Indian Restaurant Owes More Than $112K to Eight Kitchen Employees
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Indian Restaurant Owes More Than $112K to Eight Kitchen Employees

A South Indian restaurant with locations in Berkeley and San Francisco will have to pay eight of its employees a total of more than $112,000…

Jury Acquits Homeless Man Who Claims He Smashed Uber Driver’s Windshield in Self-Defense
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Jury Acquits Homeless Man Who Claims He Smashed Uber Driver’s Windshield in Self-Defense

A jury acquitted a homeless man who claims he was acting in self-defense when he smashed the windshield of an Uber driver’s car with his…

Former SFPD Sergeant Sentenced for Conspiracy, Fraud While on Duty
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Former SFPD Sergeant Sentenced for Conspiracy, Fraud While on Duty

A former San Francisco police sergeant convicted of federal fraud and conspiracy charges was sentenced this morning to 41 months in prison, the maximum allowable…

City Attorney Files Suit Targeting Alleged Illegal Gambling
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City Attorney Files Suit Targeting Alleged Illegal Gambling

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit today with the aim of shutting down an alleged illegal gambling operation in the city’s Bernal…

Man Arrested in 2009 Alleged Gang-Related Homicide Pleads Not Guilty
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Man Arrested in 2009 Alleged Gang-Related Homicide Pleads Not Guilty

A suspected gang member who has been charged with fatally shooting a man in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood in 2009 entered a not guilty…

Judge Throws Out Environmental Approvals of 8 Washington Project
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Judge Throws Out Environmental Approvals of 8 Washington Project

A judge’s ruling this week in San Francisco Superior Court has set aside all city approvals of the controversial 8 Washington project, project opponents said…

Chow Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment
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Chow Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment

Chinatown association leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to racketeering conspiracy and other charges in a…

Patient and Five Doctors File Lawsuit Seeking Right to Aid in Dying
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Patient and Five Doctors File Lawsuit Seeking Right to Aid in Dying

A cancer patient and five doctors sued the state in San Francisco Superior Court today to seek clarification on whether physicians can aid mentally competent,…

Tofu Company Agrees to Injunction Requiring it to Cease Operations Until Sanitation Improves
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Tofu Company Agrees to Injunction Requiring it to Cease Operations Until Sanitation Improves

The owners of a San Francisco tofu company agreed in a consent decree filed in federal court today to cease operations until the U.S. Food…

Former Trade Association CFO Sentenced for Embezzling More Than $928K
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Former Trade Association CFO Sentenced for Embezzling More Than $928K

The former chief financial officer of a maritime shipping trade association has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to four years and nine…

Former Stanford Student Accuses Executive of Sexual Misconduct, Exec Countersues
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Former Stanford Student Accuses Executive of Sexual Misconduct, Exec Countersues

A former Stanford University student has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a Silicon Valley executive sexually assaulted her during their one-year relationship, but the executive…

Jury Finds SF Man Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Five Undocumented Male Immigrants
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Jury Finds SF Man Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Five Undocumented Male Immigrants

A San Francisco Superior court jury found a San Francisco man guilty Wednesday of targeting five undocumented male immigrants and sexually assaulting them while pretending…

Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment With New Charges
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Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment With New Charges

Former state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to a revised indictment that adds two money-laundering conspiracy counts…

Appeals Court Appears Skeptical of Oakland’s Bid to Challenge Forfeiture of Dispensary Premises
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Appeals Court Appears Skeptical of Oakland’s Bid to Challenge Forfeiture of Dispensary Premises

A federal appeals court panel appeared skeptical today of the city of Oakland’s attempt to block the closure of a medical marijuana dispensary that describes…

CPUC Release 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and Agency Officials Following ‘Judge Shopping’ Scandal
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CPUC Release 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and Agency Officials Following ‘Judge Shopping’ Scandal

The California Public Utilities Commission today released roughly 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E Co. and agency officials between 2010 and 2014 as ordered because…

Charges Dropped Against Teen Accused of Killing Another Boy
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Charges Dropped Against Teen Accused of Killing Another Boy

Homicide charges were dropped today by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office against a teenage boy who had been accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old…

Man Convicted of Killing Sex Partner, Lighting Him on Fire in Court for Unrelated Arson
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Man Convicted of Killing Sex Partner, Lighting Him on Fire in Court for Unrelated Arson

A 25-year-old man convicted of involuntary manslaughter after allegedly killing a sexual partner and setting his body on fire in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Park…

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Human Trafficking, Rape of Two Minors
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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Human Trafficking, Rape of Two Minors

A 27-year-old San Francisco man facing allegations of human trafficking of minors and rape pleaded not guilty today, according to a San Francisco District Attorney’s…

Jury Deliberations to Begin for Two Officers Accused of Illegal Searches
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Jury Deliberations to Begin for Two Officers Accused of Illegal Searches

A federal jury is due to begin deliberating Wednesday in the trial of two San Francisco police officers accused of conspiring to enter and search…

Deputy Sheriffs Union Sues Four Contra Costa County Supervisors for Alleged Retaliation Threat
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Deputy Sheriffs Union Sues Four Contra Costa County Supervisors for Alleged Retaliation Threat

The Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association sued the county and four members of the Board of Supervisors in federal court in San Francisco today…

Jury Awards $4M to Family of Bicyclist Killed by Turning Truck in 2013
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Jury Awards $4M to Family of Bicyclist Killed by Turning Truck in 2013

The family of a 24-year-old woman who was fatally struck by a truck while riding her bicycle in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood in…

Jury Finds Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck Bicyclist in SoMa Negligent
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Jury Finds Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck Bicyclist in SoMa Negligent

A San Francisco Superior Court jury today found the driver of a big rig truck negligent for striking and killing a 24-year-old woman riding her…

Appeals Court Upholds First Degree Murder Conviction and Life Sentence for Yusuf Bey IV
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Appeals Court Upholds First Degree Murder Conviction and Life Sentence for Yusuf Bey IV

The first-degree murder convictions of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and an associate in the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey in…

Former Bookkeeper For Doctor Accused of Embezzling $243K
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Former Bookkeeper For Doctor Accused of Embezzling $243K

A former bookkkeeper for a San Francisco doctor has been charged in federal court in the city with embezzling $243,000 from the physician over four…

Federal Magistrate Tentatively Approves $1.36M Occupy Oakland Settlement
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Federal Magistrate Tentatively Approves $1.36M Occupy Oakland Settlement

A federal magistrate will hold a final approval hearing in San Francisco on April 1 on a proposed $1.36 million settlement by the city of…

Judge Orders PG&E To Hand Over Email Correspondences With CPUC to San Bruno
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Judge Orders PG&E To Hand Over Email Correspondences With CPUC to San Bruno

PG&E Co. was ordered by an administrative law judge today to give the city of San Bruno by Jan. 30 almost all of 65,000 emails…

Transgender Woman Suspected of Committing Arson at “Mrs. Doubtfire” House Pleads Not Guilty
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Transgender Woman Suspected of Committing Arson at “Mrs. Doubtfire” House Pleads Not Guilty

A 25-year-old transgender woman from Los Angeles appeared in court today following her arrest for allegedly setting fire to the famous “Mrs. Doubtfire” home in…

Fired Longtime 49ers Employees Sue Team and CEO Jed York
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Fired Longtime 49ers Employees Sue Team and CEO Jed York

Two former longtime San Francisco 49ers employees have sued the team in a federal age discrimination lawsuit, claiming they were unjustly fired to make way…

Court Allows Retired NFL Players to Sue Electronic Arts Inc.
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Court Allows Retired NFL Players to Sue Electronic Arts Inc.

Three retired National Football League players won the right from a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to go ahead with a lawsuit against…

Veterans Justice Court Expands to Help Veterans Citywide Receive Services
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Veterans Justice Court Expands to Help Veterans Citywide Receive Services

San Francisco’s Veterans Justice Court in the Tenderloin neighborhood will expand in January 2015 with a standalone court at the Hall of Justice that will…

Man Indicted on Charges of Submitting Fraudulent Loan Applications
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Man Indicted on Charges of Submitting Fraudulent Loan Applications

A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted an Orange County man on charges of submitting fraudulent loan applications to three Bay Area Banks,…

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Uber Over ‘Safe Riders Fee’
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Uber Over ‘Safe Riders Fee’

A class action lawsuit was filed this week against Uber over the transportation network company’s $1 “Safe Rides Fee” for UberX rides. The lawsuit, filed…

Former Doctor Charged in Alleged $1.2M Medicare Fraud
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Former Doctor Charged in Alleged $1.2M Medicare Fraud

A former Napa doctor was arraigned Tuesday in San Francisco for allegedly operating a scheme to defraud Medicare and distributing controlled substances by writing false…

New Complaints Filed Against Commission Overseeing College Accreditation
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New Complaints Filed Against Commission Overseeing College Accreditation

A coalition working to preserve City College of San Francisco’s accreditation announced two new complaints Monday against the commission with authority to revoke that accreditation,…

PG&E Discloses 12 New Email Chains, Says it Will Release 65,000 Messages in February
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PG&E Discloses 12 New Email Chains, Says it Will Release 65,000 Messages in February

PG&E Co. today made public 12 new sets of email messages that it said appear to show violations of rules against back-channel communications with regulators…

Homeland Security Agent Found Guilty of Possession of Child Pornography
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Homeland Security Agent Found Guilty of Possession of Child Pornography

A jury in San Francisco found a 39-year-old Customs and Border Patrol agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security guilty of possession of child…

State Bar Panel Gives Highest Rating to High Court Nominee Leondra Kruger
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State Bar Panel Gives Highest Rating to High Court Nominee Leondra Kruger

A U.S. Justice Department official nominated to the California Supreme Court by Gov. Jerry Brown has been rated by a State Bar panel as “exceptionally…

US Judge Sets June Date for Corruption Trial of Yee and Jackson
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US Judge Sets June Date for Corruption Trial of Yee and Jackson

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and political consultant Keith Jackson were given a June 1 date in federal court in San Francisco today for the…

Judge Says Oakland Must Turn Over Internal Police Documents
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Judge Says Oakland Must Turn Over Internal Police Documents

A federal judge has ordered Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker to turn over documents to a court-appointed official who is investigating why the city is…

San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC
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San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC

The city of San Bruno asked the California Public Utilities Commission today to order PG&E Co. to release 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E and…