Children

James Schoenfeld

Gov. Brown Allows Parole For Notorious 1976 Chowchilla Kidnapper

California’s governor is allowing parole for one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago.

16 hours ago

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3 Things You Should Never Do While Potty Training

Want to know what to avoid while potty training your toddler? Jamie Glowacki, author of “Oh Crap! Potty Training” shares her insight with these three no-nos.

07/24/2015

How To Freeze You Kid's Credit

How I Forced Credit Bureaus To Freeze My Child’s Credit

When I first began covering credit freezes, I was shocked that the bureaus would not let me freeze my child’s credit, widely believed to be the single best tool to prevent financial ID theft.

07/23/2015

Indian workers answer telephone calls at a call-centre in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi. (FINDLAY KEMBER/AFP/Getty Images)

Foreign Call Center Workers Ask For Social Security Numbers Without Giving Their Own Identities

By now, most people know that their social security number is the key to their identity, so they need to be very judicious about who they share it with. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that the credit bureaus required me to give my number to an unidentified foreign call center rep.

07/21/2015

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Mysterious Donor Gives $34M To Oakland Schools, Nonprofits

An anonymous person has donated $34 million dollars to the Oakland Unified School District and dozens of nonprofit organizations to help children and low-income entrepreneurs.

07/15/2015

A child plays on a sunny beach. (NewsMom.com)

Avoid Harmful Chemicals In Your Kids’ Sunscreens – What To Look For

There are chemicals in many sunscreens that can be harmful to kids’ developing bodies.

07/14/2015

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Bills To Curb Youth Smoking Head To California Assembly Committee

Two California bills aimed at reducing youth smoking by regulating e-cigarettes and boosting the legal smoking age to 21 will get a crucial legislative hearing Wednesday.

07/08/2015

A child is loaded onto an ambulance outside the Antioch Water Park, June 18, 2015. (CBS)

40 People, Mostly Children Sickened After Possible Chemical Exposure At Antioch Water Park

About 40 people, mostly children, fell ill Thursday afternoon due to a possible chemical exposure at an East Bay water park.

06/18/2015

Edgar Covarrubias, an employee and resident of the Walden West Science Camp near Saratoga. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Molestation Suspect Exaggerated Job History; South Bay Science Camp For Kids Failed To Reference Check

Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla, the former camp counselor at Walden West in Santa Clara County, appears to have exaggerated his job history in order to with kids at the popular science camp.

06/15/2015

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

New Policy Lets Kids As Young As 16 Make Solo Visits To Parents, Siblings In SF Jail

Children as young as 16 with parents or siblings in jail will be able to make solo visits under policies enacted Monday by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.

06/09/2015

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