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Santa Clara County Approves Fines For Homeowners Caught Violating Firework Laws

Anyone who uses fireworks illegally in unincorporated Santa Clara County will be fined under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.

06/09/2015

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 21 : A Metropolitan Police Officer writes a warning ticket for a motorist who was talking on his cell phone on September 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. Police were giving warnings and tickets to people who were talking on cell phones while driving past a hotel where the 2010 Distracted Driving Summit was being held. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

California Drivers Can Now Contest Traffic Tickets Without Having To Pay Fine First

A state judicial council voted Monday to unanimously approve a rule change that will allow California drivers to contest traffic violations without first paying for them.

06/08/2015

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Proposes Amnesty On Traffic Debt For The Poor

Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for Californians who can’t afford to pay off spiraling traffic fines and court penalties.

05/23/2015

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3 Bay Area Hospitals Fined For Errors That Could Have Killed Patients

The California Department of Public Health Wednesday announced penalties against 12 California hospitals for errors with the potential to kill or injure patients including three in the Bay Area and one in Monterey County.

05/20/2015

A window washer falls 11 stories onto a moving car in downtown San Francisco on November 21, 2014. (CBS)

Cal/OSHA Faults Employer In Window Washer’s Fall In Downtown San Francisco

It was on November 21, 2014 when Pedro Perez lost his balance and fell from the building, landing on a moving car.

05/20/2015

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Woodside May Resort To Publicly Shaming Water Wasters Who Can Afford Fines

Shaming may be the trick to getting water wasters in Woodside to conserve during the state’s drought, where financial incentives might not be enough.

04/27/2015

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Suspended Driver’s Licenses Disproportionately Affects Low-Income California Residents

A new study shows how suspended driver’s licenses disproportionately affect low-income Californians who are not likely to pay the fines to get their licenses back.

04/08/2015

Water Wasters

No More Playing Nice – California Water Regulators Will Name, Shame, Fine, Even Ration Water-Wasters

Water districts that don’t take steps to conserve face $10,000-a-day fines if they don’t adopt new water restrictions or change rates as demanded by the state. The excuses cities have given for pitiful conservation, including hot weather and earlier cutbacks, are no longer a free pass.

04/08/2015

Etihad Airways Airbus A320 (Sergey Kustov, Wikimedia Commons)

Angry, Hungry SFO-Bound Passengers Left Inside Plane Stuck On Tarmac For 12+ Hours In Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways Flight 183 got stuck on the tarmac for over 12 hours after fog forced the temporary closure of Abu Dhabi Airport on Saturday. That, on top of the 16-hour flight to SFO, made for some very unhappy campers. All told, they spent more than 28 hours on the plane.

01/03/2015

Workers drill into concrete on the underside of the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013 in Oakland, California. Bridge workers began installing large steel saddles over two seismic safety devices on the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to fix a problem with broken bolts on two shear keys. The bridge has been under construction since 2002 with an estimated price tag of $6.3 billion and will have the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Contractor Could Face Fines Of $25,000 A Day For Unfinished Work

Caltrans is threatening to fine American Bridge/Fluor daily as long as the work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is incomplete.

12/31/2014

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