(Jane Tyska / Bay Area News Group)
Patients left to fend for themselves after state shutters Castro Valley senior care facility
More than a dozen people were left on their own after their caregivers left Valley Springs Manor on Thursday, an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Saturday.
Oakland Tribune editorial: California state agency dysfunction blocking dissemination of residential care home information
The biggest obstacle is not money, it's a will to get the job done. That seems to be lacking at the state Department of Social Services
Watch these baby ostriches run around and discover the world
On the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch in Arizona, a bunch of baby ostriches were just born, more than they have in recent years. Full Story
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Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens
As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too.
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'
Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.