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Santa Barbara infant dies from whooping cough

A newborn baby died last month from whooping cough in Santa Barbara — the second death in a year as California deals with an epidemic. The 25-day-old infant became ill in December and died shortly afterwards. California health officials recorded... (Continue reading)

Who laced the cake at a California bakery?

A Southern California bakery is under criminal investigation after approximately 40 customers became ill from eating bread that police say contained a synthetic drug. [NBC Southern California] After consuming Three Kings cake, customers of Cholula’s Bakery in Santa Ana experienced... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly to settle public records lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo has agreed to pay the costs in an agreement to resolve a public records request lawsuit brought by journalism professor and editor of CalCoastNew Bill Loving. The agreement also... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly agrees to disclose records following lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE Amid a lawsuit against the campus, officials at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo agreed Thursday to release records about the university’s preparation in the event of an outbreak of an infectious disease on campus.... (Continue reading)

California adopts new Ebola rules

A California health agency has adopted statewide Ebola treatment regulations that nurses are heralding as some of the toughest in the nation and a model for the rest of the country. [SF Gate] The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration... (Continue reading)

Professor sues Cal Poly over flu preparedness secrecy

By KAREN VELIE A California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo journalism professor has filed an open records suit against the university. Bill Loving, professor and editor of CalCoastNews, is suing to get records about the university’s preparation in the... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district mounting lawsuit against the state

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board voted unanimously Wednesday to file a lawsuit against the state over a $1.1 million fine in a fight that has already cost ratepayers over $750,000. In 2010, issues... (Continue reading)

KCOY anchor’s daughter contracts Enterovirus D68

The daughter of KCOY anchor Paula Lopez became the first confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in Santa Barbara County this week. [KCOY] Alana Ochoa, 15, is a junior at Santa Barbara High School. After having trouble breathing, she sought medical... (Continue reading)

California breaks out Ebola hotline

The California Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it has created an Ebola hotline and call center to ease public concern about the disease. [Mercury News] Since an outbreak of Ebola was reported in Africa in May, there have... (Continue reading)

My daughter’s health insurance company couldn’t care less

OPINION By HILARY GRANT Looking back, it all began when my smart, beautiful and spirited teenage daughter was in first grade. Her teachers told me Katie could hear perfectly well, but darn it, she just didn’t listen. Treated as a... (Continue reading)



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