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.
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.
Central Calif. Student Gets OK To Wear Eagle Feather At GraduationA Native American student who sued his California school district because it refused to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation will be able to wear the sacred item after all.
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.
San Jose Police Hear Residents' Concerns About Surveillance DroneReaction to the San Jose Police Department’s plans to use a drone ranged from outrage and rejection to measured support at a community meeting Wednesday where residents finally got a chance to sound off on the new technology after months of simmering anger about the secretive purchase.
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.
Despite Criticism, Los Altos Adopts Controversial License Plate Surveillance Policy After a year on the beat, a license plate scanner used by Los Altos Police now has a new policy for how long that data can be stored.
ACLU Sues To Stop Mandatory Pregnancy Tests In Alameda County JailsThe American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a lawsuit Monday against the Alameda County Sheriff's Office over a policy requiring all women booked into Alameda County jails who are younger than 60 to submit to a pregnancy test.
ACLU Sues Alameda County Sheriff Over Forced Pregnancy Tests Of Women In CustodyThe American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has filed a lawsuit against the Alameda County Sheriff's Office over a policy that requires every woman in its custody under 60 to take a pregnancy test.
SF Appeals Court Upholds California Law On DNA Collection From Felony SuspectsA federal appeals court on Thursday upheld California's law requiring people arrested for felonies to submit samples of their DNA to police.