Carl Friedman

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    In San Francisco's Public Sex Mecca, Dogs Left Out of the Action

    ​A person wishing to have public sex in San Francisco can find significant swaths of the city all but reserved for this activity. Buena Vista Park; the trees between South Fork Drive and JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park; the woods where El Camino del Mar becomes Lands End Trail; the beaches West of L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Decapitated Goats Lead to Reward Offer

    KPIXOne of the unfortunate animals in question...​If you know who decapitated three goats and left the bodies in full view near San Jose's Alum Rock Park -- and you've been sitting on the information -- perhaps $2,500 might loosen your tongue. San Rafael's In Defense of Animals is offering a rewar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    San Francisco Pet Ban Makes Sense to Animal Control Officials

    Joe EskenaziDon't bother asking how much that doggie in the window is...​This morning, we wrote about a proposal to ban the sale of any pets (other than fish) within city limits. The suggestion seemed a little extreme to us. But, then, we never had to sign the papers condemning countless doggies, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Monkey Business: Simian Sighted in Marin -- But S.F. Monkeys Tend to Stay in Zoo

    Not seen in these parts...​The news that multiple witnesses have spotted what appears to be a monkey tooling around Novato takes the wind out of San Francisco's sails. Nothing is supposed to happen in Novato -- that's why people move to Novato. We're the place that ought to have wild animals galli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Japanese Railway's Cat Mascot Brings in Millions. We've got Railways. We've Got Cats. Why Not Here?

    Tama the railway cat has boosted her employer's revenues by 10 percent. Care to come to San Francisco on your vacation, kitty?​By now, many of you will have read the made-for-the-Web story of Tama, the calico savior of Kishikawa station. When the owners of the Japanese Wakayama Railway got wind of ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2009

    Service with a Snarl

    In San Francisco, lizards, rodents, and vicious Chihuahuas have all been declared service animals.

  • News

    February 16, 2005

    San Francisco Dog Court

    Due process, under the law, for every canine

  • News

    January 19, 2005

    Make Public Dog Sex Legal

    Why does San Francisco, the supposed home of equal rights, continue to discriminate against dogs that make love in the park?

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 23, 2001

    Best Bureaucrat

    Carl Friedman, Director of Animal Care and Control

  • News

    March 21, 2001

    Pet Peeve

    A pit bull owner says dogs are still being demonized in the wake of a fatal mauling

  • Calendar

    August 20, 1997
  • News

    June 11, 1997

    Shouldn't We Just Kill This Dog?

    Does San Francisco's pit-bull testing program put good dogs in good homes -- or put lethal land sharks back on the street?

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