A 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.
San 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 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.
A 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.
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.
KCBS, 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.
The 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.
A 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.
An interview with Alameda County Probation Department Chief David Muhammad on how he plans to reform the criminal justice system in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu said residents will likely be asked to weigh in on pension reform in November.