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Entrance to Asilomar State Beach in Monterey County. (Ekabhishek/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Officials Warn Swimmers Of High Bacteria Levels At Monterey County Beach

Monterey County health officials have issued an advisory warning people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.

07/30/2014

Paul McCartney (credit: Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney Helps Couple Get Engaged At Concert

The former Beatle brought a man and his girlfriend on stage for a proposal as he resumed performing following recovery from a virus…

07/07/2014

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after Belt hit a three-run homer in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park on August 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Slugger Brandon Belt Promises Homer For 12–Year-Old Cancer Patient, Delivers

It appears Giants 1st Baseman Brandon Belt did his best Babe Ruth impression over the weekend, saying he’d hit a home run for a sick child and delivering on that promise.

06/30/2014

An open air pit used to burn trash at a base in Iraq. (Gwen Chiaramonte)

Veterans Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Point To Open Air Burn Pits As New ‘Agent Orange’

Hundreds of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling ill and many are dying of what’s being called the new “Agent Orange”: open air burn pits.

05/20/2014

Paul McCartney (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney Cancels Japan Tour Due To Virus

Sir Paul McCartney is under strict doctor’s orders to get “complete rest”

05/20/2014

Sea Lions (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Record Number Of Sick, Stranded Seals And Sea Lions Found Along Northern California Coast

A marine mammal rescue group said Monday it’s seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast — some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.

05/05/2014

The Kaufman family, rescued at sea during around-the-world sailing voyage.

Moffett Field Para-Rescuers Who Saved Sick Toddler From Parent’s Boat An Elite Group

The men who saved a sick toddler from her parent’s boat off the coast of Mexico are often compared to superman, ninjas, and even called real-life X-men.

04/09/2014

A Crown Princess cruise ship (Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)

37 Passengers Aboard Princess Cruise Ship Docked In San Francisco Contract Norovirus

Thirty-seven passengers aboard the Crown Princess cruise ship, that docked in San Francisco on Monday, have contracted the stomach flu, a spokeswoman for Princess Cruises said.

04/08/2014

Studying alone

Study: Too Much Homework Can Make Your Child Sick

A new study found that too much homework is bad for children’s health. Researchers at Stanford say hitting the books for three or more hours a night won’t necessarily make a child perform better in school, but it can make them sick.

03/22/2014

Sofia Jarvis (center) appears with her family at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on February 24, 2014. Sofia suffers from a rare illness that causes symptoms described as "polio-like." (CBS)

CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

02/27/2014

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