Fred Lau

  • News

    April 13, 2011
  • News

    October 27, 2010

    The Identity Card

    Voting by race has made the city's political representation more Asian. It could be what puts 33-year-old Jane Kim on the board of supervisors.

  • News

    August 6, 2008

    The Chief Is In (for Now)

    With homicide cases going unsolved and morale in the police department sinking, Heather Fong's days as chief may be numbered.

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    February 21, 2007

    Earl’s Last Laugh

    Exiled in retirement after Fajitagate, ex–Police Chief Earl Sanders has re-emerged with a fresh account of the infamous Zebra murders. And his critics are on the warpath.

  • News

    November 12, 2003

    Toothless Wonder

    Why S.F.'s police watchdog agency has never been effective - and why Prop. H won't change that

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002
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    December 12, 2001

    Death and Access

    When police officers and death coincide, the public has a right to the official record of the event

  • News

    December 13, 2000

    Breaking the Cycle

    Marin County has a program to protect bicyclists. In S.F., we keep killing them.

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    May 10, 2000

    Cracker Morons Who Maim

    Bicyclists vs. motorist cracker morons and their inbred Sacramento siblings

  • News

    February 24, 1999

    The Mission District Squeeze

    When can a repeat felon manipulate the police and fire departments to crush a law-abiding bar and restaurant? When the felon's a San Francisco pol, and the bar's on Mission Street.

  • News

    December 16, 1998

    Policing the Vice Squad

    Investigations launched into money collected from massage parlor workers

  • News

    December 3, 1997

    Poisoned Probe

    How police bungled the exotic poison-for-profit case known as Foxglove

  • Calendar

    October 8, 1997
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    April 9, 1997

    Un-Welcome to Mr. Roberts' Neighborhood

    The Chans were set to build a nice, simple home on their own property. Then Chronicle honcho Jerry Roberts and his relentless wife moved next door. Suddenly, everything became very complicated and very nasty.

  • Calendar

    April 2, 1997
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    March 26, 1997
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    January 22, 1997
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    November 20, 1996
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    August 14, 1996
  • News

    August 7, 1996

    Ghetto Blasting

    A cop's doodle travels to Washington, D.C., and returns as a warm-and-fuzzy crackdown on S.F.'s projects

  • News

    April 24, 1996

    Meet the Dealers

    The bud men of Haight Street

  • News

    January 31, 1996

    Blowing Smoke, Breathing Fire (Part I)

    The Fang family rides tabloid journalism and hardball politics to the winner's circle

  • News

    January 24, 1996
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    January 17, 1996
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    November 29, 1995
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    November 22, 1995

    C.R.U.S.H. (Part I)

    Five months ago, two black homicide detectives got fed up with the Police Department's inaction on black-on-black murders. Thus was born the Crime Response Unit to Stop Homicide (CRUSH): six cops with the grit and guile to tackle the toughest cases in the

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