San Francisco Officials Promote Safe Injection Program With Mock FacilityCity officials in San Francisco kicked off the drive to promote safe injection centers Wednesday with a tour of a mock facility that includes a "chill room" for heroin users to relax in after they shoot up.
San Francisco Safe Injection Bill Passes Calif. Legislature; DOJ Threatens ProsecutionThe California Legislature on Monday passed Assembly Bill 186, which would give the green light for safe injection sites in San Francisco under a three-year pilot.
San Francisco To Hire Needle Cleanup TeamThe mayor of San Francisco says he's hiring 10 workers whose sole responsibility will be to clean up needles littering the streets.
Injection 'Chill Rooms' Proposed For Oakland Needle Exchange Program While heralding Oakland’s existing needle exchange program for lowering the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C, advocates say it’s simply doesn’t go far enough.
Free Crack Pipe Advocates Plan SF Giveaway Despite City OppositionSupporters of a plan to hand out clean crack pipes to San Francisco drug users say they're not swayed by city opposition and plan to hand them out anyway.
Santa Cruz Needle Exchange Program Draws Criticism A controversial needle exchange program has Santa Cruz residents expressing outrage and frustration and has come under fire by those who say it needs better monitoring.