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Oakland Woman Dies After Apparent Overdose While At Coachella

An Oakland woman has died in an apparent drug and-or alcohol related overdose at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California.

04/18/2014

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers.(Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Article Claims Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig’s Cuba Defection Involved Mexican Cartel, Smugglers

As the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants renew their rivalry at AT&T Park this week, the security of Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig may be in question after an article emerged with a number of surprising claims regarding his escape from Cuba to the United States.

04/15/2014

Concord Police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer & Figo (Concord Police Dept.)

Lawyers: Ex-Concord Officer’s Addiction Drove Him To Steal Drugs

A former Concord police officer accused of stealing prescription drugs from seniors allegedly committed the crimes to satisfy his addiction to painkillers after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, attorneys said Tuesday.

04/08/2014

Concord Police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer & Figo (Concord Police Dept.)

Concord Police Officer Accused Of Stealing Prescription Drugs From Seniors Resigns

A Concord police officer accused of stealing prescription drugs from seniors resigned from the department on Friday, police Chief Guy Swanger said Monday.

04/07/2014

Concord Police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer & Figo (Concord Police Dept.)

Concord Police K-9 Unit Officer Accused Of Stealing Drugs From Elderly

Prosecutors charged Concord police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer on Thursday with two counts of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs and one count of elder abuse, according to the district attorney’s office.

04/04/2014

(L-R) Juan Manuel Ponce-Chavez, Norma Yolanda Juarez (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

2 Arrested In San Jose With 37 Pounds Of Meth; Link To Mexican Drug Cartels

Two people, including a man with alleged ties to Mexican drug cartels, were arrested March 27 after detectives seized 37 pounds of methamphetamine from their vehicle, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

04/04/2014

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4 Sonoma State Students Accused Of Making Narcotics, Selling Marijuana

Rohnert Park public safety officers arrested four Sonoma State University students Tuesday on suspicion of manufacturing narcotics and possession of marijuana for sale.

03/26/2014

Fire tore through a home on Fordham Way in Mountain View on the morning of March 16, 2014. (CBS)

Teen Partiers Suspected In Mountain View House Fire, 14 Arrested

Police have arrested 14 teens in connection with a two-alarm arson fire at an unoccupied Mountain View home where the suspects allegedly stole a car and hosted multiple drug and alcohol-fueled parties.

03/26/2014

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Feds Indict 27 Members Of San Jose-Based ‘Mexican Mafia’ With Murder, Racketeering, Drug Charges

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Jose Wednesday unsealed a 41-count indictment against 27 members of the San Jose-based “Mexican Mafia” street gang the Sur Santos Pride on racketeering, murder, drug dealing, firearms and other charges.

03/20/2014

An image from a YouTube video by the SF Public Defender's Office shows San Francisco undercover police officers headed to a unit in the Henry Hotel. (SF Public Defender/YouTube)

San Francisco Police Union Holding Raffle For Indicted Officers

The San Francisco Police Officers Association has scheduled a series of fundraisers to pay for the legal defense of several officers facing federal charges for alleged civil rights violations. A raffle with some high-priced prizes is among the events planned.

03/19/2014

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