California lawmakers questioned state prison officials and heard from public defenders, non-profit groups, inmates and prison reform advocates following COVID-19 at several prisons including San Quentin where more than 1,100 inmates and 112 staff members have been infected.
Cases of COVID-19 at San Quentin State Prison have grown to more than 1,100 infected inmates. Triage tents are setup to house some of them as hospitals take on dozens of sick prisoners.
Contra Costa County has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases leading to a 42% surge of hospital patients and causing health officials to reevaluate its reopening timeline.
San Quentin prison has seen an explosion of COVID-19 cases after 121 medically-vulnerable inmates were transferred there from another prison in Chino, California, already experiencing an outbreak of coronavirus.
A lawsuit against Solano County and its sheriff alleges civil rights violation, wrongful death and medical malpractice after an elderly man was given the very medicine he was allergic to, causing his death.
Bay Area law enforcement agencies have requested and acquired surplus military equipment from the federal government including everything from night vision goggles and flashlights to military-style rifles and mine-resistant vehicles.
State data shows more than 1,200 positive cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths reported among all California prison inmates. More than 230 guards and prison staff have also contracted the virus.
Renters complain that their landlords are demanding payment, threatening eviction, or using other tactics to put pressure on them despite rent and eviction moratoriums during the pandemic.
Struggling to survive, Latino and Hispanic communities in the Bay Area are at a disadvantage amid the coronavirus pandemic and at the highest risk of catching and spreading COVID-19.
The Oakland Police Department said it began allowing sex offenders to register in person or remotely on Tuesday after KTVU began asking questions about its shuttered registry unit.
The Oakland Police Department has suspended registrations for sex offenders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, offenders who want to follow the law are in violation and the city has no up-to-date records on the locations of hundreds of sex offenders.
Farmers in California report food is increasingly going to waste amid the coronavirus pandemic. They are bracing for major financial losses because of slowing production and purchases among restaurants, schools and businesses.
Some newly registered California nurses are left sitting at home. Many have been applying, but said even with the coronavirus pandemic, they can't get a job.
An investigation into a 2017 gas explosion in San Francisco has resulted in a citation and $900,000 fine for utility PG&E because it failed to properly seal and cap a line more than 14 years ago.
Some San Francisco Muni bus drivers said they don't feel safe after five employees tested positive for COVID-19 and they're taking matters into their own hands to protect themselves.
Pallets of masks that were once government surplus have been auctioned off for tens of thousands of dollars amid the coronavirus pandemic and states are in a fierce battle to get them in the hands of first responders.
With 50 percent of the California homeless population over age 50, plans and precautions must be put in place now to prevent widespread illness and death.
Thousands of Tesla employees were still working Wednesday even with Alameda County's "shelter in place" order. The company blamed "conflicting guidance."
State auditors are will examine spending and conditions at Alameda County jails after local officials' “refusal” to open an audit into the sheriff’s department, despite multiple calls for stronger oversight from local legislators and inmates’ rights activists.
There's a loophole that enables California voters to cast two ballots and if elections officials aren't looking for it, double voting can go undetected.