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San Francisco Massage Parlors Face Tougher Restrictions Under New City Policy

San 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.

06/12/2015

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Bay Area Adult Website Owner Sentenced To 13 Months In Prison

The operator of a Mountain View-based adult website that facilitated prostitution has been sentenced to 13 months in prison.

05/22/2015

Archival photo of women during World War II. (Dai Sil Kim-Gibson)

Japanese Prime Minister Accused Of Trying To Erase Sex Slave History From U.S. Textbook

Japan’s Prime Minister is stopping short of apologizing for his nation’s role in World War II.

04/30/2015

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Cracking Down On Massage Parlors Suspected Of Being Fronts For Prostitution

A 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.

04/28/2015

A general view of California Memorial Stadium during a game between the California Golden Bears and the Northwestern Wildcats on August 31, 2013 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Dismisses Coach, Recruiter Arrested In Oakland Prostitution Sting

The 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.

04/24/2015

A general view of California Memorial Stadium during a game between the California Golden Bears and the Northwestern Wildcats on August 31, 2013 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Cal Football Recruiter Arrested In Oakland Prostitution Sting

A top recruiter for the California football team has been placed on leave, after authorities said he was arrested in a prostitution sting last week.

04/20/2015

(CBS)

Oakland Police Target Prostitution Clients, Arrest 5 ‘Johns’ On Thursday

Five people were arrested Thursday in Oakland on suspicion of soliciting sexual services from prostitutes in an anti-human-trafficking operation focusing on “Johns,” police said.

04/18/2015

(CBS)

Santa Rosa Police Arrest 6 In Prostitution Sting In Residential Neighborhood

Police arrested six people at a residence in Santa Rosa on Thursday in connection with a prostitution sting.

03/07/2015

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‘Erotic Service Providers’ Sue To Legalize Prostitution, Overturn 1961 Ban

The Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project claims the state’s current anti-prostitution law violates the Constitutional rights of sex workers.

03/05/2015

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San Francisco Joins Federal Lawsuit Alleging Website Prostitutes Underage Children

San Francisco has joined five other major U.S. cities in supporting a federal lawsuit against a prominent national website known for posting “escort” service advertisements and alleges they actually promote prostitution and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

02/20/2015

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