State and county health officials warn the public not to eat any mussels, clams, or whole scallops harvested recreationally from bay or ocean waters around San Francisco or San Mateo counties due to high levels of dangerous toxins. Click the press release link above for details.
A Pacifican concerned about new Verizon cellphone towers in Vallemar shared this news story about health risks of cellphone tower radiation.
Protect Californians from harmful radiation produced by cellphone towers.
This originally appeared as a "My Turn" column in the Pacifica Tribune, April 5.
San Mateo County advice on preventing tick-borne disease.
Scientists have discovered high levels of mercury in coastal fog, which may increase due to global warming, but so far the mercury levels are not considered life-threatening. Yet.
This is the same company that recently supplied tainted celery to Costco for its chicken salad, which sickened several people and had to be recalled. The FDA alert says: "Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, California is voluntarily recalling 190 cases of Signature Cafe Traditional Stuffing because the product label did not identify certain ingredients including soy, milk and wheat. The recalled product was sold in a limited number of Safeway and Pak 'N Save stores in Northern California and Nevada, and Vons stores in Fresno, Clovis, and Oakhurst."
Daly City council member David Canepa, who follows this hospital issue closely on behalf of his constituents, says in an exclusive interview with Riptide that the community is "celebrating" BlueMountain's acquisition of the Daughters of Charity Health System (DOCHS), including Seton Hospital in Daly City and Seton Coastside Hospital in Moss Beach. Canepa adds that everyone is "relieved" that this has been resolved, though the deal still must be approved by California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Canepa says he considers it a 95 percent certainty that the AG will sign off on it by November, allowing BlueMountain Capital Management to buy the six-hospital DOCHS chain. BlueMountain unit Integrity Healthcare will manage the hospitals, which will remain nonprofit.