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Bay Area Assemblywoman Wants To Tax Your Cocktails

A Bay Area Assemblywoman is proposing a cocktail tax at California restaurants and bars to give developmental disability programs an annual $200 million boost.

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‘Drug Breathalyzer’ Bill Would Help Police Bust Stoned Drivers In California

As cannabis advocates are lighting up to celebrate the unofficial national holiday of 4/20, a California lawmaker is reigniting a debate that would allow law enforcement to use new “drug breathalyzers” on people suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.


A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster

Alameda County’s District Attorney is now working with the FBI on a pilot project to process and review a backlog of untested DNA rape kits more rapidly.


From left: Morris Bradshaw, former Raiders wide receiver; Guy McIntyre, former 49ers lineman; Paula Daoutis, Director, Brain Injury Association of California; Mary Hayashi, California assembly member; Jo Loss, President, California PTA; Dr.Larry Dickerson, Eden Medical Center neurosurgeon (KCBS)

East Bay Legislator Pushes For Concussion Safety Bill

An East Bay legislator is pushing for passage of her bill, which would provide better safety guidelines for students who suffer a concussion.