Police Transparency Bill Gathers Steam After California Officers Kill An Estimated 211 People Last YearA transparency bill is gathering steam after California police killed an estimated 211 people last year, including Mario Woods and Amilcar Perez Lopez in San Francisco.
Modesto Mass Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In Toddler KillingA man accused of killing five people at a Modesto home on Saturday and a toddler last year was transferred overnight from Santa Clara County Jail to Stanislaus County, and pleaded not guilty in one of the killings.
100th Anniversary Of Armenian Genocide Commemorated At San Francisco City HallSan Francisco City Hall will be lit up in the colors of the Armenian flag Friday to mark the centennial of the Armenian genocide under the Ottoman Empire.
Accused Central Valley Contract Killer Confesses To Killing 40 PeopleAuthorities say that a man charged with carrying out nine contract killings in Central California has confessed that he actually killed 40 people over several decades.
Marin Trial Of Accused 'Double Initial' Serial Killer BeginsJurors in the trial of a 79-year-old man charged with the decades-old slayings of four women in Northern California wiped tears from their eyes, as a prosecutor showed images of the victims’ bodies and described how they were discovered.
San Francisco Slayings Suspect Avoided Deportation, Victims IdentifiedThe man accused of murdering five people in San Francisco on Friday was set to be deported from the U.S. in 2006 but ended up staying after Vietnamese authorities failed to provide travel documents for him.
Fresno Woman Who Killed Family Members Extremely High On MethThe Fresno County coroner says the woman who fatally shot three family members before killing herself was extremely high on methamphetamine.
2010 California Homicide Rate Drops To 44-Year LowA new report by the California Department of Justice shows that the homicide rate last year dropped to its lowest level in more than four decades.
National Guard Members Gunned Down In Carson City IHOP ShootingA gunman wielding an AK-47 opened fire on a table of uniformed National Guard members at an IHOP restaurant on Tuesday in an outburst of violence that killed five people.
San Jose Communities Concerned Over Surprising Homicide Rate JumpSan Jose’s rising homicide rate was a subject of great concern at a community meeting this week, as the city is on track to have the most killings since the 1980s.
Man Turns Himself In For 1995 SF Mission District KillingsA man turned himself in to San Francisco police last week in connection with a 1995 shooting that killed two people in the city’s Mission District, a police spokesman said Friday.
San Jose Homicide Rate Doubles From Last YearThere have already been 15 killings in San Jose this year, compared to 20 for all of 2010, according to police.