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California To End Unlimited Solitary Confinement Of Gang Members In State Prisons

California is ending its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.

09/01/2015

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Family Of Woman Killed In SF Pier Shooting To File Suit Against Sheriff Mirkarimi, ICE

The family of Kate Steinle, gunned down by an illegal immigrant while walking with her family at San Francisco’s Pier 14, plans to file a lawsuit against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement , according to attorneys for the family.

08/31/2015

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California Court To Rule If Death Penalty Delays Constitute Cruel, Unusual Punishment

The question a federal appeals court will consider Monday is whether years of unpredictable delays from conviction to execution resulted in an arbitrary and unfair system that violates the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment.

08/31/2015

A pinata of 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump for sale in San Francisco's Mission District. (CBS)

Donald Trump Piñatas Become Popular Item In San Francisco’s Mission District

While piñatas are normally popular at children’s parties, the piñata of the 2016 presidential candidate has become popular with adults.

08/27/2015

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

San Francisco Judge Denies ‘Shrimp Boy’ Request To Have Racketeering Charges Tossed

The criminal case against a former San Francisco Chinatown gangster will continue after a federal judge denied his request to have the charges thrown out.

08/27/2015

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$10M Of California Tax Donations Lost In Bureaucracy; Left Unspent On Education, Seniors & Cancer Research

Every year when they do their taxes, Californians donate millions for charitable causes, but nearly $10 million of that money sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year and some of the funding never reaches its intended target, according to a review by The Associated Press.

08/27/2015

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Powerful Bay Area Women Are A Force To Be Reckoned With On Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day was celebrated in the Bay Area and across the country Wednesday, marking the 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote.

08/26/2015

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$1.3 Million Set Aside For Temporary Sunnyvale Winter Homeless Shelter

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved funding on Tuesday for a temporary winter shelter and has their eyes set on a site in Sunnyvale, where the City Council has yet to make a decision on moving forward with the plan.

08/26/2015

Anthony Sadler lands at Sacramento International Airport on August 25, 2015. Sadler is among a group of Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a train to Paris. (CBS)

Sacramento Man Who Helped Stop France Terror Attack Returns To US

A relaxed Anthony Sadler, 23, walked off a commercial plane at Sacramento International Airport accompanied by his parents.

08/25/2015

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Berkeley May Raise Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin proposed Tuesday to ban the sale of tobacco to youths under 21, saying there’s been an alarming increase of underage tobacco use, including a large jump in the use of electronic cigarettes.

08/25/2015

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U.S. President Barack Obama receives a San Francisco Giants jersey after welcoming the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Giants At The White House III

U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in last year’s World Series.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Walmart store on May 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California. President Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency and attended fundraisers in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

POTUS In Mountain View

President Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency and attended fundraisers at the Wal-Mart in Mountain View…

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