Subject:

Marilyn Hall Patel

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Saison's Owners Are Too Damn Busy, the Yelp Case Is Too Damn Sketchy

    Today in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Grub Street has a word with Saison's Josh Skenes re: what's up with Decantr, which was a wine bar with small plates (SFoodie just loved the chicken liver mousseline) but then became, well ― nothing. The place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Ex-KPIX Reporters' Discrimination Suit Dismissed -- With Sarcasm

    Bill Schechner, left, and John Lobertini were, literally, schooled by Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ​Being a middle-aged male isn't the greatest burden in American society. Yet former KPIX Channel 5 reporters Bill Schechner and John Lobertini claimed their age and gender got them fired in 2008 and file ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2009
  • News

    March 28, 2007

    Invisible Man

    Unlike the other U.S. attorneys fired by the Bushies, Kevin Ryan.

  • News

    July 26, 2006

    Get Out of Jail Free

    In the process of taking down the city's baddest gangsters, prosecutors and cops set some very scary people free.

  • News

    July 2, 2003

    San Mateo Confidential

    How a lesbian love triangle involving two police officers and a former kickboxing champion led to a drawn-out privacy lawsuit against the San Mateo County DA who had allegedly outed the kickboxer to her ex-husband, a probation officer who then decided to

  • News

    April 3, 1996

    The Fire Next Time

    As a civil rights advocate, Bob Demmons called in the federal government to end racism in the Fire Department. Now that he's chief, he has to remove federal control and prove that firefighters can manage race relations on their own.

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