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January 11, 2012 | 3:58 pm

The Sex Surrogate and the Poet

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You may have read the profile in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday of Cheryl Cohen Greene, a Berkeley “surrogate partner” who works with mostly men suffering from sexual dysfunction, frequently having intercourse with them. One of her clients was the late, disabled Berkeley journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, who was the subject of the 1997 […]

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January 11, 2012 | 6:45 am

Breakfast Blend: Rescued Black Bear Cubs Returned to Sierra National Forest

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. Orphaned cubs return to the wild (Fresno Bee) L. A. County jailers more likely to use force on mentally ill inmates (Los Angeles Times) L.A. council moves to […]

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January 9, 2012 | 6:52 am

Breakfast Blend: Wine Growers Salivate over Signs Asian Big Spenders Tiring of French Bordeaux

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. Wine Sellers Aim High Ahead of Chinese New Year (Wall Street Journal) German Auto Makers Tout Diesel in U.S. (Wall Street Journal) State convicts arrive in L.A. County […]

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December 14, 2011 | 6:22 am

Breakfast Blend: Paul Allen May Spend $200 Million+ to Build Massive Plane to Launch Satellites

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. $1 billion in California budget cuts to kick in soon (Los Angeles Times) At Nixon library, the old game of hardball against a new view of Watergate (Los […]

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December 1, 2011 | 7:23 am

Breakfast Blend: Harry Potter Coming NBC Universal Park in LA – Orlando to Share the Magic

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. Supreme Court weighs disclosure of HIV status (Los Angeles Times) Cedars-Sinai to cut most psychiatric services (Los Angeles Times) County jails hit a snag in inmate-transfer plan (Riverside […]

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November 17, 2011 | 7:26 am

Breakfast Blend: What Accounts for the California Spike in Anti-Gay Hate Crimes? SF? Palm Springs?

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. California attorney general’s office subpoenas Fannie, Freddie (Los Angeles Times) Ruling ordering better VA mental health treatment is withdrawn (Los Angeles Times) 2 Elements of Jobs Bill Pass […]

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November 16, 2011 | 11:13 am

Man in Wheelchair Shot by SFPD is Acquitted; Video of Original Incident

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A man in a wheelchair who was shot by San Francisco police has been acquitted of charges that he stabbed an officer just before the shooting. A jury acquitted 56-year-old Randal Dunklin on Tuesday while deadlocking on two additional counts of felony assault and a charge of resisting police. Dunklin was convicted […]

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November 4, 2011 | 6:48 am

Breakfast Blend: SF’s Ocean Beach Swells with Surfers; Why Big Guys Like My Little Pony

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. Fatal shooting of man holding black nozzle was lawful, DA says (Los Angeles Times) Los Angeles serial killer convicted of three more slayings (Los Angeles Times) Medical Marijuana […]

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November 1, 2011 | 6:25 am

Breakfast Blend: Compton Officials Vow Not to File for Bankruptcy; Occupy Fresno Told to Decamp

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. Compton finds itself in full financial meltdown (Los Angeles Times) LAUSD faces suit linking teacher ratings to student performance (Los Angeles Times) Shrinking the Nursing Home Until It […]

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October 31, 2011 | 7:36 am

Breakfast Blend: New Jersey Consultants Lining Pockets with Zuckerberg’s Education Donation?

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. Consultants Top Recipients So Far of Newark Facebook Money (Star Ledger) Medi-Cal cuts could snip safety net for poor (Fresno Bee) West L.A. winter shelter for homeless opens […]

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