Erin Sherbert, who writes on the popular blog The Snitch for SF Weekly, has been named to the newly created position of director of online news for the San Francisco Newspaper Co.
Sherbert will oversee digital news content for all three of the company’s publications: The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and SF Weekly. She will help management with the direction, content and evolution of the company’s editorial products. Read More
The owner of the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Bay Guardian is acquiring the SF Weekly in a sale designed to preserve and enhance the paper’s role in The City’s media ecosystem.
San Francisco Newspaper Co., the Weekly’s new owner, pledged to continue operating the venerable alternative newsweekly as a standalone publication with separate editorial content from the both the Examiner and the Guardian. Read More
This cop truly has tunnel vision.
San Francisco police Sgt. Carl T — yes, T is his legal last name — is in hot water after posting a video to Facebook saying he and pals drove 100 mph in a Lamborghini through the Broadway Tunnel. To top it all off, T wrote, “Plus, we were all drunk.”
The Police Department launched an internal investigation after the local blog SFist first reported the story. Read More
Domestic violence is the topic de jour at City Hall after last week’s divisive decision by four San Francisco supervisors to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi following his temporary removal from office stemming from an incident involving his wife. Read More
Sealed court records discussing a memo critical of the Police Department’s DNA testing lab have been made public, offering harsh assessments of the technician who now runs the lab and of the department’s failure to reveal the memo during lab re-accreditation.The SF Weekly published the transcript Monday, provoking anger from the office of former police chief and current District Attorney George Gascón. Read More
Proving once again that police chiefs are like baseball managers and school superintendents — no matter how many losing teams they lead, they still land other job offers — word out of Washington, D.C., is that Heather Fong, the recently retired head of our own tarnished cop shop, is up for a top slot at the Office of Community Oriented Police Services, the federal grant-awarding agency that funds police departments. Read More