San Francisco City Attorney's Office

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    January 25, 2013

    City Attorney Cracks Down on Restaurant Health Insurance Fraud

    If you've ever wondered whether the health care surcharge on your restaurant bill is actually going toward funding health insurance for the restaurant's employees, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that the vast majority of S.F. restaurants are in compliance. The bad news is that a ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Proposition 8: U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal on Gay Marriage (Update)

    Update 2:10 p.m.: City Supervisors respond to U.S. Supreme Court decision on Prop. 8. Read at the bottom Original story 12:29 p.m.: The U.S. Supreme Court just announced that it will review the federal constitutional challenge to Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage, as well as the Def ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    City Attorney Contradicts DA George Gascón's Statements on DNA Lab Memo

    George Gascón​The San Francisco City Attorney's Office yesterday contradicted statements District Attorney George Gascón made last week about why his office has refused to release an internal memo criticizing the DNA unit of the city's troubled police crime lab.The memo, which was authored by na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Belinda Exon, Contractor Who Stole $1 Million From S.F. Housing Fund, Gets Three Years in Jail

    Belinda Exon is no longer rich​SF Weekly readers might have wondered whatever happened to Belinda Exon, the devious contractor who took of with more than $1 million in San Francisco funds designated for low-income housing. Well, she's going to prison -- for three years. Our sister paper OC Weekly ... More >>

  • News

    February 21, 2007

    Aim Low

    The nation's biggest player in the apartment rental business has found huge profits in low-income housing

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Big Dam Mess

    The Environmental Defense Fund embarks on a national campaign to shame San Francisco into restoring the other great Yosemite valley, Hetch Hetchy. But is shame really a good political strategy?

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Pinocchio and SFO

    Once upon a time, there were airport officials who wanted to spin tall tales, spend $745,000 on Honduran boondoggling, and not explain very much

  • News

    January 30, 2002

    Luke Brugnara Makes His Point

    All the city's most bombastic commercial landlord wants is a San Francisco-themed casino in Las Vegas ... or absolute misery for anyone who gets in his way

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    The Great Minnow Hunt

    Why did the U.S. Attorney's Office angle for fingerlings -- and apparently ignore trophy catches -- during its corruption investigation at the San Francisco Housing Authority?

  • News

    October 1, 1997

    That Sinking Feeling

    Sinkhole that ate Seacliff still eats at its residents

  • News

    July 17, 1996

    Bombs Away

    The Pigeon Lady of Noe Valley has neighbors diving for cover

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