On September 12, 2011, a S.W.A.T. team busted into a Santa Cruz home and arrested a woman named Haley Wright. The local newspaper the next day noted that Wright was one of 24 people scooped up in a major narcotics sweep. She and the rest were allegedly linked to a Mexican drug cartel.
She spent 30 ... More >>
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments over whether law enforcement should be allowed to take DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes.
Michael Dreeben, one of the lawyers arguing for the government, stated that the samples serve two purposes: "crime solution and fa ... More >>
We got a little glimpse of what Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has been doing now that he's back on the job: registering inmates to vote. And why shouldn't he want this, considering it was San Francisco prisoners who vociferously backed the embattled sheriff during his domestic violence drama that nearly co ... More >>
This isn't a man bites dog story. This is a man bites his dog and allegedly beats his pup story -- and that's even worse.San Francisco Police Capt. Greg Corrales tells SF Weekly that on Saturday, a witness called the cops after he allegedly saw 18-year-old Tyler Anderson punch his female pit bu ... More >>
CraigslistTerrorize the squash-phobic in your life.SFoodie's weekly look at some urban essentials offered up on Craiglist.
• Five little ducks went out one day, over the hill and far away. Mother Duck said, "Quack, quack, quack, quack," but only four little ducks came back. Why? Because yo ... More >>
T. PalmerName: My Goodness BarBrand: Chocolate VisionsOrigin: Scotts ValleyFound at: Fog City News (455 Market at Montgomery)Cost: $6.95Ingredients: Bittersweet chocolate, honey roasted peanuts, salt, modified food starch, coconut. Calories per serving: Not listedThe word: Lloyd and Lindy Martin' ... More >>
Dispensary moratorium: Latest political fad?One by one, across California, the lights are winking out.In city after city, town after town, patients who had dared hope they would at last have safe access to the medicine recommended by their physicians are having those hopes dashed by politic ... More >>
The Positive Coaching Alliance asks hard-bitten coaches to fill out workbooks and recite management jargon. It also has them saying things like, "I want to go back and relive my childhood and be coached like this."
The enforcement of drug laws should be less hurtful than the dangers inherent indrug use itself, say the "harm reductionists" at Prevention Point, who practice what they preach by distributing 1.5 million needles to the city's drug users