Update: Charges Filed By San Francisco DA Against Former Forensic Lab Analyst For Stealing DrugsA former forensic lab analyst with the San Francisco Chief Medical Examiner's Office has been charged with two misdemeanors connected with evidence theft, according to SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
COVID Vaccine: Santa Clara County Supes Call For More Transparency With Vaccination InfoTwo Santa Clara County supervisors on Monday proposed an emergency ordinance that would require every hospital and clinic in the county to produce a written plan and timeline for vaccine distribution.
San Francisco DA Posts List Of Cases Possibly Impacted By Forensic Lab Analyst MisconductThe San Francisco District Attorney's office on Friday posted an extensive list of cases that could be affected the misconduct of a forensic lab analyst who is being charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine, officials said.
California Cities Want Transparency Rules Waived In Coronavirus PandemicCiting the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, city officials across California are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend or delay numerous state laws.
South Bay Police Chiefs Meet With Community Seeking Access To RecordsTop cops in the South Bay are getting an earful from the community, who says a new state law designed to give them access to police records isn't giving them answers.
Diocese Of San Jose To Release List Of All Area Priests Accused Of AbuseIn the Diocese of San Jose, officials are preparing to release a list that will include every priest in the diocese ever credibly accused of abusing minors.
Facebook Increases Ad Transparency Before Russia Congressional HearingUnder pressure in advance of hearings on Russian election interference, Facebook is moving to increase transparency for everyone who sees and buys political advertising on its site.
Study Finds Shoppers Reward Retailers That Have Transparent PricingResearchers found that consumers like companies that voluntarily disclose their costs and that honesty makes customers more willing to buy.
Civil Grand Jury Report: Investigations Into San Francisco Police Shootings Lack TransparencyInvestigations into officer-involved shootings take too long and provide too little information to the public, according to a San Francisco Civil Grand Jury report released Wednesday.
ACLU: Social Media Companies Suffer Transparency DeficitSocial media companies are being urged to show "real transparency" by explaining all content removals, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California said this week.
Police Misconduct Files Could Be Made Public Under New California Transparency BillDetails of investigations involving police misconduct and police shootings could be disclosed to California residents under a new bill introduced in the state Legislature Friday.
San Jose Looks At Testing Body Cameras For PoliceSan Jose police could soon be testing body worn cameras again after two previous roll outs never got beyond the pilot stage.
Travelers Can Find Out If, Why They Are On No-Fly ListThe Obama administration said it will start telling some travelers if and why they are on a list of tens of thousands of people banned from flying to, from or within the United States.
Oakland Police Officers Equipped With Portable CamerasThe Oakland Police Department has started equipping officers with lapel cameras in an effort to provide more transparency.