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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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Jeff Blankfort at 80: Photographer’s Work Links Past and Present of Bay Area Activism

August 19, 2014 | 7:00 am

Jeff Blankfort at 80: Photographer’s Work Links Past and Present of Bay Area Activism

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Photojournalist sees his work documenting ’60s as antidote to ‘sanitized’ history.

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The Quiet Death of Several Bills to Overhaul State’s Assisted-Living Industry

August 19, 2014 | 6:00 am

The Quiet Death of Several Bills to Overhaul State’s Assisted-Living Industry

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Among bills that died: one to mandate surprise inspections, another to speed up reporting of abuse.

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Rancho Feeding Corp. Owners, Workers Charged With Selling Sick, Unfit Cattle

August 18, 2014 | 5:25 pm

Rancho Feeding Corp. Owners, Workers Charged With Selling Sick, Unfit Cattle

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Almost 9 million pounds of beef were recalled nationwide after slaughterhouse was shut down.

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California Prisons Begin ‘Use-of-Force’ Reforms for Mentally Ill Inmates

August 18, 2014 | 9:31 am

California Prisons Begin ‘Use-of-Force’ Reforms for Mentally Ill Inmates

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State is responding in part to videos of pepper-spray incidents disclosed as part of inmate lawsuit.

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