Smugglers Caught Trafficking Thousands Of Stolen California SucculentsIt was an international smuggling ring that was trafficking not in guns or drugs, but native California succulent plants called Dudleyas, by the thousands.
Facebook Puts Ads On Pages Illegally Selling Animal PartsFacebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations along with content from group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals.
San Francisco's Below Market Rate Homes Illegally Up For RentBelieve it or not, there are a few thousand condos in prime San Francisco neighborhoods that are actually selling for under half a million dollars. You can buy one through a special city program for people who couldn’t otherwise afford to be homeowners in the city. But we found some people are abusing it.
Illegally Cut Down A San Francisco Tree And You May End Up In JailCut down a San Francisco tree without permission and go to jail.
California Illegally Allowed Oil Companies To Inject Wastewater In Protected Waters, Audit FindsHundreds of oilfield wastewater wells shut down after audit finds California illegally let companies inject wastewater in protected waters.
Fairfield Police Bust Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation Valued At $2.9 MillionPolice discovered an illegal indoor marijuana grow operation Friday in Fairfield with an estimated $2.9 million of marijuana inside.
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.