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Down to the Wire: Lawmakers Have 4 Weeks to Act on Assisted Living Reforms

August 1, 2014 | 11:59 am

Down to the Wire: Lawmakers Have 4 Weeks to Act on Assisted Living Reforms

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The state’s assisted living industry has over 7,500 licensed facilities caring for over 175,000 people.

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Investment Firm Buys Berkeley’s Troubled Pacific Steel

August 1, 2014 | 10:54 am

Investment Firm Buys Berkeley’s Troubled Pacific Steel

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Sale comes after longtime owners declared bankruptcy. Company says it believes business will stay open.

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Legislation Introduced to Address Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

July 30, 2014 | 5:47 pm

Legislation Introduced to Address Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

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Three bills from House and Senate include proposals for campus advocate and for anonymous surveys.

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Berkeley Homeless Contingent Settles In Along Busy Rail Line

July 30, 2014 | 12:23 pm

Berkeley Homeless Contingent Settles In Along Busy Rail Line

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Following evictions in Albany, West Berkeley, rail officials and neighbors express concern about camps.

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Deep-Sea Octopus Is Mother of the Year

July 30, 2014 | 12:04 pm

Deep-Sea Octopus Is Mother of the Year

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Cephalopod spent 54 months attending her eggs on a ledge 4,600 feet below the surface of Monterey Bay. Read more …

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Survey: 3.4 Million Californians Newly Insured Under Obamacare

July 30, 2014 | 9:30 am

Survey: 3.4 Million Californians Newly Insured Under Obamacare

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Review finds that three in five previously uninsured adults in state are now covered. Read more …

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Four Baby Penguins March to New Home at San Francisco Zoo

July 29, 2014 | 12:59 pm

Four Baby Penguins March to New Home at San Francisco Zoo

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Spectators lined the route to watch four baby penguins waddle their way to a new home.

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CDC: San Joaquin Inmates Should Get Valley Fever Tests

July 29, 2014 | 9:30 am

CDC: San Joaquin Inmates Should Get Valley Fever Tests

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Federal health officials make recommendation after dozens of deaths at two prisons since 2008. Read more …

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Stockton Native Maxine Hong Kingston Receives National Medal of Arts

July 28, 2014 | 1:53 pm

Stockton Native Maxine Hong Kingston Receives National Medal of Arts

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Author is most famous for her first two books, ‘The Woman Warrior’ and ‘China Men.’

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‘Great Bull Run’ Debuts at Pleasanton Racetrack

July 28, 2014 | 1:28 pm

‘Great Bull Run’ Debuts at Pleasanton Racetrack

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Organizer says about 3,000 people paid $60 to $75 each to run with big, fast, irritated livestock.

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