EBMUD Requests Public Input For Water Supply Plan UpdateThe East Bay Municipal Utility District posted a request Wednesday for residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties to weigh in on updates to its water supply plan, which is updated every five years.
COVID: Experts Weigh Vaccine Efficacy After Rare, Possible Side Effect Gets Johnson & Johnson Doses PulledThousands of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are being pulled over concerns about a rare but serious side effect. As Bay Area counties hit pause on distributing the vaccine, doctors are learning more about how effective they are overall and for how long.
San Francisco's New Sobering Center Will Provide Drug Addicts A Place To Go For HelpTuesday, Mayor London Breed announced a first of its kind program to try and slow the crisis of drug addiction in San Francisco. The concept is called a sobering center.
COVID Vaccines: Pause In Johnson & Johnson Shots Taken In Stride By Bay Area Health OfficialsBay Area public health departments have shelved doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine amid concerns raised by the Centers for Disease Control over rare blood clots, but are taking the pause in stride.
Zuckerberg SF General Hospital Seeks Help In Identifying Patient Found Last WeekOfficials with Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Monday are asking for help identifying a man in the hospital's care.
COVID: Bay Area Expert Says Michigan's Surge From UK Variant Not Likely In CaliforniaAs the highly transmissible UK variant drives a spike in COVID cases in several states, particularly Michigan, one expert in California believes the Golden State may not see the same surge.
COVID Impact: San Francisco Reopening All Indoor Pools For SummerSan Francisco displayed more signs of returning to pre-COVID-19 life Monday after the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced it’s reopening all of its indoor pools by mid-June.
Report: Marin County Residents Healthiest in CaliforniaThe 2021 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report found residents of Marin County were the healthiest in California. It was the 11th time in 12 years that Marin earned the top ranking.
California Background Check System Snafus Delay Elder Care HiringA new portal from the California Department of Social Services is supposed to automate criminal background checks for home- and community-care providers but those trying to use it say they have been frustrated for months.

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Sleeping Well During The COVID-19 PandemicA lack of routine during the pandemic has made it difficult for kids to maintain a healthy sleep schedule. Now is the time for kids to get back on track.
The Dangers Of Skipping Routine Vaccinations During COVID-19Across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a decline in vaccination rates as some families are choosing to forgo or delay their children’s routine pediatric well-visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heart Monitoring Device Brings Comfort To Newborn Bronte's ParentsMarvin and Amanda Benedict are self-described techies. They both work at Google, so they naturally love automation, and they joke that it’s fitting that their daughter now has an automated device.
Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Brain SurgeryThe name Ari means “lion” in Hebrew, and Ari Ellman’s first day back at preschool this September was a roaring success. Ari is small for his three years, but his vocabulary and charm are big enough to more than compensate. He’s excited, energetic, curious, and fully engaged with his friends and teachers.
Pioneering Immunotherapy Targeting Elusive Cancer Cells In ChildrenThe “remarkably successful” CAR-T cell therapy is giving new hope to the sickest cancer patients. Now, Stanford experts are focusing on advancing its use and broadening its benefits.
New Hope for Children With Aortic Valve DisordersWhen Claudia and Tom Yore discussed having a third child, the clincher came from Claudia, who said, “Let’s do it. He’s going to be our easy third.”
Mom Braves New Territory To Give Daughter With Spina Bifida Her Best ShotHelisabed Romano turned to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to perform in utero surgery to possibly save her baby from serious limitations later in life.
Cleft And Craniofacial Center Fosters Patient’s Dream To Entertain Mathias Dizon practiced for weeks to fulfill a promise he had made to his doctors and nurses at the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Center: to sing the national anthem at the center’s annual patient and family picnic every year until he goes to college.
Heart Transplant Allows Justin Wang To Experience His Bucket ListAt just 15-years-old, Justin Wang has already built a bucket list of the things he wants to see and do in his lifetime.