San Francisco 2011As far as Ed Lee is concerned he invented progressive politics in San Francisco. Lee, who was appointed interim mayor Tuesday afternoon, has been pegged as a moderate by the left-leaning members of the Board of Supervisors who had attempted to get their pick, Sheriff Michael Hen ... More >>
A kidnapping victim watched his case linger needlessly in court for years. In S.F., he has company.
Vaughn Walker, reimagined as a pimp. This is not a real photo.Vaughn Walker, the federal judge who in August delivered a landmark ruling affirming the right of same-sex couples in California to marry, will begin teaching a class at U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law after he retires at the ... More >>
'Judge Walker is not a dummy...'Judge Vaughn Walker's decision today to officially overturn Proposition 8 -- but stay that action until next week -- left a lot of same-sex couples statewide feeling like the rug had been pulled out from under them. The knowledge that their marriages were delayed a ... More >>
Oh, happy day...READ THE ENTIRE RULING HERENO SAME-SEX MARRIAGES TODAY, SAYS SUPERVISOR BEVAN DUFTYFRIDAY HEARING WILL DETERMINE IF STAY ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS LIFTED -- THOUGH DECISION MAY NOT BE MADE AT THAT TIME. SEE COURT PAPERS HERE: Temporary stay.pdfCHECK BACK FOR FREQUENT UPDATESAs many ... More >>
Men dont have to agree to sex in order to get busted in a prostitution sting. They just have to seem interested.
David OnekSan Francisco Police Commissioner David Onek announced today that he plans to run for district attorney -- provided current D.A. Kamala Harris, his political ally, wins the November election for California attorney general and vacates the office early."DA Harris is a friend and I would ... More >>
Torture? Or graduation night beer-funneling?Protesters are planning to attend graduation ceremonies this Friday at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law to voice their displeasure at the continued presence of Bush Administration torturer's apprentice John Yoo on the law school's faculty.In a pre ... More >>
Uttered in any location with a view of San Francisco Bay, the name of John Yoo tends to reduce people to convulsive hand-wringing. Yoo, a professor at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, has been a frequent target of liberal protesters and activists -- many of them students -- because of his ass ... More >>
He didn't get the memoWould you like to see the next generation of American jurists learn their trade at the feet of a war criminal? Most citizens of the modern world outside Zimbabwe -- and parts of New Jersey, strangely enough -- would likely answer that question with a resounding "no." B ... More >>
The city's master plan for cleaner energy is fraught with risk. And, like it or not, you're already signed up.
Three housekeepers and a day laborer take action against deadbeat employers who abuse immigrants
The Life and Death of a Lion
Roberta Achtenberg bristles when anyone dares say that Williw Brown is the one who gets things done. "I have gotten things done my entire life, right?" she says, citing when her accomplishments as a law school dean, her 800-page book on sexual orientatio
As ACT returns to its home at the restored Geary, Artistic Director Carey Perloff stages a coup de theatre for her fourth season