Stories about SFPD

The passing of the Mayor of Capp Street

By Stephany Ashley The intersection of 17th and Capp Streets is many things to many people. To many homeless folks, it’s a site of respite,...

Police take heat over Bernal shooting

A huge crowd challenged the police version of the death of Alejandro Nieto By Laura Waxmann MARCH 27, 2014 -- Grief and anger were mirrored in...

City Beat: Police – and political — guilt and innocence

By Tim Redmond Oh, what fun to see the Police Officers Association sending out a solicitation that ends with the phrase: "Innocent until proven guilty." I'm...

The battle of 16th and Mission: Inside the campaign to “clean up” the plaza and build luxury housing

  By Julia Carrie Wong MARCH 18, 2014 -- Laura Guzman, the director of  homeless services for Mission Neighborhood Health Center, had the question that was...

City Beat: My meeting with tech folks – and what did the SFPD higher-ups know?

By Tim Redmond FEB. 28, 2014 -- The Chron's somewhat sensationalistic coverage of the "tech against displacement" meeting missed the point. At least, according to...

Investigation: SF gave the Google buses a “handshake” pass for years. Now will the violators finally get tickets?

Park wherever you want, even in the middle of the street – if you are a master of the universe By Tim Redmond FEB. 21, 2014--...

Tom’s Town: Pass the Pipe, Ed

By Tom Temprano Mayor Ed Lee and his Department of Public Health have been exercising poor etiquette in their refusal to pass the pipe over...

Tom’s Town: Making Google shuttles pay — and cutting party promoters some slack

By Tom Temprano In today’s San Francisco, $1 doesn’t stand to buy you a whole lot. Sure, it can get you a can of Tecate...

Politics on Tuesday: Campos, Chiu, the bus “fee” and a worry for Greg Suhr…

By Tim Redmond Sup. David Campos got the early endorsement of the influential teacher's union in his bid for state Assembly. And for reasons that...

City Beat: Lobbyists here and there, saving Modern Times and the Church sex scandal

By Tim Redmond Despite all the silly fuss over the modest pay raise for state Legislators, the public’s opinion of the Democrat-dominated Assembly and Senate...