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Court employees protest outside San Francisco Superior Court on McAllister St. over stricter enforcement of the courthouse dress code.

San Francisco Court Workers Protest Dress Code Crackdown

Stricter enforcement of the employee dress code at San Francisco Superior Court has led to harassment and bullying based on appearance, protesting workers said Thursday.

02/20/2014

John A. Davis Juvenile Hall in Martinez (Contra Costa County website)

Feds Join Lawsuit Over Kids Placed In Solitary Confinement At Martinez Juvenile Hall

The U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education have filed statements, in a lawsuit over the treatment of young people with mental disabilities at Juvenile Hall in Contra Costa County.

02/19/2014

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Former Co-Worker Of CHP Officer Killed In Fresno Crash Recalls His Time In Bay Area

A CHP officer in Oakland remembers his fallen colleague who died in a highway accident on Monday.

02/18/2014

Protesters at UC President Janet Napolitano's visit to UC Berkeley on February 13, 2014. (CBS/Doug Sovern)

Protesters Greet UC President Janet Napolitano On Visit To Berkeley Campus

It was the last stop for Napolitano on her UC campus listening tour.

02/13/2014

Police outside the scene of a home invasion robbery and shooting on the 4100 block of Laguna Ave. in Oakland, January 28, 2014.  (CBS)

Oakland Police Make Arrests In Home Invasion Robbery, Weekend Homicide

Oakland police announced on Monday that they made arrests in connection with a weekend homicide and a home invasion robbery last month in which a woman was shot and wounded.

02/10/2014

Land is exposed by the extremely low water level of Lake Kaweah on February 5, 2014 near Visalia, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and what to plant or whether to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round such, as almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

GOP-Sponsored Bill For More Delta Water To Farmers Passes House; No Chance In Senate

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved a water bill on Wednesday addressing California’s ongoing drought but the measure is likely to go no further because of a White House veto threat and opposition from the state’s Democratic Senators.

02/06/2014

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Cable Car Collides With Automobile In San Francisco

A cable car collided with a car Thursday morning, resulting in minor injuries and traffic disruption near San Francisco’s Chinatown, transit officials said.

02/06/2014

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Bay Area Doctors Report Late-Season Rush For Flu Shots

With the flu continuing to spread at an alarming, and deadly rate in California, doctors said there’s a late season rush for flu shots.

02/05/2014

An artist's rendition of a museum proposed by George Lucas for the Presidio across from Crissy Field. (George Lucas)

George Lucas Exploring Options After SF Presidio Trust Rejects Crissy Field Proposals

A spokesman for George Lucas said the ‘Star Wars’ creator may look elsewhere to build a museum after the Presidio Trust decided Monday to reject all three proposal finalists for a cultural-arts center in the Mid-Crissy Field location—including one from Lucas.

02/04/2014

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San Francisco Cabbies Accuse Rideshare Firm Drivers Of Insurance Fraud

San Francisco taxi drivers are trying a new tactic in their war against shared car ride services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. They’ve taken to alerting insurance companies that the rival drivers may be committing insurance fraud.

01/21/2014

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