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truTV

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    San Francisco Offers Rebates To Reality TV and Documentaries

    ​Reality TV shows like truTV's "Bait Car" - which filmed San Francisco cops arresting San Franciscans last year - and "The Bachelor" will have even more incentive to come film their trash TV in the city.  The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this afternoon to extend the city's "Scene in ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    More Bait Car Cases Dismissed in San Francisco Court

    Gotcha. Or actually, not really. ​A year after truTV's Bait Car rolled into town to catch San Franciscans on camera "stealing" vehicles, more than half of the resulting criminal cases have been dismissed, the public defender's office says. We wrote a cover story on the police department's money-ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    'Bait Car' Conversations With Cops Likely To Be Revealed, Could Help Alleged Car Thieves

    As they say, the devil is in the details.​The nitty-gritty details of the behind-the-scenes discussions between San Francisco police and truTV's "Bait Car" reality TV show will likely be revealed in court -- soon. On Thursday, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng said he was granting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    San Francisco Could Be Liable for Any Injuries in Bait Car Sting

    Creating a liability for the city?​In the wake of the police's collaboration with the Bait Car reality TV program, disgruntled people caught on the show are now threatening lawsuits. We've blogged about truTV being sued for defamation from someone claiming they never signed a release for his image ... More >>

  • News

    January 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Las Vegas Woman Sues truTV Show For Defamation

    ​We wrote this week about many of the troubling aspects of the Bait Car TV show on truTV, which is currently airing episodes filmed in San Francisco. Among the more maddening facets for the people on the show is that it calls them "car thieves," even after their charges are dismissed. The show tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    San Diego Cops Sued For Bringing TV Crews Along To Arrest Woman

    The offending footage...​Our cover story this week dissected how the San Francisco police department teamed up with truTV's "Bait Car" to film a car theft sting here in San Francisco. Some of the people caught in the sting told SF Weekly they're flirting with the idea of suing the police or the TV ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Here Is the Reality: Media Experts Say 'Bait Car' TV Show Is Not Real Journalism

    The Reality of Reality TV​On truTV's 'Bait Car' Monday night, the San Francisco police busted alleged car thieves on camera: a 15-year-old kid who had never driven before, a homeless man who rifled around for loose change in the glove department, and a man who told the cops that he was already on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Prop. 8 TV Parties? Sounds Like a Plan.

    Perfect spread for a C-SPAN party​So, the revolution will not be televised. But the revolutionary gay marriage trial will be. The 9th District Court of Appeals hearing of the Proposition 8 trial will be broadcast live on C-SPAN -- mark your calendars for 10 a.m. on Dec. 6. Will there be Super Bowl ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Cabbies Sue to Halt City's $20 Million Taxi Medallion Sale

    Litigious cabbies haven't gotten their own TV show yet. Maybe Court TV can come to San Francisco. ​San Francisco taxi drivers today filed suit against the city in an attempt to halt plans to raise between $5 million and $20 million by selling drivers' permits, known in the industry as medallions. ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2009

    Under Fire

    Mike Estrada was supposed to be ordered away from a burning building by his superior. It was just one of many mistakes that put him in harm's way.

  • Culture

    December 27, 2006

    Pet Noir: An Anthology of Strange But True Pet Crime Stories

    A comic anthology as shocking as a 12-hour couch session with Court TV

  • Home Entertainment

    April 26, 2006
  • News

    October 26, 2005

    The Money Went Fore What?

    As parks funds were moved -- behind the scenes -- to a golf tournament, Gavin Newsom was out front seeking the spotlight. It's what he does best.

  • News

    January 12, 2005

    Weekly Obsessions

    Things we were obsessing about on Jan. 12, 2005

  • News

    January 12, 2005

    Split Decision

    Do you believe in Gavin and Kimberly, even as they divorce?

  • News

    August 25, 2004

    Great Scott!

    Could you unknowingly be a Scott Peterson apologist? Let us help you find out.

  • News

    April 21, 2004

    Looking Ahead

    Aides insist that Mayor Gavin Newsom is focused on City Hall; his sudden celebrity has spawned speculation about higher office. Much higher.

  • News

    August 6, 2003

    Zoned Out

    For her hot new dog-mauling book Red Zone, eye-pleasing author Aphrodite Jones re-created dialogue and scenes; her publisher and the Chron don't seem to mind

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of June 4, 2003

  • Culture

    July 25, 2001

    It Happens

    Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Parks the funniest show on TV.

  • Calendar

    January 14, 1998
  • Culture

    December 24, 1997
  • Calendar

    January 22, 1997
  • News

    February 28, 1996

    Judging Matthew Rothschild

    Why is the Democratic Party elite backing an underqualified party operative for the local judiciary?

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