SF Weekly has been sold.
Last night, it was announced the San Francisco-based alt-weekly has split from its parent company, Village Voice Media. It was sold to a new, Denver-based entity in a management buyout: Voice Media Group. The purchase includes the dozen other alternative newsweeklies in th ... More >>
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that SF Weekly's parent company, Village Voice Media, can sue the notorious Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Our sister paper, The Phoenix New Times, published the following story after the court made its decision in San Francisco.
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The Department of Justice today took the unusual step of suing a sitting U.S. sheriff. Joe Arpaio, the infamous sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., is charged with years of systematically discriminating against Latinos and using the power of his office to retaliate against critics. This paragrap ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ArpaioAn 11-member panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had some tough questions today for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyer about why "America's Toughest Sheriff" should be exempt from a lawsuit claiming he violated an Arizona ... More >>
Joe ArpaioThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments tomorrow in a lawsuit filed against Arizona law-enforcement officials who falsely arrested two Village Voice Media executives as retaliation for stories printed in the Phoenix New Times in 2007.All 11 judges of the appe ... More >>
Is America's toughest sheriff now America's most relieved?Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, principal owners of SF Weekly's parent company, are permitted to sue the Phoenix special prosecutor who in 2007 had them arrested and jailed on bogus charges, a San Francisco appeals court has ruled.However, a ... More >>
Critical ConditionIt's easy to blame the incendiary rhetoric of vociferous Tea Party Republicans for the recent shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona Democrat who remains in critical condition after she was shot in the head on Saturday. But in Phoenix, 113 miles from Tucson wh ... More >>
For more than a century, the California Supreme Court has interpreted antitrust law as protecting consumers from high prices, not protecting the profits of entrenched market leaders who fear competition. The Supreme Court's refusal yesterday to follow Justice Joyce Kennard's wishes and hear ... More >>
Last week, there were some murmurs among local bloggers about whether SF Weekly would suffer as a result of a proposed city boycott of Arizona businesses because of the Grand Canyon State's harsh new immigration law. Editors at SF Appeal and SFist raised the prospect of city officials refusing to ... More >>
Veteran Bayview-Hunters Point activist Espanola Jackson speaks out against the Guardian projectFoes Assert Project is Un-American, Will Hurt Children...The San Francisco Planning Commission today unanimously approved San Francisco Bay Guardian Publisher Bruce Brugmann's application to rent the ro ... More >>
Dozens of Potrero Hill residents are lending their voices to a campaign opposing efforts by the owners of the San Francisco Bay Guardian to erect cell-phone antennas atop the newspaper's offices at 135 Mississippi StreetThe newspaper's neighbors tell SF Weekly that they have collected as many as ... More >>
Today, residents in Potrero Hill were sent a letter from SF Weekly's executive editor, Michael Lacey, alerting them to an issue being ignored in the pages of the Bay Guardian. Guardian publisher Bruce Brugmann wants to erect a cell phone tower on the rooftop of the paper's Potrero office buil ... More >>
George GasconUPDATE: Mayor Gavin Newsom did indeed choose George Gascon to be San Francisco's next chief. Recently on this page, we noted that Harold Hurtt, potentially Police Chief Heather Fong's successor in San Francisco -- may be out of a job altogether if he doesn't land the top slot here ... More >>