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George Shirakawa

Disgraced Former Santa Clara Co. Supervisor Shirakawa Sentenced To Community Service On Fraud Charges

A 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.

04/03/2015

Alcoholic drinks known as "Summer Coolers" that police say were sold at an underground bar in East Oakland. (CBS)

Black Market Bars Selling Booze Popping Up In Bay Area Homes, Garages

It 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.

03/10/2015

Slot Machine

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

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