Alcohol

Students raise glasses of beer in a toast (Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Leads California In Binge Drinking

The Bay Area is hitting the bottle hard. Binge drinking has shot up over the past decade with several counties well above the state average, and the tech boom might have something to do with it.

04/23/2015

Tilted Shed cider featured at a tasting at Upcider in San Francisco (Upcider).

Can San Francisco Become The Next Big Market For Cider?

Alan Shapiro, co-founder of the Cider Summit to be held in San Francisco on April 25, feels the region is ready for a cider explosion.

04/19/2015

Thunder Road protest in Oakland. April 13, 2015. (Photo courtesy California Nurses Association)

Vote Could Shutter Oakland Youth Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center After 30 Years Of Service

After 30 years, Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center for youth is threatened with closure by Sutter Health, its subsidizer, and one of the largest nonprofit health care corporations in the state.

04/13/2015

Crash Scene

Judge Dismisses SF Firefighter Accused Of Drunk Driving After Striking Motorcyclist

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has thrown out criminal charges against a former San Francisco firefighter who struck a motorcyclist while driving a fire truck allegedly under the influence of alcohol in 2013.

03/24/2015

Making the Old 'Foie' Shioned at Pabu Restaurant in San Francsico. (Keith Mizuguchi/CBS)

Yes, San Francisco, That Is Meat In Your Cocktail

San Francisco is always known as being one of the leaders in culinary trends in this country. One that has recently popped up is savory cocktails with a rather unique twist – they have some variation of meat in them.

03/20/2015

Powdered Alcohol (CBS)

Powdered Alcohol Wins U.S. Approval From Feds

The product, called Palcohol, had received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly last year before the bureau backtracked and said the label approvals had been given in error.

03/11/2015

Alcoholic drinks known as "Summer Coolers" that police say were sold at an underground bar in East Oakland. (CBS)

Black Market Bars Selling Booze Popping Up In Bay Area Homes, Garages

It looks like any other house on the block, but inside police say it’s the modern day version of a speakeasy, selling something called summer coolers.

03/10/2015

A robotic sailboat competes at a competition at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo. (CBS)

Boating Under The Influence? State Assemblyman Authors Boater Safety Bill

A Bay Area member of the state Assembly has authored a bill that would allow law enforcement the right to test the blood of someone they believe may be boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

02/25/2015

(UC Santa Cruz)

Study Shows UC Santa Cruz Students Tops In Discipline For Drug-Related Offenses

The University of California, Santa Cruz is tops on a nationwide list of campus disciplinary action for drug offenses, according to a new report.

02/06/2015

(CBS)

San Francisco Bar’s Liquor License Suspended After Employee Allegedly Caught Selling Cocaine, Marijuana

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced Wednesday that the liquor license at a Polk Street bar in San Francisco has been suspended for 30 days.

02/04/2015

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