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

Judge ducks decision on search warrants for local reporter

Is the attorney general involved? What is SFPD's role? Judge Victor Hwang just makes the case more confusing.

Housing is focus of D5 debate

Brown, Preston differ sharply on SB 50 and the amount of affordable housing developers can afford.

Cops concede that their search warrants were illegal, filing says

Legal papers assert that SFPD admitted its searches of journalist Bryan Carmody were invalid, but judge postpones ruling.

Police chief gives up control of Adachi leak investigation

Mayor orders outside review as Chief Scott admits that the raid on a journalist's house may have been improper.

City College funding plan still a work in progress

Breed announces 'deal' -- but the other parties say there's still a lot of work to do.

Under fire, SF cops announce criminal investigation of reporter

Chief Scott, in a highly unusual move, says his department is looking into conspiracy charges against a journalist who was given a leaked document about the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

Pete Buttigieg makes a splash in SF — but what does he really stand for?

He's suddenly a media star, but he admits his campaign is still a work in progress.

Mar seeks to fund Free City College without ballot campaign

Proposal would allocate $15 million a year to the school -- if there's a way to make sure it doesn't get gutted in future budget cycles.

City College administration pushes dramatic cuts

Classes that define the school's mission are on the chopping block as the teachers' union fights back.

A new crisis at City College

Chancellor pushes big cuts as deficit balloons to $31 million -- and thanks to Jerry Brown, it could get even worse.