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[1 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Prior malpractice victims urge passage of Proposition 46 to aid future plaintiffs Debate over whether to adjust the $250,000 pain and suffering cap in medical malpractice lawsuits for inflation is pitting insurance companies against trial lawyers, each with different views of Prop. 46′s implications.

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[30 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Massive oak tree in Redwood City loses branches, births an activist Gwen Minor climbed a Redwood City tree about to be cut down — and refused to come down for the next eleven hours — back in September. Are Americans’ attitudes toward trees changing? Hear from Minor.

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[29 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Ambiguity around Proposition 1 — the California Water Bond — remains as Election Day approaches In the midst of one of the worst droughts in memory, key details about Proposition 1 — the California Water Bond — still remain unclear as Election Day nears.

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[27 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Bay Area protesters march in San Francisco against the ivory and rhino trade The rise of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is pushing both mammals to the brink of extinction. In early October, close to one thousand people marched from Saint Mary’s Square to Union Square in San Francisco, protesting the ivory and rhino horn trades.

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[27 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Women in tech “hack the gender gap” Top women in media and technology convened at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 24, at an invite-only event to promote conversation about the gender gap in their industries.

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[20 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Santa Clara County officials encourage Latinos to get health care With Nov. 15 kick-off for open enrollment via HealthCare.gov fast approaching, Santa Clara County officials are encouraging Latino-American residents to sign up for insurance and to get the health care they need.

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[18 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Santa Clara County health care providers prepare for Ebola Santa Clara County health care professionals are developing new infection control procedures and upgrading protective equipment to prepare in case Ebola were to arise in the area.

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[9 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Stanford professor testing cancer drug for possible Ebola treatment Stanford researchers are planning to launch new tests on a possible drug to treat the Ebola virus. Early tests on a repurposed cancer drug were inconclusive and more data is needed.

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[15 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
California’s critical water cycle out of balance for state’s farmers With extreme drought conditions persisting throughout the state, Central California — known as the “Food Basket of the World” — is seeing fallow fields, sinking ground and livelihoods threatened.