Hastings College of the Law

  • Culture

    January 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Christopher Stevens, Ambassador to Libya Killed, To Be Honored at City Hall Today

    San Francisco City Hall should be packed this afternoon with thousands of grieving locals who want to pay their respect to Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was savagely killed in an attack last month. The 52-year-old Bay Area native died along with three other Americans in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Chris Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Killed in Attack, Was Bay Area Native

    The Bay Area lost one of its own last night after U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed at the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Stevens, who was appointed to his post earlier this year, died from smoke inhalation following the grenade attack, the New York Ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Ross Mirkarimi Plea Crisis Is 'Political Posturing,' Expert Says

    ​San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón roiled the calming waters in the domestic-violence case against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi yesterday, telling the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle he has doubts about proceeding with a plea bargain struck earlier this week because Mirkarimi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Prop. 8 Appeals Court Ruling: Inside the Dissenting Opinion

    ​Same-sex marriage advocates rejoiced today as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker's 2010 decision that Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative banning gay marriage, is unconstitutional.The decision is almost certainly destine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    David Lynch's St. Vincent, Another Philz Coffee, and Goodbye Cala Foods

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. David Lynch, wine director of Cotogna and Quince, is readying to embark on his own restaurant venture. Inside Scoop divulges he'll take over the space that currently houses the wine bar Heart, which is se ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2010

    Facial Profiling

    Will face-recognition technology get an accused killer off the hook?

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Week in Gay: Carrie Prejean to Wed 'Jesus in Cleats'

    Her prince has come!​On Thursday, members of the LGBT media were invited to participate in some kind of weird press conference at the White House. Was it a show of good faith (this is a first for queer journalists) or just another attempt to appear attentive? An administration official named Melod ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2009


    A lawsuit against the city highlights an affordable-housing program's decades of mismanagement — and the middle-class homeowners who lost out as a result.

  • News

    October 14, 2009
  • News

    April 22, 2009

    Whipped and Gagged

    Is government spending obscene? Well, it paid to train S&M filmmakers.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Will Gay Marriage Have to Wait for Democracy to Catch Up?

    History's Answer: Yes By Peter Jamison Since Californians voted to enshrine discrimination against gay couples in their state constitution on Nov. 4, the varied strains of lamentation from San Francisco's chattering classes have risen to a choral swell. The success of Proposition 8, which banned s ... More >>

  • News

    October 29, 2008

    Senior Memories

    Some of the Class of 2000's stranger moments. (A lot of them involve Chris Daly.)

  • News

    October 22, 2008

    Mind Games

    One man's journey to be remembered for his ability to remember.

  • News

    May 21, 2008
  • News

    August 29, 2007

    The Daly Show

    Even in a summer of discontent for San Francisco progressives, bad-boy supervisor Chris Daly remains unbowed

  • News

    December 6, 2006

    Mothers Work

    Some working moms face job discrimination, while others encounter barriers to success. They're all potential activists for the new grass-roots group, MomsRising.

  • News

    November 29, 2006

    Boycott Feinstein

    A new proposed law would put activists in jail for hurting a company's bottom line

  • News

    October 4, 2006


    Half of U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan's lawyers have quit. But as he remains bunkered against criticism, who's minding the shop?

  • News

    November 23, 2005

    Bait and Snitch

    Lying under oath, threatening witnesses, revealing the names of federal agents -- it's just another day on the job for one of the DEA's paid drug informants

  • News

    March 20, 2002

    No Parking Zone

    UC's Hastings College of the Law proposes a huge Tenderloin garage; most everyone else gags

  • News

    February 13, 2002

    The Price of Citizenship

    A quirk in immigration laws, and tougher security rules, demand a terrible choice from Filipino baggage screeners at SFO: their jobs or their families

  • News

    March 27, 1996

    Randy Shaw's Power Plays

    Sixteen years ago, Randy Shaw started a housing clinic with $50 and a good idea: educating tenants. Now he's got more than $900,000 a year to spend -- and clout to match.

  • News

    February 28, 1996

    Judging Matthew Rothschild

    Why is the Democratic Party elite backing an underqualified party operative for the local judiciary?

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