If Melinda Haag thought being local United States prosecutor would make her famous, it's doubtful she ever imagined it'd be because of a plant. Her predecessors Joe Russoniello and Kevin Ryan made names for themselves for returning money to cocaine dealers who used frogmen to smuggle powder ashore a ... More >>
Moving books around, however is not a crime. Following an international trend, some copies of George W. Bush's tome, Decision Points, are mysteriously migrating to San Francisco bookstores' "crime" sections. That's just what happened in the photo accompanying this story, which was snapped in the ... More >>
This book is now officially good for somethingYou likely won't be forced to buy George W. Bush's literary attempt, Decision Points. When it comes to investing in presidential apologia, you are the decider. But if, for some undetermined reason, you needed, really needed, to buy W's tome -- you cou ... More >>
So long, Mr. Ryan...With today's announcement of the departure of Kevin Ryan, the head of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, Gavin Newsom passed an important pinnacle. His right-hand men and women have now quit more times than Brett Favre. It took a while, but Newsom caught up. On a serious ... More >>
It's gettin' hot in hereThe Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice has sent a memo to Board of Supervisors President David Chiu asking him to back off efforts to set up a stricter nightclub permitting process, the latest volley in an intensifying intra-city feud over how to handle rising club violence.T ... More >>
The Entertainment Commission is supposed to regulate S.F. nightclubs, but it won't — and often can't — punish scofflaws. The results are sometimes tragic.
Unlike the other U.S. attorneys fired by the Bushies, Kevin Ryan.
Half of U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan's lawyers have quit. But as he remains bunkered against criticism, who's minding the shop?
In the process of taking down the city's baddest gangsters, prosecutors and cops set some very scary people free.
Memo to Ashcroft: Why aren't you pursuing Barry Bonds the way you did Martha Stewart?