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Jefferson Award winner  Kevin Briggs (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Talks People Down From Desperate Situations

Law enforcement officers are duty-bound to protect and serve, but it takes special dediction to calm a highly emotional situation. This week’s Jefferson Award winner has spent more than 20 years finding the right words to say to those in despair.

10/30/2013

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Richmond Police Create Anti-Crime Program To End Youth Violence

This comes after two teens were gunned down last week.

04/23/2013

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North Bay Rep. Thompson Holding Public Forums On Gun Violence Reduction

Rep. Mike Thompson is holding public forums in the North Bay on gun violence reduction and prevention Wednesday night and Thursday.

01/09/2013

CBS 5 HealthWatch

HealthWatch: Do Grandmother’s Home Remedies Really Work?

From chicken soup to an apple a day, home remedies have been around for ages. But do they really work?

07/19/2012

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

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Phil Matier: Study Finds Tobacco Tax Money Not Going To Prevention Measures

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at exactly where money is being spent from California’s tobacco tax.

05/29/2012

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

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Supporters Of California Cigarette Tax Measure Lash Out At Big Tobacco

They call the No on 29 ad campaign a way to confuse voters.

05/06/2012

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KCBS In Depth: 30th Anniversary Of First AIDS Cases

An interview with Dr. Mervyn Silverman on the AIDS epidemic, 30 years after the first cases were reported in the United States.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/05/2011

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

CDC Issues Guidelines For Prescribing Truvada To Prevent HIV

A promising drug shown to decrease the likelihood of transmitting HIV should only be prescribed to men at high risk who are closely monitored by a doctor, federal health officials said Friday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/28/2011