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State lawmakers considering overhaul of foster care

The California Legislature will consider a major overhaul this year of how the state cares for thousands of traumatized foster children, a sweeping effort to curb the excessive use of psychiatric drugs in foster care.

Special Report: Drugging Our Kids 

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Measles outbreak raises fury over vaccine exemptions

California's permissive vaccine law is under fire as the state struggles to contain a fast-moving outbreak of measles, a once-controlled infectious disease that has sickened more than 90 people across the state and threatens many more. 
( Justin Heiman )
Purdy: Preparing for Super Bowl 50

The Bay Area's Super Bowl 50 is in Arizona to get an up-close preview of what things could look like in Santa Clara and San Francisco in 2016.  
PG&E wields 'pervasive' influence at PUC

What's being described as the 'pervasive' influence of PG&E with the state Public Utilities Commission extended well beyond controversial former PUC President Michael Peevey and involved numerous officials at the agency, according to a sampling of 65,000 emails that also revealed that PUC and PG&E officials joked about gas pipeline safety, just weeks after a fatal natural gas blast in San Bruno. 
As a proposed $1.25 million settlement for cheerleader wage theft pends approval in an Alameda County court, another class action lawsuit over pay and compensation has been filed against the Oakland Raiders by a former Raiderette.  
 
 
Golden State Warriors reserve trio of David Lee, Andre Iguodala and Leandro Barbosa lead the way to a 106-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena.
 
 
 
Jordan Strauss
The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.  
 
 
Send animal related events to kbennett@bayareanewsgroup.com.EventsEAST BAYMaine Coon Cat Adoptions: Cat adoptions held 11 a.  
 
 
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Jahangir Mohammed founded cloud-based software company Jasper after a experiencing car problems on a fishing trip to Lake Tahoe. Now he helps industries take their products into the cloud and the Internet of Things.  
 
 
Run by teens, The Wolverines' Den translates marketing theory into hands-on experience.  
 
 
 
Black History Month offers opportunity for Caucasians to reflect, Webb, who is white, explains.  
 
 
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10 best new Bay Area restaurants

Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.