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Security To Be Increased At Federal Government Buildings In D.C., Other Cities In ‘Precautionary Step’

Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a “precautionary step.”

10/28/2014

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SF City Attorney To Appeal Court’s Ruling To End Ellis Act-Relocation Payments

San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced on Wednesday that they would appeal a federal court’s ruling that quashes mandatory relocation payments for the city’s tenants evicted through California’s Ellis Act.

10/22/2014

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Judge Rules Dog Walker’s Constitutional Rights Violated When Park Ranger Tasers Him

A federal judge ruled on Thursday against a National Park Service ranger who used a stun gun on a man for being uncooperative about his off-leash dog in an unincorporated San Mateo Park.

10/10/2014

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Twitter Sues Government For Right To Release Federal Surveillance Records

Sighting need for to provide transparency to customers and the desire to express their free speech rights, Twitter is suing the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the right to disclose the exact number of court orders and security requests they get from the federal government.

10/07/2014

(CBS)

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Antioch School Over Restraining Of Special-Needs Boy

A mother of a special-needs boy has filed a federal lawsuit against his former school in Antioch accusing school staff of inappropriately restraining him on multiple occasions and giving him a bloody nose, bruises and causing him to wet his pants.

09/24/2014

No Trespassing sign posted next to Union Pacific railroad tracks in Livermore. (CBS)

Santa Rosa Secures Funding To Build Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge

The city of Santa Rosa won’t have to worry about people running across railroad tracks near the Coddingtown Mall area. Regional transportation planners are giving the city an $8.2 million grant to build a bicycle-pedestrian bridge.

09/09/2014

Kern County farmer Tom Frantz captured these images of dumping at a Vintage Production fracking site. (Tom Frantz)

Federal Bureau Okays Oil And Gas Leasing For Fracking In California To Resume

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it will resume oil and gas leasing for fracking on federal land in California next year.

08/29/2014

(CBS SF)

Bomb Squad Detonates Dynamite Found Outside Of SF Federal Courthouse

The bomb squad blew up an apparent explosive device outside the San Francisco Federal Building Monday night.

08/19/2014

An artist’s rendering of the proposed San Jose ballpark for the Athletics. (360 Architecture)

San Jose Gets Day In Court With MLB Over Antitrust Claim In Planned A’s Move

A three judge panel was set to hear arguments in the case Tuesday. At issue is whether the A’s should be allowed to relocate to a new ballpark in downtown San Jose despite opposition from league officials because the San Francisco Giants hold a territorial claim on Santa Clara County. League commissioner Bud Selig, who assigned a special committee to study the issue in March of 2009, has yet to issue a decision.

08/12/2014

Construction on the Central Subway Tunnel in San Francisco. (Photo by Anna Duckworth)

Congress Could Delay Bay Area Transportation Planning By Holding Up Federal Funds

The purchase of new BART cars, planning for new Muni Metro light rail vehicles and Caltrain electrification could be held up if Congress doesn’t reauthorize federal transportation funding by next week.

07/21/2014

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