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A raid in the Santa Cruz mountains led to hundreds of marijuana plants. (Courtesy: Bay City News)

Santa Cruz Mountains Raid Uncovers Hundreds Of Marijuana Plants

A 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.

08/06/2015

Lit Explosive Fuse Crackling and Sparking fireworks

San Jose Expanding Crackdown On Illegal Fireworks As Holiday Approaches

With 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.

06/18/2015

massage, spa

San Francisco Massage Parlors Face Tougher Restrictions Under New City Policy

San 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.

06/12/2015

Medi-cal

California A Step Closer To Extending Health Care For Illegal Immigrant Children

The 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.

06/02/2015

Edgar Covarrubias, an employee and resident of the Walden West Science Camp near Saratoga. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

South Bay Camp Child Molestation Suspect Known As ‘Papa Bear’ Investigated By Feds For Months, Had Deportation Amnesty

The 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.

05/22/2015

Tenants at a Victorian at 2976 23rd Street in the Mission District in San Francisco, California on June 12, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

San Francisco Tenants Rights Group Says Illegal Use Of Unit Evictions On The Rise

A 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.

04/21/2015

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

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