Two men convicted on charges in connection with the 2006 crash that killed a San Francisco police officer during a high-speed chase were each sentenced today to 15 years in state prison, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office said.
Carl Lather, 25, and Nicholas Smith, 26, were convicted in February of manslaughter and robbery charges in connection with the July 26, 2006, killing of police Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco, district attorney's spokesman Seth Steward said. Read More
A San Francisco Superior Court judge Thursday began hearing the last remaining unresolved lawsuit against Lennar Urban over the Hunters Point shipyard redevelopment, where community groups want the housing developer to provide more details about the health impacts of buried toxic chemicals before moving forward with the massive 20-year project. Read More
Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday in the attempted murder trial of a teen accused of plotting a rampage at his former high school in San Mateo.
Alexander Youshock, 18, could go to prison for life if he is convicted on seven felony charges stemming from the alleged Aug. 24, 2009, incident at Hillsdale High School. Read More
Animal cruelty opponents and anti-tax activists may seem odd bedfellows, but both have thrown their support behind a San Mateo County man’s legal fight to allow California voters to sign ballot initiative petitions electronically using touch-screen devices. Read More
The City’s Fourth Street Bridge project was plagued by millions of dollars in cost overruns and hundreds of days over schedule. The bridge work finished in 2006, but the headache continues with mounting legal bills as litigation over the project remains an ongoing court battle. Read More
President Barack Obama’s signature legislative “achievement” is deeper in legal limbo now that U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson struck down as unconstitutional the central component requiring individuals to buy health insurance.How important is this mandate to Obama’s health care reform law? Read More
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A boy who suffered abuse while in San Francisco’s foster care system and whose twin sister was murdered by their guardian is poised to receive $4 million to settle a lawsuit he filed against The City.
In 2008, Antioch foster mother Shameeka Davis was charged by the Contra Costa County district attorney with torturing and murdering her 15-year-old niece Jazzmin Davis and abusing her twin brother. Read More
A 21-year-old East Palo Alto man will spend at least 50 years in prison after being convicted of murder in a trial that ran into a delay because of discussion between a juror and a bailiff.
Jurors found Kevin Maldonado guilty Friday of first degree murder with use of a gun and attempted murder with use of a gun in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of a second man during an argument in East Palo Alto in September 2009. Read More
More than 120 organized crime associates face charges including murder, extortion and narcotics trafficking in one of the largest Mafia crackdowns in FBI history, prosecutors announced Thursday. Read More