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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

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Bay Area Massage Therapists, Day Spas Complain New Bans Are Hurting Business

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.

05/31/2015

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attorney General Harris’ Office Announces 4 Arrested In Emeryville Sex-Trafficking Ring

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.

12/12/2014

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3 Woman Arrested After Investigation Into 2 Redwood City Massage Parlors

Police investigations into two Redwood City massage parlors for alleged prostitution ended with the arrest of three women, police said Wednesday.

08/13/2014

A sign in front of a massage parlor in San Rafael advertising services. (CBS)

San Rafael Cracking Down On Massage Parlors Accused Of Prostitution

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.

06/05/2014

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San Mateo Supes Tighten Rules On Massage Parlor Dress Code

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.

02/11/2014

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SF Supervisor Takes Aim At Massage Parlor Sex Activity With New Legislation

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.

07/31/2013

Surveillance footage of a suspect in a robbery and sexual assault of a masseuse in Palo Alto on March 9, 2013. Police describe the suspect as a male in his 30s or 40s, 5'5"-5'9" with a medium build. (Palo Alto Police Department)

Man Sought In Robbery, Sex Assault Of Masseuse In Palo Alto

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.

03/13/2013

A sign announcing the planned opening of Tata Massage. (credit: Rochelle Del Rosario)

San Francisco’s New ‘Tata Massage’ Parlor Offers $350 Face Slaps

A new San Francisco massage parlor promises to improve your completion using the “ancient Thai art of face slapping.”

10/24/2012

Police raided the Body and Sole massage parlor and the Classical Music Massage Center in Lafayette on June 13, 2012. (CBS)

Police Raid 2 Lafayette Massage Parlors, Arrests Made

Several arrests were made during a police raid of two massage parlors in a quiet Lafayette neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

06/13/2012

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