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Stanford Doctor Under Ebola Quarantine Remains Symptom-Free

Colin Bucks, the Stanford Medical Center doctor under home quarantine after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, said Thursday he feels well and has shown no symptoms of the virus in the week since his return from Liberia.

10/30/2014

Mount Sinai Health Systems demonstrates the proper technique for donning and removing protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

UC Medical Centers Declared Priority Hospitals For Ebola Care

Five University of California medical centers, including one at University of California at San Francisco, are now considered priority hospitals to treat confirmed Ebola cases in California.

10/25/2014

Dog Park Closed After Pet Diagnosed With A Virus

Gov. Brown Opens Door For State’s Doggy Diners

Dogs and their owners may now be legally allowed to chow down together at restaurants in California after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday.

08/22/2014

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Bay Area Government Agencies Make Largest Electric-Car Purchase In U.S.

More electric cars are coming to the Bay Area after the Metropolitan Transportation Commission made one of the largest purchases of electric cars in the nation.

07/09/2014

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Dog Lovers Barking Mad After Concord Restaurant’s Policy Change Bans Pets From Patio

After a history of catering to man’s best friend, a Bay Area restaurant is changing its policy that allowed dogs on their outdoor patios, and that is causing some growls from dog lovers.

06/30/2014

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Mouse Infestation Shuts Down SF Chinatown Bakery and Walgreens

An infestation of mice forced a bakery and a Walgreens store in Chinatown to shut down on Friday, said officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

04/11/2014

Secondhand smoke TV ad, Santa Clara County

Santa Clara Co. Launches New Secondhand Smoke TV Campaign

Santa Clara County has launched a new TV ad campaign on the dangers of secondhand smoke, specifically aimed at parents who smoke.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/27/2011

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Chemical In San Jose Drinking Water Under Debate On Capitol Hill

A Capitol Hill hearing got underway Wednesday morning on the need for a national standard to address chromium 6 water contamination. This comes after a recent study detected the toxin in San Jose’s drinking water supply.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/02/2011

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Number Of Smokers In California Drops To Record Low

A record low number of Californians are still lighting up, with Marin County the lowest in the state with just 7.3 percent of the population smoking.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/20/2010

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