Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to regulate assault weapons was considered Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, where it failed, as did proposals to expand background checks. During the debate over the assault weapons ban, Feinstein made the case for a single federal standard. Read More
An online petition is asking billionaire Larry Ellison to pay for all The City’s costs of hosting the America’s Cup race this fall. Read More
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, called on lawmakers to take action on the assault-weapons ban instead of waiting for the legislation to emerge from the U.S. Senate. Read More
S.F. hottie Dianne Feinstein is incensed over the so-called erroneous depictions of torture in “Zero Dark Thirty,” the movie about the hunt for Bin Laden. Read More
When I was in high school, both of my older brothers played soccer. To kill time after school while they practiced, I became the “soccer manager.” This was a strange title, because I didn’t “manage” anything or anyone. All I did was fill Gatorade bottles and make sure the equipment was on the bus.
This experience reminds me of the presidency of the Board of Supervisors. Because being the president of the board comes with about as much authority as being the soccer manager. Read More
A collective shriek rang out Wednesday when Judge Katherine Feinstein announced she’ll be stepping down from her position as a San Francisco Superior Court judge and may run for public office.
Why a shriek? Because the bench of California politicians hoping for a promotion is already very crowded. Read More
The state Legislature doesn’t even meet until Jan. 7, but already our star-struck elected officials are eager to ingratiate themselves with the glamorous Hollywood film industry.
This past week, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, introduced a bill to increase the penalties for “swatting.” If you’re not a teenage girl or the parent of one, you might not be aware of this phenomenon. Read More
While reasonable discussions about gun control have begun to occur following the tragic and senseless massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one voice that can be discarded as irrational is that of the National Rifle Association, the country’s dominant pro-gun lobby. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is not waiting for the Obama administration to make laws restricting the use of semi-automatic weapons — he is joining forces with other city officials to try to ban certain ammunition and create a notification system for large ammo purchases. Read More
San Francisco Superior Court Presiding Judge Katherine Feinstein has announced that she is retiring from the bench.
Feinstein, 55, the daughter of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has served as a judge with the court for more than 12 years, and for the past two she has served as presiding judge. Her retirement is effective Feb. 1, court officials said. Read More