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Supervisors advised against Mirkarimi recusals, essentially removing their gags

October 2, 2012
It's looking increasingly unlikely that any members of the Board of Supervisors will be recused from next week's big vote on whether to sustain...

Qualifying Mirakarimi’s jury

If even a couple of supervisors are recused, the Sheriff could automatically keep his job

The case for reinstating Mirkarimi

Three points that the Mayor would do well to heed 

Perjury charges don’t look so good for the mayor

September 25, 2012
The Chron doesn't think it's important, but there's some serious evidence in today's Ex that the mayor wasn't entirely forthcoming when he testified before...

Supervisors set Oct. 9 to decide Mirkarimi’s fate

September 19, 2012
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors officially received the official misconduct case against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi yesterday, starting the clock on the 30-day...

Stop the presses: CleanPowerSF 8, PG&E 3

September 18, 2012
Sometimes, the good guys (and gals) win.And so, after the Guardian started the public power movement in 1969  with the pioneering Joe Neilands expose...

Beyond the video

Supervisors will weigh Mirkarimi's arm-grab against larger, precedent-setting issues

Locking down reforms

San Francisco is a model for counties wrestling with Realignment -- but more challenges and opportunities remain

The historic PG&E/clean energy vote today

September 17, 2012
And so, after a Guardian campaign that started in 1969 to kick PG&E out of City Hall and bring the city’s own Hetch Hetchy...

Ethics Commission rejects Mirkarimi delay request

September 13, 2012
The Ethics Commission – in a decision made by Chair Benedict Hur, to whom the commission had given the authority to make procedural decisions...

Commissioners sharpen Mirkarimi case and select unlikely rep

September 11, 2012
 The Ethics Commission wrapped up nearly six months worth of proceedings on the official misconduct charges against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi today, finalizing its...

Reinstate Ross! Reinstate Ross!

September 9, 2012
More than l00 women supporters of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi gathered on the City Hall steps Sunday  to stand with Ross in a show...

The park bond battle

Why environmentalists and neighborhood groups are opposing more money for parks 

D5, Mirkarimi, and 8 Washington

August 29, 2012
Everybody knows that the timing of the Board of Supervisors vote on ousting the sheriff for official misconduct is bad for Ross Mirkarimi. We're...

About the Mirkarimi poll

August 23, 2012
It's no suprise that lawyers for suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi are calling a recent poll biased. The poll, paid for by a group of...

Good propaganda ain’t cheap. Sorry, no rebates for errors.

August 22, 2012
UPDATED AND CORRECTED BELOW It wasn’t surprising to read Randy Shaw’s misleading praise of Mayor Ed Lee for appointing Rodrigo Santos to the City...

Full circle

After months of discussion and faulty charges, the case against Ross Mirkarimi comes down to the initial act — and how broadly to define 'official misconduct'

Eliana steals the show at Thursday’s dueling City Hall rallies

August 17, 2012
Eliana Lopez once again stole the show as the Ethics Commission Thursday debated the “ethical fate” of her husband Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi inside City...

Commission narrows Mirkarimi charges to one but recommends removal

August 16, 2012
The Ethics Commission today unanimously rejected most of Mayor Ed Lee’s official misconduct charges against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi – including abuse of power,...

Ethics to decide on sheriff’s case

August 16, 2012
The Ethics Commission is expected to rule by the end of the day Aug. 16 on whether to recommend Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi be removed...

Stop the presses: Elaina is back and stands with Ross at a noon rally today at City Hall!

August 16, 2012
Here is the latest advisory from the Stand With Ross forces.  Note below in particular the op ed piece in today's Examiner by Geoff...

Stand with Ross at a major rally Thursday noon at City Hall

August 15, 2012
The Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi forces put out a call to action Wednesday to mobilize their supporters for a show of force at a noon...


San Francisco did everything right. Now the feds are shutting down legal marijuana in town. And nobody can figure out what happened

Olague faces her challengers during first D5 debate

Tonight's inaugural District 5 supervisorial debate will be a key test for Sup. Christina Olague – who has fallen from favor with many progressives...