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29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and more than one-third of US adults are obese.  The question is why?

Daily news roundup for Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5, 2016
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California Governor Approves Bill Increasing Age to Buy Tobacco From 18 to 21 // NBC Bay Area

"Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill raising the smoking age to 21 in California.

"Brown had until midnight to act on six bills to restrict tobacco use in California, including one to raise the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21."


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 Rent-controlled units are now more abundant in San Francisco than in New York City // SF Examiner

To puff or not to puff: The public vape debate

Apr 28, 2015


On the March 9th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Robert Kenner, director of Merchants of Doubt, a documentary that examines the history of corporate-financed efforts to convince the public to doubt scientific findings. How can citizens influence climate change policy when the media give the doubters so much attention? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Robert Kenner, award winning filmmaker and director of Merchants of Doubt

Daily news roundup for Monday, January 26, 2015

Jan 26, 2015
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Firefighters contain 6-alarm wildfire in Pacifica // SF Gate

“An unusual midwinter wildfire chased dozens of Pacifica residents from their homes early Monday before firefighters were able to contain the six-alarm blaze.

Candy flavors put e-cigarettes on kid's menu

Feb 19, 2014

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Chuck Finney is joined by Dr. Stanton Glantz, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education to talk about the case against Big Tobacco and cigarette addiction.

A magnitude 2.4 earthquake struck near the intersection of Ygnacio Valley and Oak Grove roads in Walnut Creek just before 9am this morning. The "microquake" did not apparently result in any major property damange or injuries...