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Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Overdose Prompts UC Berkeley Co-Op To Go Drug Free

Next fall, UC Berkeley’s largest student cooperative will be a drug-free living space with an almost entirely new membership, the result of a massive settlement stemming from an overdose at the residence three years ago.

03/14/2014

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Phil Matier: Cal Reconsidering Hands-Off Policy With Student Co-Op After Overdose Settlement

A UC Berkeley student cooperative is reconsidering a permissive drug policy after a near million-dollar settlement with the family of Josh Gibson, a student, who needs around-the-clock care since he suffered an overdose at Cloyne Court in 2010.

03/13/2014

A blotter paper containing DOC (4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine) (US DOJ)

Parents Warned After Mountain View Student Overdoses On New Psychedelic Street Drug

Parents of students at a South Bay high school have been warned about a newly-discovered psychedelic drug after one student overdosed on it and was hospitalized this week.

03/12/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

Agents raided the Azteca Market in San Rafael on March 5, 2014. (CBS)

Store Raided After Cops Find Meth, Cocaine For Sale With Bread, Milk

Authorities raided a small neighborhood market in San Rafael that allegedly sold methamphetamine and cocaine alongside milk and bread. Three people have been arrested, including the store’s owner.

03/07/2014

Sgt. Ian Furminger and Officer Edmund Robles and their attorneys in federal court, February 28, 2014. (Sketch by Vicki Behringer)

San Francisco Police Officers Plead Not Guilty To Illegal Searches, Stealing, Conspiracy

Four San Francisco police officers pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to charges of conspiring to violate civil rights and steal property, money and drugs seized during searches and arrests.

02/28/2014

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)

Feds Indict SF Police Officers Accused Of Stealing From Suspects, Denying Civil Rights

Five San Francisco police officers and one former officer have been indicted on charges of civil rights violations related to alleged illegal searches and theft of property seized from people arrested, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

02/27/2014

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Ex-Convicts Charged In Marijuana Deal Murder In Oakland Parking Lot

Two ex-convicts have been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of an Alameda man in the parking lot of a Walmart store in East Oakland in December that police said took place during a marijuana deal.

02/26/2014

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

Phil Matier: Expiring Law Sets Up New Needle Giveaway Battle In California

It’s long been a public health debate about whether it’s good policy to make clean needles available to drug addicts and the topic is again up for discussion after San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced a bill this month addressing the issue.

02/24/2014

Ecstasy pills. (Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)

San Rafael Couple Faces Federal Charges, Linked To Massive Ecstasy Operation

A San Rafael couple linked to an alleged drug-smuggling operation in Canada are scheduled to go to trial after pleading not guilty to five federal charges, including conspiracy to possess and distribute ecstasy.

02/17/2014

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