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Leo Carrillo Beach this afternoon (Pics)

I happened to stop just north of Malibu at Leo Carrillo Beach and all I had was my smartphone but I managed to snap these three pics showing the gorgeous day we were having this last day of February.



Treasure hunting in the tidepools.


Lonely lifeguard tower.


Bird rock.

Number of male nurses triple; average pay: $60,700/yr. Female nurse average pay: $51,100.

"A new study from the United States Census Bureau reports the number of male nurses has more than tripled since the 1970s. Back then, about 2.7 percent of registered nurses were men. The new study, which tracked data through 2011, finds that men now make up 9.6 percent of all employed nurses in the United States - about 330,000 men in total.
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Speaking of wages, the report found male nurses on average make more money than their female counterparts. Full-time female nurses who work year-round earned 91 cents for every dollar male nurses earned. That's still less than the gap across other occupations, according to the report, where women earned 77 cents to the dollar men earned.

Men were found to be more likely to become nurse anesthetists, which is the highest paid nursing occupation, and were found least likely to become licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses, the lowest paid types of nursing. Nurse anesthetists are required to get graduate education, and are certified to give anesthesia and monitor patients recovering from anesthesia. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses provide patient care and may work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Registered nurses assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, maintain medical records, and administer care.

For all types of nursing, men earned, on average, $60,700 per year, while women earned $51,100 per year."

"Even among men and women in the same nursing occupations, men outearn women," wrote the report's author, Liana Christin Landivar of the U.S. Census Bureau.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57571330/number-of-male-u.s-nurses-triple-since-1970/

Single Payer Rallies Set for Monday in LA & Sacramento

Single Payer supporters are invited to join public rallies at noon on Monday, February 11 in Sacramento and in downtown Los Angeles. Free bus transportation (bus info here: https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1886/images/hc-cahpsa-rally-sacto-0211132.pdf ) to the State capitol is offered in nine Northern California cities. The State Capitol Lobby Day March and Rally, lead by hundreds of health profession students, will converge on the Capitol steps.

The Los Angeles Rally also starts at noon at the headquarters of Anthem Blue Cross at 8th and South Figueroa Street. See this Flyer from the Campaign for a Healthy California for details. https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1886/images/LA%20Lobby%20Flyer%201-23%20Union%20Bug%20(3).pdf

A coalition of groups, like California OneCare and Campaign for a Healthy California, are demanding that our state legislators establish a permanent solution to our health care crisis by expanding Medicare to all.
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