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Those who like to keep their obligatory civic participation short but sweet should be the thankful for this year’s ballot. On the referendum side, San... More»


Since our profile of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi hit the news... More»


ALL DAY LONG THE FATHER HAD BEEN ASKING FOR reassurance. He didn't want the body embalmed before he saw it.... More»


ROSS MIRKARIMI STOOD OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM IN the Hall of Justice on the morning of March 12, surrounded by reporters, as... More»


You were always known as a skilled orator who would readily, and loudly, share his opinion on any topic. Yet you made a major miscalculation in... More»


As San Francisco celebrates today's 9th Circuit decision declaring Prop. 8 unconstitutional, much of the credit should go to City Attorney Dennis Herrera... More»


If you’re a parent, any story about a terrible crime involving a child takes you to a dark, dark place: What if that had been my family? How would I... More»


You might think a children’s art museum an unlikely site for a confrontation between Israeli and Palestinian activists. But that’s... More»


1989: The Law San Francisco voters pass the Sanctuary City Ordinance. Among many other things, the law prohibits city employees... More»


Turns out “Bad Boy” could be doing some good. The notorious gang-banger-turned-government-snitch, Roberto “Bad Boy” Acosta, has been... More»


When interim mayor Ed Lee announced his intention to run for a full term this fall, erstwhile allies like Board of Supervisors president and fellow mayoral... More»


In California, the death penalty has been in retreat for years, beset by revelations of wrongful convictions nationwide and legal challenges to the state... More»