California is experiencing an increase in measles cases, likely due to international travel or exposure to others who have recently traveled to Europe, Asia and Africa where there are outbreaks of this highly contagious disease.

“California, like the rest of the nation and, indeed, the world, is experiencing an increase in measles cases that is entirely preventable with immunization,” said Dr. Gilberto Chávez, deputy director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health. “Anyone who will be traveling or is expecting contact with recent international travelers should confirm that their vaccinations are up-to-date.”

Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst


The Major League Baseball season is a grind, and if a team sticks it out, they just might reap the rewards. No team knows that better than the San Francisco Giants, who clinched the NL West title on the final day of last season before going on to win the World Series.


How the Giants use that experience as they attempt to defend their title this year will be a key.