Emergency Rooms Clamp Down on Prescription Drug Abuse
More than 4,000 Californians died from drug overdoses in 2010. The vast majority of those deaths were linked to prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and Percocet. Some addicts feed their addiction with prescriptions from emergency departments -- but hospitals in San Diego and Imperial Counties have gotten wise to the situation.
The Giving State: Ushering in a Love for Theater
We meet Paula Grace, a training consultant who volunteers as an usher at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. It's the latest installment of our occasional series on volunteers in California, "The Giving State."