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Disabled

Sydney Bridgeland was born without one of her hands, but hopes to eventually become a police officer someday. (CBS)

Girl Missing Hand Gets To Live Dream Of Becoming Police Officer In Hayward

A six-year-old girl missing one hand received a chance to live her dream of being a police officer on Wednesday. The opportunity stemmed from a chance encounter with two East Bay officers.

07/16/2014

Handicap parking, disabled parking,

Phil Matier: D.A. Issues Warning To San Franciscans Who Abuse Disabled Parking Placards

An anonymous tip to the DMV has lead to the arrest of three people in San Francisco on charges including; fraud, perjury and burglary for their use of disabled parking placards.

07/15/2014

U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Rescues Boater From Disabled Vessel During Race To Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a mariner in a sailboat race to Hawaii whose vessel became disabled early Sunday and towed his boat into Monterey Harbor Tuesday morning, the Coast Guard reported.

07/01/2014

Police Sirens

Vallejo Caregiver Who Sexually Assaulted Disabled Adult Among 104 Fugitives US Marshals Arrested In 2 Weeks

The U.S. Marshals in the Northern and Eastern District of California arrested a caregiver who assaulted a person in a wheelchair along with a hundred other violent fugitives from throughout the region during a two-week operation.

07/01/2014

Disabled woman loads groceries into her car, parked in a disabled parking spot.

San Francisco May Elimate Free Disabled Parking Due To Abuse Of Blue Placards

Abuse of the placards by able-bodied people is making it hard for handicapped drivers to find parking.

06/21/2014

Guide Dog (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber Questioned Over Claims Drivers Refused To Pick-Up Customers With Guide Dogs

San Francisco regulators and the National Federation of the Blind are looking into claims that drivers are not picking up passengers with service animals.

05/21/2014

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera answers questions from the media in front of the California Supreme court building March 4, 2008 in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Landlords Sued For Evicting Tenants And Re-Renting San Francisco Properties To Tourists

San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed two lawsuits against landlords he believes illegally rented properties to tourists after evicting long-time tenants, two of which are disabled.

04/23/2014

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Santa Rosa Man Accused Of Embezzling $400K From Disabled Clients

A Santa Rosa man suspected of embezzling nearly $400,000 in Social Security funds from dozens of developmentally disabled clients is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

02/18/2014

Authorities believe the man in a surveillance photo robbed took $20,000 in cash from a handicapped woman at the Hong Kong Buffet in Fremont on June 24, 2013. He was last seen driving a black BMW sedan. (Fremont Police)

$20K Snatched From Mentally Disabled Woman At Fremont Restaurant

A bag holding $20,000 in cash was snatched from a woman eating lunch at a Fremont restaurant earlier this week, police said.

06/29/2013

Handicap parking, disabled parking,

Committee Suggests Series Of Changes To SF Disabled Parking Policy

People with disabled placards that allow them to park at certain street spaces in San Francisco for free soon could have to feed parking meters like everyone else.

05/21/2013

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