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Proponents of the taxes say that if the measures pass, the money would be directed, in San Francisco, toward childhood nutrition and recreation and, in Berkeley, into the city's general fund. Joel Saget /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soda-Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

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The San Luis Reservoir in central California is the largest "off-channel" reservoir in the U.S. It is currently at less than 30 percent of its normal capacity. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

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Members of the California Nurses Association rallied in Sacramento, Calif., in May, in anticipation of contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente that began this fall. April Dembosky / KQED hide caption

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California Nurses' Union Pulls Ebola Into Contract Talks

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Alana and Troy Pack died in 2003 when a woman abusing pain pills hit the children with her car. The accident has led to a ballot measure that, among other things, would put new constraints on physicians. Courtesy of the Pack family hide caption

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California Ballot Measure Pits Doctors Against Lawyers

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Here, mixed plastic items are seen at a recycling plant in Vernon, Calif., earlier this year. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Michael Granillo and his wife Sonia await treatment at an emergency room in Northridge, Calif. Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

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Low water levels, like at this reservoir near Gustine, Calif., bring birds and mosquitoes together and help transmit West Nile virus to humans. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener (left) says he started taking a drug to prevent HIV infection earlier this year. Lisa Aliferis/KQED hide caption

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Young poets Monica Mendoza (clockwise from top left), Erica Sheppard McMath, Obasi Davis and Gabriel Cortez have written about how Type 2 diabetes affects their families and communities. Courtesy of The Bigger Picture hide caption

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California state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) urges lawmakers to approve his measure aimed at curbing sexual assault on campuses on Thursday in Sacramento. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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A young Chinook salmon, called a smolt, near Vallejo, Calif., on April 24, 2014. North Coast tribes and environmentalists fear that the smolts and Chinooks may not survive this year's low river flows and warm water. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Maria Benech of the U.S. Forest Service surveys a severely burned patch of forest. Almost 40 percent of the burned area looks similar. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery

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First-year medical student Ngabo Nzigira gets ready to see a patient at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Sacramento. Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

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