Tanker Engineer Found Guilty of Dumping Oily Bilge In Ocean Near OaklandA federal jury convicted a 38-year-old man of aiding and abetting an environmental crime, and obstructing justice in connection with an intentional dumping of oily bilge water from a commercial tanker back in February 2019.
COVID: With Marin On Brink Of Yellow Tier, An Expert Gives Pointers On Mask EtiquetteMarin County could be the first Bay Area county this year to drop into the least restrictive Yellow Tier on Tuesday. What will the proper mask etiquette be? A health expert weighs in.
COVID Reopening: Sonoma County Opens Most Government Offices After Move To Orange TierSonoma County reopened most of its government offices Monday after moving into the orange tier of the state's COVID-19 business reopening system.
Peloton Tread+ Owners Told to Stop Using Treadmill in 'Urgent Warning' From Gov't AgencyA U.S. government agency issued an "urgent warning" for users of Peloton's Tread+ following multiple dangerous incidents with the machine, including a child's death.
COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa Drop-In Sites End Frustration Among Those Struggling To Find AppointmentsContra Costa County is offering vaccinations, with no appointment necessary. It's a way of reaching those who have been hesitant to make appointments, or simply unable to.
COVID : San Francisco Allows For Small Indoor Gatherings Among VaccinatedHealth officials in San Francisco announced it would follow new guidance from the state and the Centers for Disease Control allowing small indoor gatherings without masks or social distancing among fully vaccinated people.
COVID Reopening: San Jose Sharks Welcoming Fans Back At SAP Center April 26; Testing Or Vaccination RequiredFor the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Jose Sharks announced that fans would be welcomed back to SAP Center for remaining home games starting later this month.
Bay Area Air District Finds Oakland Foundry Emissions Pose Health RiskThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District ruled Monday that emissions from the AB&I Foundry in East Oakland pose an elevated health risk that require the company to take actions to reduce emissions.
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.

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Tips And Stories From Stanford Children’s Health

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.