BART Board Sinks Anti-Panhandling Ordinance, Approves SFO Priority Entry Pilot ProgramA five-seat majority on BART's board of directors declined to move forward Thursday morning with a request that staff research and draft an ordinance cracking down on panhandlers and performers in the paid areas of the transit system.
BART Board To Debate Proposed Ban On Panhandling, BuskingBART Director Debora Allen introduced a proposed ordinance that would prohibit solicitation for money in the paid areas of the BART system.
BART Director Considering Ban On PanhandlersBART Director Debora Allen says that among the areas of dissatisfaction for riders, panhandling is one she gets consistent, negative feedback about on a weekly basis.
Man Arrested After Allegedly Throwing Hot Coffee At 7-Eleven Clerk In San LeandroA man was arrested for allegedly throwing a cup of hot coffee at a 7-Eleven clerk's face after an altercation in the store early Monday morning, police said Tuesday.
Martinez Bans 'Aggressive' PanhandlingThe Martinez City Council has responded to complaints by merchants and residents about the number of people panhandling at shopping centers and intersections by banning aggressive panhandling within city limits.
Benches Pulled To Discourage SF Street People From Congregating In CastroBenches originally installed in Harvey Milk Plaza to encourage people to gather and create community in the Castro District were removed Friday to discourage a small number of homeless nomads who regularly slept there, city officials said.
Aggressive Palo Alto Panhandler Punches Man, Rifles Through Pockets For Refusing Plea For MoneyAn aggressive panhandler was arrested for punching a man in Palo Alto and going through his pockets because he refused his plea for money.
Oakland District Cuts Ties To Controversial School, FBI Gets InvolvedThe Oakland Unified School District said it is severing financial ties with a private school in Oakland suspected of collecting your tax dollars for students that don't exist.
BART Targets Panhandling Oakland School StudentsA joint CBS 5 and California Watch investigation into an Oakland school that sends students out panhandling at BART stations has prompted the transit agency to take action.
PETA Balks At SF Plan To Pay Panhandlers To Care For Shelter PuppiesBeginning in August, the city is set to offer panhandlers up to $75 a week to stop begging and foster problem puppies from city animal shelters until the pups are ready for adoption.
Video Claims To Show Abuse At Private Oakland SchoolA private school in Oakland that sends students to panhandling at BART stations faces abuse allegations, after video from a former student surfaces.
Students Of Oakland School Keep Panhandling As Scrutiny GrowsMultiple state and local agencies are scrambling to find out how Saint Andrew Missionary Baptist School has remained open and how it received federal funding. Meanwhile, students are still out on the streets, asking for money.
Oakland School Board Hears From Parents Of Panhandling StudentsSchool officials in Oakland heard an earful Wednesday night from parents and former students of the school, which sends students out to panhandle at BART stations.
San Francisco Offers Puppy Dogged Solution For Panhandling ProblemSan Francisco hopes a cold nose and a warm heart will help end the problem of panhandling.
Official Seeks Review Of Oakland School With Panhandling StudentsA member of the Oakland School Board is taking action, following a joint CBS 5 and California Watch investigation into a school that sends children out to panhandle.