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A.M. Splash: Labor March at LAX Could Delay Travelers; Forget Black Friday, Black Thursday is New Norm; Holiday Closure, Mass Transit Schedules
Labor march could affect LA airport travelers (SF Chronicle) A labor march could delay Thanksgiving eve travelers at Los Angeles International Airport on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Members of the Service Employees International Union are expected to march between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday outside the Century Boulevard entrance […]
At a community anti-violence meeting at a Stockton park, hometown hero and Oakland A’s pitcher Dallas Braden attended with a bat.
He told Sacramento’s KXTV that he had been the victim of an attempted carjacking last week and that his grandmother’s apartment was robbed.
A.M. Splash: Hercules Misspent Millions, Say Auditors; Study on Bike Path for West Span of Bay Bridge; CHP Officer Youngstrom Memorial Service
Hercules misspent millions, audit finds (SF Chronicle) City leaders in Hercules spent nearly $50 million of the city’s redevelopment agency funds on questionable transactions, many of which had missing or nonexistent records, according to a pair of audits released Wednesday by state Controller John Chiang. Chiang called the findings “absolutely incredible.” Bay Bridge ‘Bike Path to Nowhere’ (SF […]
Until 20 minutes ago, I’d never heard of Danny MacAskill, and, despite a long history of international bike trips (this was before having children), I’d never heard of the sport “bike trials” either.
I love this job. I get to learn about all sorts of great new things.
KQED publishes ouRXperience, a blog from community correspondents, to enrich coverage of health issues across California. Xan West reports from her neighborhood of West Oakland. Because Occupy Oakland has so dominated the news in the last several weeks, West stepped outside of the health beat and asked a handful of her friends and acquaintances for reaction to the movement.
A children’s advocacy group in Santa Clara County has launched a campaign to discourage parents from sleeping in bed with their infants. As the San Jose Mercury News reports, advocates say bed sharing is not just dangerous, but can be lethal. The Mercury News cites statistics showing 20 babies in Santa Clara County have died since […]
More than 3,000 Americans die every year waiting for a bone marrow donor match. Federal law has banned compensation to bone marrow donors since 1984, under the National Organ Transplant Act which likened bone marrow donation to organ donation. Yesterday, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled that the law no longer extends to […]
Timed to today’s observance of World AIDS Day, California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development released a brief [PDF] looking at over 20 years of hospitalization trends for people with HIV and AIDS. The state’s analysis showed that the number of people living with HIV and AIDS is up most significantly among blacks and Hispanics. Between […]