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.
DA Refuses To Work With Beleaguered Judge In Stanford Sex Assault CaseThe backlash over why a judge sentenced a Stanford student to six months in jail for a sexual assault is growing. Now the District Attorney’s office is refusing to work with him.
U.S. Senate Candidate Kamala Harris Skeptical Of Stanford Sex Assailant's Reduced SentencingCalifornia Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris expressed skepticism over sex assailant Brock Turner's reduced sentence.
Oakland Man Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Burning His Puppy AliveA judge sentenced Willie Bee Turner of Oakland for animal cruelty causing death, animal cruelty and arson for setting ablaze his Chihuahua puppy.
State Senate Rejects Bill That Would End Extended Sentences For Repeat Drug OffendersThe state Senate is rejecting a bill that would end a practice of extending jail and prison sentences for repeat drug offenders.
Woman Gets 4 Months For Assaulting Nordstrom Rack Customer Who Told Her To Calm Down Her KidA San Francisco woman was sent to jail Tuesday for assaulting another woman who told her to quiet her crying nephew down inside a Nordstrom Rack store in Colma last November.
Bryan Stow Attacker Pleads For Mercy In Separate Firearms CaseA man who smirked as he was sentenced in the savage beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium wants a federal judge to spare him from another lengthy prison sentence for an unrelated gun crime.
Judge Sentences Jodi Arias To Life With No Chance Of Parole For Murder Of Her BoyfriendTravis Alexander complained Jodi Arias was stalking him, and had even climbed through the doggie door of his house. Prosecutors said she killed him in a jealous rage, shooting and stabbing him 30 times.
Disgraced Former Santa Clara Co. Supervisor Shirakawa Sentenced To Community Service On Fraud ChargesA Superior Court judge sentenced disgraced former Santa Clara County Superivsor George Shirakawa to 45 days community service for sending out a fraudulent campaign mailer in 2010.
Walnut Creek Ex-Cop Gets 1-Year Sentence For Beating Woman With Baseball BatA former Walnut Creek police officer was sentenced Friday to a year in jail and three years of probation with the possibility of electronic home detention two months after donning a mask and beating a woman with a baseball bat in Richmond in August.
Soledad Gang Leader Gets 42 Years For Shooting Deaths Of 2 Former MembersThe head of a criminal street gang in Soledad was sentenced Friday to 42 years in prison in the murders of two men in 2008 and 2010.
CA GOP Senators Push To Double Sentences For Bribery Three Republican state senators are calling for increased criminal penalties for lawmakers convicted of taking bribes under state law, a move that comes as two Democratic colleagues face federal corruption charges.