Toxic

Stevens Creek, Mountain View. (CBS)

Treated Water From Mountain View Toxic Site Eyed For Irrigation, Potential Drinking Water

Groundwater from a toxic site in Mountain View, treated and basically thrown away, is now being viewed as a source for irrigation and could also be considered for drinking water.

07/07/2015

Boiled Mussels

Health Officials Warn Consumers Of Toxic Seafood From Central California Coast

The California Department of Public Health is warning of domoic acid poisoning from seafood caught in Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties.

07/05/2015

Santa Cruz Cowell Beach Most Polluted

3 Of California’s Dirtiest Beaches Right Here In The Bay Area

Despite cleaner beaches statewide due to a lack of storm runoff caused by the drought, a beach report card released Wednesday says that three of California’s most bacteria-laden beaches are located here in the Bay Area.

06/17/2015

(CBS SF)

Cupertino Cement Quarry To Pay $7.5M For Pollution Violations

Cement quarry Lehigh Hanson will pay millions of dollars to settle a lawsuit alleging it dumped millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a nearby creek.

04/29/2015

Gallo Glass of Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Wine Bottle Maker Sued Over Putting Arsenic, Other Toxic Materials Into Glass

A company in Modesto that makes wine bottles is being sued by the state over claims of putting toxic materials into its glass.

03/03/2015

(Ben Nelms/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Safeway Fined $10M For Illegally Dumping Electronics, Pharmaceuticals In California Landfills

The Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.

01/06/2015

An exterior view of Candlestick Park before the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  It is the last regular season game at the stadium.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty  Images)

Bayview District Residents Fear Health Risks From Candlestick Park’s Possible Implosion

Some people in San Francisco’s Bayview District are worried about potential health effects from the tear down of Candlestick Park.

12/23/2014

Fishing (credit: Thinkstock)

Anglers Fear State EPA Study Would Bring Ban On Lead In Fishing Gear

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control, a part of the state Environmental Protection Agency, is getting a virtual earful from the sportfishing industry over the agency’s proposed investigation into the use of toxic substances — including lead, zinc and copper — in fishing gear.

10/24/2014

Some of the Halloween items identified as having toxic chemicals. (HealthyStuff.org)

Environmental Group Warns Of Toxics In Halloween Costumes, Bags, Accessories

An environmental group has issued a warning about kids’ Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat bags found with what the group claims are elevated levels of toxic chemicals.

10/23/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Mill Valley Puppy Joins Growing Ranks Of Dogs Getting Severely Stoned On Marijuana

A puppy out on a walk in Mill Valley became one of the latest victim of an increasing trend: pets poisoned after ingesting marijuana.

04/29/2014

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