Gov. Brown has issued a disaster declaration for California as it braces for another wet and dangerous week of storms.
The Chronicle's DOMINIC FRACASSA: "Gov. Jerry Brown asked the federal government Sunday to provide additional help for California’s storm recovery, including repairs at the damaged Oroville Dam."
"Brown’s request for a federal disaster declaration follows three similar requests this winter amid widespread weather-related damage. The three earlier appeals were granted, expediting assistance for flooding, problems on roads and bridges and other issues."
Cardiologists begin looking towards foreign cultures in an effort to glean medical knowledge in the fight against heart disease.
Daily News' COURTNEY PERKES: "A Southern California cardiologist’s study of indigenous South Americans found that an extremely healthy lifestyle appears to prevent coronary artery disease, a leading cause of death in the U.S."
"Dr. Gregory Thomas, medical director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial, helped lead the research project that was published Friday, March 17, in the British journal The Lancet."
"Researchers took CT scans of the hearts of 705 Tsimane adults who live in the Bolivian Amazon. While 91 percent of Americans at age 80 have coronary artery disease, only 15 percent of Tsimane adults had risk of heart disease, which in most cases was low, Thomas said."
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Churchs in California are preparing themselves for a long battle against Trump's immigration hardline.
Daily News' BRENDA GAZZAR: "The Rev. Francisco Garcia Jr. knows how difficult it can be for an immigrant to endure church-offered sanctuary."
"A decade ago, as a layperson, Garcia supported an undocumented man living in sanctuary at a Lutheran church in North Hollywood. The Guatemalan gardener, who was subject to a deportation order, spent a year confined in the church, mostly isolated from his family. Eventually, he couldn’t live that way and returned to his life in the outside world."
"That was incredibly hard … for everybody,” said Garcia, who today leads the Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Inglewood and is co-chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles’ Sanctuary Task Force."
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Restaurants deal with the effects of tardy/absent customers.
The Chronicle's JUSTINE PHILLIPS: "Every night at her Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in the Mission, Azhar Hashem plans for 10 percent of the people who have made reservations simply not to show up. Most nights, she’s close to her expectation."
"Hashem is the owner of 10-month-old Tawla, and like many of her peers, she often deals with last-minute cancellations and diners who don’t honor their reservations. That can mean empty chairs in her 62-seat dining room, a significant hit when it comes to the razor-thin profit margins of the restaurant industry."