California Again Running Out Of Green Carpool Stickers For Plug-In HybridsFor the second time this year, state officials announced that they are running low on the number of green HOV stickers that allow drivers of plug-in hybrids to use the carpool lane solo.
California Lawmaker Wants Big Retailers To Pay Workers Double On ThanksgivingA California lawmaker is pushing legislation that she said would protect workers on Thanksgiving.
Protesters Seeking To Drop Charges Against ‘Black Friday 14’ ArrestedFourteen demonstrators were arrested Wednesday for refusing to leave the Alameda County Courthouse. They were calling on the DA to drop charges against the “Black Friday 14” protesters who crippled BART service on the last Black Friday.
Defense Attorney Grills Key FBI Witness at Chinatown Corruption TrialThe undercover FBI agent at the center of an organized crime investigation in San Francisco's Chinatown testified Monday that he did not always tell a key defendant why he was paying him and discussed investing in the defendant's book project.
Protesters, Journalists Suing Berkeley Over Police ResponseEleven protesters and journalists who were injured during police brutality demonstrations in Berkeley late last year announced Monday morning that they will file a federal civil rights lawsuit for injuries suffered during the aggressive police response.
Biotech Miracle Drugs Raise The Literal Cost Of Living Beyond Medicaid's ReachA newly-approved drug being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis comes with a punishing price tag: about $710 per patient per day.
Ex-Black Panther Leader Files Complaint Against Oakland Councilwoman Over Alleged Assault At RestaurantFormer Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown has filed a claim against the City of Oakland alleging that she was assaulted last month by Councilwoman Desley Brooks at a restaurant in downtown Oakland.
Students Seeking Fossil Fuel Divestment Meet With Stanford President, End Sit-InStanford University officials say students who staged a weeklong sit-in outside the campus administration office to demand the university divest in fossil fuel companies ended their demonstration after meeting with the school's president.
Alameda Landlord Uses Moratorium Loophole, Evicts Whole Apartment ComplexEarlier this month, Alameda approved a temporary stop to rent hikes and evictions. But three days after lawmakers passed the bill, a new landlord used a loophole to evict all 31 families in an apartment complex.
San Francisco May Soon Require Guns In Cars To Be Placed In LockboxesAn ordinance requiring anyone storing a gun in a vehicle to secure it in a lockbox, including on and off-duty law enforcement personnel, is set to come before the Board of Supervisors next month.
Public Comment Period Extended For $35 Ocean Beach Bonfire Permit ProposalThe public comment period for a proposal to require permits for fires at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach and impose seasonal restrictions has been extended by two weeks to early December, according to the National Park Service.
Study Finds More Mexicans Leaving The US Than ComingMore Mexicans are leaving the United States than migrating into the country, marking a reversal of one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history.