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San Francisco 1st Major City to Ban the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property this week, taking the lead in a national effort to curb waste.
Gina Fromer (left) with family accepts her award.

NCNW Hosts Christian Women of the Year Awards Ceremony 

The San Francisco Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) San recently held its 35th Annual Christian Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at Patio Espanol Restaurant, 2850 Alemany Blvd.Honorees included [...]
Marlon McWilson, recently elected as president of the Alameda County Board of Education.

Alameda County Board of Education Welcomes New & Re-elected Members 

The Alameda County Board of Education (ACBOE) celebrates the appointment of Marlon McWilson as President and Aisha Knowles as Vice President for 2014-2015. ACBOE also congratulates Trustee Knowles, along with Trustees Joaquin Rivera and Yvonne [...]
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and President Barack Obama held a news conference recently to launch the Brain Initiative, a $100 million challenge to uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. Photo by Chuck Kennedy/White House.

Untangling Brain Circuits in Mental Illness

By Louise Chu, UCSF News Depression. Anxiety Disorders. Addiction. They’re some of the most common conditions affecting people’s health, and for millions with the most severe cases, conventional treatments such as psychotherapy and medication don’t [...]
Children in Detroit attend a rally against water shut-offs in the city on June 20. Photograph by Justin Wedes.

Turning Off Poor Detroiters’ Water Violates Human Rights, Says United Nations

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz, Huffington Post Detroit’s been shutting off water to customers who reportedly can’t afford to pay their bills, and United Nations experts said Wednesday it’s a violation of human rights.The UN responded after [...]