Treasury Chief: Facebook Cryptocurrency Plan Ripe For Illicit UseThe Treasury chief warned it could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and financing terrorism.
Juul CEO Apologizes To Parents Of Teens Addicted To VapingThe CEO of San Francisco-based Juul is apologizing to parents of teenagers who have become addicted to his company's vaping products.
Berkeley Animal Rights Activist Due In Court For Confronting Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos In VegasA plea deal may be in the works for an animal welfare activist from the Bay Area who was arrested after approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage in Las Vegas.
Amazon Prime Day Protests Planned By Immigrant Rights, Labor LeadersImmigrant rights and labor leaders are planning protests on Amazon's Prime Day to demand the company to cut ties with ICE.
Tsugaru Joins Lengthening List of San Jose Japantown Business ClosuresAfter nearly 50 years in business, the restaurant Tsugaru will shutter and join a small but growing list of decades-old businesses that have shut down in the small, quaint Japantown area of San Jose.
Report: FTC Approves $5 Billion Fine for FacebookMultiple news reports on Friday said the FTC has voted to fine Facebook almost $5 billion for privacy violations and mishandling user data. This would be the largest the FTC has handed down to a tech company.
Newsom: Soaring Number Of Fracking Permits Led To State Top Oil Regulator's FiringGov. Gavin Newsom defended the firing of California's top oil and gas regulator Friday, strongly voicing his opposition to fracking and to the future of the controversial practice in the state.
San Mateo Legislator Proposes New Rules for Political Advocacy AdvertisingProposed legislation would require groups spending more than $10,000 a year on "issue advocacy ads" about pending legislation or regulation to identify themselves and major funders.
Juul-Backed Coalition Gets Vaping Initiative On San Francisco BallotResidents of San Francisco will get to vote on whether a new ordinance banning the sale of electronic cigarettes will stand in the upcoming November election.
Credit Card Skimmer Found at Gas Station in SunnyvaleSunnyvale police said Friday they're looking for people who may have become credit card fraud victims after a skimming device was recently discovered at a gas station.
PG&E Aerial Patrols For Wildfire Detection Underway Through OctoberPG&E has begun daily aerial fire and smoke detection patrols across the thousands of miles of its service area, the utility company said Tuesday.
Downtown Los Gatos To Go On 'Road Diet' To Boost Business, Entice VisitorsIn one week, downtown Los Gatos will undergo a rapid and dramatic transformation, all in an effort to boost business, encourage foot traffic and entice visitors to linger and stay a bit longer.
Gas Tax Hike, Ammo Purchase Restrictions Among New State Laws Coming MondayCalifornia's nation-leading gas prices are set to climb even higher Monday, when the state gas tax increases another 5.6 cents a gallon.
California Laws On Recreational Cannabis May Be Hurting Medicinal Patients Who Need PotThree years ago, Californians voted for Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana. Now, in an odd twist, the rules that allow people to use cannabis for fun may be shutting out people who need it to survive.