Santa Cruz To Triple Fines For Bad Behavior On HalloweenDowntown Santa Cruz can get pretty rowdy on Halloween. But this year, breaking the rules will come with hefty fines.
Valero To Pay Nearly $200K In Penalties To Bay Area Air District Over Benicia Refinery ViolationsValero will pay $196,000 in civil penalties to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as part of a settlement over air quality violations at its Benicia Refinery, air district officials announced Thursday.
Shell Oil To Pay $208K For Infractions Related To Martinez RefineryShell Oil has to pay a $208,000 penalty for a dozen infractions, related mostly to emissions at the company’s Martinez refinery, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials said Tuesday.
EBMUD Expects To Fine 5,000 Homeowners For Using Too Much WaterEast Bay Municipal Utilities District expects to fine up to 5,000 homeowners for using too much water as it plans to enact a new ordinance during California’s historic drought.
Santa Clara County Approves Fines For Homeowners Caught Violating Firework LawsAnyone who uses fireworks illegally in unincorporated Santa Clara County will be fined under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
California Drivers Can Now Contest Traffic Tickets Without Having To Pay Fine FirstA 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.
Gov. Brown Proposes Amnesty On Traffic Debt For The PoorGov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for Californians who can't afford to pay off spiraling traffic fines and court penalties.
3 Bay Area Hospitals Fined For Errors That Could Have Killed PatientsThe 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.
Cal/OSHA Faults Employer In Window Washer’s Fall In Downtown San FranciscoIt was on November 21, 2014 when Pedro Perez lost his balance and fell from the building, landing on a moving car.
Woodside May Resort To Publicly Shaming Water Wasters Who Can Afford FinesShaming may be the trick to getting water wasters in Woodside to conserve during the state’s drought, where financial incentives might not be enough.
Suspended Driver’s Licenses Disproportionately Affects Low-Income California ResidentsA 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.
No More Playing Nice - California Water Regulators Will Name, Shame, Fine, Even Ration Water-WastersWater 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.