California Moves To Provide Free Interpreter Services In All Court CasesUnder 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.
Retiring Judge Gets Kinky Sendoff Party In San Francisco CourtroomThe 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.
Millions Of California Workers Could Benefit From New Sick Pay LawMore 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.
Supreme Court Upholds Drug Used In Botched Executions; California Not AffectedThe 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.
Supreme Court Rejects NRA Efforts To Loosen San Francisco Gun Control LawsAn appeal of two of San Francisco's gun laws led by the National Rifle Association was rejected by the Supreme Court.
Protesters Arrested, Cited In Clash With Oakland Police Over Curfew CrackdownProtesters 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.
Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive OrderGovernor 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.
Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb RentalsSan 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.
San Francisco Tour Bus Drivers Forced To Decide Between Driving, Narrating After New Rule PassesAn 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.
40,000 Sign Petition To Stop Law Forcing Dogs To Be On Leashes In Bay Area ParksA San Francisco apartment dweller’s petition against a National Park Service plan to put further limitations on unleashed dogs in parks is gaining steam.
Indiana, Arkansas Approve Revised Religious Objections Laws Amid Worries Of Anti-LGBT DiscriminationLawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana passed legislation Thursday that they hoped would quiet the national uproar over new religious objections laws that opponents say are designed to offer a legal defense for anti-gay discrimination.
San Francisco Is 2nd Leading City In U.S. For Ivory Imports Despite California Ban On Elephant PartsThe ivory trade continues to thrive and is certainly having an impact on the elephant population, but the SF SPCA's Dr. Jennifer Scarlett informs that San Francisco is the second leading city in the United States for ivory imports.