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Berkeley Residents Approve of Soda Tax on November Ballot

March 18, 2014 | 7:00 am

Berkeley Residents Approve of Soda Tax on November Ballot

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A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages has a good chance of making Berkeley’s November ballot.

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Study: Estrogen Therapy May Help Some Older Women at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

March 12, 2014 | 4:05 pm

Study: Estrogen Therapy May Help Some Older Women at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

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Could one kind of estrogen therapy help women and another type harm them? …read more

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Are BPA-Free Plastics Any Safer?

March 6, 2014 | 8:59 am

Are BPA-Free Plastics Any Safer?

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New research shows that chemicals used to replace harmful BPA may pose a danger, too. Read more. …

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California Fuel Leak Cleanup Rules Leave Lingering Spills to Nature

March 6, 2014 | 5:30 am

California Fuel Leak Cleanup Rules Leave Lingering Spills to Nature

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Some 6,000 leaking tanks remain unresolved, including in Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

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Contra Costa County Maps Schools by Vaccination Rates; Find Yours

March 4, 2014 | 5:09 pm

Contra Costa County Maps Schools by Vaccination Rates; Find Yours

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27 schools and child-care facilities have opt-out rates of 9.9 percent or higher, a risk for disease outbreaks. Read more. …

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Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

February 28, 2014 | 2:45 pm

Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

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At the former Treasure Island naval base, a discovery of radioactive material has led to the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare.

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News Pix: Bayview Fire, Dalai Lama Visits, and Wastewater For Cows?

February 28, 2014 | 12:56 pm

News Pix: Bayview Fire, Dalai Lama Visits, and Wastewater For Cows?

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The news in photos from around the Bay.

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USDA Inspector: Supervisors Ignored Reports of Trouble at Petaluma Slaughterhouse

February 27, 2014 | 12:56 pm

USDA Inspector: Supervisors Ignored Reports of Trouble at Petaluma Slaughterhouse

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Department of Agriculture worker reportedly tried to flag problems at Rancho Feeding Corp.

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ACLU: Clovis School District Has Fixed ‘Abstinence-Only’ Sex-Ed Curriculum

February 26, 2014 | 3:34 pm

ACLU: Clovis School District Has Fixed ‘Abstinence-Only’ Sex-Ed Curriculum

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Pediatricians and parents who had sued claimed that the district was in violation of state rules.

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Oakland Program Seeks to Stop Teen Dating Violence Before It Starts

February 26, 2014 | 7:00 am

Oakland Program Seeks to Stop Teen Dating Violence Before It Starts

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As kids date earlier, educators and health professionals try to instill lessons about healthy relationships.

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