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Vaccine Opt-Out Rate Doubled in 7 Years; Look Up Your School Online

September 11, 2014 | 8:57 am

Vaccine Opt-Out Rate Doubled in 7 Years; Look Up Your School Online

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Despite overwhelming evidence that vaccines are safe, the rate of parents opting out their children has doubled since 2007.

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Shadow Cliffs, a Popular Pleasanton Park, Hit Hard by Drought

September 11, 2014 | 8:00 am

Shadow Cliffs, a Popular Pleasanton Park, Hit Hard by Drought

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Attendance is down, lake is shrinking, fish are struggling and trees are losing their leaves.

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Lost Weapons Prompt Halt of Military Gear to Some Sheriff Departments

September 11, 2014 | 7:00 am

Lost Weapons Prompt Halt of Military Gear to Some Sheriff Departments

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Three M16 assault rifles from the Department of Defense went missing, and that’s just in the Bay Area.

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First Death Reported from the Napa Quake

September 10, 2014 | 12:31 pm

First Death Reported from the Napa Quake

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Authorities say victim suffered head injury during quake but delayed seeking treatment.

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How to Drive Home the Drought Message: Make It a Game

September 9, 2014 | 10:00 am

How to Drive Home the Drought Message: Make It a Game

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Efforts to spur conservation include an online game that puts users in charge of California’s water.

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Details of Autism Benefits — Like Provider Rates — Coming After Rollout

September 9, 2014 | 8:00 am

Details of Autism Benefits — Like Provider Rates — Coming After Rollout

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California officials kicked off the first stakeholder meeting to review Medi-Cal’s new autism coverage .

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California Aquaculture Companies Explore Sustainable Fish Farming

September 9, 2014 | 7:00 am

California Aquaculture Companies Explore Sustainable Fish Farming

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Firms try to address environmental and health concerns raised by aquaculture’s rapid spread.

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Undocumented Immigrants Still Mistreated by Employers Despite New Laws

September 8, 2014 | 7:00 am

Undocumented Immigrants Still Mistreated by Employers Despite New Laws

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Changes this year give them more protection in the workplace, but deportation fears silence many workers.

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Two Women on a Mission to Reform Assisted Living in California

September 7, 2014 | 10:11 am

Two Women on a Mission to Reform Assisted Living in California

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Two women in San Diego are conducting their crusade from a modest home office.

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Despite Domestic Violence Arrest, 49ers Ray McDonald to Play on Sunday

September 5, 2014 | 6:14 pm

Despite Domestic Violence Arrest, 49ers Ray McDonald to Play on Sunday

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Coach says McDonald will suit up Sunday, drawing criticism that the team only cares about winning.

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