Prostitution

Sex Worker Calls Airbnb A 'Boon' To Her IndustryFor sex workers, renting a room on Airbnb can be a lot safer than being outdoors, and a lot cheaper than a hotel, and one worker calls the home-sharing service a boon to her industry.
Super Bowl 50 Plagued By Prostitution, Human TraffickingDozens of men were arrested or cited for soliciting prostitution in Santa Clara County in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl.
Growing Number Of Pre-Super Bowl Prostitution, Human Trafficking ArrestsThe latest pre-Super Bowl arrest for prostitution in the South Bay was made during an anti-human trafficking operation in Millbrae Thursday .
Marin Authorities Arrest 5 In Effort To Curb Prostitution In San RafaelPolice and sheriff's officials worked together Wednesday night in San Rafael in a joint effort to curb prostitution in the city, police announced Friday.
FBI Cracks Down On Super Bowl Sex TraffickingFor the first time in its efforts to crack down on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, the FBI will try to reach out to women and girls selling sex in the run-up to the game to give them a way out and get them to turn against their traffickers.
Man Fatally Shot By Sunnyvale Police Accused Of Robbery, 2nd Suspect Wanted In HomicideA man who was shot and killed by Sunnyvale public safety officers on Saturday afternoon was identified Monday as 23-year-old San Diego resident Allen Matthew Baker III, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.
Women Steal Man's Clothes, Wallet After Rendezvous In Ukiah MotelA man was left with nothing but a tiny towel after he say two women took his clothes, wallet and cellphone in a Ukiah motel.
San Francisco Massage Parlors Face Tougher Restrictions Under New City PolicySan Francisco’s Department of Public Health maintains that about half of the city’s estimated 300 massage parlors are fronts for prostitution and the city is cracking down with tougher regulations that go into effect starting July 1st.
Bay Area Adult Website Owner Sentenced To 13 Months In PrisonThe operator of a Mountain View-based adult website that facilitated prostitution has been sentenced to 13 months in prison.
Japanese Prime Minister Accused Of Trying To Erase Sex Slave History From U.S. TextbookJapan’s Prime Minister is stopping short of apologizing for his nation’s role in World War II.
San Jose Cracking Down On Massage Parlors Suspected Of Being Fronts For ProstitutionA San Jose massage parlor whose employees “propositioned” a customer has closed after the Santa Clara County prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies used a new state law to crackdown on parlors that might be fronts for prostitution, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
UC Berkeley Dismisses Coach, Recruiter Arrested In Oakland Prostitution StingThe University of California at Berkeley said Friday that it has dismissed an assistant football coach who was arrested in Oakland last week for allegedly soliciting an undercover officer during a prostitution sting.

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