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Why do children with serious mental-health issues end up in juvenile hall instead of a doctor’s office? In Sacramento, probation officials are searching for community partners outside of juvenile hall to intercept mentally ill kids, but options are few for the toughest cases.

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Whooping Cough: In the wake of California’s worst pertussis epidemic in 60 years, a new state law requires kids aged 12-17 to get vaccinated for the disease before they enter school in 2011, reports Rong-Gong Lin II of the Los Angeles Times.

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