3 East Bay School Districts Go All-In on Student Vaccine MandatesState leaders are now discussing whether a COVID vaccine should be required for all students age 12 and older to attend in-person classes.
COVID: Hayward Unified Joins Oakland In Mandating Vaccinations For Students 12 And OlderThe Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all students 12 and older at their meeting Wednesday night.
Judge Approves Preliminary Settlement In Lawsuit Over Mental Health Care At Santa Rita JailU.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins preliminarily approved a settlement in a federal class action lawsuit against Alameda County over mental health care at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin and at any other Alameda County jail.
COVID: Oakland Teachers Demand More Testing, Better Air Filtration For Safer SchoolsAfter six weeks of in-person learning, some teachers in the Oakland Unified School District are complaining about a lack of COVID safety, but the district insists it is doing all it can to keep the virus out of the classroom.
COVID: Johnson & Johnson Reports Dramatic Boost To Immunity After Second DoseJohnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that booster shots given two months after the first dose increased protection against the virus to 94 percent- comparable to Pfizer and Moderna.
Larkspur Plan Would Convert Fmr. Skilled Nursing Facility Into Housing For Homeless AdultsA former skilled nursing facility in Larkspur is being eyed as a potential new Project Homekey site for housing people who are currently homeless.
COVID: San Francisco International Airport Implements Vaccination Requirement For All WorkersNearly 50,000 workers at San Francisco International Airport must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to new rules announced by city officials on Tuesday.
Monterey Supes Fail To Pass Indoor Mask Mandate For Second TimeThe Monterey County Board of Supervisors have once again failed to pass a mask mandate for indoor facilities, however may pass one next week.
COVID: Contra Costa Health Officials Say 135 Hospitalized With Virus, Implore Unvaccinated To Get ShotsContra Costa County health officials on Tuesday used their regular COVID-19 briefing time before the Board of Supervisors to implore -- sometimes emotionally -- people to get vaccinated.

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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.