PG&E Engineer Testifies About Pipeline Safety RecordsA senior PG&E engineer testified at the utility's criminal trial in federal court that he never knowingly violated regulations.
San Francisco Bicycle, Pedestrian Advocates Call For Safer Streets After Cyclist DeathsBicyclist and pedestrian advocates called for action in the wake of the deaths of two cyclists on city streets last week.
Predatory, High-APR Lending Booms In CaliforniaPredatory, high-APR lending in California is booming. A state report found that most loans issued by non-bank financial companies between $2,500 and $5,000 had annual percentage rates of 100 percent or higher.
San Francisco's New Police Recruits Will Get Body-Worn CamerasSan Francisco’s newest crop of police recruits will be the first officers to be issued body-worn cameras.
San Jose's Homicide Rate Up As It Falls In San Francisco & OaklandIt doesn’t happen very often, but homicides in the Bay Area’s three largest cities are at about the same level, and while that’s good news for Oakland and San Francisco, it’s bad news for San Jose.
Uncertainty For Some Business Owners As Minimum Wage Creeps To $13/Hour In San FranciscoThe minimum wage in San Francisco goes up 75-cents Friday, hitting $13 an hour for the city’s lowest paid workers.
San Francisco Mayor Opposes Tech Tax To Pay For HomelessA proposed payroll tax on tech firms to pay for homeless services is being met with resistance from San Francisco’s Mayor.
Students Of Bankrupt For-Profit Colleges Have Their Loans ForgivenFederal education officials have announced they were forgiving $171 million in student loans owed by those who were attended Heald, Everest and WyoTech colleges at the time they were closed last year.
Pentagon Ends Ban On Transgender Troops In MilitaryThe Pentagon announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.
San Francisco Homeless Families Struggle To Get Short-Term HousingOne of the biggest problems to housing families is that it's taking six to 12 months for a family to get into a three- to six-month shelter, the first step on the road to permanent housing.
Illicit Drug Use Up In California Prisons Despite Multi-Million Dollar ProgramDrug use appears to have increased since California began a multi-million dollar program to keep illicit drugs from reaching state prisons.
Oakland Sued By Landlords Over Trash BillsA third of Oakland residents' trash bills go to the city, not the trash company. A grand jury report and a lawsuit suggest that's illegal.