Contra Costa Times editorial: Disneyland's measles is a hard lesson in how vaccines work
As measles cases mount, they show how a lack of pervasive vaccination allows once-defeated diseases to again threaten lives.
Those who champion irresponsible government spending -- and they are legion -- have applauded voters in Greece for electing a populist leader who has vowed to ignore finances and rehire laid-off government workers, raise the minimum wage, and hike government spending to pay for free electricity and
The health care district must change its business model. It cannot afford to operate a full-service hospital. But by shifting to urgent care and preventative health services, it could still do a lot to save lives.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
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Alameda letters: Bay Farm Island's planned Fairfield Inn would be too big
Bay Farm's planned Fairfield Inn too bigI am writing to bring attention to a proposed five-story Fairfield Inn project located at 2350 Harbor Bay Parkway, that the city's Planning Board is recommending for approval (PLN14-0305).
Alameda My Word: Don't expand AOA charter school at Haight Elementary's expense
My family has been lucky to be part of the Henry Haight Elementary School community since my twin daughters started kindergarten. One of my twins had a rough start in school.
George Will: Bud Selig's winning legacy
Now, as baseball's Madison, Commissioner Bud Selig, retires, consider how he steered baseball through its worst crisis. Twenty years ago, baseball was in a trough more dangerous than the one into which it tumbled during the Black Sox scandal, when some White Sox players colluded with gamblers to lose the 1919 World Series. Baseball's solution was a prodigy who had come to baseball from a Baltimore orphanage -- George Herman Ruth.
President's proposals that raises government spending
President Barack Obama shared some goals with Congress and the nation from his State of the Union address, Here are 15 that's going to take some significant government spending.
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Peak season for sexy seals at Año Nuevo
Elephant seals land at Año Nuevo for their annual mating ritual and a spectacular show.
Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will document process with reality TV show
The Olympic gold medal winner and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star will document his transformation on a new reality show, reports say.