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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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A Day in California’s Psychiatric Prison Units

August 18, 2014 | 9:30 am

A Day in California’s Psychiatric Prison Units

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A glimpse inside California’s ‘prisons within prisons’ for mentally ill inmates .

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Gardening in the Drought: What Makes a Plant ‘Drought-Tolerant’

August 17, 2014 | 8:00 am

Gardening in the Drought: What Makes a Plant ‘Drought-Tolerant’

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California’s historic drought has lots of gardeners searching for drought-tolerant plants.

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How to Get Girls to Try Tech? Listen Here

August 15, 2014 | 7:00 am

How to Get Girls to Try Tech? Listen Here

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Women’s Audio Mission introduces students to audio engineering and perhaps to a new path in school.

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Suit Spotlights Role of Sickle Cell Condition in Cal Football Player’s Death

August 14, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Suit Spotlights Role of Sickle Cell Condition in Cal Football Player’s Death

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Doctor who performed autopsy says medical records did not show player Ted Agu had sickle cell trait.

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Lawsuit Claims Service Reductions at San Pablo Hospital Violate Civil Rights Act

August 14, 2014 | 2:37 pm

Lawsuit Claims Service Reductions at San Pablo Hospital Violate Civil Rights Act

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This month Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo stopped accepting ambulances and reduced number of beds.

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