Bangladeshi Man Attacked In Bronx Hate Crime

News India Times, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 20, 2016

Federal investigators are on the lookout for two men who l attacked a 53-year-old Bangladeshi man in the Bronx in broad daylight last week, shouting out ISIS, ISIS as they did so.




Calif. Bill Would Fund Trauma and Mental Health Services for Students

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 15, 2016

California schools will once again be able to offer mental health programs for students if a bill introduced in the legislature earlier this week passes.




California Governor’s Budget Plan Excites, Dismays Health Care Advocates

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 07, 2016

California Governor Jerry Brown’s $170.7 million proposed budget, which he unveiled Thursday, is being greeted with mixed emotions by health care advocates.




Oakland Accepts Obama’s Challenge

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 21, 2015

President Obama is challenging 20 cities to get the most sign-ups in the state’s health care exchange and win a visit from him.




Bill Would Require California State Prisons to Distribute Condoms

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 01, 2015

Assemblymember Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, calls his bill a "sound preventative public health policy.”




Health Disparities Continue for California’s Latinos and African Americans

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 03, 2015

African-American adults have the highest rates of high blood pressure, obesity and smoking.




EPA Slow to Halt Use of Deadly Pesticide

New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 02, 2015

A pesticide known as DDT's cousin is still being used in the United States, despite evidence of its toxic effects.




Californians Want E-Cigarettes Regulated

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 27, 2015

A large majority of California’s registered voters believe that electronic cigarettes lead to nicotine addiction among young people and need to be regulated, according to a new study by The Field Poll.




California’s Investment in Global Warming Reduction Programs Score Well

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 17, 2015

Editor’s note: California’s cap-and-trade program, which charges major polluters for their greenhouse gas emissions, has generated close to $3 billion in fines, which have gone to finance projects that further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to The Greenlining Institute, this represents the largest climate justice investment in U.S. history.




California Governor Signs Health for All Kids Bill

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 09, 2015

In May 2016, undocumented children in California will be able to enroll in comprehensive health care.