NorCal Catholic Hospital To Allow Tubal Ligation After Lawsuit ThreatA threat of a lawsuit has led to an about-face by a Catholic-affiliated hospital in Northern California which had refused to perform a sterilization procedure on a woman as requested by her doctor, citing religious principles.
NorCal Catholic Hospital's Refusal To Sterilize Woman Could Bring Statewide Legal ResponseA Northern California hospital's refusal to sterilize a woman because it violates Catholic principles could be challenged in court in a case with broad impacts for other religious-based hospitals across the state.
California Drivers Can Now Contest Traffic Tickets Without Having To Pay Fine FirstA state judicial council voted Monday to unanimously approve a rule change that will allow California drivers to contest traffic violations without first paying for them.
Police Install Controversial License Plate Readers On Fairfield Patrol CarsThe Fairfield Police Department announced Saturday they have installed license plate readers on two patrol vehicles.
Police, San Francisco Public Defender Warn Body Cameras May Come With ConsequencesThe Oakland Police Department has been wearing body cameras since 2010, but the head of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association warns of the push to incorporate the cameras nationwide.
Smartphone App Allows Californians To Send Encounters With Police To ACLUThe Mobile Justice app allows users to record encounters with police that will be automatically submitted to their local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Travelers Can Find Out If, Why They Are On No-Fly ListThe Obama administration said it will start telling some travelers if and why they are on a list of tens of thousands of people banned from flying to, from or within the United States.
Richmond Police Began Using Body Cameras This WeekThe City of Richmond's police department rolled out new body cameras worn by police officers this week. Most will be equipped by Friday.
Free Speech Or Violent Act? Supreme Court To Consider Facebook, Social Media ThreatsThe Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.
ACLU Calls On Bay Area Cities To Get More Public Input On Use Of Drones, Surveillance TechnologyThis comes as San Jose is set to hold hearings about their new drone, which the police department purchased secretly earlier this year.
BART Crime Reporting App Worries ACLU, Privacy AdvocatesA new app from BART is supposed to be a discreet way to report crime on the transit system. But privacy advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are sounding the alarm.
Mountain View-Based Web Filter Company Lifts Block On Gay SitesA popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.