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East Bay Politician Opposed To Richmond Jail Expansion; Would Rather Spend On Job TrainingState Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, believes the money for a planned expansion of a Richmond jail should be used for more job training programs that would reduce incarcerations.
Security Stepped Up At State Capitol After Vaccine Bill Author Receives Death ThreatsSecurity has been stepped up at the state capitol Tuesday night after the author of a bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children received death threats.
Funds Diverted From Other Caltrans Projects To Make Up For New Bay Bridge Span DeficitThe new Bay Bridge eastern span will likely end up at least $35 million in the red, and officials are shifting money from other completed Caltrans bridge projects to make up the difference.
Flipped Real Estate Tax Measure G Draws Dueling Rallies At San Francisco City HallA real estate taxation measure on San Francisco's ballot prompted dueling rallies on the steps of City Hall Monday morning.
Leland Yee, 'Shrimp Boy' Chow Corruption Case To Be Split Up In Smaller GroupsThe case against 29 defendants including suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and convicted Chinatown gang leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow will have to be split into smaller groups before the case can go to trial.
California Bill Would Ban 'Extortion' By Mugshot Websites Seeking Payment To Remove Suspect PhotosA bill that would ban profit making off mugshots is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. There are at least 80 Internet companies that post mugshots and then offer to remove them for a price.
Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering, Corruption Charges In Expanded IndictmentSuspended state Sen. Leland Yee appeared briefly in federal court in San Francisco Thursday to plead not guilty to a new racketeering charge and 10 corruption and bribery counts in an expanded grand jury indictment.
Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow Pleads Not Guilty To RacketeeringA man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering.
California Senator Mark DeSaulnier Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Bay Bridge’s Flawed Construction State Senator Mark DeSaulnier thinks the construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was a fiasco. A recent investigation could result in criminal charges based on what he and many others consider substandard work.
State Senator Says PG&E Trying To Get Away With Murder; Emails Following Deadly 2010 San Bruno Explosion Examined The City of San Bruno is making their case against what they call a cozy relationship between PG&E and its regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission, after the city obtained emails following the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion.
Suspended State Sen. Leland Yee Faces New Racketeering Charges In San Francisco Chinatown Probe Suspended state Senator Leland Yee, along with Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 other defendants, have had new charges filed against them in federal court Friday, including racketeering in a Chinatown probe-political scandal.
'Shrimp Boy' Chow Returns To Court For Sen. Leland Yee Corruption ScandalRaymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a Chinatown association leader accused of money laundering and plotting to sell stolen goods, returns to a San Francisco courtroom Thursday morning.