Thu May 28, 2015
Out in the Bay ~ 5/28/15 ~ 7pm

New partnership combats bullying

SF official Bevan Dufty with Sydney in The Arc SF's short video "Bullying Stops With Us!"
The Arc San Francisco


People with disabilities and LGBT folks are teaming up to fight bullying. There are many similarities in why and how people in different groups are bullied, and how to stand up to and overcome it. Eric Jansen's guests on Out in the Bay (7pm Thursday) are Dr. Glenn Motola, CEO of The Arc San Francisco, a learning center for adults with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties; Lance Scott, The Arc's Socialization Program Director and instructor of The Arc's anti-bullying classes; and Gabby Castro, an Arc client, peer leader and spokesperson for disability rights. The Arc's anti-bullying curriculum was inspired in part by workshops at the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center.

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Mon April 6, 2015

Daily News Roundup for Monday April 6, 2015

An equestrian makes her way down Canada Rd. in Woodside, Calif. Friday, April 3, 2015. Communities using the most water, like in Woodside, will be under the gun to cut back more than communities already using less. (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)

California drought: Woodside, Fremont on opposite ends of water-saving spectrum // Mercury News

"Faced with tough new state water restrictions, lush towns like Woodside are going to have to start behaving a lot more like golden-hued Fremont.

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Tue February 10, 2015

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 10, 2015

San Luis Reservoir, near the San Joaquin Valley city of Los Banos, is at about 70 percent of average for early February
Dan Brekke / KQED


Mon November 18, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Wading through a “complicated” system to support children with disabilities

Suzy Clement and her son Lucien
Suzy Clement


The birth of a child is life-changing. For the wallet, the lifestyle and the fact that there’s another human to care for.

But for many California families, there’s an extra challenge to think about. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, one in ten of the state’s children has a special health care need, including an intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, or autism.

One of those children is six-year old Lucien Gonzalez.

Back when Lucien was nine months old, his parents began to notice he was missing some milestones. For example, he took a long time to sit up and crawl. At 11 months, they started to make some calls. They made an appointment with a neurologist. And they contacted the East Bay Regional Center to get their son assessed.

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Sun June 9, 2013