There is a Pertussis epidemic in California, the worst since 1958. This is thought that lack of immunization or insufficient immunization may be a contributing factor in it’s spread. Skepchick.org is trying to help. Please read their post about this issue and help if you can by donating what you can.
For more information about the Pertussis epidemic there is an excellent article here.
On a brighter note, this is my 100th blog post! Yeah me!