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September 10, 2012 | 8:57 am

A.M. Splash: Jump-starting California Executions; Mirkarimi Fights to Keep Job; New App to Help Muni

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Two prosecutors try to jump-start California executions (San Jose Mercury News) With California voters readying to consider whether to retain the death penalty, two prominent district attorneys, including San Mateo County’s, are mounting a rebel legal campaign to kick-start executions in San Quentin’s long-dormant death chamber. Ross Mirkarimi stepping up efforts to to keep job […]

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August 22, 2012 | 8:50 am

A.M. Splash: Auditor — Some of S. Jose’s Estimated Pension Costs ‘Unsupported’; Poll — Most Want Mirkarimi Out; Richmond Cops Avoid Prison

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State Auditor calls San Jose pension estimates ‘unsupported’ (SJ Mercury News) The California State Auditor on Tuesday reported San Jose “likely overstated” that its future pension costs could reach $650 million by 2015, a figure the audit called “unsupported” and which the mayor cited early last year in building the case for a ballot measure […]

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Does Mirkarimi Have the 3 Votes He Needs to Keep His Job?

August 17, 2012 | 4:20 pm

Does Mirkarimi Have the 3 Votes He Needs to Keep His Job?

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Will they or won’t they? San Francisco’s Ethics Commission has found that Ross Mirkarimi committed official misconduct when he bruised his wife’s arm during a heated argument seven-and-a-half months ago. That incident resulted in the San Francisco sheriff pleading guilty to one count of misdemeanor false imprisonment, which in turn led to his suspension by […]

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August 17, 2012 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: Mirkarimi’s Fate in Hands of Supes; Facebook Stock Hits Record Low

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Panel: Mirkarimi engaged in misconduct (SF Chronicle) The San Francisco Ethics Commission set the stage for suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s potential removal from office when it voted 4-1 Thursday to find he engaged in official misconduct stemming from a Dec. 31 argument where he bruised his wife’s arm. Despite the commission’s ruling that the majority […]

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August 16, 2012 | 1:26 pm

Ethics Commission: Mirkarimi Committed Official Misconduct

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The Ethics Commission voted 4-1 to sustain findings of official misconduct, with Commissioner Ben Hur dissenting. They will create a summary document of their hearing at a later date for the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors now has 30 days to act, although it is unclear whether that clock begins Thursday night after […]

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August 16, 2012 | 8:14 am

A.M. Splash: Mirkarimi Report Due; Bay Area Housing Prices Up; Lawsuit Filed in Chevron Fire; Memorial Stadium Opens; Brown Twins Separated

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Dueling sheriff rallies (SF Chronicle) The next round of the official misconduct case against suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi begins at 9 a.m. Thursday in a City Hall hearing room when the Ethics Commission reconvenes to recommend whether to uphold the charges brought by Mayor Ed Lee. There, at the onset, commissioners and City […]

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July 20, 2012 | 1:20 pm

Judge Lifts Order Barring Mirkarimi Contact With Wife

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(Bay City News) After more than six months of separation, suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi had his restraining order lifted this morning in San Francisco Superior Court to allow him to reunite with his wife. The protective order was issued when Mirkarimi was arrested in January in connection with a Dec. 31 incident in […]

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July 20, 2012 | 9:01 am

A.M. Splash: Mirkarimi Hearing Continues; Mayor’s Alleged Perjury Ruled Irrelevant; New Bomb Threat Details

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Eliana Lopez testifies at ethics hearing (SF Chronicle) One second, Eliana Lopez said, sent her life spiraling into “disaster.” The Dec. 31 incident in which her husband, suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, grabbed her arm causing a bruise lasted just one second, but it set off a chain of events that include his misdemeanor […]

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Mirkarimi’s Wife May Testify in Misconduct Case

July 6, 2012 | 10:26 am

Mirkarimi’s Wife May Testify in Misconduct Case

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wife of San Francisco sheriff Ross Mirkarimi may testify in person at his misconduct hearing. An attorney for Eliana Lopez tells the San Francisco Chronicle that she’ll probably fly back to San Francisco from her native Venezuela to appear before the city Ethics Commission. She’s tentatively scheduled to testify on […]

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June 29, 2012 | 5:00 pm

Mirkarimi, Ed Lee Testify at Ethics Hearing

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(AP) SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he would find it “extremely difficult” to work with suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi if Mirkarimi is able to get his job back. Lee made the remarks Friday while testifying before the city’s Ethics Commission. The five-member panel has convened a trial-like hearing to determine whether […]

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