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All-Women’s Mills College Welcomes Transgender Students

August 21, 2014 | 5:50 pm

All-Women’s Mills College Welcomes Transgender Students

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It’s the first single-sex college in the country to have a published policy for transgender applicants.

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BART Takes Another Step Toward Silicon Valley

August 21, 2014 | 3:06 pm

BART Takes Another Step Toward Silicon Valley

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South Bay dignitaries celebrate getting final check from state for transit extension to open in 2018.

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Child Immigration Wave Swamps Bay Area Legal Teams

August 21, 2014 | 2:01 pm

Child Immigration Wave Swamps Bay Area Legal Teams

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Attorney general calls on pro bono lawyers to help hundreds of young Central American arrivals.

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Epic Drought in West Is Literally Moving Mountains

August 21, 2014 | 1:06 pm

Epic Drought in West Is Literally Moving Mountains

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Massive amount of water lost in drought no longer weighs down the land, causing it to rise.

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In Face of Ebola, California-Trained Doctor Treats Patients in Liberia

August 21, 2014 | 12:28 pm

In Face of Ebola, California-Trained Doctor Treats Patients in Liberia

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As many run from the Ebola outbreak, a doctor trained at Loma Linda University has run to help.

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Strong Support for Prop. 45 — Tougher Rules on Health Insurance Rates

August 21, 2014 | 8:19 am

Strong Support for Prop. 45 — Tougher Rules on Health Insurance Rates

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Poll finds two-thirds of likely voters say they back measure to expand state’s power to regulate rates.

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Drought-Stricken California Town Struggles to Keep the Water Flowing

August 20, 2014 | 12:21 pm

Drought-Stricken California Town Struggles to Keep the Water Flowing

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Montague, near Mount Shasta, relies on a reservoir that’s down 90 percent from normal this summer.

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August 20, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Legislature Approves Ban on Forced Sterilizations for Inmates

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Women receiving tubal ligations were typically between 25 and 40 and had been pregnant 5 or more times.

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Judge Orders Overhaul in Segregation for California’s Mentally Ill Inmates

August 20, 2014 | 7:00 am

Judge Orders Overhaul in Segregation for California’s Mentally Ill Inmates

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‘Overwhelming weight of evidence’ that segregation causes psychological harm to mentally ill inmates.

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California Public Schools Usher In Funding and Curriculum Changes

August 19, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Public Schools Usher In Funding and Curriculum Changes

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New local funding model and Common Core curriculum to be phased in for 2014-2015 school year.

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