Participating restaurants will get a logo to put next to items that are verified as healthy. “I don’t think I’m alone when I’ve ordered a salad thinking I was picking the healthy option only to find out that I was eating more calories than if I ordered a greasy hamburger and an order of french fries," said Brynn Carrigan, assistant director of the department.
The Bakersfield Californian:
Program Aims To Make Finding Healthy Food Options At Restaurants Easier
Those trying to find healthy food options at restaurants now have a new resource that could make the search a little easier. The Kern County Public Health Services Department announced Thursday its new Certified Healthy program, through which participating restaurants that meet a stringent set of criteria will receive a special logo for their grading card and menu, indicating which items are considered healthy. (Luiz, 7/12)
In other news from across the state —
San Diego Union-Tribune:
Two County Supervisors Ask Tri-City To Rethink Mental Health Unit Suspension
wo county supervisors are calling for reversal of a decision that would indefinitely suspend the mental health units at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside. In a letter dated Tuesday, July 10, Kristin Gaspar, chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and Bill Horn, whose district encompasses most of North County, call the Tri-City board’s suspension decision “a failure to the community.” (Sisson, 7/12)
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Santa Rosa Business Park Becomes Refuge For Homeless People Camping In RVs, Trailers
Northpoint Corporate Center, a 250-acre business park in southwest Santa Rosa, is home to 20 of the city’s largest businesses, including Amy’s Kitchen, JDS Uniphase and a new Kaiser Permanente medical office building. But the business park has started attracting a new type of tenant. Homeless people are parking RVs, trailers and cars along the streets of the business park, seeking a quiet, safe place to sleep in their vehicles at night. Many were pushed out of other longstanding encampments in Roseland and along the Joe Rodota Trail earlier this year after the City of Santa Rosa implemented a new homeless policy that prioritized clearing out camps. (Herbst, 7/11)
Capital Public Radio:
Cannabis Tax Goes To San Joaquin County Ballot After Supervisors Approve Pot Sales, Cultivation
San Joaquin County voters will go to the polls in November to decide how to spend tax money generated by commercial cannabis. The Board of Supervisors approved ordinances to regulate commercial and private marijuana cultivation, all of which must be grown indoors under the rules. (Ibarra, 7/12)
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