Today marks the one-year anniversary of the group Occupy Our Homes, an arm of the national Occupy Movement. And how else would you expect members to celebrate the group's birthday than a big, festive, tent-pitching occupation? At 11 a.m. sharp, protesters will march on down to the Wells Fargo bank ... More >>
Two Bayview homeowners faced eviction orders scheduled for Wednesday. So, as has been the case for several months now, housing advocates from groups such as Occupy Bernal and ACCE took on their cause. On Sunday, a contingent of protesters trekked over to Atherton, to picket before the house of Pet ... More >>
Well, this is odd. The City Attorney's Office is having some trouble getting consumers to come down to City Hall and claim their free money.So now we're publicizing it: If you've been ripped off by payday loans, here's your opportunity to get some of your hard-earned cash back. Today, City Attorney ... More >>
Nancy PelosiIndications from the Beltway media world are that 60 Minutes is preparing to air a segment exploring legislative actions House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi oversaw that might have benefited her husband's stock investments.According to multiple news reports, 60 Minutes reporter Steve K ... More >>
PeeeuuueeewwA local program designed to slash millions of dollars from San Franciscans' electricity bills shut down last month with a single accomplishment to its name: It encouraged a local man to remove the stench of sewage that had permeated his Bernal Heights duplex."Our dogs were getti ... More >>
Program's implosion leaves San Francisco with millions to spend and nothing to buy.That was fast...As City Hall struggles to close a $483 million budget gap, bureaucrats a block away at the San Francisco Department of the Environment are faced with the opposite quandary: They must figure out how ... More >>
How do you inconspicuously steal 1,400 of these? In a story that all but begs for puns regarding money laundering, the Ingleside Police Station reports a Monday incident on the 600 block of Monterey. A laundromat owner called the cops, complaining seven of his washers had been jimmied open, and a ... More >>
Despite Obama's promises of change, corporate crooks are still going unpunished for their roles in the financial collapse.
Dennis Herrera: He wuz robbed!Minneapolis barrister Martin Carlson recalls feeling a sense of déjà vu Tuesday upon seeing news reports that his old boss, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, had run a Washington D.C. victory lap in which she took credit for attacking a loophole co ... More >>
How Federal Home Loan Banks and their execs exacerbated the banking meltdown.
An investigator who exposed dishonest savings and loan regulators in the '80s re-encounters an old rival in the latest banking crisis.
Darrel Dochow, the banking regulator found to have allowed IndyMac Bank to falsify financial records just before the Southern California lender collapsed last summer, confirmed in an e-mail that he will resign his post in March. In his resignation letter, Dochow notes that upon retirement he will re ... More >>
Talk about missing the trees for the forest. Michael Scott, a reporter at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, put a local North Bay spin on the national mortgage crisis Sunday with a feature story that began “Is my bank safe?” before reassuring readers that “Sonoma County banks, however, remain on ... More >>
There are well-connected companies. Then there's Bechtel.
Too often, the S.F. law firm of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein strikes settlements that give the firm millions of dollars in legal fees -- and its class action clients too little