After negotiating an amicable settlement with workers and treating Bay Area TV viewers to a long, rambling, ceremonial armistice, BART management confronted yet another problem when they returned to work this morning: While the transit system's staff were mired in contract disputes on Monday, vandal ... More >>
Helen Jean Singh, 22, received nearly a decade in federal prison after she admitted to participating in a prolific sex trafficking conspiracy with her husband. As part of a plea bargain, Singh accepted responsibility for trafficking and prostituting teenage girls in the East Bay of teenage females. ... More >>
Mahendar "Mike" Singh was sentenced to nine years in prison this week for trafficking teens, including minors, and forcing them to provide sex acts in exchange for money and drugs.Singh, 40, pleaded guilty on Jan. 11 to sex-trafficking conspiracy. At that time, Singh admitted that he and his wife, H ... More >>
The Jelly Belly factory is a beacon of thriving American manufacturing -- it is also a fine choice for wholesome family outings.And considering how much former President Ronald Reagan loved jelly beans, it also seems like the perfect location for a conservative darling's presidential ca ... More >>
San Francisco police say they have tracked down the man who they believe stabbed and killed 30-year-old Joseph Minozzi in SOMA last month. Police arrested 42-year-old Charles Robertson in Sacramento on Feb. 22 on suspicion of murdering Minozzi. Robertson, a Fairfield resident, was booked into Sac ... More >>
Lady Justice: No IT expertThe California state auditor's office has released a scathing report criticizing mismanagement and waste in the years-long effort to overhaul and update state courts' methods for keeping track of cases electronically.The 143-page audit scrutinized the Administrative Offi ... More >>
Coeur D'alene? Really?Not long ago, SF Weekly played with a data application the Bay Citizen created regarding where the city's employees live. It turns out, a number of city workers -- including more than a few firefighters -- live in far-off realms such as Placer County, Los Angeles, or even Sa ... More >>
IHOP, you got served!No, we're not talking about those Rubbermaid-quality breakfast steaks, limp strands of bacon, or pale, runny fried eggs. After all, the California-based IHOP restaurant chain -- once known as the International House of Pancakes, IHOP is officially a freestanding acronym after ... More >>
Kevin Y./YelpNo, we're not talking about those Rubbermaid-quality breakfast steaks, limp strands of bacon, or pale, runny fried eggs. After all, the California-based IHOP restaurant chain ― once known as the International House of Pancakes, IHOP is officially a freestanding acronym after it ... More >>
As D.A. Kamala Harris campaigns to be attorney general, her success rate in felony trials has dropped below that of any big-city prosecutor in California.
San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon announced today that the embattled crime lab's drug unit will remain closed until it can adhere to the industry's average annual caseload per worker -- just one of many recommendations in a peer audit of the drug lab released by the police Tuesday. The ind ... More >>
Palm Springs arrests cast doubt on the prosecution of a San Francisco man in a sex tourism case.
The state bar is supposed to punish dishonest attorneys. Instead, it too often coddles them
A man who pursued illegal immigrants for deportation found himself handcuffed by the feds and accused of impersonating a federal agent
The California service employees' union and the nursing home industry join forces to increase corporate profit, grow union membership, and sell out abused nursing home patients
Mayor Brown is pushing for quick approval of a Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment plan that gives a lot to homebuilding giant Lennar, and not nearly enough to the city or the shipyard's neighbors
Adrian Lamo, the 22-year-old "homeless hacker" famous for raiding New York Times computers, pursues his vision of public service by cracking another major corporate network. It's a crime, of course. It's also what he was born to do.
More than one ex-spouse has had problems with Manuel Saavedra
When Willie Brown is mayor, and one of their limiteds is Angelo Tsakopoulos
How a Willie Brown real estate venture snagged tens of millions of dollars in government subsidies and opened the way for Democratic heavyweight Angelo Tsakopoulo to make even more money
While feminists loudly celebrate the 25th anniversary of legalized abortion, quiet changes in the medical landscape make the procedure less and less available
A guide toSan Francisco political corruption -past, present, and future