An unknown number of rape kits are sitting untested in crime labs throughout California, sometimes taking months or even years to process. To help rape victims get justice, a lawmaker from the East Bay has introduced legislation to speed up the process.
Billboards and posters bearing the faces of former child sex trafficking victims and the stories of how they escaped a life of sexual exploitation will be popping up around Oakland as part of an extensive public awareness campaign.
Luke “Sasha” Fleischman, the 18-year-old victim who was set on fire aboard an AC Transit bus earlier this month, is being released from the hospital just in time for Thanksgiving.
Bouncing a check has never been a good thing to do, and in a strange twist of irony where people are writing few and fewer of them—the penalty for writing a bad one might be harsher than it was before.
A new policy in Alameda County is instructing prosecutors to consider filing lesser criminal charges for some legal immigrants in an effort to avoid mandatory deportation.
Hundreds of west coast law enforcement prosecutors and service providers are gathering in Oakland this week to compare notes on how to best combat human trafficking.
Underwater homeowners frantic to hold onto their homes have become a tempting target for scam artists offering loan modification help at a hefty price.
Berkeley city officials are rethinking a voter-approved plan to license and tax six urban medical marijuana farms.
The city of Oakland’s plan to license four medical marijuana production and processing plants might be snuffed out before it starts.
The regional H.E.A.T. Watch program will target pimps and provide a safe haven for the young victims.