California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat.
Sheriff’s officials in Marin County defended their decision to release details about how actor Robin Williams killed himself, saying state law requires they be disclosed to the public.
Contra Costa County is joining a long list of Bay Area counties to sign up one of the toughest populations for health care— jail inmates.
California Considers Gun Restriction Law For Mentally Unstable People After Isla Vista Killing Rampage
California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.
Family members have identified a man who showed up at San Francisco General Hospital more than a month ago but could not recall his name.
The measure proposed by Supervisor Mark Farrell was approved by a 9-2 vote and will allow court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill.
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.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a new budget to the Board of Supervisors, which includes nearly $100 million in funds to help make the city more affordable.
Bay Area Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Create Gun Violence Restraining Order, In Wake Of Isla Vista Rampage
The bill would let authorities confiscate guns from someone who threatens to commit violence, like the gunman in the massacre near UC Santa Barbara.
The student who killed six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara, detailed in a manifesto how deputies almost thwarted his killing plan.