CARSON CITY, Nev. — Two staff members who violated discharge policies at a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital were fired Monday and three others are being disciplined following an investigation into busing patients to other states, the governor's office and agency officials said Monday.
The Department of Health and Human Services said another four people who were involved no longer work at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital. Read More
Many of the people with mental illnesses who roam San Francisco’s streets, gaining access to The City’s bountiful array of psychiatric and substance-abuse treatment options, come from elsewhere — and some, it turns out, were “dumped” here by out-of-state care providers. Read More
The owner of an American Staffordshire terrier that attacked a U.S. Park Patrol police horse in Crissy Field last summer was required to file statements Thursday to determine financial responsibility for the dog’s care, but the documents submitted fail to provide that information. Read More
First there was the flood of water — and now there is the crash of claims.
The first wave of legal and insurance claims filed by homeowners whose properties were damaged by a Feb. 27 water main break at 15th Avenue and Wawona Street have been filed, according to records. Read More
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is announcing a new smartphone app today that allows people to report nonemergency code enforcement and nuisance issues in a quicker, more efficient manner.
The Code Enforcement Team, a group of lawyers inside the City Attorney’s Office, already works with many San Francisco agencies to help enforce codes and laws in areas that include housing, safety and health. Read More
The City Attorney’s Office is celebrating a victory in the latest legal challenge to San Francisco’s bike plan after an appeals court upheld a previous ruling on the legitimacy of the environmental review. Read More
A “scofflaw business owner” with “an astonishing array of legal violations” has been sued by City Attorney Dennis Herrera for allegedly operating without required licenses and creating public nuisances, according to a news release from Herrera’s office Thursday. Read More
Regulatory agencies established to watch over public utilities often become too close with the companies they oversee. The latest example of such cozy relations involves the ongoing investigations into the deadly San Bruno blast and the conduct of the power company behind that tragedy, PG&E. Read More
The Thug Lords have been evicted.
A vicious street gang known as the Cambodian Crips was stripped of its headquarters, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Tuesday, as part of a settlement with the landlord of a reportedly bedbug-infested, crime-ridden Tenderloin apartment building. Read More