Holly Quan

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Adopts ‘Yes Means Yes’ Law, Defines Sexual Consent

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed groundbreaking legislation that defines “yes means yes” when it comes to investigating college sexual assaults. California is now the first state in the nation to adopt such requirements for campuses.

09/29/2014

Jeff Adachi

San Francisco Public Defender Begins Study Of ‘Unconscious Bias’ In Arrests, Judgments For Minorities

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi wants to pull the curtain back on racial disparity in the justice system to determine how much race plays a part in arrests, charging and sentencing by launching an ambitious study that will examine a decade’s worth of cases.

09/23/2014

(San Francisco County Transportation Authority)

First Day Of Folsom Street Off-Ramp Closure Runs Smoothly For SF Bay Bridge Commuters

The morning commute into San Francisco has gone smoothly so far Tuesday following the overnight closure of a major off-ramp from the Bay Bridge into the city.

09/23/2014

One of the homes destroyed during a wildfire in the town of Weed in Siskiyou County on September 15, 2014. (CBS)

Wildfire In Northern California Town Of Weed Burns 100 Homes, At Least 1,500 Evacuated

A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.

09/15/2014

Heavy traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on August 17, 2011 after authorities shut down part of Interstate 580 due to a police standoff. (CBS)

Toll Booth’s Cash Lane Closures Cut Costs, Drives Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Commuters Mad

Friday morning’s commute was particularly aggravating for motorists approaching the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. A toll authority spokesman says cash-lane closures are part of a cost-cutting measure.

08/22/2014

Image from YouTube video uploaded Aug. 17 shows a car driver performing stunts on Interstate 580 in Oakland. (Marc Hidalgo/YouTube)

Motorcyclist Killed After Car Sideshows Roll From Port Of Oakland To Bay Bridge Toll Plaza, Stop Traffic On I-580

Castro Valley CHP investigators are trying to see if a motorcyclist who died after that crashing into an SUV off of Interstate 580 Sunday night was coming from a massive illegal street race that disrupted I-580 in Oakland.

08/18/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$2 Million Grant To Go Towards Oakland Police Gun Tracking And Criminal Rehab Efforts

Oakland police announced a $2 million grant to bolster what they say are proven violence reduction strategies since crime is down this year compared to last.

08/11/2014

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2-Car Collision In East Oakland Sends Pedestrian To Hospital With Life-Threatening Injuries

Police Monday morning are investigating a serious crash Sunday involving two vehicles and a pedestrian in Oakland.

08/11/2014

2013 San Francisco Marathon

Golden Gate Bridge Workers Hold First Meeting With District Management Since Union Authorized Strike

Representatives of a 13-union coalition of Golden Gate Bridge workers urged the transportation district board on Friday to give them a fair contract.

08/08/2014

Sea Temperatures

Chances For A Wet El Niño Are Dwindling, Scientists Say

The latest long-term forecast shows a dwindling chance of an El Niño weather system developing for the Pacific, which means that hopes for California getting out of this drought are drying up too.

08/08/2014

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