good” and “Try This at Home,” returns to Milwaukee as the headlining chef for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Wine & Food Experience Sept. 22 at Reed Street Yards Park. When on the road, Blais seeks out chefs for his podcast “Starving for Attention” (@starving4pod), which he launched with his wife, Jazmin, in 2017. He first gained national attention as winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, and he has built a solid career of appearances on Food Network. These days, the chef/partner at Juniper and Ivy in San Diego also oversees chicken and egg hotspot Crack Shack, which opens locations five and six later this year. He’s also helping to launch … [Read more...] about Richard Blais, the Journal Sentinel Wine & Food celebrity chef, talks sneakers, superheroes and more
While others commune at church on Sunday mornings, Dr. Larry Cohen is preaching the gospel of good health to people gathered in Cottonwood Creek Park.Cohen, an emergency room doctor at UCHealth Memorial Hospital, hosts Walk With a Doc, a free weekly event where he gives a short, inspiring health-centered talk before taking folks on a 1- to 2-mile walk on the sidewalk looping the large, grassy space. Those who attend are welcome to ask the 20-year medical veteran any sort of health questions they’ve been gnawing on.Much of Cohen’s gospel revolves around the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet. Many would call that veganism, but he doesn’t like that word.“Being vegan is more like a religion to people, an ethical position,” said Cohen, 64. “People can eat chips and drink Coke and still be a vegan. Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you’re healthy.”Cohen knows of what he speaks. The tan, muscular bald man, whose white … [Read more...] about Live Well: Walk, talk with a doctor on Sundays
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByGlenn Thrush and Erica L. Green June 21, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump, spurred on by conservatives who want him to slash safety net programs, unveiled on Thursday a plan to overhaul the federal government that could have a profound effect on millions of poor and working-class Americans. Produced over the last year by Mr. Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, it would reshuffle social welfare programs in a way that would make them easier to cut, scale back or restructure, according to several administration officials involved in the planning. Among the most consequential ideas is a proposal to shift the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a subsistence benefit that provides aid to 42 million poor and working Americans, from the Agriculture Department to a new mega-agency that would have … [Read more...] about Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net
By Heide Janssen | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 15, 2017 at 9:43 am | UPDATED: June 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm We asked graduating high school seniors to share with us their post-graduation plans for the fall. We heard from 486 visual arts students. Some plan to go to work and some are taking a gap year, but most are off to college, to study everything from animation to journalism to marine biology. We’ve listed them by the school they will attend, including their major and minor fields of study, statements about how the arts have influenced their plans, and their reason for choosing the institute they’ll be headed to. $ = scholarship received Nawal Seedat, El Modena UC Berkeley: molecular and cell biology (immunology and pathogenesis) major; public health, minor (Photo courtesy of Nawal Seedat)Jocelyn Fermin, Katella UCLA: environmental science (Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Fermin) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsShea Meyerson, OCSA Pacific Northwest College of Art: … [Read more...] about Where are 2017 Orange County visual arts students going to college?