California Joins Maine, D.C. In Lawsuit Against OxyContin ManufacturerCalifornia joined other states in a lawsuit filed Monday accusing Purdue Pharma of falsely promoting OxyContin as not addictive even as the opioid emerged as among the most widely abused in the U.S.
Oroville Dam Records Reveal Confusion Among Officials As Crisis GrewPotentially catastrophic structural failures last winter at America's tallest dam left managers literally in the dark.
Major Delays After Person In Medical Crisis Falls Under BART TrainBART was reporting major delays Saturday afternoon in Berkeley in all directions due to a medical emergency at the Ashby station.
$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank AccountsWeeks after he declared a state of emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration set aside $687 million to help house farmworkers and others struggling in drought-devastated counties. Nearly half of it has not been awarded or spent.
Tumblr #PostItForward Campaign Encourages Users To Open Up Without Fear Of BullyingTumblr has created a safe place for users to discuss their sexuality, mental health and self-esteem, without fear of getting bullied.
More Interns May Take Over SF Classrooms Due To Critical Teacher ShortageSuperintendent Richard Carranza asked the school board permission to hire more uncredentialed teachers from Teach for America, a non-profit that puts college grads in classrooms across the country.
Suicidal Man Armed With 2 Guns Barricades Himself In San Mateo HomeThe man was reportedly threatening to hurt himself when a relative called police.
Bernard Mayes, SF Man Who Created America's 1st Suicide Hotline, Dies at 85Mayes’ work would build the foundation for a network of more than 500 help centers across the country.
Animal Update: Finding Pet-Friendly Housing In The Bay Area If struggling to find affordable housing in the Bay Area wasn’t bad enough, pet owners have an added variable to deal with when searching for a home, especially during the
U.S. Bombs ISIS Militants In IraqU.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, redeeming President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans.
San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Measure Compromised By Mayor Lee’s Negotiations With Supervisor Affordable housing activists wanted a measure on November’s ballot, making it hard to for developers in San Francisco to build unless one-third of the new housing is reserved for renters in the low to moderate-income range.
Obama: U.S. To Send Military Advisers, Not Soldiers, To IraqPresident Barack Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military actions in Iraq if they would help fight a growing threat from extremist militants. He also says the U.S. is ready to send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq.
San Francisco Firefighters Teach Class On Twitter, Emergency Tweets In a major incident, Tweets including pictures or short videos for, "Send #jawsoflife to 3rd & Market" will fly through the Twitterverse along with news of Justin Bieber's latest arrest, or a Khardashian's latest booty TwitPic.
San Francisco Taps Local Tech Companies For Crisis Planning EffortsCrisis planning in San Francisco took a new step on Tuesday with the announcement of a partnership between city government and the growing "sharing economy".