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Enroll, Renew Covered California by Dec. 15 for Jan. 1 Coverage

Covered California renewal and open enrollment periods have begun. Individuals and families can buy brand-name, private health insurance under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Anyone can buy health insurance through Covered California, but eligibility for aid to help pay for a plan is based on income. Covered California(…)

Dining Out for Life Happens November 30

Sonoma County is famed for its spectacular restaurants. Dine out at 90 amazing eateries on Thursday, November 30, and 25 to 50% of your purchase will go directly to Food For Thought’s life-giving medically-tailored meals and nutritional programs. So dine out with us on November 30th—it’ll be the most satisfying meal you’ll have all year!(…)

Out New York Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dead At 94

New York gossip columnist Liz Smith, who covered the breakup of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first marriage and helped lead the media’s charge into celebrity news, died on Sunday at her Manhattan home, the New York Times and other media reported. She was 94. The Texas native chronicled the lives of Hollywood and Broadway stars,(…)

Equality California Institute Launches Safe and Supportive Schools Survey

Equality California Institute (EQCAI) officially launched its Safe and Supportive Schools Index by distributing a survey to each of California’s 330 unified school districts. The survey is a collaborative effort led by EQCAI to measure, assess, and make public the efforts of unified school districts to implement laws that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and(…)

California Approves LGBT-inclusive Textbooks

On Thursday, September 29th, the California Department of Education’s Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) voted to approve 10 History-Social Science K-8 textbooks which were inclusive of the LGBT content mandated by the state’s 2016 History-Social Science Framework. Most were approved conditional upon edits provided by the FAIR Education Act Implementation Coalition, a group of LGBT advocacy(…)