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Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Holder Proposes Changes In Criminal Justice System During SF Speech

Attorney General Eric Holder called for scaling back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes and diversion of low-level offenders to drug treatment and community service.

08/12/2013

Prison Inmates

California Sex Offenders Getting Approved To Work As Counselors For Vulnerable Teens

A state Senate oversight report finds that at least 23 sex offenders have been approved to work as drug and alcohol counselors in California over the past eight years.

05/14/2013

A baby alligator found during a Fairfield drug raid. (Vacaville PD)

Baby Alligator Found During Fairfield Drug Raid

Among the marijuana, cash and guns found inside a Fairfield home during a recent raid was a three-foot-long baby alligator, according to police.

02/11/2013

Le Tour 2010 - Stage Twenty

Armstrong’s Admission No Surprise To Bay Area Cycling Enthusiasts

Has the controversy over doping in the sport of cycling been so drawn out that the supposed tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey sort of anti-climactic? Some say so.

01/15/2013

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HealthWatch: FDA Requires Lower Doses For Sleep Medications

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.

01/10/2013

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

Stockton police officers found this cell phone photo of a young boy holding a gun while serving a search warrant on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (CBS)

Stockton Police Find Photo Of Child Pointing Gun During Search Of Home

Officers serving a search warrant in Stockton on Wednesday found multiple weapons, drugs and an alarming photo of a young child holding a gun.

08/02/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Approves Foster City Company’s Pill To Help Prevent HIV

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

07/16/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Panel Backs Foster City Drug Maker’s HIV Prevention Pill

The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.

05/09/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Scientists Testing HIV Prevention Pill

The UC-based California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) has awarded grants totaling $11.8 million to see if a current HIV drug can be used to prevent the onset of the virus.

04/18/2012

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