Cheryl Haines sat with China's dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio in 2012 — not long after his release from 81 days in secret detention. She could tell he was suffering.
A state senator proposed legislation Wednesday that would reduce the number of driver's license suspensions incurred for unpaid traffic citations that do not affect public safety, after a report found that low-income Californians are being driven further into poverty by the practice.
Traffic-court fines layered with escalating fees and penalties have led to driver's license suspensions for 4.2 million Californians — or one in six drivers — pushing many low-income people deeper into poverty, a report released Wednesday by a coalition of legal aid groups found.
San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascon said Monday that he has launched a task force to investigate three recent law enforcement scandals that have eroded faith in the system and could imperil criminal cases.
An attorney representing San Francisco sheriff’s deputies against allegations of wrongdoing disputed an investigation that found inmates were forced to fight gladiator-style as deputies gambled on the outcome.
An investigation found that a San Francisco sheriff’s deputy who has been the subject of two sexual assault lawsuits forced inmates to fight in gladiator-style matches while he and at least one other deputy bet on the outcome, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who ordered the probe, said Thursday.
The 656-condo Lumina complex promises a "transcendent living experience," with a club lounge, climbing wall and pet grooming station. The smallest units start at about $1 million. The penthouse is priced at $49 million, a city record.
Investigators in Vallejo are traveling to interview a woman who was reportedly kidnapped from her boyfriend’s home, held for ransom, then found safe Wednesday, 420 miles south in Huntington Beach, authorities said.