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‘It’s just us being neighbors’ | Yeast for Change wants to bridge AAPI communities to others with Filipino food

VACAVILLE, Calif. — Mark Famularcano, cook and baker with Vacaville non-profit Yeast for Change, really misses potlucks. “I really enjoy it because it’s kind of like an outlet for me and at the same time, I really like sharing my own creations,” Famularcano said. In the age of coronavirus, it has been hard to connect with people… Keep Reading

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Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers protest for more support, pay during pandemic

OAKLAND, Calif. – Healthcare workers at 29 Kaiser Permanente facilities across California are scheduled to hold protests demanding recognition and additional support during the pandemic, weeks after the medical system slashed performance sharing bonuses, despite posting $6.4 billion in profits during the last year. SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West hosted a picket Wednesday at the Oakland medical center. Protests will continue… Keep Reading

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Vacaville Music Therapy is touching young lives

Sometimes when 13-year-old Rayna Neff sees her music therapist, Brianna McCulloch, she gets so excited that she can’t get her words out. Rayna was born with Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome, a rare disease that appears in just one out of 50,000-60,000 people. The syndrome, which prevents the body from making cholesterol, has also caused Rayna to be… Keep Reading

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