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How abortion ruling could affect IVF and embryonic research

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling ending federal abortion rights under Roe v. Wade could inspire groups that seek to protect embryos to urge greater restrictions on in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryonic stem cell research, according to Henry T. (Hank) Greely, director of the Stanford Law School Center for Biomedical Ethics.Assisted reproductive technologies…

Tens of thousands of Californians in limbo as eviction protections end

In summary The last statewide eviction protections for low-income California tenants affected by COVID-19 ended Thursday, but many still haven’t heard back about their rent relief applications. Some local protections are still in place. Eviction protections for tens of thousands of California households still waiting in line for payments from the state’s multi-billion dollar rent…

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District reopens Del Valle East Beach to swimming

The East Bay Regional Park District announced late Friday afternoon that it would be reopening the Del Valle East Beach to swimming effective Saturday (July 2) with a caution advisory, while the West Beach at Lake Del Valle in Livermore remains closed due to blue-green algae.That means one of the three natural water beaches operated…