California EDD Not Answering 60% Of Calls Due To Surge In Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia’s unemployment agency is not answering 60% of the calls it receives for help as the overwhelmed department struggles to work through more than 1 million pending claims five months into the pandemic.
Lawmakers Demand EDD Send Unemployment Checks To Californians Waiting Months For BenefitsA huge backlog has left more than a million Californians waiting for months for an unemployment check. Now, California legislators are urging the state to pay unemployment benefits now and fix its broken system later.
California Lawmakers Slam EDD For Slow Payouts During COVID-19 PandemicCalifornia lawmakers accused the leader of the state’s unemployment department of failing the public in a tense hearing Thursday that featured stories of people waiting weeks or months to receive their benefits after losing their jobs because of the pandemic.
Santa Clara County Supes Pass Sexual Assault Kit Analysis RecommendationThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously passed a recommendation from Supervisor Cindy Chavez requiring the District Attorney's Office to bring back current information on financing needed for the county's untested sexual assault kits.
Rape Kit Backlog Bill Could Die Despite Overwhelming SupportSexual assault survivors gathered at the state capitol Tuesday to promote three pending bills in the legislature that aim to reduce rape kit backlog in the state.
California Sheriffs' Association Opposes Bill To Measure Rape Kit BacklogThere is a move toward justice for rape victims, with a plan to reduce the number of un-tested evidence kits.
California Sheriffs' Association Opposes Bill To Measure Rape Kit BacklogThe California Sheriff's Association is opposing a plan that could help reduce the number of un-tested rape kits in the state.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Changes Tune, Will Process Backlog Of Rape KitsLast week, Chief Suhr said the department didn’t have the resources to get it done, saying the crime lab was already “maxed out.”
Bill To End Backlog Of Rape Kit DNA Testing Passes Assembly CommitteeA bill by a Berkeley Assemblywoman that would provide timeframes for testing rape kits and entering the information into a national DNA database was unanimously approved by an Assembly committee Tuesday.
Veterans Complain Of Huge Backlog At Oakland VA OfficeMany veterans who attended Monday's meeting said they have been waiting months and sometimes even years for decisions.
California Clears Backlog Of Crime Scene DNA Tests By hiring more analysts and updating the technology, the California Attorney General's office has eliminated the months-long backlog of DNA testing, which is going to be a big help to local investigators who rely on DNA evidence to solve crimes.
California Driver's License Backlog Due To Enhanced Security FeaturesProduction problems with the manufacture of California’s new high-tech driver’s licenses have led to lengthy delays for tens of thousands of drivers waiting for new cards.