San Francisco Nurses Sue Department Of Public Health Over Understaffing, Unpaid OTNurses employed by the city of San Francisco on Thursday announced they've filed a lawsuit against the city's Department of Public Health, accusing the department of violating federal labor laws.
San Jose Playgrounds, Other Park Amenities ReopeningSan Jose plans to reopen many playgrounds and other park amenities on Friday after seven months of a COVID-19-initiated hiatus.
Dr. Fauci to Visit Santa Clara County, Discuss Response To COVID-19Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's COVID-19 expert, plans to visit Santa Clara County next week and meet with local leaders to discuss the ongoing pandemic and logistics for lowering case numbers while establishing safe reopening plans.
Reopening: SF's Move To 'Yellow Tier' Welcome News In City's Forgotten Financial DistrictSan Francisco has now moved into California's 'yellow tier' for reopening amid the coronavirus. The changes finally brings some good news for the Financial District -- a part of the city that has been largely empty since the shutdowns began.
City Of Berkeley Hauls 35 Tons Of Trash, Debris From Homeless Encampments Along I-80Encampments along the Interstate 80 corridor have grown in size over the last few months. Now, the City of Berkeley is taking action to clean up what it calls an immediate health and safety hazard.
San Mateo County Launches Enforcement Unit To Crack Down On COVID Health Order ViolatorsIn an effort to crack down on repeat offenders of the coronavirus health order, San Mateo County Monday launched a new compliance team, and new website to file complaints against alleged offenders.
AC Transit Launches New Mobile App To Enable 'Secure Contactless Payment'The new Beta AC Transit Mobile App eliminates the need to touch fareboxes, money, lines through a ‘secure contactless payment’ feature.
Lower Infection Rates Seen In Mission District After Rapid COVID-19 Testing StudyWe have been told the key to fighting the pandemic is testing, testing, testing.  And now, researchers in San Francisco have discovered the most effective testing may be faster, easier and less expensive.
Mom's Rare Condition Spurs SRA Scholar to Career in Medical ResearchSRA scholar Steven Palomares' passion for science is deeply personal with his own mother's health being a primary motivation.

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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.