City Attorney Dennis Herrera isn’t buying Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s assurance that his state only discharged and dumped a single patient from its Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital here in California. Read More
Susan Yuan wanted to save her son. The man beside her, whom she’d just met, said her son would soon die in an accident. The man sensed evil spirits following Yuan, but he could save her son. He just needed Yuan’s money and jewelry so he could banish the spirits via a purification ritual.
So the 51-year-old Chinese immigrant headed for the bank. All she was thinking about was protecting her son, she told a jury Tuesday. Read More
When President Barack Obama was elected in November 2008, the Great Recession was picking up speed and the national unemployment rate was at 6.5 percent. By his inauguration, it had hit 8.5 percent, then peaked in January 2010 at 10.6 percent. And it’s been a slow trudge back ever since.
But San Francisco weathered the crisis better than most cities. Recent data show this upward trend continuing for the Bay Area. But the Bay Area’s success has only underscored California’s economic stratification. Read More
City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a brief filed today in the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming that relegating gay couples to a lesser status simply to brand them as different and less worthy than opposite-sex couples is not a legitimate purpose of Proposition 8.
The document, essentially a 62-page consolidation of every legal argument supporting same-sex marriage, is "likely to be San Francisco's final brief advocating for equal marriage rights for lesbian and gay couples," according to Herrera's office. Read More
Last week was a dreary week in San Francisco, full of weak and weary souls unable to forget that bleak game in which their proud team's championship hopes ended up as dying embers. Sorrow for the lost Super Bowl! A second championship celebration within four months in front of City Hall's door? Nevermore. Read More