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Prison for killer cop

Disappointed by the lenient sentence, Grant supporters vow to continue fighting for justice

Community Congress convened

Local progressives adopt policy platform they hope will inform future elections and agendas

PG&E CEO paints a rosy picture for CPUC

August 13, 2010
Pacific Gas & Electric CEO Peter Darbee’s address to the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday focused on his company’s national reputation as a corporate...

To try a cop

Will new commissioners and rules reduce SFPD's discipline backlog?

Arrests made as hotel workers and their supporters target Hyatt

July 23, 2010
Images by Ramsey El-Qare, who contributed to this report.An ongoing labor conflict between the hospitality workers union Unite-Here Local 2 and the Hyatt Corporation...

RecPark boots child care program to make money

July 23, 2010
San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Commission voted July 15 to let an expensive private preschool displace a free, 38-year-old City College parenting class that...

Board reverses mayor’s mental health cuts

July 22, 2010
San Francisco’s $6.5 billion budget, which the Board of Supervisors approved late Tuesday nigth, included a complete restoration of outpatient mental health services funded...

SF hospitality workers to protest Hyatt today

July 22, 2010
San Francisco hospitality workers will join hotel employees in 14 other cities across the United States and Canada today, July 22, in a protest...

National Lawyers Guild pushes back against OPD

July 15, 2010
Shortly after filming a protester being arrested by police in riot gear near 12th street and Broadway in Oakland, the Guardian caught up with...

Beyond the rage

What the Mehserle verdict says about how far we've come -- and how far we have to go

Protests turn to riots in wake of Mehserle verdict (VIDEO)

In the hours following the announcement of that Johannes Mehserle had been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting Oscar Grant in the...

Truce talks

Police, party promoters, and politicians seek a detente in the War on Fun