Upfront: News Bites – Pacific Sun

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On Saturday, May 6, a public forum in Terra Linda addressed concerns about staffing and management culture affecting patient safety at Marin General Hospital. By Tom Gogola Union workers and officials associated with Marin General Hospital gathered for a public forum on Saturday, May 6 to highlight deficiencies in care for both patients and employees at the nonprofit hospital, which …

Report: SI man assisted feds in taking down marijuana pipeline from Canada – SILive.com

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Staten Island man who was busted in 2009 cooperated with federal authorities to help bring down a multimillion dollar marijuana smuggling business, according to a report from the Daily News. Odede Kariti, 34, was arrested in 2009 after he and his wife were busted by federal agents at their Meiers Corners home with $3 million in …

Essential California: Horror at a San Bernardino school: 'He just shot … – Los Angeles Times

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Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, April 11, and here’s what’s happening across California:TOP STORIES Shooting horrorA teacher and an 8-year-old boy were shot and killed at a San Bernardino elementary school Monday morning when the teacher’s husband opened fire inside a special needs classroom before turning the gun on himself. Students described a horrific …

Missing Yuba College student's truck found in Sutter County – SFGate

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Photo: Gridley Police Dept. Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Alycia “Aly” Yeoman’s truck was found in a Live Oak orchard by farm workers, the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said Monday, April 3, 2017. Alycia “Aly” Yeoman’s truck was found in a Live Oak orchard by farm workers, the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said Monday, April 3, 2017. …

Governors from 4 marijuana states ask to be left alone – SFGate

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]SFGateGovernors from 4 marijuana states ask to be left aloneSFGateThe letter was addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The governors say they opposed legalization at first, but warn that a federal pot crackdown now “would divert existing marijuana product into the black …and more » Read the full article at: Governors …

Former prosecutor, alleging racial bias, files suit against Sutter County – The Union of Grass Valley

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In Anu Chopra’s lawsuit, Sutter County’s district attorney is “bad at her job,” employees in the DA’s Office spout racist comments, and the DA and her chief investigator are lovers. Chopra, now a criminal defense lawyer in Chico, lost her job as a Sutter County prosecutor last year for reasons that, publicly at least, were murky. Chopra, a Sikh, sued …

Former prosecutor, alleging racial bias, files suit against Sutter … – The Union of Grass Valley

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In Anu Chopra’s lawsuit, Sutter County’s district attorney is “bad at her job,” employees in the DA’s Office spout racist comments, and the DA and her chief investigator are lovers. Chopra, now a criminal defense lawyer in Chico, lost her job as a Sutter County prosecutor last year for reasons that, publicly at least, were murky. Chopra, a Sikh, sued …

Debris removal slows at Oroville Dam – The Union of Grass Valley

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As use of the flood control spillway continues to lower water levels at Lake Oroville, debris removal at the base of the spillway has slowed. On March 17, Department of Water Resources personnel increased flow to the Feather River by means of the flood control spillway, which had been out of operation since Feb. 27 for repairs. Lake levels have …

Iron Fist vs Daredevil, Batman, Black Panther and More Superhero Martial Artists – Who Wins? – SFGate

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Marvel’s Iron Fist has finally made its way to Netflix, but is the kung-fu hero actually the best among superhero martial artists? We’re pitting Iron Fist up against the likes of Daredevil, Black Panther, Batman and more in our search to find comics one true martial arts superhero sensei! 01:03 – Iron Fist vs Daredevil 01:49 – Iron Fist vs …

Figures on government spending and debt – SFGate

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Published 2:26 pm, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit March 20 $19,808,747 Statutory debt limit $19,808,772 Total public debt outstanding March 20 $19,845,902 Operating balance March 20 $78,819 Interest fiscal year 2017 thru Feb …

This week in California history: March 13 to March 17 – SFGate (blog)

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March 13, 1928 The St. Francis Dam collapsed, sending a 100-foot tall wall of water cascading 54 miles to the ocean over five and a half hours, destroying everything in its path; the second-greatest disaster in California history. Around 600 people died. Some of the bodies washed ashore as far south as San Diego. [embedded content] March 14, 1870 California …

The Trans Experience in Trump's America – SFGate

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In the waning days of the Obama administration, I decided to come out as transgender. I was convinced to leave the closet because trans people were becoming more visible, thanks in part to celebrities like Laverne Cox and Janet Mock, and in part to increasing social acceptance. And it was inspiring to watch landmark trans protections go into effect under …

Challenges May Be Ahead For Physicians Who Recommend Medical Marijuana – Capital Public Radio News

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In a single day, Dr. Binoj Matthew can see anywhere between 25 and 60 patients at Tetra Health Centers. Tucked away in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood, this clinic is one of dozens of medicinal marijuana evaluation businesses in town. Matthew is the medical director of the clinic. He determines whether patients would benefit from using medicinal marijuana. “We pride ourselves on …

Challenges May Be Ahead For Physicians Who Recommend … – Capital Public Radio News

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In a single day, Dr. Binoj Matthew can see anywhere between 25 and 60 patients at Tetra Health Centers. Tucked away in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood, this clinic is one of dozens of medicinal marijuana evaluation businesses in town. Matthew is the medical director of the clinic. He determines whether patients would benefit from using medicinal marijuana. “We pride ourselves on …

Communities struggle to get Canada geese to relocate – SFGate

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SFGateCommunities struggle to get Canada geese to relocateSFGateTRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) — The resident Canada geese that congregate in local parks might be pretty to look at, but the droppings they leave have officials struggling to eliminate the birds and their mess. “It’s interesting trying to rouse 75 geese at 2 a.m …and more » Read the full article at: …