Santa Cruz's Privates Beach Remains Defiantly Locked To The PublicThe people responsible for a gate blocking access to Santa Cruz's Privates Beach are digging in their heels.
Oakland Sued By Landlords Over Trash BillsA third of Oakland residents' trash bills go to the city, not the trash company. A grand jury report and a lawsuit suggest that's illegal.
Online Apps Making It Easier To Post Illegal Trails In Bay Area ParksThe agency that oversees a large portion of land on Mount Tamalpais says it is encountering a new problem of people posting illegal trail locations online.
Santa Cruz Mountains Raid Uncovers Hundreds Of Marijuana PlantsA raid Thursday morning at an illegal marijuana grow in the Santa Cruz Mountains led to the discovery of hundreds of plants valued at about $1.7 million, a Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman said.
San Jose Expanding Crackdown On Illegal Fireworks As Holiday ApproachesWith about two weeks left until the Fourth of July holiday, San Jose city leaders have a plan that would expand a crackdown on illegal fireworks, which has become a growing concern for residents.
San Francisco Massage Parlors Face Tougher Restrictions Under New City PolicySan Francisco’s Department of Public Health maintains that about half of the city’s estimated 300 massage parlors are fronts for prostitution and the city is cracking down with tougher regulations that go into effect starting July 1st.
California A Step Closer To Extending Health Care For Illegal Immigrant ChildrenThe California Senate has approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.
South Bay Camp Child Molestation Suspect Known As 'Papa Bear' Investigated By Feds For Months, Had Deportation AmnestyThe Santa Clara County science camp counselor charged with child molestation had been the focus of a federal investigation into child exploitation months before his arrest – and was able to kept his work permit issued through a program for immigrants brought illegally into the country despite the probe.
San Francisco Tenants Rights Group Says Illegal Use Of Unit Evictions On The RiseA new report, released by a tenants rights group in San Francisco this week, finds while Ellis Act evictions dropped nearly 50 percent in 2014, illegal eviction attempts are on the rise in the city.
Disgraced Former Santa Clara Co. Supervisor Shirakawa Sentenced To Community Service On Fraud ChargesA Superior Court judge sentenced disgraced former Santa Clara County Superivsor George Shirakawa to 45 days community service for sending out a fraudulent campaign mailer in 2010.
Black Market Bars Selling Booze Popping Up In Bay Area Homes, GaragesIt looks like any other house on the block, but inside police say it’s the modern day version of a speakeasy, selling something called summer coolers.
Alleged Gambling Operation Owners Refuse To Shut Down, Forcing San Francisco To File LawsuitSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit Thursday with the aim of shutting down an alleged illegal gambling operation in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood after the owners and operators have refused to shut it down.