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  • Family Fun in California: Cabrillo National Monument

    Family Fun in California: Cabrillo National Monument

    One place that my kids definitely wanted to visit on our recent trip to Southern California was a tide pool. My oldest two have been obsessed with tide pools since watching the Curious George episode in which he explores a tide pool. I thus made plans to visit Cabrillo National Monument, which includes the Point […] More

  • Family Fun in California: Joshua Tree National Park

    Family Fun in California: Joshua Tree National Park

    The United States is home to many natural wonders. While I will visit more touristy place while on vacation, I love exploring nature in my home country. Joshua Tree National Park has been on my list of places that I wanted to visit in my lifetime. The national park is named for the Joshua trees, […] More

  • Family Fun in California: USS Midway Museum

    Family Fun in California: USS Midway Museum

    While on a recent family vacation to Southern California, my family spent a few hours at the USS Midway Museum in downtown San Diego. The USS Midway Museum is a historical naval aircraft carrier museum that consists of the aircraft carrier Midway and an extensive collection of aircraft. Admission costs $22 for adults, $18 for […] More

  • Family Fun in California: The New Children's Museum

    Family Fun in California: The New Children’s Museum

    My kiddos and I recently returned from a family vacation in Southern California. The first place that we visited was The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego. Regular hours are 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday with some special hours throughout the year. Admission is $14 for everyone between the ages of […] More

  • Girl Receiving the Measles Vaccine

    Health Officials Urge Measles Vaccine Before Spring Travel

    As the United States and California in particular grapple with the current measles outbreak, California public health officials are urging measles vaccination for adults and children before families travel internationally over spring school break. As health officials search for the origin of the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland at the end of December, detective […] More

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    Santa Monica Daycare Closes Due to Measles

    As the measles outbreak continues to spread throughout the United States, a daycare center at Santa Monica High School in Southern California has been closed after an infant who attends the center was diagnosed with measles. Fourteen other infants have also been placed under a 21-day quarantine on the orders of Los Angeles County health […] More

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    Parents Ask School to Ban Unvaccinated Students Amid Measles Outbreak

    Amid the current measles outbreak affecting California and other states, the Krawitt family has asked Reed Elementary in Tiburon in Marin County, California to ban unvaccinated students from campus — to protect 6-year-old Rhett who cannot receive the measles vaccine because of a weakened immune system from chemotherapy after battling leukemia for the past four […] More

  • Baby with Measles Rash

    Thirty Babies Quarantined After Possible Measles Exposure

    Within a measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California, more than thirty children in Alameda County have been quarantined after possible exposure to another child infected with measles in an Oakland hospital. The number of measles cases diagnosed within the last month in the United States and Mexico has risen to 75, with […] More

  • Woman Denied Right to Pump Breast Milk at Work

    California Mother Denied Right to Pump Breast Milk at Work

    According to federal law, a woman has the right to breastfeed her child and pump her breast milk when and where she needs: “Among many provisions, Section 4207 of the law amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 (29 U.S. Code 207) to require an employer to provide reasonable break time for an […] More