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Five King City Police Officers and Former Chief Arrested on Corruption Charges

February 25, 2014 | 12:17 pm

Five King City Police Officers and Former Chief Arrested on Corruption Charges

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Almost one-third of the 17-member police force in Monterey County town is facing various charges.

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Federal Judges Give State Two More Years to Cut Prison Population

February 10, 2014 | 1:25 pm

Federal Judges Give State Two More Years to Cut Prison Population

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Three-judge panel finds state has made steps toward ‘durable’ solution to prison overcrowding.

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San Francisco Law Aims to Reduce Bias Against Ex-Cons

February 9, 2014 | 8:00 am

San Francisco Law Aims to Reduce Bias Against Ex-Cons

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New San Francisco measure, “Ban the Box,” aims to reduce criminal recidivism.

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Thousands of Ex-Felons Wrongly Prevented From Voting, ACLU Says

February 5, 2014 | 11:03 am

Thousands of Ex-Felons Wrongly Prevented From Voting, ACLU Says

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Suit says California secretary of state is misinterpreting new law by barring some ex-felons from voting.

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40 Years Ago Today: Patty Hearst Kidnapped in Berkeley

February 4, 2014 | 9:08 am

40 Years Ago Today: Patty Hearst Kidnapped in Berkeley

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Newspaper heiress was abducted from near Cal campus in a case that transfixed the nation.

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Six Charged in Alleged California Home-Stealing Scheme

January 15, 2014 | 2:19 pm

Six Charged in Alleged California Home-Stealing Scheme

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Attorney general says family members and lawyer conspired to gain fraudulent title to at least 23 homes.

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Judges Say Talks on State Prison Cap Have Failed; They’ll Impose a Solution

January 13, 2014 | 5:47 pm

Judges Say Talks on State Prison Cap Have Failed; They’ll Impose a Solution

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Court says it will act in next 30 days on state’s request to delay complying with limit on inmates.

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Oakland Launches Campaign Against Child Sex Trafficking

January 9, 2014 | 6:16 pm

Oakland Launches Campaign Against Child Sex Trafficking

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Billboards and posters will show faces of victims and stories of how they escaped exploitation.

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Oaktown Gears Up for New Year’s With March, Vigil

December 30, 2013 | 3:52 pm

Oaktown Gears Up for New Year’s With March, Vigil

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March tonight is in solidarity with inmates; vigil tomorrow honors fifth anniversary of Oscar Grant shooting.

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California Innocence Project Urges Gov. Brown To Free 12 Inmates

December 20, 2013 | 4:55 pm

California Innocence Project Urges Gov. Brown To Free 12 Inmates

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After research, group says these inmates are innocent but remain behind bars on technicalities

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