Bob Butler

A volunteer disposes a used syringe of heroin. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images)

New California Law Offering Immunity For Reporting Drug Overdoses

A new state law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013 that may help save the lives of substance abusers: it offers immunity to users if they call 911 to help someone who has overdosed on drugs.

12/18/2012

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San Francisco Charities, Volunteers Serve Thousands Of Thanksgiving Meals

Volunteers began chopping, slicing and dicing at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church early Thanksgiving morning in the Tenderloin where the church will serve more than 5,000 meals to the poor and homeless.

11/22/2012

Northbound traffic stopped on the Golden Gate Bridge following a multi-vehicle crash, April 24, 2012. (CBS)

Golden Gate Bridge Moveable Concrete Barrier Likely 2 Years Away

A long-awaited plan to install a moveable concrete barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge is inching closer to reality, but government bureaucracy could delay the project until 2014.

11/12/2012

Crews work on construction of Presidio Parkway, the Doyle Drive replacement project. (SFCTA)

Caltrans Says Doyle Drive Construction To Create Jobs, Not Traffic Jams

Motorists should expect no major traffic problems when the next phase of the Doyle Drive replacement project gets started later this year, Caltrans officials said.

10/12/2012

Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders

Raiders Fans Excited For NFL’s Relaxed TV Rules

Fans of the Oakland Raiders are supporting a new rule by the National Football League making it easier for teams to televise their home games locally.

08/13/2012

Antioch Police

Antioch Residents March Against Crime

Members of various Antioch churches united Sunday in the name of crime prevention. The evening gathering included prayers and a march through an older area of town.

07/09/2012

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Station Closures, Holiday Fireworks Spark Concerns For E. Bay Firefighters

Firefighters in Eastern Contra Costa County are expressing concern about the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Specifically, they fear the closure of a number of the area’s fire stations on Sunday leaves the community particularly vulnerable during a dangerous time.

07/02/2012

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Proposed Cuts Could Impact State’s Judicial System

More than a half-billion dollars in cuts have been proposed to the state’s court system, potentially making it harder to pay a traffic fine or get a divorce.

05/18/2012

Occupy The Farm, Gill Tract, Berkeley, Albany

‘Occupy The Farm’ Protesters Refuse To Leave UC Berkeley Land Tract

Occupy activists who broke locks and set up an encampment on University of California, Berkeley agricultural research land in Albany have refused to leave.

05/07/2012

Alex Massialas

SF High School Senior Aims For Olympic Medal In Fencing

Alexander Massiallas was following a family tradition when he took up foil fencing. His father competed in the Olympics three times, and now the young man has himself been named to the U.S. men’s team for 2012.

05/03/2012

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