The first patient in California suspected of carrying Ebola is being held in an isolation unit in a Kaiser hospital in Sacramento. Test results are expected back from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta in a couple of days, although doctors here say the likelihood it's Ebola is low.
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While many run from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, some brave souls are running toward the region to help. Dr. James Appel is one of those. Trained in the Inland Empire at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he's been working for Adventist Health International at hospitals in Chad for the last decade. Last week, Dr. Appel flew to Liberia to keep the doors open at Cooper Adventist, a small hospital in the capitol, Monrovia.
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The board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest pension fund, voted Tuesday to approve 99 types of supplemental pay that will count towards pensions for government workers. The vote sparked an angry response from Gov. Jerry Brown, who says it undermines the pension reforms he signed two years ago. Those reforms barred one-time or ad-hoc payments aimed at spiking salaries in order to increase pension benefits.
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