Why religions don't oppose vaccines

Gov. Jerry Brown directed the California Department of Public Health to allow for a separate religious exemption for vaccination counseling. But research from the California Immunization Coalition reveals found that few, if any, religions actually oppose vaccination. The only vocal critic is Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who claimed the flu vaccine was designed to kill people. 
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California's permissive vaccine law is under fire as the state struggles to contain a fast-moving outbreak of measles, a once-controlled infectious disease that has sickened more than 90 people across the state and threatens many more.  
 
Black History Month offers opportunity for Caucasians to reflect, Webb, who is white, explains.  
 
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Federal appeals court on Tuesday to consider Oakland's attempt to prevent the federal government from shuttering Harborside medical marijuana dispensary, the largest medicinal cannabis shop in the nation  
 
San Francisco police have arrested a man in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.  
 
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10 best new Bay Area restaurants

Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.