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San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gascon, Mirkarimi Likely Winners For SF District Attorney, Sheriff

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, former SFPD chief, held a commanding lead in his bid for election, while ranked-choice votes also showed that Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was likely to become San Francisco’s new sheriff.


San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gascon Takes Early Lead In San Francisco DA’s Race

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon appears set to hold onto his seat although he did not reach a majority in the initial round of the ranked-choice voting process in Tuesday’s election.


San Francisco City Hall. (CBS)

Gascon Absent From Final San Francisco DA Debate

San Francisco’s district attorney did not attend Wednesday’s debate—the last before the Nov. 8 election—and his opponents took the absence as an opportunity to say why they are the best candidate to take over the office.


Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SF Mayor Lee Wins High School Mock Election; Gascon Trounced

San Francisco’s young people want their interim mayor to stick around for a full term but not their district attorney, according to results of a survey of the city’s public high school students released Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–10/18/2011

Few Turning Out For Early Voting

San Francisco Candidates Fill Out Ballots As Early Voting Begins

Early voting started Tuesday for San Francisco’s Nov. 8 election and many candidates took advantage, filling out their ballots at City Hall.


San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco District Attorney Candidates Attack Gascon Over Memo

The memo is thought to provide information on the San Francisco DNA Crime Lab’s testing procedures.


San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opponents Criticize San Francisco District Attorney For ‘Conflict of Interest’

District Attorney George Gascon’s opponents said he had a conflict of interest when deciding not to investigate the “Run, Ed, Run” campaign.


”Wall of Shame” outside the vice and child exploitation unit at the Oakland Police Department’s headquarters includes more than 100 photos of suspects the team has put behind bars. (BCN)

California Lawmakers Creating Policy To Target Child Prostitution

California lacks a unified response to human trafficking but several Bay Area officials are making inroads in protecting exploited children and prosecuting their attackers.

CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011