The domestic violence scandal that rocked San Francisco politics, involving Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife Eliana Lopez, consumed both headlines and a courtroom in 2012. Now Lopez gets to share her side of the story, in the form of a play.
Singer/songwriter and actress Maria Conchita Alonso’s endorsement of Tea Party member and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly and her subsequent departure from a Spanish-language production of “The Vagina Monologues” launched a national debate over freedom of expression Sunday.
A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor.
The neighbors who played a key role in the domestic violence case involving San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi are suing the sheriff and his wife, Eliana Lopez.
One month after being reinstated, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is accusing his political opponents of instigating recall efforts against him. Mirkarimi said critics are intentionally misstating the role he plays in his department’s domestic violence programs.
San Francisco’s mayor and top prosecutor are seeking legislation that would prohibit reinstated sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from overseeing any domestic violence programs in his department while he is on probation.
Another member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors said Monday that she would support a recall effort against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who was reinstated last week.
A San Francisco supervisor who voted to reinstate embattled Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to his job said she would still support a recall effort to remove him from office.
Ross Mirkarimi is expected to take control of his department next week, even as the district attorney, the mayor and a city official who voted not to remove him from office question his ability to oversee the agency.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi returned to work Wednesday, a day after the city’s Board of Supervisors fell short of the nine votes needed to remove him from office on official misconduct charges.