Crime victims rarely invoke the rights afforded to them under Marsy’s Law, and California prosecutors often ignore those who do insist on the protections that law enshrines in the state constitution.
Under Marsy’s Law, a crime victim in California has the right to be notified of all legal proceedings in a case and address the judge before a defendant makes a plea or is sentenced. All too often, however, victims never get their day in court.
Five years ago, California voters amended the state constitution to create a Victim’s Bill of Rights. But the case of a San Francisco woman, who was attacked outside a BART station, raises questions about how well that law is working. And, an investigation by KCBS reporter Doug Sovern suggests this is not an isolated case.
Pop-up restaurants, food trucks and farmers’ markets. The Bay Area’s obsession with food is spreading to all sorts of new locations, making life even more difficult for overwhelmed health inspectors – who say they already have too much on their plate.
Medical professionals, educators and parents have all been sounding the alarm about the skyrocketing problem of childhood obesity. Teaching kids about eating right is important – and can be challenging in any environment – but it’s an especially welcome lesson this summer at the Nevin Community Center in Richmond’s rough Iron Triangle neighborhood.
Bay Area bird lovers are flocking to Crystal Springs reservoir in San Mateo County, to see the Peninsula’s first nesting bald eagles in almost a century.
As gas prices continue to climb steadily, so are electric car sales, and this has Bay Area cities gearing up for a driving revolution.
Controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was slated to visit the University of California, Berkeley this weekend, as part of a conference organized by the university’s Black Students Union.
In this KCBS Cover Story, reporter Margie Shafer looks at how the tech sector is leading to a more optimistic business climate in San Francisco.
A rapper with a troubled past is singing a message of hope to young people in violent and impoverished neighborhoods…