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How Will Your Hospital Fare in the Next Earthquake?

August 30, 2014 | 1:35 pm

How Will Your Hospital Fare in the Next Earthquake?

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An earthquake focuses the mind. In the wake of the South Napa Quake, I became focused on hospital safety.

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Landmark Groundwater Reform Headed to Governor’s Desk

August 30, 2014 | 9:02 am

Landmark Groundwater Reform Headed to Governor’s Desk

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In a move that some believed would never happen in California, legislators approved three reform bills.

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Strutting, Whacking, Flexing Their Way Into a Male-Dominated Scene

August 30, 2014 | 9:00 am

Strutting, Whacking, Flexing Their Way Into a Male-Dominated Scene

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The Bay Area, and especially Oakland, has long been an incubator for hip-hop dance styles.

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Oakland Pride to Celebrate its Fifth Year With First Parade Ever

August 30, 2014 | 9:00 am

Oakland Pride to Celebrate its Fifth Year With First Parade Ever

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Festival includes various performances across four stages, each with different themes.

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California Prisons Adopt Plan to Restrict Segregation for Mentally Ill Inmates

August 29, 2014 | 6:02 pm

California Prisons Adopt Plan to Restrict Segregation for Mentally Ill Inmates

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Mentally ill inmates will be moved into specialized housing units instead of living in isolation units.

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Smuggled Giant Millipedes Seized at SFO

August 29, 2014 | 2:08 pm

Smuggled Giant Millipedes Seized at SFO

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Customs agents intercepted 20 squirming foot-long millipedes in a falsely labeled package from Germany.

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News Pix: South Napa Earthquake, Frying Pan Fire, and the Castro Theatre Organ

August 29, 2014 | 1:30 pm

News Pix: South Napa Earthquake, Frying Pan Fire, and the Castro Theatre Organ

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This week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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49ers’ Aldon Smith Suspended by NFL For Nine Games

August 29, 2014 | 1:16 pm

49ers’ Aldon Smith Suspended by NFL For Nine Games

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The penalty, for personal conduct and substance abuse violations, was greater than anticipated.

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Bay Area Bike Share Expansion Stalls

August 29, 2014 | 12:11 pm

Bay Area Bike Share Expansion Stalls

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Financial problems at the program’s operator and supplier have held up plans to add bikes and locations.

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California Bill Requires ‘Affirmative Consent’ to Engage in College Sex

August 29, 2014 | 9:11 am

California Bill Requires ‘Affirmative Consent’ to Engage in College Sex

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The ‘yes means yes’ bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has not indicated if he will sign it.

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