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Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Funds Diverted From Other Caltrans Projects To Make Up For New Bay Bridge Span Deficit

The 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.

11/03/2014

Proposition G rally on City Hall steps heats up when both sides of the debate expressed their views. (photo courtesy Irwin Swirnoff)

Flipped Real Estate Tax Measure G Draws Dueling Rallies At San Francisco City Hall

A real estate taxation measure on San Francisco’s ballot prompted dueling rallies on the steps of City Hall Monday morning.

10/06/2014

State Sen. Leland Yee is surrounded by members of the press as he leaves the federal courthouse in San Francisco, March 31, 2014. (CBS)

Leland Yee, ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Corruption Case To Be Split Up In Smaller Groups

The 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.

08/08/2014

A composite image from the mugshots.com website shows a photo removal application along with suspects' mugshots. (www.mugshots.com)

California Bill Would Ban ‘Extortion’ By Mugshot Websites Seeking Payment To Remove Suspect Photos

A 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.

08/05/2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering, Corruption Charges In Expanded Indictment

Suspended 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.

07/31/2014

Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering

A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco’s Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering.

07/30/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

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.

07/28/2014

San Bruno Explosion

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.

07/28/2014

Leland Yee (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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.

07/25/2014

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Returns To Court For Sen. Leland Yee Corruption Scandal

Raymond “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.

07/24/2014

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