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.
Massage therapists and day spa owners say they are being hurt by a 45-day moratorium city lawmakers imposed on the opening, expansion and relocation of bodywork businesses.
Four suspects have been arrested for allegedly operating a sex trafficking ring out of a massage parlor in Emeryville, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Friday.
Police investigations into two Redwood City massage parlors for alleged prostitution ended with the arrest of three women, police said Wednesday.
Sex parlors masquerading as massage businesses are apparently a big problem in San Rafael. In fact, the city is spending $250,000 to crack down.
San Mateo County supervisors voted Tuesday to tighten rules related to local massage parlors by getting specific about details including what the businesses should look like from the outside and what a massage therapist can and can’t wear while working.
A San Francisco supervisor introduced legislation Tuesday that would establish new health and safety requirements for massage parlors in the city to prevent sexual and other illicit activity at the businesses.
A man who hired a female masseuse from an online advertisement is wanted in connection with the robbery and sexual assault of the woman at knifepoint Saturday inside a Palo Alto hotel, police said.
A new San Francisco massage parlor promises to improve your completion using the “ancient Thai art of face slapping.”
Several arrests were made during a police raid of two massage parlors in a quiet Lafayette neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.