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Feb 19, 2015

California confirms 119 cases of measles in state

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Public health officials said on Wednesday that six more cases of measles had been confirmed in California, bringing to 119 the total number of people infected by a strain of the virus that has also been linked to a large outbreak in the Philippines.

More than 150 people across the United States have been diagnosed with measles, many of them linked to the wave of illness that authorities believe began when an infected person from out of the country visited Disneyland in late December.

Feb 18, 2015

California health officials urge measles vaccine before spring travel

LOS ANGELES, Feb 17 (Reuters) – California public health
officials, grappling with a measles outbreak that has already
sickened 113 people statewide, urged residents on Tuesday to
vaccinate themselves and their children before traveling
internationally over spring school break.

More than 150 people have been diagnosed with measles across
the United States, many of them linked to an outbreak that
authorities believe began when an infected person from out of
the country visited Disneyland in late December.

Feb 17, 2015

Police search for suspects in fatal shooting of Las Vegas mom

By Dan Whitcomb

(Reuters) – Police were still searching on Tuesday for one or more suspects who fatally shot a Las Vegas woman as she headed home from a driving lesson with her teenage daughter, in an apparent road-rage incident.

Tammy Meyers was shot in the head on Thursday morning by the occupant of another vehicle minutes after a near-collision that touched off an argument, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Feb 13, 2015

California has three new measles cases, Arizona says outbreak winding down

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California public health officials have confirmed three more cases of measles in an outbreak that began in late December, bringing to 113 the total number of people believed to have been infected in the state.

Health officials in Arizona, where seven cases of measles have been documented, said the outbreak would likely be considered over in that state if no further infections were reported over the weekend.

Feb 13, 2015

Stan Chambers, Los Angeles TV journalism institution, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Stan Chambers, who joined KTLA-TV news in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, at the dawn of the television age, and spent six decades as a local TV journalism institution, died on Friday at the age of 91, the station said.

Chambers, who retired from KTLA in 2010 after 63 years as a broadcast journalist in America’s second-largest city, passed away at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, surrounded by family members, according to the station.

Feb 12, 2015

Commuter infected with measles is San Francisco LinkedIn employee

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Northern California commuter who health officials say may have exposed tens of thousands of people to measles while riding San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit system while infectious is an employee of LinkedIn Corp, the social networking company said on Thursday.

The passenger, who commuted to and from LinkedIn’s offices in San Francisco on three days last week and also spent time at a San Francisco restaurant and bar, represents the first case of measles confirmed in Contra Costa County during an outbreak of the disease that began in December.

Feb 11, 2015

California cancer patient sues for right to doctor-assisted death

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 53-year-old California woman suffering from leukemia sued the state’s attorney general and San Francisco’s top prosecutor on Wednesday seeking the right for physicians to aid the terminally ill in taking their own lives.

The lawsuit asks San Francisco Superior Court to “clarify” that a California law making it illegal to aid, advise or encourage someone to commit suicide does not apply to doctors assisting a dying, mentally competent patient.

Feb 10, 2015

‘Hit-and-run’ capital Los Angeles launches alert system, rewards

LOS ANGELES, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Seeking to make a major dent
on Los Angeles’ reputation as the “hit-and-run capital of the
nation,” city leaders on Tuesday approved a package of measures,
including rewards and an alert system, designed to catch drivers
who flee traffic crashes.

Out of 40,000 car accidents in America’s second-largest
city, nearly half are classified as hit-and-runs, well above the
national average, according to the Los Angeles Police

Feb 10, 2015

California warns against intentional measles exposures

LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) – California health officials
on Monday warned parents against intentionally exposing their
children to measles, which could worsen an outbreak in the

In response to media inquiries about so-called measles
parties, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said
it did not have information on the parties or their frequency.

Feb 10, 2015

California confirms 107 cases of measles, 39 from Disneyland outbreak

LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) – A total of 107 cases of
measles have been confirmed in California, more than a third of
them linked to an outbreak that began in Disneyland in late
December, state health officials said on Monday.

More than three dozen additional cases of the highly
infectious disease have been reported in 19 other states and in
Mexico, including three new cases diagnosed in Cook County,
Illinois. Seven of the eight cases so far found in Cook County
are associated with a daycare center in the city of Palatine.