The investigative arm of the state Senate has found nearly two dozen registered sex offenders serving as substance-abuse counselors in California, which lacks procedures to screen them out.
A rally was held on the steps of the State Capitol to bring attention to what organizers say is an epidemic of prescription drug misuse in California.
Embattled Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer told her colleagues in a letter Friday that she is resigning from office effective immediately.
After a political career spanning four decades, California state treasurer Bill Lockyer is drawing attention not for his job but for his marital troubles.
Lockyer attended her first board meeting Tuesday since being injured in an alleged assault at a Newark motel last month and subsequently enrolling in a substance abuse treatment program.
The man at the center of the sex and substance abuse scandal engulfing the wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has spoken publicly about the case for the first time.
The father of two East Bay children killed when a drunk driver high on pain killers ran them down is pushing for a ballot measure to tax prescription drugs to fund the state’s drug-tracking system.
At least 16 people were hospitalized, two in critical condition, after attending a music event Friday night at Daly City’s Cow Palace.
A coroner’s report released on Friday found that 17-year-old Daniel Cho was high on LSD when he climbed over a 4-foot-high fence near Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge on June 6 and fell to his death.
A recent survey revealed the vast majority of teens and young adults who abuse prescription drugs get them out of a friend’s or parent’s medicine cabinet. Many young people as well as adults believe if the drugs are prescription, they must be safe.