Having the right qualifications to be District Attorney of San Francisco is crucial. With that in mind, we give you the musical tastes of the candidates. Read More
Drybar Opening Party: Local owners Lindsay and Tom Glaser hosted a party June 28 to celebrate the popular Los Angeles-based salon Drybar’s expansion into San Francisco at its new location at 1908 Fillmore St. The salon — named one of the “100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010” by Entrepreneur magazine — is known for its low-priced blowouts in an elegant, fun setting, and for its celebrity following. Read More
The three district attorney candidates debating Wednesday faced a key question: experience.Two of the three candidates -- incumbent George Gascon and David Onek -- have never prosecuted a case. But the question of experience extended beyond the courtroom. Read More
When it comes to picking a district attorney, San Francisco’s ranked-choice voting is shaping the strategy of the three candidates vying to be The City’s top prosecutor.
Ranked-choice voting allows people to pick their top three candidates for mayor, sheriff, district attorney, supervisor and other elected positions. If the top choice doesn’t get a majority of the votes, then the second- and third-place votes come into play until a candidate has a majority. Read More
On Monday, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón will announce what he called a major development in a worker death case involving a roofer who was killed on the job. He also will sign an agreement with the Mexican Consul General’s Office to support multinational victims and their participation in the prosecution of crimes against them. Read More
In many cities, a politician’s opposition to the death penalty would be considered a political liability. But in San Francisco, supporting the death penalty can be hazardous to your political career — even if you’re The City’s top prosecutor. District Attorney George Gascón’s nuanced approach to the death penalty could cost him votes in November’s election, but he insisted Wednesday that he would hold firm to his stance. Read More
Endorsements keep rolling in for San Francisco’s current district attorney in the lead up to the November election.Last week, Kamala Harris, The City’s former district attorney, endorsed current prosecutor George Gascon in November’s election. On Thursday evening, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom gave his endorsement to Gascon. Read More
So far it’s been a two-horse race for the district attorney’s office with challenger David Onek scrapping with District Attorney George Gascón over public records and conflicts of interest, but it looks like a third challenger is revving up the campaign engine. Read More
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is scheduled to announce he will run for mayor on Monday morning.The District 3 supervisor will kick off his campaign for The City’s top post on the steps of City Hall at 11 a.m., according to a source in his camp.Chiu, whose district includes North Beach and Chinatown, was elected in 2008 with the blessing of progressive predecessor Aaron Peskin. Read More
He opted for one high-profile job over another, but even though George Gascón altered his uniform, he did not change his colors.
In announcing a reorganization of his office Wednesday, San Francisco’s new district attorney showed that his willingness to shake up stagnant agencies is on par with his desire to take on new challenges.
And he has a big one on the horizon. Read More