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Supreme Court of California courthouse (Coolcaesar/Creative Commons)

California Court Reverses Century-Old Racist Ruling Denying Bay Area Chinese Lawyer

The California Supreme Court righted what it called a “grievous wrong” on Monday, posthumously granting a law license to a Chinese immigrant whose application 125 years ago was denied solely because of his race.

03/17/2015

Ammunition magazines.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Federal Court Upholds Sunnyvale’s Ban On Gun Magazines That Can Hold More Than 10 Bullets

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Sunnyvale’s ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets.

03/04/2015

Actor Billy Crystal (R) speaks in tribute to the late Robin Williams onstage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Robin Williams’ Wife Claims Late Comedian’s Children Took Items From Home, Takes Fight To Court

Robin Williams’ children and wife have gone to court in a fight over the late comedian’s estate.

02/02/2015

Sgt. Ian Furminger and Officer Edmund Robles and their attorneys in federal court, February 28, 2014. (Sketch by Vicki Behringer)

2 San Francisco Police Officers Convicted On Several Counts In Federal Corruption Trial

Two San Francisco police officers were found guilty on about half the charges against them in a federal corruption trial as the jury reached a verdict on Friday.

12/05/2014

Sonny Anderson is accused of fatally striking 14-year-old Ivan Cruz in a fatal hit-and-run crash near San Leandro on November 11, 2014. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

Man Accused Of Killing 14-Year-Old In San Leandro Hit & Run Denied Bail In 1st Court Appearance

A 34-year-old man arrested for last week’s hit-and-run death of a San Lorenzo boy made his first court appearance Tuesday where he was denied bail and ordered to return to court the next morning.

11/18/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Appoints Berkeley Business Lawyer, SF Superior Court Judge, To State Court Of Appeal

Former bar president and current business lawyer Jon Streeter, 58, of Berkeley, and Judge Marla Miller, 59, of San Francisco, were named by Brown to the First District Court of Appeal.

11/13/2014

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CHP Officer Accused In Nude Pic Theft From Female Suspect’s Phone Appears In Martinez Court

A former Dublin-area California Highway Patrol officer charged with computer theft for allegedly stealing explicit photos from female suspects’ cellphones appeared in a Martinez courtroom Monday but did not enter a plea.

11/03/2014

Protesters outside a meeting on the future of City College of San Francisco Wednesday. (KCBS)

San Francisco City College Heads To Court In Showdown With Accrediting Commission

A non-jury trial is underway in California Superior Court to determine if an accrediting evaluation of San Francisco City College was unfair or unlawful.

10/27/2014

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SF City Attorney To Appeal Court’s Ruling To End Ellis Act-Relocation Payments

San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced on Wednesday that they would appeal a federal court’s ruling that quashes mandatory relocation payments for the city’s tenants evicted through California’s Ellis Act.

10/22/2014

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Hayward Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Student Loan Fraud Scheme

A federal judge in Oakland sentenced a man to 37 months in prison Friday for defrauding the government out of more than $500,000 in student loans.

10/12/2014

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