San Francisco public toilets help homeless, cost $200,000

The sidewalks surrounding Ahmed Al Barak’s corner market in one of San Francisco’s roughest neighborhoods are filled with cardboard, used syringes and homeless people who have nowhere safe to go at night. But Al Barak says it’s an improvement from a year ago, before the city posted a portable toilet across the street from his business in the city’s Tenderloin […]

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Elderly California woman with dementia was locked out of care facility, 'outraged' daughter claims

84-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s wanders outside assisted living facility after allegedly being locked out A California woman has filed a complaint with the state’s department of public health against a Long Beach hospital after surveillance footage showed her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia, alone and locked outside the care facility where she lives. Earlier this month, Savina Genoese Zerbi, 84, […]

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Oysters harvested in California sicken more than 40, officials say

At least 41 business have been affected by the Hod Island Oyster Company recall. (iStock) California health officials said Wednesday dozens of people have been sickened after eating raw oysters harvested in Tomales Bay, which is located in the northern part of the state. At least 43 people have fallen ill after eating the oysters, four of whom tested positive for […]

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