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Eden Health District Will Not Be Dissolved

Alameda's Local Agency Formation Commission, however, did acknowledge that more must be done to improve the health district, which covers Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward, San Leandro and San Lorenzo.

East Bay Times: Alameda County Board Votes To Keep Eden Health District Intact
An Alameda County board charged with drawing district boundaries and reviewing the Eden Health District’s operations has chosen to keep the special district intact despite calls by some state, city and county leaders to dissolve it. The seven-member Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) voted 3-2 at a special April 11 meeting to accept the results of a 143-page report by Berkson Associates, of San Anselmo. The report found that dissolving Eden Health District, formerly the Eden Township Healthcare District, was generally unwarranted, especially if no plans were in place to either provide health care services to mid-Alameda County residents or continue the district’s practice of awarding health care grants. (Moriki, 4/20)

In other news from across the state —

The Mercury News: Palo Alto Parents Join Fight Against New Sex-Ed Curriculum
A proposed sex education curriculum that caused an uproar among parents of Cupertino seventh-graders is now also drawing protests by some middle school parents in Palo Alto. The parents were shocked to learn this month that although the controversial class failed to gain majority approval from Cupertino Union School District trustees, it’s already being taught in Palo Alto schools. (Lee, 4/20)

KQED: Decades Later, Industry And Regulators Fail To Clean Up Former Rocket Test Site
Santa Susana was founded in the mid-1940s at what was then the remote fringe of a largely rural San Fernando Valley. The laboratory developed and tested 10 nuclear reactors for the federal government and tested rocket engines for half a century. The 1959 meltdown was just one mishap in decades of pollution left by atomic research, the open-air burning of toxic wastes and thousands of NASA rocket engine tests. (Richard, 4/21)

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