Target Pays $7.4 Million To Settle California Hazardous Waste SuitRetail store giant Target Corp. has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle allegations that it violated a 2011 stipulated judgment regarding the company’s handling and disposal of retail hazardous waste, prosecutors said.
Alameda County DA O'Malley Appears To Win Re-ElectionAlameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley appears to have fended off a challenge from civil rights attorney Pamela Price in Tuesday’s election.
Mariska Hargitay Fights To End U.S. Backlog Of Untested Rape KitsMariska Hargitay said, “These are not kits sitting on the shelf, these are people's lives sitting on the shelf.”
Alameda Co. DA Drops Charges Against ‘Black Friday 14’ ProtestersThe Alameda County District Attorney has dropped charges against 14 Black Lives Matter protesters who disrupted BART service on the day after Thanksgiving in 2014.
Balcony In Berkeley That Collapsed Had Passed Inspection Less Than A Year Ago The fifth floor Berkeley apartment balcony that gave way, killing six and injuring seven others, had passed an inspection less than a year ago.
Criminal Investigation Launched Into Deadly Berkeley Balcony CollapseAlameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said Thursday that her office will be conducting a criminal investigation into the balcony collapse in downtown Berkeley last week that killed six people and injured seven others.
Alameda County DA Unveils Billboard Campaign Against Child Sex TraffickingAlameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley launched a public awareness campaign that's aimed at confronting what she described as an epidemic of human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.
Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster Alameda County's District Attorney is now working with the FBI on a pilot project to process and review a backlog of untested DNA rape kits more rapidly.
Rite Aid Agrees To Pay $500,000 To Settle Prescription Claim After Undercover InvestigationsThe Rite Aid pharmacy chain has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle allegations that it failed to fully comply with rules about consulting with customers in California who receive new prescriptions.
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.
Child Sex Trafficking Targeted In New Campaign On Oakland BillboardsBillboards and posters bearing the faces of former child sex trafficking victims and the stories of how they escaped a life of sexual exploitation will be popping up around Oakland as part of an extensive public awareness campaign.