Oakland Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms In Response To Mental Health CrisisOakland city leaders have voted to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms and one city councilmember says the move will help Oakland tackle other serious issues.
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.
Oakland One Step Closer To Legalizing 'Magic Mushrooms' As Bill Moves ForwardThe city of Oakland is one step closer to legalizing psychedelic mushrooms. The Public Safety Committee voted Tuesday to pass the measure on to the city council.
Pot Growers Who Kept Sexually Abused Teen Girl In Metal Box Face Jail TimeTwo Lake County men are facing jail time for a series of disturbing crimes on a pot farm, including the sexual abuse of a teenage girl who was kept in a metal box.
San Jose Residents Push Back Against Homeless Housing At Empty Supermarket LotA homeless housing proposal on an empty supermarket lot isn't sitting well with some people who live and work nearby, who fear it will increase crime, trash and drugs in the area
MLB Suspends Giants Top Prospect; Logan Webb Claims Never Knowingly Used PEDsSan Francisco Giants top pitching prospect Logan Webb has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, a test result that has left the promising minor leaguer bewildered.
Walnut Creek Police Find $1.1M In Cash, Various Drugs In Pittsburg ApartmentAn alleged East Bay drug dealer was in possession of several pounds of powdered drugs and more than $1.1 million in cash when they searched his Pittsburg apartment in January, according to the Walnut Creek Police Department.
Santa Rosa Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Dealing Heroin, MethamphetamineSanta Rosa police arrested a man Wednesday who is suspected of dealing heroin and methamphetamine in Santa Rosa and surrounding Sonoma County areas.
Feds Bust Northern California Nurse For Dealing Illegal Opioids On Dark NetA 42-year-old Rancho Cordova nurse has been indicted by a federal grand jury in a six-count indictment charging her with distribution of fentanyl and oxycodone on the dark net.
Prosecutors: Murder Victim Found In SF Bay Was Tortured, Injected With DrugsProsecutors in San Francisco allege that a man charged with the murder of a 23-year-old man, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase discovered in the Bay last week, helped torture the victim along with another suspect after the trio had consensual sex at a Mid-Market neighborhood hotel room.
Vallejo Couple Indicted For Manufacturing Meth Pills With Trump LikenessA federal grand jury indicted a Vallejo couple Thursday on charges they used an elder care facility as front for an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing operation that produced pills in the likeness of President Donald Trump.
UC Santa Cruz Student Accused Of Using Phone App To Sell Illegal DrugsA Sunnyvale 18-year-old has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly creating a cell phone app and using it to sell and distribute cocaine and methamphetamines.
FDA: 17 Dietary Supplement Sellers Warned To Stop Sale Of Illegal, 'Misbranded' Alzheimer's TreatmentsAmericans spend billions of dollars on dietary supplements that promise to treat, or stave off incurable memory destroying diseases like Azheimer's and dementia, but dozens of those products are being sold and marketed illegally, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Sen. Wiener Reintroduces Bill Pushing For Safe Injection SitesState Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, announced Monday he's reintroducing state legislation that would allow San Francisco to implement safe injection sites--after a similar bill was vetoed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown.
San Francisco Safe Injection Site Bill Reintroduced In LegislatureFollowing a veto by former Gov. Jerry Brown last year, a measure that would allow safe injection sites in San Francisco has been reintroduced in the state legislature.