( Dai Sugano )
State foster care reform ends group homes

Under a new law taking effect in January, California's Department of Social Services will begin a multiyear plan to replace privately run group homes with 'short-term residential treatment centers' where youth will mostly stay no more than six months. 
(Courtesy KGO-TV)
S.F's 'Hot Cop' arrested in hit-and-run that injured two

Christopher Kohrs, 38, a San Francisco police officer who became an Internet sensation after a dashing photograph of him went viral, was arrested in connection with a serious San Francisco hit-and-run crash early Sunday  
Editorial: School district's legal strategy re-victimizes

The Mt. Diablo school district's plan to defend a civil lawsuit by claiming a convicted child molester did nothing wrong offends basic decency. It's unclear whether this is the warped idea of an out-of-control attorney or the unified plan of district trustees.