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Walt Disney’s original map of Disneyland sells for $700,000 at auction

The original map that Walt Disney made of Disneyland for his brother, Roy, to persuade ABC to invest in the theme park has been auctioned off for $700,000.An anonymous buyer from the West Coast purchased the 40-by-68.5-inch map, said Mike Van Eat...

By Joseph Pimentel|

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  • Art museums

    The California African America Museum unveils two new shows about race films of the early 20th century

    The California African American Museum is unveiling a pair of shows that explore a little-known genre of cinema — race films of the silent era. These shows, “Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films,” beginning Wednesday, and “Gary Simmons:...

    Sandra Barrera
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  • State governments

    California the over-regulator? Not for addiction treatment

    When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab centers, California channels its inner Texas: few burdens on business and as free-market as possible. That stands in sharp contrast to New York, Massachusetts and a dozen other states, where would-be rehab operators must prove there’s a local demand for their services and obtain a “certificate of need” before snipping opening-day ribbons and scaling those legendary 12 steps. The lack of such a system is a key reason why...

    By Teri Sforza tsforza@scng.com @terisforza on Twitter|

  • Women's health

    Asian-American women can face delays after worrisome mammograms

    Three years ago, Thu Hong Tran’s mammogram showed dense and discolored areas that worried her doctor, who suggested doing a second test. “My family said, ‘to be safe, let’s go to the hospital and get it checked one more time,”’ said Tran, 72, speaking in Vietnamese. A biopsy revealed that Tran had breast cancer. Doctors detected it early, and it was still a small tumor, Tran recounted. Throughout her treatment, Tran said, her...

    By Ngoc Nguyen California Healthline|

  • Health

    Clinic error leaves pregnant woman in the dark about Zika risk

    Hospital officials have apologized after failing for months to inform a pregnant woman she was likely infected with the Zika virus that can cause devastating birth defects. Andrea Pardo, 33, of Issaquah, Wash., was tested for the virus in October, after becoming pregnant while living in Mexico. The results were ready by December, but Pardo wasn’t notified until April — 37 weeks into her pregnancy, just before she delivered her daughter, Noemi. So far, the baby...

    By JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News|

  • Medical marijuana

    Medical marijuana shops could start opening in Long Beach as soon as July

    About a dozen medical marijuana dispensaries could begin opening their doors as early as July under a new law enacted by Long Beach voters in the fall. Those on the cusp of receiving final approval from the city include a list of priority applicants, comprised of former medical marijuana business owners who received city permits in a 2010 lottery, only to have them later revoked when the city reversed legalization and banned all such businesses. Last year, members of that same...

    Courtney Tompkins
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  • Health

    Doctors, nurses step up war on deadly sepsis

    Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, knew she was going to have a busy day, with more than a dozen patients showing signs of sepsis. They included a 61-year-old mechanic with diabetes. An elderly man recovering from pneumonia. A new mom whose white blood cell count had shot up after she gave birth. Nagel is among a new breed of nurses devoted to caring for patients with sepsis, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s attempt to fight an...

    By Anna Gorman California Healthline |

  • Access to health care

    Here are some winners, losers in Senate healthcare plan

    People getting subsidies to help buy health insurance would see at least three sharp changes — tied to both age and income — that could dramatically affect how much they pay for coverage if the Senate Republican health plan becomes law. The Senate bill released Thursday would reduce the income thresholds that determine eligibility, change the amount people who receive help pay toward their insurance premiums and peg subsidies to less generous coverage. About 85...

    By Julie Appleby California Healthline |

  • My Turn

    Enjoy adulthood, suckers! Preparing the Class of 2017 for job interviews

    To the Class of 2017, congratulations on graduating from college. Now, get ready to discover this strange land your parents called “the real world.” And “strange” is often an appropriate word to describe reality, but you’ll get used to that. As a you prepare for job interviews, here are some practice questions that may prepare you as you and your former classmates compete for jobs, clients and the validation of your peers. • Per multiple...

    Andrew Edwards
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  • Music festivals

    Summer and Music kicks off Saturday with skate event in downtown Long Beach

    It’s a summer of music with the ninth season of Downtown Long Beach Alliance’s Summer and Music series. The free concerts, offered with sponsorships from Millworks and InterTrend, kicks off with the skate event FKA 720 — a shoutout to SAM’s 720° Pine — from 5 to 10 p.m. today at The Streets (formerly City Place), 404 Pine Ave. Skate demonstrations will start at 1 p.m. at Waite Court, between Third and Fourth streets. Next in the series is...

    By Emily Thornton Special to the Press-Telegram|

  • Health care policy

    Single-payer health care put on hold in California as leader calls legislation ‘woefully inadequate’

    SACRAMENTO >> A proposal to bring universal, single-payer health care to California — replacing the private insurance market with a single, government-run plan — was abruptly put on hold late Friday afternoon. Early this month, the state Senate voted to pass a $400 billion plan sponsored by the California Nurses Association, sending it to the Assembly. But the measure had few details — including how the state would raise the money to pay for...

    By KATY MURPHY Bay Area News Group|

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