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  • Head injury, pesticides tied to Parkinson's disease

    Head injury, pesticides tied to Parkinson's disease
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The combination of a past serious head injury and pesticide exposure may be linked to an extra-high risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. The findings don't prove being knocked unconscious or exposed to...
  • Banned sex workers find sympathy from AIDS meeting organizers

    Banned sex workers find sympathy from AIDS meeting organizers
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the world's largest AIDS conference kicks off in the United States for the first time in 22 years, activists want to ensure the voice of sex workers is not silenced in the discussion of how to overcome the global epidemic. As...
  • Climate change causes prostitution? Rep. Barbara Lee explains

    Climate change is causing glaciers to melt, heat waves to become more intense, species to become extinct and low-lying island nations like Tuvalu to disappear altogether. To this list of calamities, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has added another: Climate...
  • Berkeley measure banning sidewalk loitering narrowly defeated

     
    A controversial Berkeley measure that would have banned sitting and lying on sidewalks in commercial areas between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. appeared to have squeaked to defeat late Tuesday after leading in early results....
  • Feinstein reelected, Associated Press reports

     
    San Francisco Democrat Dianne Feinstein has won reelection to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican autism activist Elizabeth Emken of Danville, according to the Associated Press. California’s senior senator, Feinstein is expected to gain more clout...
  • Hetch Hetchy demolition measure defeated in San Francisco

     
    Opponents Wednesday celebrated the defeat of a controversial San Francisco measure that would have required the city to craft an $8 million plan to demolish the dam that created the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite and find alternate sources of...
  • Utility tax for marijuana growers approved in Northern California

     
    Three Northern California communities on Tuesday moved to impose or maintain restrictions on the medical marijuana economy. In the Humboldt County town of Arcata, 69% of voters ensured easy passage of a utility tax aimed at households growing marijuana...
  • Stockton Sikh temple's 100th anniversary noted in Congress

     
    This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. A Northern California congressman on Tuesday honored the state’s longstanding Sikh community by formally acknowledging the Stockton temple’s 100-year anniversary in the...
  • L.A. County cuts several courthouses [Google+ hangout]

     
    Times reporter Matt Stevens will join city editor Shelby Grad at 1:30 p.m. for a Google+ hangout on Los Angeles County courthouse closures. In a round of sweeping budget cuts, 10 county courthouses will be closed, including such landmark courthouses......
  • Robert Gates warns: 'We are now in uncharted waters' with our dysfunctional politics

     
    Robert Gates speaks candidly about the troubles in the nation's Capitol....
  • Congressional Black Caucus backs Laura Richardson in 44th District

     
    Underscoring the racial overtones of an intra-party fight for a new Los Angeles County congressional district, the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach)....