Weekend not ruined yet? There's still time. The Los Angeles Times notes that the number of unvaccinated kids in California schools jumped 20% in the last year--from 8,300 to over 10,000--and has more than doubled since 1997. But the times found those unvaccinated kids are highly concentrated in affluent neighborhoods, and in the better charter and private schools within those neighborhoods--just the schools where autism-fearing, too-educated-for-their-kids'-own-good parents congregate.
The result is a lot of great kindergartens at high risk for outbreaks of debilitating or deadly childhood diseases like measles. At one progressive, admittedly awesome-sounding, Waldorf-inspired charter school in Del Rey, around half the kindergarteners in each of the last two years have vaccination exemptions. Crazy hippies.