Wife Of San Francisco Sheriff Mirkarimi Tells Her Side Of Domestic Scandal By Acting On StageThe 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.
SF Jail Program Is The Model For Law To Provide Free Condoms To California PrisonersA new law in California will require state prisons to make condoms available to all prisoners, even though sex between inmates is still a crime.
Police Say Promised Prop. 47 Financial Benefits Aren’t Being Seen In San FranciscoProposition 47, passed by state voters last year, reduced a slew of non-violent felony crimes to misdemeanors, but police say the expected cost savings for law enforcement in San Francisco hasn't yet materialized.
San Francisco Jail Inmates Getting iPads As Part Of $275K Education Pilot ProgramThe San Francisco Sheriff's Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.
Frederico Rocha Named New Undersheriff Of San FranciscoSan Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has named former interim East Palo Alto police Chief Federico Rocha as his new undersheriff.
San Francisco D.A. Challenges Sheriff's Early Inmate Release ProposalSan Francisco's District Attorney George Gascón sent out a letter on Thursday to the mayor and supervisors challenging a proposal by Sheriff Mirkarimi giving him full authority to grant early inmate releases from county jail using electronic-monitoring devices.
Tea Party-Linked Actress Ignites Free Speech Debate After Leaving SF 'Vagina Monologues'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.
Sheriff Mirkarimi Wants Department To Remain In Charge Of SF General Hospital SecuritySan Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said he wants the sheriff's department to remain in charge of security at San Francisco General but that he is also vowing changes after a missing patient was found dead.
Phil Matier: Does SF General Need Sheriff's Deputies?San Francisco's Sheriff's department, which manages security at SF General Hospital, has come under fire for its inadequate response to the Lynn Spalding case. Questions arise as to who should be in charge of security.
Sheriff’s Department Shifts Staff At SF General After Patient DeathThe San Francisco Sheriff's Department is reassigning staff members on the heels of the investigation into the death of Lynne Spalding—the missing woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell.
Sheriff Apologizes Over Incomplete Search For SF General Patient Found DeadSan Francisco's Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi apologized for his department's slow and incomplete search for a missing San Francisco woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell.
San Francisco Supes Allows City To Seek State Grant For New JailThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized the city to apply for a state grant to help build a new jail adjacent to the current Hall of Justice building.
Sheriff Mirkarimi Looks For State Money To Replace 2 Aging SF JailsSheriff Ross Mirkarimi lobbied San Francisco lawmakers Wednesday to pursue state money to build replacements for two aging city jails, over the objections of opponents wary of jail expansion.
SF Sheriff’s New Jail Plans Faces Criticism From Activist GroupA long-running plan to rebuild the jails above San Francisco’s Hall of Justice received criticism from activists who showed up at a meeting on Monday to review Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s proposal and said that no jail should be built.
SF Sheriff Mirkarimi, Colleagues Mourn Off-Duty Deputy Found Dead In VallejoSan Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and the local deputy sheriffs’ association have expressed their sympathies to those who knew a veteran deputy whose body was found in the water near the Vallejo Municipal Marina on Monday afternoon.