A newspaper investigation finds the University of California Board of Regents spent tens of thousands of dollars on parties, including a $17,600 banquet the night before they voted in January to raise student tuition.
San Francisco courts are testing a new approach to homeless crimes in which judges no longer issue arrest warrants for people who fail to appear in court or pay tickets for infractions such as loitering or sleeping in a park.
San Francisco police officer Ilya Faynshteyn responded to a report of a "belligerent homeless man" who had his pants down and was touching himself on Sunday. A student visiting the city was waiting for the bus when the tussle broke out between the two, and he recorded it with his cell phone as a couple of passersby also jumped in to help Faynshteyn. The San Francisco Police Commission approved new limits on uses-of-force in December, despite resistance from the police union.
Struggle between officer and homeless man shows new use-of-force limits in San Francisco
Tempers flare in Marysville traffic
Evacuees jam Marysville gas stations
Suspect pointed gun at CHP officer, law enforcement spokesman says