New Year’s celebrations will be in full force along with law enforcement patrols monitoring Bay Area roads for drunken drivers.
Law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area are cracking down on drunk driving throughout this holiday season.
The streets of East Palo Alto were a little quieter Thursday night; police officers were enforcing a long-standing curfew that prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from being in a public space between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. It’s been on the books since 1995, but hasn’t been strictly enforced because of limited police resources.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said that operating on holidays allows them to create turnover and availability in front of businesses, many of which are open.
The lawsuit claims the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration failed to enforce guidelines for more than a decade prior to the San Bruno explosion
City officials say they’ve stepped up enforcement in a 100 block area in west and east Oakland, where they say 92 percent of the crime in the city takes place. There will be intensive enforcement for three months, and then it will be reevaluated.
Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have made more than 2,900 arrests of convicted criminal immigrants nationwide. In Northern California, 186 were arrested.
The controversial San Francisco law has been enforced for six months, with mainly positive results.
There’s a new effort to put some teeth in California’s ban on using cellphones while driving, making a second offense an even stiffer moving violation.
San Francisco police have begun enforcing the city’s sit/lie law, which was approved by voters in November.