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San Francisco 911 Dispatchers Protest Low Staffing Levels

April 3, 2014 | 9:26 am

San Francisco 911 Dispatchers Protest Low Staffing Levels

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Demonstrators say too many calls are put on hold, increasing stress and endangering public safety.

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Former S.F. Supervisor Loses Roommate, Home in Fire

January 3, 2014 | 3:41 pm

Former S.F. Supervisor Loses Roommate, Home in Fire

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Blaze leaves one dead and Christina Olague homeless; fundraiser planned.

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September 4, 2013 | 5:49 pm

So Long From News Fix’s Jon Brooks

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Our great News Fix blogger and editor is moving on, but he’ll continue to make guest appearances here.

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SF Weekly, Bay Guardian Now Under One Owner

January 9, 2013 | 12:23 pm

SF Weekly, Bay Guardian Now Under One Owner

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Wow, the SF Weekly and Bay Guardian under one umrella? What’s next, Ross Mirkarimi and Ed Lee hug? Voice Media Group announced that it’s sold the Weekly to the San Francisco Newspaper Company, which publishes both the Bay Guardian, San Francisco’s other alternative weekly, and The Examiner. From Voice Media Group: The deal, effective immediately, […]

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Ross Mirkarimi Discusses the Past Year — and Next Steps

November 21, 2012 | 2:28 pm

Ross Mirkarimi Discusses the Past Year — and Next Steps

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About a hundred people turned out last night at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club to hear Ross Mirkarimi discuss the domestic dispute with his wife that embroiled his first year as San Francisco Sheriff in controversy, legal disputes, a suspension from office and — about six weeks ago — reinstatement by the Board of Supervisors. I served as moderator.

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November 16, 2012 | 4:19 pm

San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy’s Charged in Bank Robbery Case

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When you see the words “San Francisco sheriff” these days, your mind tends to reflexively go to this topic. Here’s something different, though not really better. SF District Attorney George Gascón said of the alleged robbery, “San Franciscans expect the men and women in uniform to uphold the laws and protect our residents.” That’s one […]

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November 16, 2012 | 8:41 am

A.M. Splash: SF Board Caps Micro-Apartments; Mirkarimi Holds Onto Domestic Violence Program; Academy of Art Accused of Landuse Violations

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Mirkarimi refuses to yield oversight (SF Chronicle) San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will let his undersheriff handle any disciplinary actions involving subordinates accused of domestic violence, but he will not give up oversight of his department’s domestic violence prevention programs, he wrote in a letter to Mayor Ed Lee. Mirkarimi is on probation after pleading […]

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November 8, 2012 | 7:57 am

A.M. Splash: Calif. Dems Say They Have Supermajority; Mirkarimi Recall in the Works; Suit Seeks to Block Sex Trafficking Law

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California Democrats say they won supermajority control of Legislature (Sacramento Bee) Democratic legislative leaders declared Wednesday that they had captured a supermajority of each house, the first time in more than 100 years that the party has wielded such power. With all precincts counted, Democrats led in enough races to clear that two-thirds threshold, which […]

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October 30, 2012 | 8:19 am

A.M. Splash: Schools Drop Bid for US Funds; Top Execs Leave Apple; 49ers Stadium Money Challenged; DA Tries to Limit Mirkarimi

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S.F., Oakland drop bid for U.S. school funds (SF Chronicle) Stuck in a standoff with teachers unions, the San Francisco and Oakland school districts have abandoned efforts to bring in up to $15 million each to develop high-quality math classes for upper-elementary and middle school students. The two districts spent months preparing a joint application […]

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October 24, 2012 | 8:25 am

A.M. Splash: Calif. Gas Prices Plunging; S. Bruno Officials Want George Mitchell to Quit PG&E Fine Mediation; Ed Lee in Rift With Mirkarimi Backers

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California gas prices plunging (SJ Mercury News) California gas prices are plunging from record highs set two weeks ago as refineries come back on line, motorists drive less and the cheaper winter blend of fuel reaches neighborhood filling stations. That was expected. But here’s a surprise — a pleasant one: Prices may fall an additional […]

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