Under pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice, California’s Judicial Council approved a plan to extend free interpretation services to all cases by 2017.
The HR director for San Francisco courts is looking into what happened inside a courtroom on Thursday during a party involving a fake female police officer, a whip and handcuffs.
More than 6 million workers are expected to benefit from a new law taking effect Wednesday that requires California employers to provide them at least three paid sick days a year.
The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions, but California is not affected since it doesn’t use the drug in its lethal injection cocktail.
An appeal of two of San Francisco’s gun laws led by the National Rifle Association was rejected by the Supreme Court.
Protesters in Oakland clashed with police over the crackdown on protest marches, which now must be permitted, limited to sidewalks and are subject to curfew. 19 people were cited and four were arrested.
Governor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent’s most ambitious climate change law.
San Francisco’s Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.
An ordinance prohibiting tour bus drivers from narrating while driving in San Francisco was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday, less than six months after a city hall employee was fatally struck by a tour bus outside City Hall.
A San Francisco apartment dweller’s petition against a National Park Service plan to put further limitations on unleashed dogs in parks is gaining steam.