Police Say Promised Prop. 47 Financial Benefits Aren’t Being Seen In San FranciscoProposition 47, passed by state voters last year, reduced a slew of non-violent felony crimes to misdemeanors, but police say the expected cost savings for law enforcement in San Francisco hasn't yet materialized.
Palo Alto Grocery Store Manager Cited, Released For Using Hidden Camera In Womens' RestroomA 39-year-old man was cited Monday following a two-month investigation into a hidden camera found by a woman while using a restroom at a grocery store in Palo Alto, police said today.
Hundreds Of Inmates Freed From California Jails After Voters Pass Prop. 47A ballot measure passed by voters last week is already freeing hundreds of inmates from California county jails after their felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.
Juror Changes Vote In Sonoma County Supervisor Peeking Trial, Deliberations Continue The announcement of a verdict in the peeking trial of Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo was delayed Friday afternoon after a juror changed their mind at the last minute. Deliberations are set to continue.
Testimony Begins In Case Of Sonoma Co. Supervisor Accused Of 'Peeking' Outside Female Neighbor's WindowTestimony began Tuesday morning in Santa Rosa in the case of a Sonoma County supervisor accused of lurking outside a female neighbor's window in the middle of the night.
Hercules Transgender Teen May Get Charges Dropped After FightA transgender teen is expected to avoid a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a bullying incident on an East Bay high school campus.
California State Senate Rejects Lower Penalty For Drug PossessionState 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.
Bill To Reduce Punishment For Drug Possession Finding SupportSan 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.
Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities InfoA U.S. State Department employee faces charges that he looked up the passport applications of more than 100 celebrities in the government records system...
Calif. Assembly Limits Using Immigration Check In ArrestsDemocrats 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.
California Bill To Make Growing Pot A Misdemeanor Passes First TestThe 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.
SF Sheriff To Stop Holding Low-Level Inmates For DeportationSan Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey said Friday he will soon begin releasing undocumented immigrants held in county jail for low-level offenses.