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Video: Why the New Autism Benefit Is So Important to Medi-Cal Families

September 20, 2014 | 10:00 am

Video: Why the New Autism Benefit Is So Important to Medi-Cal Families

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One child who will benefit is Timothy Wilson, a bubbly 6-year-old who will now be able to get therapy.

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After Blaze, Residents of Weed Return to Scorched Neighborhoods

September 19, 2014 | 5:45 pm

After Blaze, Residents of Weed Return to Scorched Neighborhoods

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Weed City Administrator Ron Stock says nearly one-third of the town was destroyed by the Boles Fire.

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Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

September 18, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

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California’s lingering backlog of Medi-Cal applications affects hundreds of thousands of people.

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California Groundwater: Court Case Could Speed Up Regulation

September 18, 2014 | 6:00 am

California Groundwater: Court Case Could Speed Up Regulation

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Result could be new controls on pumping if high court accepts case and upholds ruling.

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Facebook Provides a ‘Grace Period’ for Drag Queens to Use Fake Names

September 17, 2014 | 5:30 pm

Facebook Provides a ‘Grace Period’ for Drag Queens to Use Fake Names

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After meeting with drag queens and transgender activists, Facebook modifies closure of accounts.

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Bay Area Firefighters Head East to Battle King Fire

September 17, 2014 | 2:44 pm

Bay Area Firefighters Head East to Battle King Fire

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King Fire, burning close to Lake Tahoe and U.S. 50, has consumed about 18,500 acres so far.

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Stanford Psychologist Who Studies Racial Profiling Wins ‘Genius Grant’

September 17, 2014 | 12:50 pm

Stanford Psychologist Who Studies Racial Profiling Wins ‘Genius Grant’

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Stanford’s Jennifer Eberhardt was recognized for her research on racial stereotypes and crime.

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Autism Benefit Finally a Reality for Children on Medi-Cal

September 15, 2014 | 9:05 am

Autism Benefit Finally a Reality for Children on Medi-Cal

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Health insurance program for low-income residents will cover treatments for about 12,000 kids.

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Remaining Uninsured Face Challenges in Cost and Simply Signing Up

September 12, 2014 | 9:48 am

Remaining Uninsured Face Challenges in Cost and Simply Signing Up

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Plight of East Palo Alto man with two jobs and 3-hour commute illustrates obstacles to getting covered.

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California Plans Nation’s Most Detailed Sea-Level Database

September 12, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Plans Nation’s Most Detailed Sea-Level Database

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It should help the state plan for the greater risk of flooding along the coast due to rising sea levels.

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