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SF supes to grill Hunters Point cleanup firm

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will grill executives from Tetra Tech, the firm accused of falsifying results from the $1 billion radiation cleanup at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, at a hearing Monday.

Oakland to responds to DOJ letter on sanctuary policy

The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a letter to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf seeking information about her city's sanctuary policy.

Protesters demand Feinstein condemn Israeli violence

Nine people were arrested Friday morning during a protest held by a Jewish activist group as they allegedly blocked the doors of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's San Francisco office, the organization said.

Contra Costa County GOP favors releasing inmate info

The Contra Costa Republican Party and a gubernatorial candidate spoke out today in favor of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office's practice of publishing release dates and personal information of jail inmates.

Credit union files taxi medallion suit against SFMTA

A credit union that helped The City of San Francisco sell taxi medallions has sued a city agency over financial losses caused by the collapse in value of the medallions amid the rise of ride-booking services such as Uber and Lyft.

Milpitas school board prez favors arming teachers

The Milpitas Unified School District board president is "withholding further comment pending action to improve school safety," after extending statements of support for arming teachers and then retracting them.

Schaaf dismisses attorney general’s criticism

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, responded to a fresh round of criticism from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this afternoon, telling reporters:  "No one elected me to be fearful." Sessions condemned her this morning for warning the public about last week's immigration sweeps.

Students walk out to support stricter gun laws

Several dozen students walked out of class at Alameda High School in solidarity with the victims of the shooting at a Florida school last week in which 17 people were killed, school and police officials said.

New state law hampers workplace ICE raids

California employers can't voluntarily let immigration officials access private employee records other than I-9 employment eligibility verification forms without a subpoena or a warrant signed by a judge, according to a new state law that went into effect Jan. 1.

 

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