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A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Inmate Trying To Escape Santa Rosa Courtroom Shot With Taser

A Sonoma County Jail inmate was shot with a Taser when he tried to flee a county courtroom Friday morning.


amsung Electronics Co. representatives wait to enter the Robert F. Peckham Federal Courthouse on July 30, 2012 in San Jose, California.  The trial in the Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. patent battle begins today at a San Jose federal courthouse to determine if Samsung illegally copied technolgy used in Apple's popular iPhone and iPads. Apple is seeking $2.5 billion in damages.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Denies Apple’s Bid For Samsung Sanctions

A judge has denied Apple Inc.’s demands for an immediate victory in a multibillion patent trial as punishment for Samsung Electronics Inc.’s decision to issue a contentious press release on the first day of testimony.



Oakland Court Sentences 2 Men For Bank Fraud Conspiracy

Two Southern California men have been sentenced in federal court in Oakland to five years in prison for conspiring to defraud banks by using nearly 1,000 phony bank cards created with stolen information.


Curtis Martin III

Paroled Oakland Killer Pleads Guilty To Murdering 17-Month-Old, Mother

An Oakland man, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of murder for killing a 1-year-old boy in 2009 and then murdering the boy’s mother because she was a witness.


Alameda County Superior Court Judge Paul Seeman. (CBS)

Alameda County Judge Charged With Elder Abuse Still Hearing Cases

A judge charged with stealing at least $1.6 million from an elderly neighbor remains on the bench.


Calvin Sneed of Compton, an alleged pimp, was killed in San Francisco on June 4, 2012. Lupe Mercado and Barry Gilton are accused in Sneed's murder. (CBS)

Parents Charged With Murder Of Daughter’s Alleged Pimp Make Court Appearance

A San Francisco couple accused of fatally shooting a Los Angeles-area man who was allegedly pimping their teenage daughter returned to court Wednesday for a hearing that was packed with their family members and friends.


A photo from Max Wade's Facebook page.

Suspect In Lamborghini Theft, Mill Valley Shooting Appears In Court

A 17-year-old boy suspected in an April shooting in Mill Valley and the theft of celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s yellow Lamborghini from a San Francisco dealership last year made a brief appearance in Marin County Superior Court Thursday morning.


Oikos University massacre suspect One Goh. (CBS)

Suspect In Oakland School Massacre Pleads Not Guilty

The man accused of killing seven people and wounding three others in a shooting rampage at Oakland’s Oikos University pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and other charges Monday.


Ross Mirkarimi

Suspended SF Sheriff Appears In Court; Wife Pens Op-Ed

The suspended Sheriff of San Francisco made an exceptionally brief court appearance, to confirm that he’s taking domestic violence classes as required by the terms of his plea deal in his much-publicized domestic violence case.


Ross Mirkarimi

Ex-Girlfriend Meeting With Judge In Mirkarimi Abuse Case Postponed

A hearing held Friday to determine whether an ex-girlfriend of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi can testify in his upcoming trial on domestic violence charges was continued to Monday because his defense attorney had to leave for a prior commitment.