Russian Court Inflicts Series Of Fines on Facebook For Not Deleting ContentFacebook received several fines from a Moscow court this week over some posts that the country considered illegal, Russian officials said Thursday.
Senate Judiciary Report Details Extent Of Trump's Attempt To Use DOJ To Overturn ElectionThe Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday released a new report shedding further light on former President Donald Trump's relentless efforts to enlist the Justice Department to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election over baseless claims of election fraud.
Data Usage By Tech Firms Under Renewed Scrutiny Following Facebook Whistleblower TestimonyFor the average person, it’s extremely difficult to know how and to what extent your data collected online is being used by various companies.
Newsom Signs North Bay Lawmaker's Bill Encouraging Prescribed Burns To Counter WildfiresCalifornia is encouraging more use of fire to fight fire, such as when deliberately set burns were recently used to protect giant sequoias from a raging wildfire, under a new law from a North Bay lawmaker.
Judge Orders Texas to Suspend New Law Banning Most AbortionsA federal judge in Texas on Wednesday temporarily barred Texas from enforcing the controversial abortion ban that bars the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
San Francisco to Change Towing Policies Following Lawsuit by Homeless AdvocatesA San Francisco Superior Court judge this week ruled in favor of the city of San Francisco after the judge acknowledged recent changes made to the city's vehicle towing policies, bringing a nearly three-year lawsuit over towing practices to a close.
Drought Emergency: San Jose Mayor Liccardo Proposes Outdoor Watering Limits To 2x/Week, Renews Calls To ConserveSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo renewed calls for residents to conserve water and proposed outdoor watering restrictions Wednesday as California's ongoing drought deepens.
New Bill Helps Students Transfer to UC and Cal StateA new state bill, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday, hopes to make it easier for students in community colleges to transfer into the state's public universities.
New State Bill Streamlines Assisted Suicide Approval ProcessGov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Tuesday intended to streamline the state's process of approving requests by terminally ill patients to end their lives.
Walnut Creek City Council Plans To Expand Rules On Recreational Cannabis SalesAt its meeting Tuesday, the Walnut Creek City Council said it wants to allow recreational cannabis sales for adults, at least as far as delivery goes, but will hold off until next year before taking up the issue of storefront sales within city limits.
Santa Clara County Supervisors Creating Sustainability CommissionFollowing a unanimous vote at its meeting Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is creating a county commission on sustainability.
Newsom Signs Bill Ending Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentences for Non-Violent Drug OffensesCalifornia ended mandatory minimum jail sentences for non-violent drug offenses after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill on Tuesday.
Health Experts Advise Caution As More Bay Area Counties Consider Lifting Mask MandateSome counties in the Bay Area are starting to consider lifting mask mandates, but a health expert says it may be too soon.
COVID: Contra Costa County May Modify Health Order As Hospitalizations DropContra Costa County's rate of COVID-19 related hospitalizations are down, and health officials are currently working out details to possibly modify the standing health order.
COVID: Santa Clara Supes Approve $76M In 'Hero Pay' Bonus Checks To Nearly All County EmployeesThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act stimulus funds to provide bonuses of up to $2,500 to county employees for their work during the pandemic.