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Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D).  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Legislators Call for Reform of Solitary Confinement Conditions

A hearing was held Tuesday by legislators to push for sweeping reform in conditions faced by thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay and other state prisons, where they are often locked in [...]
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Legislation to Teach Community College Courses in Jail

  An assembly bill that would allow California Community Colleges to receive full funding for courses offered in correctional institutions, AB1271, has passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee with strong bipartisan support (12-1). According to [...]
From left to right,Sandra Henriquez, Executive Director of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), Heather Marlowe,   Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta listen as Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announces legislation to end California's backlog of sexual assault evidence. Photo by Spencer Whitney

New Law to End California’s Rape Kit Backlog

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) on Tuesday announced that she is introducing legislation to address the backlog of untested rape kits held in law enforcement agencies and forensic labs in California.
Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5

Gallo Pushes to Ban Online Gambling at Local “Internet Cafes”

Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5, presented a report Tuesday afternoon at the Public Safety Committee Meeting to ban Internet cafés that may be conducting illegal online gambling operation.“We need to shut it down, close it [...]
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SF City College Wins Reprieve

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has granted a key aspect of a motion by City Attorney Dennis Herrera to preliminarily enjoin the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges from terminating City College of [...]
Bay Area residents rally behind Jahi McMath as mother fights to keep the teenager on life support.

Family Seeks to Move Jahi McMath Before New Deadline Ethical Questions Against Hospital Continue to Arise

With a Jan. 7 deadline looming, the family of Jahi McMath is actively searching for a doctor willing to perform the medical procedures, installing breathing and feeding tubes, which the young girl needs so she [...]
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$2.1 Billion Mortgage Settlement with Ocwen Loan Servicing

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced a $2.1 billion multistate and federal settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation and Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC (Ocwen) over alleged mortgage servicing misconduct.