Rep. Jackie Speier

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

Rep. Speier Wants Probe Into Dropped Charges Against Santa Cruz Cop Killer

A Peninsula congresswoman has called for an investigation into the Army’s dropped rape charges against a man who shot and killed two Santa Cruz police officers.



Veterans Complain Of Huge Backlog At Oakland VA Office

Many veterans who attended Monday’s meeting said they have been waiting months and sometimes even years for decisions.


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Women’s Health Forum At SFSU Focuses On Access To Contraceptives

A women’s health forum held Thursday at San Francisco State University focused on the timely topic of access to contraceptives. Advocates equated the recent debates on the issue to watching a battle won 50 years ago being waged again.


Travelers wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SFO Kicks Off Program To Help Detect, Stop Human Trafficking

Airline officials at San Francisco International Airport are becoming the first in the nation to undergo specialized training to better spot human trafficking.


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California Pipeline Safety Legislation Lands On Governor’s Desk

The California legislature has passed a bill to require Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and other utilities to install remote-controlled automatic shut-off valves on gas transmission lines.


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Speier To Push Pipeline Safety When New Congress Convenes

A Bay Area lawmaker is vowing to re-introduce her pipeline safety bill when the new Congress convenes this week.