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Children & Families Measure Placed on November Ballot

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and all 11 members of the Board of Supervisors voted to send end to a Charter Amendment to the November ballot to extend the Children’s Fund and the Public Education Enrichment [...]
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Disputes Continue Over Police Accountability, City Ballot Measures

Community members continue to express anger and frustration toward the Oakland City Council as it moves forward with plans to put several measures on the November ballot though it is not considering a community-backed measure [...]
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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.
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 [...]
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RNs Picket to Save Doctors Medical Center

Following a decision by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to table a sales tax that would have helped save embattled Doctors Medical Center (DMC) in San Pablo, the hospital’s registered nurses held a [...]
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California’s Minimum Wage Rises to $9 an Hour

By Vanessa Ochavillo, Sacramento Bee At Krazy Mary’s Boutique in midtown Sacramento, owner Mary Kawano is already accommodating the state’s new minimum wage of $9 a hour, which went into effect Tuesday.