Handicapped

School Beating

Former Oakland High Security Guard Says ‘Slapping Was Necessary’ For Wheelchair-Bound Student

A former security guard at Oakland High School testified on Thursday that he was justified in using force against a student in a wheelchair in a highly-publicized incident at the school last year because the student was actively resisting him and threatened to kill him.

07/10/2015

Alisa Rosillo of Concord taking care of her sons. (CBS)

East Bay Mom Hopes Her Bill Will Improve Access For Her Wheelchair-Bound Sons

Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, an East Bay mom is hoping to fine-tune the law so people with disabilities truly have equal access.

03/24/2015

A child is loaded onto an ambulance outside the Antioch Water Park, June 18, 2015. (CBS)

Wheelchair-Bound Man Stabbed In Neck In SF’s Bayview District

A wheelchair-bound man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was stabbed in the neck in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Saturday afternoon.

03/09/2015

Handicap parking, disabled parking,

San Francisco Mom, Son Sentenced To Serve Disabled Community For Disabled Parking Fraud

A San Francisco mother and her grown son were each sentenced to three years felony probation and 1,000 hours of service assisting the disabled community after they pleaded guilty to felony forgery in a fraudulent disabled placard scheme, the district attorney’s office announced Wednesday.

09/10/2014

Guide Dog (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber Questioned Over Claims Drivers Refused To Pick-Up Customers With Guide Dogs

San Francisco regulators and the National Federation of the Blind are looking into claims that drivers are not picking up passengers with service animals.

05/21/2014

Authorities believe the man in a surveillance photo robbed took $20,000 in cash from a handicapped woman at the Hong Kong Buffet in Fremont on June 24, 2013. He was last seen driving a black BMW sedan. (Fremont Police)

$20K Snatched From Mentally Disabled Woman At Fremont Restaurant

A bag holding $20,000 in cash was snatched from a woman eating lunch at a Fremont restaurant earlier this week, police said.

06/29/2013

Handicap parking, disabled parking,

Committee Suggests Series Of Changes To SF Disabled Parking Policy

People with disabled placards that allow them to park at certain street spaces in San Francisco for free soon could have to feed parking meters like everyone else.

05/21/2013

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Walmart Sued In SF Court Over Wheelchair Access To Self-Checkout

Two East Bay wheelchair users and a disability service organization sued Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday for allegedly failing to provide accessible point-of-service machines.

07/25/2012

San Francisco Police said this bicycle, custom built for a handicapped man, was stolen in the Hayes Valley neighborhood on June 7, 2012. The bicycle has a distinctive sponsor sticker on its side with the letters "AZSLODZ." (SFPD)

Custom Bicycle Stolen From Handicapped Man In San Francisco

San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in finding a custom bicycle specially built for a handicapped man that was stolen in the Hayes Valley neighborhood Thursday morning.

06/07/2012

wheelchair

Santa Clara Woman Astounded By Outpouring Of Generosity After Wheelchair Stolen

The generosity of a South bay man has made a disabled Santa Clara woman’s Christmas a very merry one.

12/23/2011

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