Shell Oil To Pay $208K For Infractions Related To Martinez RefineryShell Oil has to pay a $208,000 penalty for a dozen infractions, related mostly to emissions at the company’s Martinez refinery, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials said Tuesday.
EBMUD Expects To Fine 5,000 Homeowners For Using Too Much WaterEast Bay Municipal Utilities District expects to fine up to 5,000 homeowners for using too much water as it plans to enact a new ordinance during California’s historic drought.
Santa Clara County Approves Fines For Homeowners Caught Violating Firework LawsAnyone who uses fireworks illegally in unincorporated Santa Clara County will be fined under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
California Drivers Can Now Contest Traffic Tickets Without Having To Pay Fine FirstA state judicial council voted Monday to unanimously approve a rule change that will allow California drivers to contest traffic violations without first paying for them.
Gov. Brown Proposes Amnesty On Traffic Debt For The PoorGov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for Californians who can't afford to pay off spiraling traffic fines and court penalties.
3 Bay Area Hospitals Fined For Errors That Could Have Killed PatientsThe California Department of Public Health Wednesday announced penalties against 12 California hospitals for errors with the potential to kill or injure patients including three in the Bay Area and one in Monterey County.
Cal/OSHA Faults Employer In Window Washer’s Fall In Downtown San FranciscoIt was on November 21, 2014 when Pedro Perez lost his balance and fell from the building, landing on a moving car.
Woodside May Resort To Publicly Shaming Water Wasters Who Can Afford FinesShaming may be the trick to getting water wasters in Woodside to conserve during the state’s drought, where financial incentives might not be enough.
Suspended Driver’s Licenses Disproportionately Affects Low-Income California ResidentsA new study shows how suspended driver's licenses disproportionately affect low-income Californians who are not likely to pay the fines to get their licenses back.
No More Playing Nice - California Water Regulators Will Name, Shame, Fine, Even Ration Water-WastersWater districts that don't take steps to conserve face $10,000-a-day fines if they don't adopt new water restrictions or change rates as demanded by the state. The excuses cities have given for pitiful conservation, including hot weather and earlier cutbacks, are no longer a free pass.
Angry, Hungry SFO-Bound Passengers Left Inside Plane Stuck On Tarmac For 12+ Hours In Abu DhabiEtihad Airways Flight 183 got stuck on the tarmac for over 12 hours after fog forced the temporary closure of Abu Dhabi Airport on Saturday. That, on top of the 16-hour flight to SFO, made for some very unhappy campers. All told, they spent more than 28 hours on the plane.
Bay Bridge Contractor Could Face Fines Of $25,000 A Day For Unfinished WorkCaltrans is threatening to fine American Bridge/Fluor daily as long as the work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is incomplete.
San Jose Heavily Fines Illegally Operating Marijuana DispensariesSan Jose has assessed over $160,000 in fines against illegally operating marijuana dispensaries. 19 of the city’s 23 collectives found to have been operating illegally have now closed.
San Jose Considers Increasing Fines Up To $50,000 For Rule-Breaking Pot ClubsPot clubs not following San Jose's new cannabis club regulations could soon be handed a massive fine.
KCBS Cover Story: Santa Cruz Residents Already Fined Thousands For Excessive Water UseSanta Cruz residents have already racked up more than $500,000 in fines for excessive water use.