Saturday, September 19, 2020

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

SF General nurses told not to provide bilingual services

When Lauren Cook heard that the new contract her union, SEIU 1021, had negotiated with San Francisco General Hospital included provisions to streamline the process of receiving bilingual pay,...

Accounting trick hides real cost of admin raises at City College

Most City College administrators will see a 10 percent increase in their next paycheck – plus back pay retroactive to July 1 – after the Board of Trustees voted...

City College panel wants to slow down big administrative salary hikes

Two members of the City College Board of Trustees recommended Thursday putting the brakes on a salary raise for administrators that has been heavily opposed by the faculty union. At...

Judge rejects Juul’s ballot argument effort

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has rejected Juul’s attempt to remove language from November’s ballot saying Proposition C “may” overturn the City’s ban on flavored e-cigs. In a court...

Juul sues over ballot handbook language

Will Proposition C, Juul’s ballot measure to overturn the city’s e-cigarette ban, also have the effect of overturning the ban on flavored e-cigarettes, passed unanimously by the supes and...

Last search warrant on reporter’s cell phone records voided

A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled Friday to quash the last remaining search warrant police obtained against freelance journalist Bryan Carmody while investigating him for criminal conspiracy to steal...

Juul fails in effort to change ballot language

Juul failed today in its effort to get the city to change substantially the language that will describe the company’s initiative in the November ballot handbook. The Ballot Simplification Committee...

SF cops, judge knew search warrant subject was a reporter

Newly unsealed court documents show the San Francisco Police Department Internal Affairs officers investigating departmental leaks were aware the target of a search warrant was a working journalist when...

Judges agree to quash search warrants in Adachi leak case

In a marathon of court hearings following months of delays, three different San Francisco Superior Court judges ruled Friday to quash and unseal three search warrants executed against a...

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

Court documents unsealed Tuesday morning show the San Francisco Police Department failed to inform a Superior Court judge that the target of a search warrant was a credentialed Bay...