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C-Diff Kills 15,000 People A Year. Feces Donations May Change That

Anna Almendrala | February 25, 2015 | Healthy Living
A bacteria that triggers deadly diarrhea and is one of the most common causes of U.S. infectious disease deaths is caused, in part, by antibiotics. Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, is a toxin-producing microbe that infected almost a half-million Americans in 2011 and was linked to 29,000 deaths, according to a...

Body Of 20-Day-Old Baby Believed To Be Missing Child Justin Rees

AP | David Moye | February 25, 2015 | Crime
KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — Police have found the body of 20-day-old baby boy reported missing in a swampy region near the Sacramento River in Northern California after dozens of searchers spent the night looking him. Authorities found the body shortly before 10 a.m. PST Wednesday near the rural town...

UC Berkeley Built A Parking Garage Right Where Its Students Play Field Hockey

Tyler Kingkade | February 25, 2015 | College
Athletes on the women's field hockey team at the University of California, Berkeley, are considering a lawsuit against the school for taking away their field to build a parking garage without providing a replacement. The field hockey players were told during the fall 2013 semester they would lose their field...

Overused Management Bromide Now The Exclusive Property Of Carly Fiorina, Apparently

Jason Linkins | February 25, 2015 | Politics
Those who closely followed the 2014 midterm elections were treated to any number of compelling stories about candidates poaching one another's ideas and passing them off as their own. Well, here in the early stirrings of the 2016 campaign, we have our...

Dating Deal Breakers According To Women And Men

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | February 25, 2015 | Women
Everyone has their pet peeves when it comes to dating. Some are understandable and some are just plain weird. In two new videos, BuzzFeed asked women and men what behaviors make them unable to date someone. The answers were a bit different between the dudes and...

Videographer Captures Elusive Green Flash At Sunset On Hawaii's North Shore

The Huffington Post | James Cave | February 25, 2015 | Green
When it comes to the green flash at sunset, people fall into one of two camps: those who have seen it with their very eyes and swear by its majesty, and those who say it's just a figment of our imagination. Hawaii-based videographer Eric Sterman falls into the...

Photos Of School Lunches From Around The World Will Make American Kids Want To Study Abroad

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | February 25, 2015 | Taste
Which country's lunch would you want to be eating?

California May Shut Down Baseball's Tobacco Habit

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | February 25, 2015 | Sports
The familiar image of baseball players chewing tobacco may soon be history.

InHerSight Allows Women To Anonymously Rate Past And Present Employers

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | February 25, 2015 | Women
"We're improving the workplace by measuring it." That's the idea behind InHerSight, a platform where women can evaluate their employers and rate how female-friendly workplace environments are. The idea is that providing women a space to communicate with other women about workplace issues they care about most could...

Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Officially On Hold

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | February 24, 2015 | Green
The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will not go into effect this summer after all. The California secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday that a referendum to overturn the measure has qualified for the November 2016 ballot. The state confirmed that the trade group American Progressive Bag...

Antonio Villaraigosa Is Not Running For Senate In California

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | February 24, 2015 | Politics
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will not run for California's open Senate seat in 2016, the Democrat told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. "I am humbled by the encouragement I've received from so many to serve in the United States Senate," Villaraigosa said in a statement...

The 'Ketchup 'n' Fries' Plant Exists, And It's Coming To America

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | February 24, 2015 | Taste
Say what?!

Here Are 10 Ways Activists Are Mending California's Income Gap

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | February 25, 2015 | Politics
This piece was originally published by Capital & Main. As our “State of Equality” series has documented, economic inequality poses a grave threat to California’s future. But conditions would be far worse were it not for the progress made by determined activists, community leaders and lawmakers. In the...

3 Reasons Why Gonzaga Could Win The National Championship

Jordan Schultz | February 24, 2015 | Sports
Ready or not, Mark Few's Gonzaga Bulldogs have achieved national status. No west coast team not named Arizona and arguably UCLA have been more successful since the late '90s, and yet Gonzaga has not once been to a Final Four. As a result, the program is often seen as an...

Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change

Carly Schwartz | February 25, 2015 | Politics
Justin Turley has suffered from cirrhosis, a degenerative liver disorder that keeps him in near-constant pain, for 13 years. Shortly after his diagnosis, frustrated by the side effects of pharmaceutical medications he said turned him into a "zombie," he started using medical marijuana to treat his symptoms. "I was able...

U.S. Measles Count Increases To 154 Across 17 States

Sarah Klein | February 24, 2015 | Healthy Living
As of February 20, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented 154 cases of measles in 17 states and Washington D.C. Most of the cases -- 118 -- have been linked to an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in...

Cody Phillip Gintz Accused Of Robbing Girl Scouts To Feed His Heroin Habit

Ed Mazza | February 24, 2015 | Crime
A man who says he was trying to get cash to pay for drugs allegedly robbed a Girl Scout troop on Sunday as they sold cookies outside a supermarket in San Jose, California. Cody Phillip Gintz, 23, is accused of grabbing the troop's cash box, which contained $600, from a...

Stunning Photos Capture Rare Fox Sighting In San Francisco

Lydia O'Connor | February 24, 2015 | Green
A gray fox, once a common sight in San Francisco’s Presidio, was spotted in the city’s national park for the first time in more than a decade last week. The photos capturing the moment are absolutely breathtaking. Presidio Trust biological science tech Jonathan Young photographed the fox while following a...

California Lawmakers Want To Increase Penalties For Possessing Date-Rape Drugs

Mollie Reilly | February 23, 2015 | Politics
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb 23 (Reuters) - Illegal possession of so-called date-rape drugs would become a potential felony under a bill in California to reverse what supporters say is an unintended consequence of a voter-approved law reducing penalties for non-violent crimes. The measure by Republican Tom Lackey, set...

Rep. Ted Lieu Wants A Congressional Hearing On UCLA 'Superbug' Outbreak

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Politics
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker on Monday called on the Congress to investigate the medical scopes blamed for an outbreak of a bacterial "superbug" at a University of California, Los Angeles hospital that has infected seven patients. Representative Ted Lieu, a Democrat...
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