Inquirer.Net: A bill to ensure the proper use of antibiotics in California nursing homes has been introduced in the State Legislature, following the recent disclosure that drug-resistant bacteria may have infected as many as 179 patients at a Southern California medical center and is suspected in at least two deaths at the facility.
Daily Journal: As questions surrounding the impacts using of recycled tires on synthetic turf fields surface, the San Mateo City Council is treading carefully as it plans a multi-million dollar revamp of Los Prados Park.
San Francisco Chronicle: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has terminated its longtime campaign to promote the use of recycled tires on artificial turf fields and playgrounds, amid growing concern from critics in California and elsewhere who fear the material poses a health risk to people.
Sacramento Bee Editorial: Less than 100 years have passed since the discovery of antibiotics, and it’s probably the understatement of the century to say that without them our lives wouldn’t be the same.
U-T San Diego: The California Public Utilities Commission has hired one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the state to respond to investigations of improper contact between regulators and the utility companies they oversee.
Los Angeles Times: Eight state lawmakers on Tuesday urged San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone to withdraw the "morality clauses" he unveiled this month in a handbook for high school teachers, and to reverse his intention to redefine teachers as "ministers" in their employment contracts.
San Francisco Chronicle Editorial: It’s worse than inexplicable that the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy would associate itself with, let alone benefit from, an event honoring former state Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey.
The Almanac: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties, is hosting a discussion about the new legislative year during a live, online town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.