Michael Toren

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Michael Toren is a writer in San Francisco. He can be reached at michael.toren@gmail.com. Follow him @Michael_Toren

Accounting trick hides real cost of admin raises at City College

The figures the chancellor presented to the board only show only a fraction of the real cost of the pay hikes

City College panel wants to slow down big administrative salary hikes

Budget committee seeks outside audit before approving hefty raises for senior officials at a time when the school is cutting classes.

Judge rejects Juul’s ballot argument effort

Ruling leaves intact the city's description that Prop. C 'may' overturn the ban on flavored tobacco

Juul sues over ballot handbook language

Company wants a judge to stop the city from saying the vaping initiative could overturn existing bans on flavored tobacco.

Last search warrant on reporter’s cell phone records voided

But hearing ends with some confusion over whether the court should release the names of two police officers who may have a connection to the case.

Juul fails in effort to change ballot language

Ballot committee keeps the term 'e-cigarette' and won't back down on suggestion that the company's measure would overturn the city's ban on flavored tobacco.

SF cops, judge knew search warrant subject was a reporter

More details in leaks of Adachi death records show increased evidence that the city violated the state's Shield Law.

Judges agree to quash search warrants in Adachi leak case

Almost every search of a journalist's home, office, and phone has now been declared illegal.

SFPD didn’t tell judge that reporter in Adachi case was a journalist

Search warrant affidavit, released today, reveals details of why cops seized Bryan Carmody's cell phone data.

Judge says cops got bogus warrant to search reporter’s phone

Reporter Bryan Carmody's cell phone records should never have been seized in Adachi death case.