Pressure To Reform California's Bail System Ramps UpCalifornia’s bail system has been accused of discriminating against the poor, but now reform may be on the horizon.
California Passes Proposition 57 In Support Of Sentencing Reforms For Nonviolent OffendersCalifornians voted in favor of sentencing and parole reforms for nonviolent offenders by passing Proposition 57.
San Jose’s Mayor Considers Investigation Of Police Officer Union Leader Over Alleged CommentsSan Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has asked that the city council appoint a special investigator as well as a U.S. attorney to look into the alleged comments made by the head of the police officers’ union to a police academy class during their orientation.
Santa Clara Supervisor Proposes Hosting Child Migrants As Gov. Brown Meets With Mexico's President On Immigration CrisisImmigration is on the agenda in Mexico City as Governor Brown meets with Mexico's president. Meanwhile there's an idea to bring hundreds of child migrants to the South Bay.
San Francisco Women Participate In Month-Long Hunger Strike To Push For Immigration ReformA couple dozen women in San Francisco’s Mission District participating in a national month-long hunger strike began fasting Thursday to push lawmakers to act on comprehensive U.S. immigration reform and to stop deportations, activists said.
Shrinking San Jose Police Department Has Few Recruits For New AcademySan Jose's police department has only filled 29 of 60 slots in next month’s police academy. Mayor Chuck Reed is calling the recruitment efforts unsuccessful.
President’s Proposed Budget Includes Cash For California Infrastructure, DroughtPresident Barack Obama proposed an almost $4 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that includes a few nuggets for California, but it also cuts money the Golden State had been counting on.
Judge Approves Plan For New Oakland Police OversightA federal judge approved an agreement Wednesday to have a powerful outside compliance director oversee the Oakland Police Department and its implementation of reforms mandated by the settlement of a 12-year-old civil rights lawsuit.
Motion Asks Feds To Take Over Oakland Police Dept.Lawyers overseeing the terms of a settlement stemming from an Oakland police corruption lawsuit have filed a motion requesting that the federal government take over the department.
Phil Matier: Oakland Police Department Could Be Headed For Federal TakeoverKCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said it's possible the department could taken over following the latest report from a federal court appointed monitor.
SF Explores Sentencing Panel Ahead Of State Prisoner InfluxThe large number of state prison inmates expected to inundate San Francisco county jails has city officials scrambling to reduce the number of prisoners it will have to house.
Critics Turn Out To Pan San Francisco Pension Reform PlanA majority of city workers' unions have actually signed off on Lee's reform package but they do not represent retired workers, who complained to the supervisors at the hearing that they were left out of the process.