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Ecstasy pills. (Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)

Alexander Shulgin, ‘Godfather of Ecstasy’, Dies At Lafayette Home

Alexander Shulgin, a respected chemist famed for dusting off a decades-old recipe for the psychedelic drug ecstasy, died at his Lafayette home on Monday according to his wife.

06/03/2014

A man holds a crack pipe. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

About The Bay: San Francisco Police Skeptical About Crack Pipe Giveaway Program

The crack epidemic is far from over, especially on the streets of San Francisco, and one group is trying to make it easier and safer for addicts to get their fix by giving away crack pipe kits.

05/27/2014

Jeremy Newberry #62 of the San Francisco 49ers faces the New Orleans Saints during the game at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans , Louisiana. The 49ers won 38-0. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

GameDay: Who’s To Blame In The NFL Drug Lawsuit?

Are Jeremy Newberry’s shocking allegations really that shocking? For years players have shared with me the dirty little secrets that go on behind closed doors of the NFL locker room. The only difference now is that the secrets aren’t so secret anymore.

05/22/2014

Marijuana cultivation, pot growing indoor, hydroponic

Antioch Police Discover Pot Grow After Responding To Burglary

Police uncovered a large marijuana grow operation while responding to a burglary in Antioch on Wednesday evening.

05/22/2014

Prescription Drugs

Santa Clara County Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Firms Over Narcotic Painkillers

Santa Clara County Thursday joined a lawsuit filed by Orange County charging major drug firms with deceiving consumers about the dangers of using opioid narcotic painkillers for non-cancer-related pain.

05/22/2014

An eyewitness took this photo of 62-year-old Kelly Brown of Oakley being arrested in Brentwood. Brown, an ice cream seller, is accused of selling drugs from his truck. (CBS)

Brentwood Ice Cream Man Accused Of Dealing Drugs From His Truck

A man selling ice cream was arrested at a Brentwood gas station Wednesday afternoon after authorities said he was offering methamphetamine for sale.

05/22/2014

Jeremy Newberry #62 of the San Francisco 49ers faces the New Orleans Saints during the game at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans , Louisiana. The 49ers won 38-0. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

NFL Pain-Killer Culture: John Madden Says Broadcast Announcer Gets Shots, Too

Hall of Fame coach John Madden offered an anecdote Wednesday of the NFL drug culture extending up to the announcing booth.

05/21/2014

49ers/Saints Past Match-Ups

KCBS Sports Fans: Drug Lawsuit Further Tarnishes NFL Experience

The phrase “peak oil” was in vogue a few years back. Geologist M. King Hubbert theorized the world was about to hit the peak of its petroleum-extraction capabilities and it would all be downhill after that.

05/20/2014

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hallucinating Man Burns Self, Starts Small Grass Fire After Climbing Utility Pole in Sunnyvale

A hallucinating man climbing a utility pole in Sunnyvale Monday night knocked a wire down, burning himself and starting a small grass fire, a Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety captain said.

05/13/2014

Chopper 5 image of boat ashore at Pescadero State Beach which authorities said contained "a large amount" of marijuana. (CBS)

1,000 Pounds Of Pot Found On Boat At Pescadero State Beach Prompts Federal Investigation

More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana were recovered from a boat that investigators suspect was abandoned on Pescadero State Beach Monday morning after being used to bring the drugs from Mexico, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesman said.

05/12/2014

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