Angst over San Francisco's poorly enforced dog-leash laws was revived last week when a poodle was allegedly killed by an out-of-control mastiff in Huntington Park. Police continue to search for the owner of the dog that was running off-leash when it attacked and killed Dijon (pictured at right).N ... More >>
Pot smokers getting no love from Obama this Valentine's Day The week doesn't often begin on Friday. But then again, it's not often Medical Marijuana Week -- is it?Indeed not. And that Medical Marijuana Week coincides with Valentine's Day is no mistake: It was the Compassionate Use Act that got us ... More >>
And so it beginsOne of the more puzzling aspects of San Francisco politics is the bizarre level of conflict that arises with any discussion of dogs. The prolonged internecine conflict between those who wish to run their dogs free and advocates of more restrictive leash laws has periodically convu ... More >>
Marion Cope is barking mad over an alleged dog attackA Nob Hill grand dame who says her leg was mutilated by off-leash dogs in Huntington Park last fall has filed a lawsuit against the city, asserting that San Francisco officials failed to adequately enforce leash laws at the park.Marion Cope -- ... More >>
Where's that dog's leash?In what could be the overture to a lawsuit ensnaring high-level city officials, Nob Hill resident Marion Cope has filed a claim for hefty cash damages with the San Francisco City Attorney's office, alleging that government negligence contributed to a nasty dog attack last ... More >>
Not the dog in question...San Francisco Police Sergeant Bill Herndon says he has opted not to seek punishment for two off-leash dogs allegedly involved in an incident that left 74-year-old Nob Hill resident Marion Cope severely wounded.Following a hearing of the SFPD's Vicious and Dangerous Anima ... More >>
San Francisco's iconic Grace Cathedral was a setting for the last film of the great Alfred Hitchcock, 1976's Family Plot, which featured wealthy eccentrics, a villainous jeweler, and a phony spiritualist in a topsy-turvy suspense plot. Following in this tradition, the cathedral atop Nob Hill tomorro ... More >>
A brutal dog attack in Nob Hill has revived the city's battle over canine control. Here's why it's going to get worse.
It's not uncommon for rookie politicians to unwittingly involve themselves in long-stewing special-interest battles. In that tradition, freshman Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has taken a series of actions that have drawn him into a particularly vicious, only-in-San-Francisco conflict -- ... More >>
Marion Cope -- the 73-year-old widow of Newton Cope, former owner of the swanky Huntington Hotel in Nob Hill -- was seriously injured last month when she was attacked by an off-leash dog in Huntington Park, according to police records reviewed by SF Weekly.This is not only sad but deeply ironic - ... More >>
We may not be his best friend after allSan Francisco may be the national Democratic Party's ATM. But, counter-intuitively, it does not flaunt the most lopsided percentage of registered Democratic voters in the state. Or the second-highest. Or third. Or tenth. According to the city's Department of ... More >>
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