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Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of other serious diseases.

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  • DNA nets conviction in serial killings of 3 South L.A. women in '80s
    DNA nets conviction in serial killings of 3 South L.A. women in '80s

    A 74-year-old man described by prosecutors as a serial killer who beat and choked his victims before dumping their bodies was convicted Tuesday of killing three women in South Los Angeles in the late-1980s.

  • When government software goes wrong

    If I ever decide to do a little moonlighting, I know exactly what line of work to pursue. I'm going to hook up with some tech people and sell multimillion-dollar software programs to public agencies.

  • Two judges censured after admitting having sex with women in chambers
    Two judges censured after admitting having sex with women in chambers

    Two California judges — one in Orange County, the other in Kern County — avoided removal from the bench after they admitted to having sex with women inside their respective chambers and showed remorse, according to a judicial oversight panel decision published Tuesday.

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  • Unmarked trophy serves clue to lost tennis champion
    Unmarked trophy serves clue to lost tennis champion

    On a cluttered card table at a Westside estate sale, Sandy Marks spotted an antique silver trophy. It was a large bowl, so deeply tarnished that she struggled to read the inscription:

  • South L.A. women changed their lives, and it started with food
    South L.A. women changed their lives, and it started with food

    Groceryships is about healthful food, but for participants, the conversation goes much further: 'This class has helped me put my fears up front and look at them.'

  • This psychologist helps comedians keep laughing
    This psychologist helps comedians keep laughing

    Ildiko Tabori has never stood on a stage trying to make strangers laugh, doesn't write jokes and admits that she's not great at telling them. Trying to recount something clever she heard, she makes advance apologies: "I'm not going to do it justice."

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