Weekend Volunteer 'Superheroes' Clean Drug Paraphernalia From Mean Streets Of SFAlong San Francisco's city streets and alleys a group of volunteers spend their Sundays searching for used syringes left behind by addicts.
Kaiser Hospitals In Vallejo Fined $149,000 For Poor Used-Needle DisposalKaiser Foundation Hospitals in Vallejo was fined nearly $150,000 Thursday for poor upkeep of needle collection boxes that led to at least three custodial employees being stuck with needles.
San Rafael Temporarily Shuts Down Park Overrun By Homeless; Mayor Calls It 'Health & Security Issue'A neighborhood park north of downtown San Rafael has been closed for at least 30 days because officials say it’s overrun by homeless people who do drugs and commit crimes.
NorCal Doctor's Assistant Charged With Kidnapping, Raping WomenA Northern California physician's assistant is facing kidnapping and rape charges in connection with attacks on two women who were injected with a substance that made them drowsy and had their hands and feet bound.
Oakland Boy Tested After Pricking Finger On Used SyringeA young boy at an East Oakland afterschool center’s playground was pricked by a discarded syringe last week. His parents took him to the hospital for treatment to prevent possible infection.
Woman Arrested In San Rafael For Selling Antibiotics On Side Of RoadA woman was arrested Friday afternoon after she was found selling antibiotics out of her minivan trunk on a San Rafael street, police said.