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It Is Good To Have Friends - March 13 - 17

Posted on 03-16-2017

It Is Good To Have Friends Over the course of the two plus years I’ve been with CCA we’ve expended a lot of time and energy educating legislators and staff on chiropractic’s q...

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The More I Practice... March 2 - 9

Posted on 03-09-2017

The More I Practice... March 7 marked the third CCA Leg Con, since I came to CCA and maybe it’s a product of my generally positive and optimistic attitude, but I think it was even better than...

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Media, Myopia, and The Art of Advocacy - Feb 27 - March 3

Posted on 03-03-2017

Media, Myopia, and The Art of Advocacy With all the time spent on our preparations for Leg Con next week, I’d like to take a brief trip down CCA’s memory lane of our methods of advocacy...

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When You Think About Quitting… Feb 20 - 24

Posted on 02-24-2017

When You Think About Quitting… Throughout my storied career in politics the question I’ve found to be the most significant is why?  Like the police procedural dramas, we’ve ...

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In Any Marginalized Community… Feb 13 - 17

Posted on 02-16-2017

In Any Marginalized Community…  By the time most of your receive this week’s Corner we’ll be down to the wire to secure authors for our legislative package. Friday, February...

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I Don't Believe In Pessimism... Feb 3 - 10

Posted on 02-09-2017

I Don't Believe In Pessimism... After CCA President Dr. Leslie Hewitt’s high-profile week of wowing the influential and powerful cognoscenti of the political world in Sacramento, it ...

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Step Out Of The History That Is Holding You Back - Jan 27 - Feb 2

Posted on 02-03-2017

Step Out Of The History That Is Holding You Back... In 1918 California elected four female legislators to the Assembly: Grace Doris, Esto Broughton, Anna Saylor and Elizabeth Hughes. These women we...

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Youth in Action for Chiropractic - Jan 23 - 27

Posted on 01-27-2017

Youth in Action for Chiropractic Ignorance isn’t bliss in politics, its certain death.  In our ongoing efforts to rid the legislature of any ignorance regarding chiropractic, we launched...

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Smiles Everyone...Smiles! - January 9-13

Posted on 01-13-2017

Smiles Everyone...Smiles! Welcome to the second edition of Cris’ Corner of 2017.  For those who had the time and inclination to take a trip down memory lane over the holiday by checking ...

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Aerosmith and Gene Autry Duet - January 1 - 5

Posted on 01-05-2017

Aerosmith and Gene Autry Duet The holiday season is at a close, a new year is upon us, and it’s time to get back in the saddle again. The legislature has certainly started the year with vim a...

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Fear and Factions in America - Dec 15 - 22

Posted on 12-21-2016

Fear and Factions in America As someone who has taught political science to community college students for twenty years, I am always fascinated by how often what I teach intersects with what I do a...

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You Either Get Bitter Or Better - Dec 8 - 15

Posted on 12-15-2016

You Either Get Bitter Or Better I spent the lion’s share of Friday in beautiful downtown Oakland (that’s not sarcasm by the way) attending a meeting of the California Health and Safety ...

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For Every King Is Right... Dec 2 - 8

Posted on 12-08-2016

For Every King Is Right… This week was marked by a day of coronation, as our newly elected state legislators were officially sworn in as Assembly Members and Senators.  Nearly all the f...

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Defining Success in a World of Failures - Nov 25 - 31

Posted on 12-01-2016

Defining Success in a World of Failures With 2016 winding down to its inevitable conclusion, taking a look back and a look forward seems appropriate.  There’s so much to this journey...

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Forever Thankful - Nov 18 - 25

Posted on 11-22-2016

Forever Thankful  For this week's Corner, I want to share with you some of the important things that I am thankful for in my life. Chiropractic is one of those many things.  My hop...

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Time Is An Illusion - Nov 11 - 17

Posted on 11-18-2016

Time Is An Illusion So, next week is Thanksgiving?  How did we get here so soon?  How did time go by so quickly?   I know the election “season” for most seems to hav...

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West Coast Bids 3 No Trump - Nov 4 - 10

Posted on 11-10-2016

West Coast Bids 3 No Trump I would be remiss if I didn’t wax somewhat philosophical about our presidential election results.  We may think a change in presidents wouldn’t have much...

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Now When I Was Just A Little Boy… Oct 29 - Nov 4

Posted on 11-04-2016

Now When I Was Just A Little Boy…  Election day is next Tuesday and if you haven’t already mailed in your ballot please do so now.  If you’re old school and like to cas...

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I Accept Chaos - Oct 21 - 27

Posted on 10-26-2016

I Accept Chaos With about a dozen days left before the election, I’ve been checking in with my friends in the legislative and political arenas.  Your GA team has been neck deep in campai...

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As The Countdown Begins... Oct 14 - 20

Posted on 10-21-2016

As The Countdown Begins… 18 days until the election.  Are we there yet?  On every campaign I’ve worked, we’ve always had a countdown board letting the campaign staff, v...

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The Many Shades Of Victory - Oct 7 - 13

Posted on 10-13-2016

The Many Shades Of Victory In my family, when we were young our lives revolved around the school calendar.  Summers, Christmas, Easter, family plans were all determined by when we were in and ...

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To The Anal Retentive Go The Spoils - Sept 29 - Oct 6

Posted on 10-06-2016

To The Anal Retentive Go The Spoils As you know, we didn’t run a Corner last week because I was out of town working on some retail politics for CCA.  It’s less than 30 days to the ...

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And Now A Chance To Breathe…Well, Not Really Sept 26 - 30

Posted on 09-29-2016

And Now A Chance To Breathe…Well, Not Really Hello my faithful Corner readers! I have not been gracing the halls of the CCA central office this week. Why, you ask? I am out campaigning ...

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Mr. Smith Goes To College - Sept 16 - 23

Posted on 09-21-2016

Mr. Smith Goes To College Advocacy is a multi-layered affair not unlike the proverbial onion.  Each layer you peel back reveals yet another layer.  And each layer has the capacity to brin...

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We Must Always Take Sides - Sept 9-15

Posted on 09-15-2016

We Must Always Take Sides... In politics, as in life in general, much of our experience falls in what I like to call the “world of grey”. In other words, few matters are ever truly...

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You Shall Not Steal... September 2 - 8

Posted on 09-08-2016

You Shall Not Steal... Worker’s Compensation - Meeting With Director Christine Baker Moses said you shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. This seemed particularly...

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Change Public Opinion…Change Government - Aug 26 - Sept 1

Posted on 09-01-2016

Change Public Opinion…Change Government For those of you who have been diehard readers of the last 75 editions of the Corner, you’ve probably noticed a common denominator peppered thro...

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John Wayne And The Cowboy - Aug 19-26

Posted on 08-24-2016

John Wayne And The Cowboy My only sibling is my older brother by three years.  Since our parents were working as grade school teachers, it fell on my brother to look after me.  By al...

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End Of Session Madness - Aug 12-18

Posted on 08-19-2016

End Of Session Madness Here we go again.  Like I said last year, there’s March Madness and then there’s end of Session Madness.  With only two weeks left in this year’s ...

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Riding The Waves Of GA - August 5-11

Posted on 08-11-2016

Riding The Waves Of GA This week’s GA agenda started last Friday as we rode the WAVE at Life West College of Chiropractic's 6th year of bringing inspiration and a fresh approach on t...

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We Reap What We Sow...Time For The 24-Visit Cap To Go - August 1-5

Posted on 08-05-2016

We Reap What We Sow...Time For The 24-Visit Cap To Go We reap what we sow, and sometimes it’s a good thing.  Last week we talked in the Corner a lot about making our own coincidences and...

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The Politics of Alice - July 22-28

Posted on 07-27-2016

The Politics of Alice I see politics everywhere.  There I said it.  They say admitting things is the first step to taking control of your life.  I’ve lived, breathed, fought, t...

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PAC, Crack & the One Eyed Man - July 15 - 21

Posted on 07-22-2016

PAC, Crack & the One Eyed Man As regular consumers of the Corner, you know your GA team is always looking for ways to increase our political footprint through all means available (within the co...

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Heatin’ Up The Summer From Ethics To Marketing - July 8 - 14

Posted on 07-14-2016

Heatin’ Up The Summer From Ethics To Marketing This week we had the opportunity to attend two Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE) meetings.  The first meeting was relative to the BCE&r...

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We're SOCIAL! Are You? June 30 - July 7

Posted on 07-08-2016

We're SOCIAL! Are You? With the Independence Day celebrations behind us we can reminisce on the joy of our social interactions with family and friends.  CCA understands the importance of b...

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From Bob 2 Romeo - June 27-July 1

Posted on 06-24-2016

FROM BOB TO ROMEO We enjoyed a wide-ranging scope of activities this week.  From our board of director’s (BOD) meeting, where we installed new directors and executive officers, to e...

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CCA Burns Up Airwaves & Beyond for Chiropractic - June 20-24

Posted on 06-23-2016

CCA Burns Up Airwaves & Beyond for Chiropractic KFB Public Affairs secured a radio interview for CCA on 105.1 KNIC (New Country) Sacramento, with on air talent, Julie Ryan on Tuesday, June 21.&...

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Clearly A Budget - June 10-17

Posted on 06-16-2016

Clearly A Budget This week marks the passage of yet another state budget.  The bygone days of being locked up all summer in the Capitol with the A/C turned off while budget negotiations drag o...

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Be The Change You Wish To See - June 3-10

Posted on 06-09-2016

Be the Change You Wish to See With our Convention and the primary election behind us, it’s a good time for reflection. Mahatma Gandhi’s complete quote (referenced in the subject heading...

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Too Much Good Stuff - CCA Convention - May 30-June 5

Posted on 06-07-2016

Too Much Good Stuff – CCA Convention I’m finding it difficult to summarize four days of activity at our 2016 Convention & Marketplace this past week.  There was so much po...

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We’re In The News & Broadening Our Shoulders - May 20-26

Posted on 05-25-2016

We’re In The News & Broadening Our Shoulders Dr. David Benevento Interviewed On KCRA Channel 3 Our new marketing team, KFB Public Affairs, has only been with CCA for a couple of weeks ...

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Trump – Clinton – Obituaries - May 13-20

Posted on 05-20-2016

Trump – Clinton – Obituaries I’m neither a psychic, soothsayer, nor prognosticator, so I have no foresight as to the demise of our presidential candidates.  However, it is an...

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Video Bloggin' From Elections To Physicals - May 9-13

Posted on 05-12-2016

Video Bloggin' From Elections To Physicals I am going to provide you something a little different this week in the Corner. Check out my video blogs below. I cover some of the most pressing topi...

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AB 2407 Results in Special Hearing - April 29-May 5

Posted on 05-05-2016

AB 2407 Results in Special Hearing Last week’s Corner featured the circuitous and tortured road our AB 1992 endured.  This week’s Corner features another convoluted example of the ...

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CMA and Other Expletives - April 25-29

Posted on 04-28-2016

CMA and Other Expletives This week’s Corner is dedicated solely to AB 1992, which as you may know, did NOT pass out of Assembly Business and Professions committee this week.  The final v...

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Big News For CCA - April 15-21

Posted on 04-21-2016

Big News For CCA Let' Give A Warm CCA Welcome To KFB Public Affairs! We have exciting news to announce this week! To build upon the changes we’re implementing here at CCA, such as tran...

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Going Big - Not Going Home! April 11-15

Posted on 04-13-2016

Going Big - Not Going Home! I don’t want to bury the lead so I’m jumping right to the big news.  Our advocacy ads are now live!  Another first for CCA, we’ve launched an...

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Worst Boss in Sacramento? April 1-7

Posted on 04-07-2016

Worst Boss in Sacramento? As many of you know, I’ve been an adjunct professor teaching introduction to American Government at Diablo Valley Community College for most of the past twenty ...

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Never Interrupt Your Enemy When He Is Making A Mistake - March 25-31

Posted on 03-30-2016

Never Interrupt Your Enemy When He Is Making A Mistake  AB 2407 and AB 1992 Status Update I’m sure you’ve noticed from the past two Corners that your GA team has been focusing a...

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Key Doctors Kick A... - March 21-25

Posted on 03-24-2016

Key Doctors Kick A... A Sponsored Legislation Update - AB 1992 and AB 2407 The legislature is on Spring Recess this week, and that means legislators are in their district offices all week, e...

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