Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Prompts Proposal From East Bay LawmakerAn unknown number of rape kits are sitting untested in crime labs throughout California, sometimes taking months or even years to process. To help rape victims get justice, a lawmaker from the East Bay has introduced legislation to speed up the process.
East Bay State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier To Run For Rep. George Miller's Congressional SeatState Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) declared on Monday that he will run for congressional seat just hours after Rep. George Miller announced his retirement.
Vallejo Mayor Wants More Cops For Understaffed Police DepartmentMayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.
Covered California Struggles With Heavy Volume As Deadline ArrivesThe agency overseeing California's health insurance exchange offered a bit of breathing room for consumers who tried but failed to meet Monday's deadline for coverage starting in the new year, as its website and call centers were overwhelmed by last-minute demand.
DNA Leads To 2 Arrests In 1990 Castro Valley Cold-Case Murder Alameda County authorities announced Tuesday that they have arrested two people in connection with the cold-case murder of 43-year-old Steven Rudiger in 1990.
New Rules For Toy Guns Sought After Santa Rosa Teen's DeathOne month after a Santa Rosa teenager carrying a toy gun was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy; state lawmakers are proposing new rules for imitation weapons.
CoCo County Creates Multi-Service Centers For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault VictimsVictims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Contra Costa County are finding assistance to be more accessible and it’s only going to get better with new multi-service centers
Judge Rules Fired Alameda Fire Chief Must Pay City For Court CostsA Superior Court judge has ruled on Friday that Alameda’s former fire chief, Dave Kapler, must pay $260,000 the city spent fighting his alleged wrongful termination suit that city officials said is now over.
Three-Member Board Begins Investigation Of AC Transit DisputeA three-person panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown was holding a hearing Monday on a labor dispute between AC Transit and its workers that nearly led to a strike last week.
Vallejo School District Builds Reputation For Generous Donation To Students In Need 2,000 students in need from Vallejo schools are getting a generous donation of school supplies from the education association yet again this year and other districts are noticing.
Union Representing Some County Employees in Contra Costa Threatens StrikeHealth care costs are at the heart of a labor dispute in Contra Costa County that's been brewing for more than a year and appears poised to bubble over sooner rather than later.
Enrollment Begins At California Health Care ExchangeBusiness officially opened Tuesday morning at health insurance exchange call centers in California, under President Obama's health care overhaul.
Covered California Call Center In Concord Prepares For Start Of Affordable Care ActWith major parts of the Affordable Care Act taking effect on Tuesday, the Covered California call center in Concord said they are prepared to answer questions about health care reform.
East Bay Schools Staff Training To Survive Gunman AttackTeachers and staff at some Bay Area schools are receiving special safety training from a Texas institute on how to respond in the event that a gunman is on campus.
Political Watchdog Group Warns Against 'Gut & Amend' Practice On Pending BillsState lawmakers will take their annual recess in less than two weeks, at the end of the work day Sept. 13. And, with that date looming, the push was on in Sacramento to deal with hundreds of pending bills.