Richard Gonzales

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Teen Stowaway Somehow Survives Flight To Hawaii In Wheel Well

Monday, April 21, 2014

The FBI is saying that a 16-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he hid in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose to Maui. Severe temperatures and low oxygen would make survival difficult. Investigators are examining the case.


San Francisco's Chinatown Hurt By Yee Scandal

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

State Sen. Leland Yee, who's been indicted in a FBI probe, doesn't represent Chinatown. But the scandal fits neatly into a caricature of Chinatown, says Sue Lee of the Chinese Historical Society.


Activists: We Want An Emancipator, Not A 'Deporter In Chief'

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Latino activists have changed their strategy, tired of waiting for Congress to pass immigration legislation. Instead of pursuing lawmakers, many are calling on the White House to act on its own.


The Story Of Calif. Senator's Arrest Reads Like Pulp Fiction

Saturday, March 29, 2014

In a case that has stunned California's political community, Sen. Leland Yee is charged with trafficking shoulder-fired missiles and plotting with a character known as "Shrimp Boy."


Truckin': Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.


Businesses Help Guide Workers Down Path To Citizenship

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Silicon Valley companies have launched a drive to provide citizenship services on-site to employees holding green cards. The belief is that such employees become more valuable workers.


Ruling On Gay Juror May Cause Ripples In Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In a dispute involving two drugmakers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an attorney can't dismiss a potential juror because of that juror's sexual orientation.


Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Laws like Uganda's that outlaw homosexuality may encourage some gay people abroad to seek asylum in the U.S. But proving a "well-founded fear of persecution" is not an easy path.


Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A federal judge in Virginia struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban this week. Similar rulings have come down in other conservative states, like Kentucky, Oklahoma and Utah, indicating the strategy for winning marriage equality in federal courts is moving faster than many expected.


Immigrants Won't Be Shackled At San Francisco Court Hearings

Friday, January 24, 2014

The new procedure is part of a settlement between immigration officials and civil rights advocates. Shackles will now only be used in an emergency and during master calendar hearings. It's unclear what effect the agreement will have nationally.


As Rent Soars, Longtime San Francisco Tenants Fight To Stay

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Another tech boom has brought an influx of money and new residents to San Francisco, and people who have long called the city home are being evicted from their apartments. Tenants and community organizers are demanding that the city do something to stop residents from being pushed out.


San Franciscans Nix Waterfront Development Plans

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Voters in San Francisco have rejected a referendum that would have allowed a major new condominium development on the city's waterfront.


Police, Community Relations Strained After Teen's Death

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In the Northern California town of Santa Rosa, a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 13-year-old Latino boy holding a toy gun shaped like an assault rifle. Hundreds of protesters have marched to demand a transparent investigation into the case.


How A County Clerk Ignited The Gay Marriage Debate In N.M.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In August, Lynn Ellins, the clerk of Dona Ana County and a long-time supporter of same-sex marriage, decided to "put the ball in play" by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples for the first time in New Mexico history. More than 900 marriage licenses have been issued to gay couples across the state.


Calif. City Proposes Unique Plan To Avoid Foreclosures

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday hears arguments over a radical plan to stem the foreclosure crisis. The City of Richmond is proposing to buy underwater mortgages in order to help keep local residents in their homes. If banks don't want to sell those mortgages, the city says it is prepared to invoke eminent domain to seize the mortgages.


Bay Bridge Reopens After Troubled Makeover

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

San Francisco's Bay Bridge is open again, after being closed over the weekend to allow the last phase of a retrofitting project to finish up. While commuters are celebrating the bridge's return, the project was a lesson in cost overruns and delays.


SEC Bans Falcone From Trading For 5 Years

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hedge Fund manager Phillip Falcone has agreed to pay an $18 million fine. As part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Falcone also agreed to a five-year ban from the securities industry.


One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

California is currently the only state with a program to confiscate guns from residents prohibited from owning firearms. To find them, agents comb through a database of people who legally owned a gun until mental illness or a brush with the law rendered them no longer eligible for gun ownership.


Holder Proposes Reducing Minimum Sentences For Drug Offenses

Monday, August 12, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder outlined federal steps to cut long prison sentences for some drug offenders. In a speech before the American Bar Association, Holder said the change is necessary to curb growing incarceration costs and to make the justice system more fair.


Oakland Braces For Seeing Subway Shooting On The Big Screen

Friday, July 12, 2013

The feature film Fruitvale Station opens Friday in select markets, including the San Francisco Bay area. That's where the subject of the film, Oscar Grant, 22 and unarmed, was shot and killed by a transit police officer in 2009 — sparking violent street protests across Oakland.