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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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S.F. Fire Update: Construction Firm Disputes Charge it Removed Sprinkler Systems

September 11, 2014 | 8:39 am

S.F. Fire Update: Construction Firm Disputes Charge it Removed Sprinkler Systems

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Fire Department says lack of sprinklers caused Renoir Hotel fire to burn out of control.

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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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Lawsuit Claims Excessive Force in Fatal Police Shooting Near Half Moon Bay

September 10, 2014 | 7:00 am

Lawsuit Claims Excessive Force in Fatal Police Shooting Near Half Moon Bay

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Family’s attorney says sheriff’s deputy escalated a mental health call for help with schizophrenic teen.

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September 10, 2014 | 6:00 am

Apple Jumps Into Health Monitoring With New Watch

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Debut of device marks company’s entrance into multibillion-dollar mobile health industry.

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Earthquake Cost the Napa Wine Industry At Least $80 Million

September 9, 2014 | 3:40 pm

Earthquake Cost the Napa Wine Industry At Least $80 Million

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Expert’s estimate tallies costs ranging from damaged buildings to loss of tasting-room sales.

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Kaiser Agrees to Pay $4 Million Fine Over Mental Health Care

September 9, 2014 | 12:46 pm

Kaiser Agrees to Pay $4 Million Fine Over Mental Health Care

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Kaiser had been fighting penalty levied last year by the California Department of Managed Health Care.

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UCSF’s First Undocumented Medical Student Begins Training

September 9, 2014 | 8:30 am

UCSF’s First Undocumented Medical Student Begins Training

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Against the odds, Jirayut ‘New’ Latthivongskorn is a newly minted medical student at UCSF.

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