California will toughen its penalties for human trafficking and its monitoring of sex offenders under an initiative approved Tuesday.
As Election Day 2012 draws near, campaigns all over California are making that final push for voter support.
A judge this week issued final judgments that shut down two Oakland motels for a year that authorities say have been centers of prostitution and the sexual exploitation of minors.
An operation targeting child prostitution rescued six teenage girls from Bay Area streets and resulted in the arrest of a large number of pimps and adult prostitutes.
Yahoo is teaming up with California Attorney General Kamala Harris for a new campaign aimed at raising online awareness about human trafficking.
Hundreds of west coast law enforcement prosecutors and service providers are gathering in Oakland this week to compare notes on how to best combat human trafficking.
Freedom House is the only nonprofit in Northern California that houses these victims and provides aftercare. They recently celebrated the graduation of their 100th survivor.
Airline officials at San Francisco International Airport are becoming the first in the nation to undergo specialized training to better spot human trafficking.
A Sacramento man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to a charge of conspiring to coerce underage teenage girls into prostitution.
Human rights advocates and lawmakers were in San Francisco Wednesday to support a state ballot initiative that would impose stricter punishment on human traffickers.