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Our members know their states! Learn more about what California has to offer from our CA member, Bally.

Name: Bally Nagra                                    

City, State: Sacramento, California


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

How long have you lived in California? Why do you choose to live there?

I have lived in California for 31 years. I choose to reside here as I enjoy the pleasant weather, various food options, diverse cities/communities and abundant outdoor activities that California has to offer.

How is 3RNet impacting California?

It is impacting our state as an important tool that helps organizations connect with potential candidates. As the number of 3Rnet users continues to grow it should play an even more significant role going forward.   

What are the best cultural events that happen in California?

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival near Palm Springs, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Music in the Vineyards in Napa Valley, U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, the iconic Gilroy Garlic Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival. 

Why should a health professional choose California over surrounding states?

California has always been a place where people go to dream and hopefully live out their dreams.

What loan repayment programs does California have? Anything that makes those programs unique?

California has the State Loan Repayment Program, Health Professions Education Foundation also offers various loan repayment programs for physicians and Allied health professionals.  

Are healthcare professionals valued in California? Do you have any examples?

California has the largest healthcare workforce.

Why do people travel to California?

People travel to California as it is a popular tourist designation as it offers a gamut of activities and cities to visit.

What sports teams does California have?

  • Football - San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Basketball - Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles     Clippers,
  • Baseball - Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Angels, San Francisco Giants, Oakland As, San Diego Padres 
  • Hockey-San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks

What is your favorite local food?

Mexican Food

What is California best known for?

Disneyland - the happiest place in the world.

What is the biggest misconception about California?

Everyone surfboards.

What are the biggest industries in California?

Technology industries, agriculture and Hollywood.

How is the weather/climate in California

Varies from area, southern part of the state’s climate is usually pleasant year-round.

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