Under pressure from First Amendment and privacy advocates, prosecutors from the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office have dropped an effort to retrieve Twitter communications from two people charged in connection with a violent Oct. 6 demonstration. Read More
The caretaker of a famously controversial cross that was stolen from the Mojave Desert two years ago wasn’t all that thrilled about hearing that it had been mysteriously found Monday along the roadside near Half Moon Bay.
“It’s not even the original,” Wanda Sandoz, of Yucca Valley, said Tuesday. Read More
It’s not often that the liberal American Civil Liberties Union and conservative Judicial Watch agree on anything, but the Obama administration’s lack of transparency has brought the two together. Read More
The state’s prison realignment is bringing new jobs to San Francisco.
Millions of dollars in state funding will be used to create 31 new government positions to deal with an influx of lawbreakers and a new center for drug testing, education and job referrals for those offenders. Read More
Despite an early-morning raid Thursday by police and the Department of Public Works, Occupy SF protesters re-established their camp this weekend, taking up most of the block in front of the Federal Reserve building on Market Street.
Click on the photo at right to see a gallery of images from the Occupy SF encampment. Read More
When President Obama discussed the new Arizona immigration law with Mexican President Felipe Calderon at the White House Wednesday, he was doing something he has never done with the governor of Arizona. Although Obama has repeatedly criticized the law, he has not once talked about it with Gov. Jan Brewer, nor is any such discussion in the works. Read More
For nearly a year, the Justice Department has been quietly investigating a group of lawyers sponsored, in part, by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) known as the John Adams Project. These lawyers have provided photographs of covert CIA operatives to members of al-Qaeda detained at Guantanamo Bay. Read More