State senators have rejected a bid to make California the 14th state to end felony penalties for those convicted of possessing small amounts of drugs for personal use.
San Francisco State Senator Mark Leno is more and more optimistic that his bill, which would reduce punishment for possession of small amounts of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, will pass the full state senate when it is voted on next week.
A U.S. State Department employee faces charges that he looked up the passport applications of more than 100 celebrities in the government records system…
Democrats in California’s Assembly joined other states Thursday in questioning the federal system that uses fingerprints to check the immigration status of people picked up by police.
The California Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would give local law authorities the power to charge small time marijuana growers with a misdemeanor rather than a felony.
San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey said Friday he will soon begin releasing undocumented immigrants held in county jail for low-level offenses.
A new community court system will handle misdemeanor cases so that prosecutors can focus on violent crimes, District Attorney George Gascon said.
Santa Clara County prosecutors appear to be getting serious about cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at aircraft. One such suspect is facing a sentence of 25 years to life in prison under California’s three strikes law.
A man who climbed a San Francisco’s Millennium tower in September took the witness stand in court on Monday to explain his actions.
A man who gained local fame by scaling a San Francisco luxury residential tower in September is fighting three misdemeanor charges in a trial that started Thursday morning.