Articles Posted in the News Category

  • $30,000 in damages for fire chief’s historic residence

    $30,000 in damages for fire chief’s historic residence

    By Ari Burack February 26, 2008 The landmark residence of the San Francisco fire chief sustained as estimated $30,000 in damage in a Friday night fire, allegedly set by the boyfriend of the city’s new…

  • Resolution condemns DEA threatsto marijuana dispensary landlords

    Resolution condemns DEA threats
    to marijuana dispensary landlords

    By Ari Burack February 26, 2008 The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today passed a resolution condemning federal authorities for sending letters to landlords of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, notifying them of the…

  • Contra Costa supes ban medical marijuana dispensaries

    Contra Costa supes ban medical marijuana dispensaries

    By Caitilin McAdoo February 26, 2008 Contra Costa County Supervisors voted unanimously today to permanently ban medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance prohibits all land uses that violate state or…

  • Judge denies Reiser’s motion for a mistrial

    Judge denies Reiser’s motion for a mistrial

    Hans Reiser Police photo By Jeff Shuttleworth February 26, 2008 Murder defendant Hans Reiser lost two rulings today when a judge denied his motion for a mistrial as well as a motion to have his…

  • Reiser not emotional enough to commit murder,according to defense testimony

    Reiser not emotional enough to commit murder,
    according to defense testimony

    Hans Reiser Police photo By Jeff Shuttleworth February 25, 2008 A longtime friend of Oakland computer engineer Hans Reiser said today that Reiser is less emotional than most people. Defense lawyer William DuBois called Cimarron…

  • San Francisco named second greenest city in U.S.

    San Francisco named second greenest city in U.S.

    An easterly view of San Francisco shows the Moscone Convention Center with rooftop solar panels, one of several qualifications used by Popular Science Magazine to nominate San Francisco as the second greenest city in the…

  • Bay Area News Briefs

    Bay Area News Briefs

    By Maya Strausberg February 25, 2008 Missing Tenderloin girl found A 10-year-old girl who was reported missing Saturday from the Tenderloin neighborhood turned up in a residence Sunday, according to San Francisco police spokesman Steve…