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San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
WEDNESDAYGirlsrsquo water poloMitty vs Notre Dame-Belmont at Serra 330 pm Sequoia at Woodside Castilleja at Hillsdale Menlo-Atherton at Carlmont Half Moon Bay at Burlingame 4 pm St Fra

U.S. give up late goal to tie Honduras

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
BOCA RATON Fla — The US allowed victory to slip away in the final minutes for the second time in five days this time spoiling what would have been a storybook homecoming for Jozy AltidoreMay

Royals one win away from first World Series since 1985

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
KANSAS CITY Mo — The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop bunt and sacrifice fly all postseasonAdd in more sparkling defense and that dominant bullpen and the wild-card Royals are sudde

Drop in energy stocks stymies rebound

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
A slump in energy stocks stymied a rebound in US indexes Tuesday as the price of oil plunged the most in two yearsThe decline in oil prices followed forecasts for weaker global demand this year a

California home sales rise in September

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
SAN DIEGO — California home sales rose for the first time in a year in September a research firm said Tuesday as cooling prices and a strong economy encouraged buyersThe median sales price for

Experts: Plane not at risk after wall panels broke

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
SAN FRANCISCO — An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas was not in danger when several of the passenger cabinrsquos wall panels cracked loose after an air duct failed accordi

Zuckerberg, wife donate $25M to CDC for Ebola

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
NEW YORK — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are donating 25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic The money will be used by the US Centers

Macy's to open even earlier on Thanksgiving

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
NEW YORK — Macyrsquos Inc is opening its stores at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day two hours earlier than last year to lure holiday shoppers The Cincinnati-based department store chain opened on Than

Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
NEW YORK — Free lunches dry cleaning massages — frozen eggs Silicon Valleyrsquos biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of h

Chrysler recalls 184,215 SUVs for air bag defect

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
DETROIT — Chrysler is recalling 184215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensionersThe recall involves the 2014 model year Dodge Durango and J

CSX 3Q profit rises 12 percent, tops estimates

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
OMAHA Neb — CSX Corp CSX on Tuesday said its third-quarter profit grew 12 percent to 509 million as it hauled more freight amid an improving economyThe Jacksonville Florida-based company r

JPMorgan CEO says more to be done on cyberattacks

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59
NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chasersquos CEO Jamie Dimon says that more coordination between businesses and government is needed to combat the rising threat of cyberattacks New York-based JPMorgan said earl

Stanford football notes: Running back rotation still crowded

Mercury New - Peninsula - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:53
In previous seasons, it was easy to predict who would lead Stanford in carries. Think Toby Gerhart. Or Stepfan Taylor.

Girls water polo: Riley's goalie play keys SHP win over St. Francis

Mercury New - Peninsula - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:53
Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton goalie Emily Riley got the call and responded in kind. Riley had 14 saves as the Gators stifled St.

Cross country: Titans thrive at Crystal Springs

Mercury New - Peninsula - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:53
A perfect score in cross county is 15. That's the amount of team points when the runners claim the top five spots.

Boys water polo: Gators pull away from Lancers

Mercury New - Peninsula - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:53
Nelson Perla-Ward kept giving Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton the needed insurance, but St. Francis-Mountain View kept answering with goals.

Dallas hospital had no Ebola protocol, nurses say

KTVU's Top Stories - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:38

Texas Health Presbyterian, the Dallas hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, hasn't exactly come off glowingly in the press.

NBC: "Where he first sought treatment, and where, as we learned today, he was sent home with a 103-degree fever even after telling a nurse he had traveled from Africa."

CDC DIRECTOR TOM FRIEDEN VIA C-SPAN: "At some point, there was a breach in protocol and that breach in protocol resulted in this infection."

Well, now the bad news is piling on. Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian have given a scathing critique of hospital policy, and we've also learned the workers who treated Duncan didn't even use hazmat suits until two days after he was admitted, despite the Ebola-like symptoms and his travel history.

The Dallas Morning News reports Duncan was well into the more contagious stages of Ebola, with symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, before health care staff abandoned their gowns and scrubs.

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"The misstep — one in a series of potentially deadly mishandling of Duncan — raises the likelihood that other health care workers could have been infected."

The hospital has said 76 staff were involved in treating Duncan, but it hasn't said how many were exposed to him without protective gear in those first two days. 

Some of those staff members lashed out at the hospital through the National Nurses United webpage, saying, "There was no advance preparedness on what to do with the patient, there was no protocol, there was no system." The statement also says nurses didn't have the right protective gear.

We've heard a lot about the importance of protective gear and how medical staff have to be properly trained in taking off protective gear after having contact with an Ebola patient. 

BBC: "Without flicking. No flicking."

And about what can go wrong.

CDC DIRECTOR TOM FRIEDEN VIA C-SPAN: "The protocols work. ... But we know that even a single lapse or breach can result in infection."

Hopefully we won't see any more nurses come down with the disease, but that can't be ruled out yet. As for the second nurse to test positive, Amber Vinson, she'll be transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment — which could be seen as an admission that Texas Health Presbyterian dropped the ball. 

SANJAY GUPTA VIA CNN: "It should be able to be done in Dallas. It can be done in West Africa by these Doctors Without Borders in these rural tent camps ... but for some reason it could not be done well in Dallas."

Los Altos: Temporary moratorium on medical office projects passed

Mercury New - Peninsula - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:36
No new medical office projects will be allowed in Los Altos for the next month and a half. On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously approved a moratorium on such projects. The move was spurred by a boom that council members say has negatively impacted public parking throughout the city.

POLICE BEAT: Paperwork stolen in Palo Alto

Mercury New - Peninsula - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:31
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Bay Area rents are 11.4% higher than last year

KTVU's Top Stories - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:04

Bay Area rents are higher than they've ever been, according to a new report.

RealFacts, out of Novato released a report Wednesday saying something many renters say they already knew, rents are sky high.

According to the report rents around the Bay Area have increased 11.4 percent over this time last year. The average cost for a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is $2,562.

Renters said the increases in rent aren't surprising. Many say what it means is they cannot leave their current home and sign a new lease. They've simply been priced out.

Kate Nartker has a new baby, and says she's stuck in her old apartment.

"We're in a one bedroom, and it's really tight," said Nartker. "So, we have to stay put until we find something else that we can afford. But, we've been looking for over a year."

Other renters say they were hoping the strengthening economy would mean a building boom, thus reducing competition for apartments and costs. But, Trulia.com reports that occupancy rates continue to stay high, with an average occupancy rate of 96 percent.

Vincent Woo from San Francisco says that means he had to be flexible with his living arrangements.

"I got a roommate, and I took some compromises that people might not take," said Wooo. "I live in a converted living room, let’s be real. It's great for my purposes, but I can definitely see not a lot of people wanting to go for that."

In fact, rents have gotten so high, Trulia reported the cost of owning a home per month, is about 25 percent less than renting.