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Correction: Canada-Toronto Mayor

Correction: Canada-Toronto Mayor
The mayor's brother, Doug Ford, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that Ford would enter a 30-day inpatient treatment at one of the best rehab facilities in North America but he declined to name the location. Morris said the 30 days could be extended …
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Misdiagnosed Bipolar: One Girl's Struggle Through Psych Wards Before Stanford

Misdiagnosed bipolar: One girl's struggle through psych wards before Stanford
Doctors diagnosed her with bipolar disorder, prescribed psychiatric drugs that didn't work and sent the San Jose family on a nightmarish odyssey through psych wards, group homes and isolation rooms. Then … It would take a mother's stubborn devotion… Continue reading

Police Blotter: Man Waving Gun in Drive Arrested as a Felon Under the Influence

Police Blotter: Man waving gun in drive arrested as a felon under the influence
SAN JOSE. 1000 block of Regan Street, 1:15 a.m. April 8 Officers responded on a report of shots fired and located a residence that had been struck. No injuries were reported. South Division, 4 p.m. April… Continue reading

Valeant to Bid for Botox Maker Allergan

Valeant to bid for Botox maker Allergan
Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. …. The company's growth has been driven by expanding use of its blockbuster product, Botox, combined with …
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Biz Break: Gilead's New Hepatitis C Drug Produces Huge Sales in Debut Quarter

Biz Break: Gilead's new hepatitis C drug produces huge sales in debut quarter
Gilead Sciences' revenues nearly doubled in one year thanks to the introduction of a breakthrough hepatitis C drug that produced more than $ 2 billion in sales in its debut quarter, the Foster City biopharmaceutical giant reported… Continue reading

Under Fire, Zohydro Maker Touts Drug Safety Board

Under fire, Zohydro maker touts drug safety board
WASHINGTON—After months of criticism over its recently launched painkiller Zohydro, the maker of the powerful narcotic is highlighting an unusual oversight board that it's assembled to try and prevent abuse of the drug. Zogenix's … That's fine …
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Los Gatos Shorts: 'An Appraisal Affair' Coming to Town

Los Gatos shorts: 'An Appraisal Affair' coming to town
Proceeds benefit Parisi House, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility for women and youth. Items that will be appraised include fine art, furniture, decorative art pieces, books, jewelry and Native American and Asian furniture and art. Composting …
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Walnut Creek Journal News Briefs — City Has New Recycling Processor

Walnut Creek Journal News Briefs — City has new recycling processor
Pacific Rim Recycling, the current recycling contractor out of Benicia, and California Waste Solutions, a company headquartered in San Jose. "Mt. Diablo Recycling is … After treatment and recovery, he came to live at the museum in 1994.… Continue reading

16-Year-Old Survives Flight From San Jose to Maui Stowed Away in Landing Gear

16-year-old survives flight from San Jose to Maui stowed away in landing gear
A teenager claims to have stowed away on a Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose, California. Flight 45 landed in Kahului around 10:30 Sunday … He was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment. We… Continue reading


The lawsuit – filed weeks before the release of Singer's upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past – alleges the 48-year-old used his influence as a Hollywood insider, as well as a range of drugs and alcohol, to force anal and oral sex… Continue reading