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How much maternity or paternity leave did you get?

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| Given how common pregnancy is, it's surprising that it's so challenging to determine how much time off – and pay – parents should get to care for their babies.

Could 'Great Streets' lead to a healthier Boyle Heights?

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Local residents talk about navigating cracked sidewalks and having no bike lanes.

California teen birth rate continues to fall

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The teen birth rate fell 9 percent from 2011 to 2012. Latinas still have the state's highest rate.

Got sugar? Sweet drink warning bill clears state senate

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The state senate approved a bill Thursday to mandate warning labels for sugary drinks to warn consumes about diabetes. Up next: the assembly.

Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center to open in south LA

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center will offer greatly expanded services on the campus of the old King/Drew Medical Center.

Bill to put warning label on sugary drinks advances in state senate

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SB 1000 would require all sugary drinks to carry a label warning that they contribute to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

'Health for All Act' stalls; drug formulary bill advances

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The state senate appropriations committee delays action on the 'Health for All Act' until the summer. It sends a drug formulary disclosure bill to the full senate.

Lara: Expanding Medi-Cal to unauthorized immigrants would top $350M

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The state senator has authored a bill to provide subsidized private health insurance and Medi-Cal to immigrants in California illegally.