Judge: "It's always the coverup that makes the things worse than the problem to begin with"The San Francisco Police Department and District Attorney's Office are both implicated in allegations that a deliberate effort was made to conceal defects at the city's troubled forensics lab from state in ... More >>
Photo courtesy Sharmin Bock for District AttorneyBill Fazio, David Onek, and Sharmin Bock speak to reporters at City HallCandidates attempting to unseat District Attorney George Gascón in the November election held a press conference today in an effort to draw attention to Gascón's continued ef ... More >>
George GascónDistrict Attorney George Gascón fought back against attacks on his suppression of an internal memo criticizing the San Francisco Police Department Crime Lab's DNA unit at a public forum for DA candidates last night, asserting that his office was prepared to disclose the memo throug ... More >>
Contenders in this year's election for San Francisco District Attorney have called on current DA George Gascón to release an internal memo that criticizes procedures for analyzing DNA evidence at the San Francisco Police Department Crime Laboratory.The memo, the existence of which was first reve ... More >>
DA George GascónThree challengers of interim District Attorney George Gascón in this year's DA's race are calling upon him to recuse himself from a potential investigation of criminal wrongdoing by the committee behind the campaign to draft Mayor Ed Lee to run for a full term.Last week, retired ... More >>
Hugues de La PlazaThis much we know: French dual citizen Hugues de La Plaza was in 2007 found dead in his Hayes Valley apartment. He'd been stabbed three times, there was no knife to be found, and his apartment looked like a horror movie scene. To this day the San Francisco Medical Examiner's off ... More >>
Hugues de la PlazaWith CBS' 48 Hours preparing to show its take on the beguiling Hugues de La Plaza case on Saturday, much has been made of an elusive medical report the show's producers managed to turn up. In it, former San Francisco Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Ferenc concludes, unambiguously, ... More >>
Hugues de la Plaza Saturday's episode of CBS' 48 Hours Mystery is dedicated to examining the bizarre 2007 death of French-American citizen Hugues de la Plaza in his Hayes Valley apartment. He perished in a pool of blood after he'd spent time walking around bleeding in his apartment. Blood st ... More >>
Hugues de la PlazaNew San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon continues to prove that he certainly knows how to make a first impression (other than being spotted around town in baggy shorts and flip-flops). Yesterday, the Chronicle reported that Gascon's old boss, LAPD Chief William Bratton, has ... More >>
Week of October 8, 2003
She's smart, she's experienced, and she's running for DA. But she's Willie Brown's ex-girlfriend, and her opponents are trying to crucify her for that.
Parents who refuse to pay child support don't have much to worry about in California. Or, for that matter, San Francisco.
The Fang family rides tabloid journalism and hardball politics to the winner's circle
The narrow bandwidth of San Francisco politics makes most elections a contest between liberals. The DA's race, which pitted prosecutor Bill Fazio against centrist Arlo Smith and progressive Terence Hallinan, promised to change all that. But when Fazio zig
How Bill Fazio went from unknown to contender