Science and health reporting ‘Unprecedented’ toxin spread that delayed crab season shines light on mysterious algae, 11/11/15. A report for Bay Nature on the science behind a massive bloom of a toxic diatom in the Pacific. Neurotoxin that closed crab fisheries is declining — but slowly, 12/16/15. A follow-up to the above story, including a two-minute video on the bloom and its impacts. Report shows growing racial disparities in Oakland residents’ health, 11/30/15. A comparison study of urban health in the U.S. reveals major disparities in health outcomes in Oakland, but not all the news is dismal. A new way to operate: A surgery practice bets on a price transparency model, 3/12/14. The price of your hip replacement is probably shockingly high—and almost meaningless to you if your insurer is paying. Put to the test: Why Charlottesville’s AIDS advocacy group is taking on Hep C, 6/4/13. How we treat AIDS is changing, and treatment and advocacy centers are shifting focus, too.