Political Blotter: Tauscher ramps up independent redistricting effort
07/31/2015 11:09 PM PDT
Former Rep. Ellen Tauscher names a Republican co-chair for her effort to urge more states to adopt citizen redistricting commissions; also, Rep. Jackie Speier wants to lift the ban on sending booze through the U.S. Postal Service.
07/31/2015 06:03 PM PDT - These sessions are designed to be informational and not therapeutic; as safe opportunities to process grief and loss
07/31/2015 06:37 PM PDT - A person was fatally hit by a train after they were walking illegally along Caltrain tracks Friday afternoon in San Francisco, officials said.
07/31/2015 12:56 PM PDT - The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has responded to a shooting near the Diekmann's Bay store in Bodega Bay.
07/31/2015 12:47 PM PDT - A cook at a Girl Scout camp in Fairfax was arrested on allegations he raped and sodomized a woman at gunpoint in Orange County.
07/31/2015 12:45 PM PDT - Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, introduced a bill Wednesday evening to lift a ban on shipping alcohol through the U.S. Postal Service. Speier's office said the bill would end a Prohibition-era ban.
07/31/2015 12:43 PM PDT - A man who died in police custody in San Francisco's Marina District this morning after allegedly fleeing a crash was being sought in connection with a brutal attack on a 96-year-old man in the Graton area of Sonoma County, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.
07/31/2015 12:16 PM PDT - Former Giants pitcher Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star who played in two World Series, including the 1962 Series with San Francisco, has died at the age of 88
07/31/2015 12:15 PM PDT - A San Rafael businessman has agreed to pay three former employees -- all members of the same family -- a total of nearly $500,000 after one employee alleged she was sexually harassed by him, and he fired two others who tried to intercede on her behalf.
07/31/2015 04:34 PM PDT - A nesting pair of bald eagles at Crystal Springs Reservoir has made history yet again by raising two chicks that are now learning to fly above the vast Peninsula Watershed, symbolizing the once-endangered predator's resurgence in the Bay Area and beyond.
07/31/2015 12:57 PM PDT - The second shooting victim of a July 23 murder-suicide in a Hiddenbrooke home has died, Vallejo police said.
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