No More Fines For East Bay Water Wasters As Drought EasesAn ordinance that imposes fines on suspected East Bay water wasters as a reaction to the state’s drought is being lifted, according to the East Bay Municipal Utility District.
Library Patrons Racking Up Huge Fines In San JoseThree people have fines of over $10,000 each for overdue books at San Jose’s library, but the city may be willing to forgive them, no questions asked.
Book Borrowers Owe San Jose $6.8 Million In Outstanding Library FinesThe city of San Jose's library system is facing $6.8 million in unpaid fines across its 23 branches.
San Francisco Looks To Refund $6 Million In Overpaid Parking FinesIf you have paid a parking ticket in San Francisco in the last two decades, the city might owe you money.
Alameda Co. To Fine Businesses, Multi-Family Property Owners Who Don’t RecycleBusiness and property owners in Alameda County who don’t recycle their waste may soon be receiving hefty fines.
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.