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Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery after fighting back against alleged bullies. (CBS)

Hercules Transgender Teen May Get Charges Dropped After Fight

A transgender teen is expected to avoid a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a bullying incident on an East Bay high school campus.

02/08/2014

(CBS)

California State Senate Rejects Lower Penalty For Drug Possession

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.

05/31/2012

(CBS)

Bill To Reduce Punishment For Drug Possession Finding Support

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.

05/24/2012

Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

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…

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

Calif. Assembly Limits Using Immigration Check In Arrests

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.

CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

California Bill To Make Growing Pot A Misdemeanor Passes First Test

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/19/2011

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

SF Sheriff To Stop Holding Low-Level Inmates For Deportation

San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey said Friday he will soon begin releasing undocumented immigrants held in county jail for low-level offenses.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/06/2011

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco District Attorney Streamlines Office To Avoid Cuts

A new community court system will handle misdemeanor cases so that prosecutors can focus on violent crimes, District Attorney George Gascon said.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/24/2011

A laser light pointer aimed at an airplane in flight. (AP graphic)

Defendant Faces Stiff Punishment For San Jose Laser Incident

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/31/2011

'Spider Dan' Goodwin

‘SpiderDan’ Explains Why He Climbed Millennium Tower

A man who climbed a San Francisco’s Millennium tower in September took the witness stand in court on Monday to explain his actions.

KPIX 5–01/24/2011

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