Penalties

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers yells at field judge Bob Waggoner (right) during the third quarter of the NFL game agains the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Harbaugh On 49ers Penalties, Mistakes: ‘We Need To Get It Fixed’

The San Francisco 49ers find themselves in a familiar position having lost two straight games to fall to 1-2 after three games for the second straight season.

09/22/2014

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Daily Madden: Are Refs Throwing Too Many Flags?

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Illegal contact and illegal use of hands penalties are way up in the NFL this season. “It just shows how much they were getting away with before,” John Madden told the […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/22/2014

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers talks with quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 during the first quarter of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: 49ers Can’t Blame Refs For Second Half Collapse

The 49ers again fell apart in the second half of a game, letting the Arizona Cardinals overcome a 14-6 half time deficit to win 23-14. Some players and fans blamed the officials.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/22/2014

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Passes New Regulations For Outdoor Urban Water Use

Customers will pay a 100 percent surcharge for water use over 90 percent of last year’s usage.

08/27/2014

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Daily Madden: Cleveland QBs Not Ready; Why There Are More Penalties This Season

On Monday night, Cleveland’s Johnny Manziel flipped his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. The gesture did him no good because, in the end, the Browns lost 24-23.

08/19/2014

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Santa Cruz Sets Up Water Conservation Classes To Let Residents Avoid Penalties

Santa Cruz has set up something of a traffic school to help water wasters avoid penalties from the state during the severe drought.

07/20/2014

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State Senate Approves ‘Audrie’s Law,’ Higher Penalties For Juveniles Convicted Of Sex Assaults

California would toughen penalties for young people convicted sexually assaulting someone who is unconscious under legislation the Senate approved Wednesday in response to an assault on a teenager who later committed suicide.

05/28/2014

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Hollywood Couple Leads Campaign To Protect Kids From Paparazzi

Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard hopes to stop photographers from harassing children…

02/28/2014

Tight end Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 and linebacker Malcolm Smith #53 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Fewer Flags Will Benefit The Seahawks

Statistics show fewer penalties are called in NFL playoff games than in regular season games.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/16/2014

An official looks on as Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers gets upended by NaVorro Bowman #53 and Ray McDonald #91 of the San Francisco 49ers during the game at Candlestick Park on September 8, 2013. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

Analysis: NFL Says 2 Wrongs=Right In Officiating At 49ers-Packers Game

Reversing several centuries of accumulated wisdom, the NFL ruled Monday that two wrongs sometime do make a right.

09/10/2013

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