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Supes OK $575K accident settlement

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $575,000 lawsuit settlement Tuesday resulting…

New courts aim to curb repeat criminal offenders

Convicted criminals are about to get more second chances.San Francisco is about…

Legal activism aids terrorists

Since a suicide bomber’s attempt to bring down a Detroit-bound airplane on…

Here's your 'demonstration project,' Mr. President — it's called Mississippi

Since passing tort reform in 2004, Mississippi has seen the number of…

Ed Jew's lawyer sets trial date

Former Supervisor Ed Jew ’s attorney appeared in San Francisco Superior Court…

Former Pacifica teacher gets five years for child porn

A former Spanish teacher at a Pacifica high school was sentenced to…

Man gets 11 years in Half Moon Bay killing

A man accused of killing a homeless man in Half Moon Bay…

Accused Oakland serial killer 'cold, calculated,' prosecutor says

A prosecutor told jurors today that a former Navy-enlisted man from Oakland…

Reiser killed wife Nina while kids were downstairs

Computer engineer Hans Reiser told authorities he killed his estranged wife Nina…

Bernie Ward sentenced for child porn

Bernie Ward, the popular radio talk-show host disgraced by federal child-pornography charges,…

Man pleads guilty to stalking, threatening estranged wife

A San Francisco man faces two years in prison for stalking and…

High school assistant principal appears in court

A Galileo High School assistant principal accused of helping operate two brothels…

Sentencing delayed in Redwood City slaying

Sentencing for a 26-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting…

Woman convicted in dog-mauling case back in jail

The woman convicted in a 2002 fatal dog mauling is going back…

Assistant principal charged in prostitution ring delays plea

A Galileo High School assistant principal accused of helping operate two brothels…

Chambers may be a click away

The mayor who schedules monthly lunches to discuss concerns with residents is…

Court upholds sentence in Tongan royals' deaths

A state appeals court has upheld the two-year sentence and vehicular manslaughter…

In Court: Dromico Royal-Peterson

Two men who allegedly unsuccessfully tried to rob a San Bruno Chucky…

S.F. school official to be arraigned

An assistant principal at a San Francisco public high school arrested by…

San Bruno man sentenced to jail in BB gun shooting

San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Clifford Cretan today sentenced a 38-year-old…