USA TODAY / Lance Shearer
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
January 12, 2019 - 7:00 am
The deadline to sign up for health insurance this year with Covered California is Tuesday, January 15— two weeks earlier than it was last year.
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Matt Bigler
January 11, 2019 - 4:10 pm
The wait for legal weed has been a long one in San Leandro. But he city opened its first marijuana dispensary on Friday with a ribbon-cutting at Blum, which looks more like a day spa than a pot shop.
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KCBS Radio: On-Demand
December 26, 2018 - 3:30 am
The University of California, San Francisco is asking for help in its campaign to reduce infant mortality in East Africa.

KCBS Radio reporter Bob Butler says the university needs donations and tiny hats to save the lives of a million babies.


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Jessee Ernest
Jenna Lane
December 19, 2018 - 8:37 am
A couple from Paradise, badly burned as they and their neighbor tried to outrun the Camp Fire, were among 12 patients who filled the burn unit at UC Davis Medical Center. For the first half of Dr. Tina Palmieri's 20-year career in the Sacramento hospital, it would have been hard to imagine seeing...
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FILE - This Jan. 7, 2015 file photo shows public school buses parked in Springfield, Ill. Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released _ but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a Florida study released on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 suggests. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
December 17, 2018 - 10:11 am
Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured abuse might go up regardless of the specific day kids got their grades. But their study of...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, a laboratory manager demonstrates how she uses an instrument to photograph cannabis samples at an analytical laboratory in Oakland, Calif. California marijuana producers are seeing a higher percentage of buds, oils and other products clear strict safety tests. Testing started in July and the first two months saw about a 20 percent failure rate. Now it's down to 14 percent. State and industry officials say that shows businesses are adjusting to the regulated market. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 16, 2018 - 9:31 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of...
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Margie Shafer
November 29, 2018 - 9:18 pm
Some California legislators say that since cannabis has been medicinally available for more than two decades, it should be taxed as much as other prescriptions — not at all.
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