Marla Bennett was studying at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University when a bomb exploded in the school’s cafeteria, killing her and six other people. More than nine years later, her parents still hope to receive compensation from the attack’s suspected backer, the Islamic Republic of Iran.
But since winning a $12,904,548 court ruling in 2007 against that nation and its intelligence service, Michael and Linda Bennett’s efforts to recover that money have been stifled by an unexpected foe. Read More
Federal immigration officials are crisscrossing the country this month to spread the word about resources available to foreign victims of trafficking, violent crimes and domestic violence.United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officials held a press conference at USCIS' San Francisco office Tuesday to discuss two visas available to such victims and to urge the public to be aware of potential human trafficking victims in their communities. Read More
Most guys who really want to impress a girl use the traditional wooing methods. They’ll buy a dozen roses, maybe take her out to dinner or spend a night at the movies.San Francisco native Larry Jacobson got his special girl two tickets to the first Super Bowl, held in Los Angeles in 1967. While the ruse didn’t work with his lady, it did start a lifelong relationship with professional football’s biggest game. Read More
A pill-popping Redwood City mom who stole from a purse that was inside her child’s elementary school classroom is headed to prison and rehab. Lisa Marie Mathews, 33, was sentenced to a year in county jail and three years probation Wednesday for committing a series of thefts earlier this year to support a raging drug habit, San Mateo County prosecutors said. Read More