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Alleged Gambling Operation Owners Refuse To Shut Down, Forcing San Francisco To File Lawsuit

San 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.

02/19/2015

Screenshot of Silk Road, a black market marketplace of drugs and other illegal services. The website has been closed after the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht in San Francisco on October 1, 2013. (CBS)

SF Programmer Convicted Of Operating Underground Drug Website Silk Road

A San Francisco man has been convicted in New York of creating and operating the underground website Silk Road as a drug-selling haven.

02/04/2015

Oakland Sideshow

From LA To Oakland, Police Cracking Down On ‘Sideshow’ Stunt Drivers

Police are worried over a new trend reaching LA in which drivers shut down busy freeways to attempt dangerous stunts.

01/27/2015

Medical marijuana. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Heavily Fines Illegally Operating Marijuana Dispensaries

San Jose has assessed over $160,000 in fines against illegally operating marijuana dispensaries. 19 of the city’s 23 collectives found to have been operating illegally have now closed.

12/17/2014

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Could Your Next Tweet Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Into College?

Your child’s next tweet or Facebook post could be hurting their chances of getting into college. No longer are grades, test scores and self essays the only measure of whether an applicant gets accepted or not.

12/05/2014

San Francisco's Parking Ticket Fees To Become Nation's Most Expensive

Can People Legally Hold Empty Parking Spots?

Lou from San Francisco wants to know if its legal for a person to stand in an empty parking spot and “hold” it for a driver. Elizabeth Wenger has the answer in this week’s edition of What Drives You Crazy.

12/05/2014

Cell phone video from a bystander shows a sideshow in Oakland before a Mustang smashed into the crowd. (Source: WorldStar Hip Hop)

Caught On Camera: Oakland Sideshow Driver Crashes Into Onlookers

Cell phone video shows a sideshow in Oakland that went terribly wrong after dragging on for hours.

09/29/2014

(Ivan Lieman/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Ivory Demand Helping Drive Slaughter Of African Elephants

San Francisco is the second-largest market in the country for ivory trinkets.

09/28/2014

An erradication team goes on a pot farm raid in the Six Rivers National Forest. (CBS)

Behind The Scenes View Of Humboldt Pot Raid Shows Environmental Wreckage From Illegal Marijuana Farms

Deep in Humboldt County’s Six Rivers National Forest, a team of law enforcement agents deploys choppers filled with agents to battle illegal marijuana grows and combat the environmental damage from massive pot farms.

09/26/2014

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Researchers Developing Portable Device That Detects U.S. Currency Vapors To Be Used By Border Patrol

An estimated $30 billion in U.S. currency is illegally smuggled into Mexico each year from the United States, but research is being done to help U.S. border-patrol agents sniff out the so-called dirty money.

08/12/2014

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